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Chirine ba Kal

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My leaden alter ego and his deck chair... If I may, I'd like to take a few moments this fine morning to tell you why the return of Ral Partha s a miniatures company is so very important to me. I'll try not to be too boring...
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You know, looking back on it, I think you may very well be right. I'd get a description one week, and was expected to have something on the table the next. I had to work fast, and I managed to please Phil -

"Chirine makes the most clever little miniatures!" - Prof. M. A. R. Barker, summer, 1977

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Chirine ba Kal

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Gamers, gaming. This is what it's all about. Just a short note, this fine Monday morning, to let folks know that I have started a new page over in the left-hand column for the information I'm getting from the folks at Iron Wi...
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Brett Slocum
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I'll probably post the scenario. 
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Brett Slocum
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Here's a crazy idea. Use Warriors of the Red Planet to run Tekumel adventures in The Latter Times, shortly after The Time of Darkness when Tekumel's system was swallowed into its own Bethorm (pocket universe). This would work pretty much as is.

#Tekumel #wotrp
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Perhaps I'm not crazy. Or perhaps we're both crazy.
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Brett Slocum
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A very late con report for the Tekumel Track at Con of the North in the Twin Cities, MN.
(I apologize for the lateness of this report. I really had to getmy dad's taxes for two years finished, as well as my own.) The Tékumel Track I organized at Con of the North in February went off in grand style. We had 40 hour...
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UNIgames

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Tonight we're doing a final playtest of "High & Dry", the introductory adventure for Bethorm: the Plane of Tekumel RPG. It should be available for purchase on RPGNow in just a few weeks. Meet the mad clan chief of Mishabar! Thrill to the discovery of dark secrets from the Time of No Kings! Shiver you meet your doom beneath the crumbled ruins of the past! An adventure for 4-6 beginning Bethorm characters. http://bethorm.com/
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Thanks everyone for helping spread the word about my game. We exposed thousands of new people to Tékumel, and the Foundation is going to use the revenue gained to bring out more products in 2015. I'm particularly excited about a reprint of S&G 1, which seems like such a fundamental play aid, but also the Jakállan Underworld!

Also, thanks for putting up with the barrage of posts for launch weekend.
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It's a lot of fun! An excellent introduction to Tékumel.
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Ted Lyng

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New Post on Tékumel Collecting.  The latest post discusses Howard Fielding and Eureka Miniatures.
By mid-2002, PHD had stopped production, despite a few protestations to the contrary, and the Tékumel miniatures world entered another "Time of Darkness."  Luckily, Howard Fielding, a true "Hero of...
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Always loved the theme of chlen hide and how they made it into armor and even swords!
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The game is officially released, and as part of the announcement I talk about why I think it's important for all RPGers to sit down and play Tékumel in 2015.

Thanks for your patience over the last 24hours as this has popped up on the various groups a few times.  Has anyone deciphered who the statue is of?

I'd be appreciative if anyone wants to share the post I am linking to here:
New game! “Choice of the Petal Throne" by Danielle Goudeau, now available on Steam, iOS, and Android. Please reshare this with friends! The more downloads… - Danielle Goudeau - Google+
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I am glad to hear it!  Our reviews have been pretty good on Apple and Android so far, fluctuating between 4 and 4.5.
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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

Chirine ba Kal

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The scene of the campaign, more or less... So, I'm getting the final stuff for the campaign done, and I bestirs myself to run up to The Source to get me that vital component of campaign mapping, a pad of blank hex sheets. The...
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Still haven't been. Have to make a decent amount of money, altho running out of time...
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Chris Dunlap

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With 2015 appearing to indeed be the year of Tekumel, I am curious of to the whereabouts of The Drune and his Humanspace Empires project. He did complete a good general rule set, but was set to expand on that and create a book of space monsters and adventures before dropping off the web a few years back. Even with more sci fi OSR projects on the horizon (that could be easily interchangeable with the rules), I often wish Drune would return and finsh Humanspace Empires. If you are out there, all the best!
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I guess I wish someone would do with Humanspace Empires what was done with something like Petty Gods, for example, and take up completing the project. One could hope one day I suppose...
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Wanted to give a last tripartate  update about Choice of the Petal Throne.

Firstly, the game got a patch on iOS, and as part of that it's rating got reset.  If you played the game on iOS and previously rated it I would appreciate it if you rated it again so we have a score again.

Second, I was interviewed on a podcast about writing the game, and though we only briefly discuss Tékumel, it might be of interest to some people who played.  it can be found at:
http://www.darkstation.com/podcast/darkcast/dci-darkcast/dci-87-choice-of-words-choice-of-the-petal-throne-interview/

Last and maybe most interesting, over on Twitter I am running a live CYOA story set in Tékumel to promote the game.  It can be found by searching for @petalthrone. I'll be updating the story tomorrow morning, and right now there's a tie between choices, so if you go vote tonight you could be the deciding vote.

Thanks everyone for being so supportive and tolerant of the barrage of posts a few weeks ago.  I tried to save stuff up and bundle it together for this one.
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Chirine ba Kal

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Photo and logo from Iron Wind Metals I have some very big news for everyone today, and I'll be posting about it all week. There's a lot to say, and it's going to take me some time to say it... The background to this post is t...
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I'd love to use that for my skorz-ra battle.
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Chirine ba Kal

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Sneak Peek courtesy of Iron Wind Metals It's been a pretty exciting week, here at The Workbench! No, I am not writing the new role-playing game of how the current miniatures hobby works - "Developments and Deliveries - 'D & D...
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I love those Ral Partha elves! I only have my favorite pc left, tho. :-)
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A new post on Tékumel Collecting discusses the miniature figures produced by the Tékumel Club.
Howard Fielding in January 2010 announced the "Tékumel Club," a scheme in which fans could buy memberships entitling them to discounts on new Tékumel figures. The bigger the initial investment in a...
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UNIgames

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A photo from last night's playtest of our first adventure for Bethorm: the Plane of Tekumel RPG. This is a simple 'on the way' encounter, meant to introduce players to the combat system. It's possible we put in too many Atlún-spiders ;-)
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Chirine ba Kal

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Yes, it's a ho<b>l</b>e big enough to put your hand through. And yes, the sidewall failed in two places. At freeway speed. There has been all sorts of big news from Tekumel this week, as well as The Missus and I surviving a n...
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Glad you survived unscathed!
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Chirine ba Kal

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Marvelous picture by Kevin, showing the scene of the action Less marvelous picture by me, of the game-ready table Marvelous picture by chgowiz, showing the Expert Guide and his map I promised all of you a post on how I desi...
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Victor Raymond

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Congratulations to Danielle Goudeau and Choice of Games LLC!  The Tékumel Foundation is very pleased to announce the release of Choice of the Petal Throne by Choice of Games LLC.  Set during the Tsolyáni civil war following the death of Emperor Hirkáne, this interactive novel by Danielle Goudeau provides a new opportunity to enter into the world of Tékumel.  In upcoming weeks, we plan on providing more background information about Choice of the Petal Throne, including a short interview with the author of the game.  Until then we encourage you to go try this new game for Tékumel!
https://www.choiceofgames.com/petal-throne/redirect.php?src=tfound
Rise to glory on the battlefields of Tékumel™, M.A.R Barker's masterpiece fantasy world where Mesoamerican, Middle Eastern, and Indian cultures collide!
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Downloading now!
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