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For Cultured Friends III: a review of The Excellent Travelling Volume #3 by +James Maliszewski 
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Brian Isikoff

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The +Dyson Logos EPT character sheet in issue #3 of The Excellent Travelling Volume for the win. The whole issue, which just arrived earlier today, seems of high utility - five article cover some PC options, portion of the underworld, low level adventure, encounters and some demons, plus the sheet centerfold/piece.
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Since a new toner cartridge arrived in the mail today I had to test in on something, so that character sheet seemed the perfect choice. Easily the best I've seen, including my own sorry efforts over the years :-D
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A freebie included with issue #3 of The Excellent Travelling Volume (courtesy of Howard Fielding of The Tékumel Project) is this art card depicting divers from the Clan of Flowering Life. illustrated by Zhu Bajie, who also did the terrific cover of the issue.
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Very nice!
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A new post on tekumelcollecting.com discusses proxy figures for Tékumel.
The six volumes of Tékumel army statistics list 345 separate military formations, each of which has several types of troopers, archers, and commanders. Despite the current heroic efforts of Howard ...
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There are now 76 copies of issue #3 of The Excellent Travelling Volume still available. 

Get 'em while you still can :)
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+Greg Mele Thanks. The cover to issue #4 is also by Zhu Bajie and is every bit as good as this one.
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One of the things about Tekumel is that almost no one questions the basic ideas of social classes and status. Better born people are better and must be deferred to just because they are.

What is the best way to deal with this and players not from such traditions (i.e. most Westerners)?

Should you insist that all the PCs be from the same level?

Or let them be different levels but insist that they role-play in-game relations accordingly?
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Distant clan-sibs can probably work well, as you've got a common connection and shared interests, you're of roughly equal status, but you might not necessarily have grown up together.
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John Till

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Traveling with the Sourcebook as a companion. A lot of (re)discoveries. 
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It's good stuff.
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Brett Slocum
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My mods for running Warriors of the Red Planet on Tékumel during the The Latter Times.
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Cool!
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Bill Vee

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Anyone know if there are any more issues of The Excellent Travelling Volume in the works?
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There's a preview of the cover to issue #3 online now: http://grognardia.blogspot.ca/p/blog-page.html
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Chirine ba Kal

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Monty Python meets the Petal Throne, this week. Still having trouble with the 'share' feature...
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Here's hoping you feel much better soon.
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This community is for enthusiasts and newcomers to M.A.R. Barker's world of Tekumel, the first roleplaying setting, originally published by TSR in 1975, a year after D&D. #tekumel
 
I'm all caught up on all the orders to date – so, if you haven't yet received your copy, you should soon – which made me realize that there are only a little more than 40 copies still available of issue #3. If you'd still like one before they're sold out, grab one soon.

Issue #4 is well on its way to completion and I expect it'll appear sometime in mid-July, which is sooner than I'd originally expected, but, when you're inspired, you're inspired :)
The Excellent Travelling Volume is a 28-page, digest-sized print-only fanzine dedicated to Empire of the Petal Throne, the first roleplaying game set on M.A.R. Barker's world of Tékumel and is produced under license from the Tékumel Foundation. Issue #1 was released in December 2014 and is ...
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I generally presume around two weeks as typical, but like you I've had far more extreme results.
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New Post on Tékumel Collecting.

I have posted a summary of my previous nine posts on Tékumel miniatures, including a handy table charting the continuity of 25mm miniatures as the molds moved from company to company.
Nine previous posts described in detail Tékumel miniatures from their beginning in late 1976 through the demise of PHD in mid-2002 to the current Tékumel Project, with stops along the way to discus...
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A number of people have requested that I started up a mailing list for making announcements regarding the release of future issues of The Excellent Travelling Volume.

You can now subscribe to such a list via the link below (assuming it's properly configured).
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Done.
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Victor Raymond

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New post on the Tekumel Foundation blog: getting closer to a print-on-demand edition of The Man of Gold!
http://blog.tekumelfoundation.org/2015/06/09/proof-of-progress/
The proof copy of The Man of Gold arrived in the mail this past weekend, and it looks very good!  Of course, we're combing through it, making sure that we catch as many errors as possible - some al...
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I will have to get a copy when it's ready. It will keep my DAW copy intact for longer. 
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Chirine ba Kal

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Gary Con, VIII - March 3rd - 6th, 2016

I've been asked by Luke Gygax to run Tekumel events at this coming Gary Con; please have a look at my blog to see the details, or e-mail me at: chirine@aethervox.net
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I think it depends on how observant the individual is; most of the Muslims that I know are very observant, and I try to respect that.
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Brett Slocum
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I've started a Warriors of the Red Planet resource page on my blog to collect all my Latter Times material for Tekumel.
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I'll do this in July. Too much to do in June.
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Brett Slocum
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Something I'm working on for The Latter Times in Tekumel. Yeleth PCs. 
A rare white-haired gynoid An Android is an advanced mechanical construct originally built to serve humankind before the Time of Darkness. They possess artificial intelligence, human-form bodies, paper-white skin, jet black h...
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Very cool. Among the possible mental quirks could be several types of memory issues: damaged memory (it doesn't remember the preFall age or remembers it inaccurately), schizoid memory (perhaps due to parts 'borrowed' from another android or some previous reprogramming), or implanted memories (it doesn't know it's an android).
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Issue #3 is now available for sale.
The Excellent Travelling Volume is a 28-page, digest-sized print-only fanzine dedicated to Empire of the Petal Throne, the first roleplaying game set on M.A.R. Barker's world of Tékumel and is produced under license from the Tékumel Foundation. Issue #1 was released in December 2014 and is ...
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65 copies have already been sold and it's not quite been 24 hours since I put it up for sale. Thanks so much for this! (though the people at the post office are going to love me come Friday when I drop these off)
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Darran Sims

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Tékumel at £95!
At UK Games Expo bring & buy. 
#ukgamesexpo
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I have a copy exactly like that one if anyone wants to make me an offer.
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