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Brett Slocum
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Con of the North (http://www.conofthenorth.org/) is a gaming convention in the Twin Cities area, and I run a Tekumel Track. I need referees and GMs to run games of all types with a Tekumel theme.

I need a title, game type (RPG, miniatures, boardgame, cardgame), Required rules knowledge level, the maturity rating (Family, General, Mature), and time preferences.

Please submit proposals to me by August 15th.
Welcome to Con of the North! Con of the North is the Twin Cities' longest running games convention, run by an all-volunteer organization dedicated to bringing you the best in gaming every year! The 25th annual Con of the North is February 17-19, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West.
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Rocky Perez

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Hey guys, I feel a little apprehensive about posting this here, but considering the subject it might more appropriate than I understand.  I'm trying to raise money for the tabletop gaming club that I run at my school.  I've included the link to the campaign and you'll find more information there.  If you have any board games, card games, rpgs, and you live in the USA, in Like New condition you can send them here:

Rocky Perez
Talisman Tabletop Games Club
6700 Mount Carmel St.
Houston, TX 77087

Thanks so much!
The Talisman Tabletop Games Club is an after school club that has been meeting on Tuesdays since 2014. It is made up of students from Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School. This high school's primary population is made up of under serviced, inner city students. Most of these students' fa...
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George S Hammond
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Steve Braun just posted to the Facebook Tekumel group that there will be 4 (!) Tekumel games at Historicon this weekend! This historical minis con is in northern Virginia, about 50 miles south of the District of Columbia.
http://hmgs.site-ym.com/page/HconHome
Otulengba!
ps: heh, the theme of the con this year is “Cavalry, mounted warfare through the ages”
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I reckon you could turn a Chlen cart into a fair copy of a Hussite war wagon.
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Brett Slocum
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I need some short one-sentence missions for Tekumel. 2-3 each for clan-, temple-, and legion-based games. Suggestions?
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Sargent, the whomever have established an observation post in the mountains here. Take your men and investigate. Clean them out if possible.
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Peter Robbins

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Anyone interested in a play by post campaign using Bethorm as the base rules? In my experiences running Play By Post I've found short module format the best with breathers in-between. Post rate would be one per day with leniency as needed. I was going to kinda beta test it first by using the High and Dry Bethorm module? Any takers? Reply and I'll invite to private G+ community where we will run a thread per 'scene' split into multiple threads if any actions take too many replies to resolve. You need not commit for the long haul. Each short module will be run independently and you can feel free to come and go as you please.
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+Stephen Gunnell I have no preferences whatsoever; I like playing characters I'm given and figuring them out. :-) Thanks very much for the offer! I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
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Will Arnold

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Does anyone know why I can't get this in print anymore?
The Tekumel Sourcebook - Swords & Glory Vol. 1 - The Tekumel Sourcebook provides a wide-ranging survey of the World of Tekumel, specifically the Five Empires and surroun
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Thanks for everyone's help!
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George S Hammond
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Ohe, Tekumelani!

We are once again hoping to have a Track for Tekumel events at U-Con, a game convention in southeast Michigan coming in November.

We very much need more Tekumel events. RPGs, board games, miniatures battles, seminars on historical trends in roofgarden design during the Time of No Kings, whatever you’ve got. For the last few years we’ve had more people interesting in Tekumel games than could fit in the events we had. We need more events!

The con is a bit earlier than usual this year, it’s November 11-13.

Here is the Event Submission page
https://www.ucon-gaming.org/reg/gcs/gm/submit.php

Here’s the front page of the con website. Hotel rooms can be reserved at a discounted rate ($92/night).
http://www.ucon-gaming.org/

I hope you can attend, and run games!
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So you're offering to help write The Petal Hack?
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Ahbaron World

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A generator perhaps also useful for the Tekumel-Setting.
In any case it can be easily adapted.

Should there be enough interest and with some help about typical Tekumel architecture I am willing to create a special Tekumel-Version.

Looking forward to read your feedbacks.

Have fun!
Concepting a medieval street by gycinn And once again wie have the first day of a new month. This time it is about streets and the buildings you can find in them. The generator you find HERE and it is once more written for ...
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Scott Kellogg

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A campaign is born!

My classic introductory "foreigners in boats" Jakálla scenario was a hit during Free RPG Day at The Common Room in Bloomington, Indiana.

Five Tékumel newbies immersed themselves in the setting and action, which featured a device of the Ancients ("The Radiant Oculus"), Salarvyáni street toughs, the Tower of the Red Dome, the Hostel of Birrikú the Allaqiyáni, a dead priestess of Avánthe, a live priest of Avánthe, and two (now deceased) Sárku temple guards. Good times.

We're going to continue the story in July. Long live Tékumel!
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Scott Kellogg

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Could someone please clarify for me how the term "hit dice" is used in EPT? I am conditioned to think that Strength, for example, increases a to hit roll, Dexterity increases AC, etc. But it seems that attribute-related bonuses to hit dice only add and subtract to one's "hit dice points" (hit points), unless damage dice are also indicated. 
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I perhaps went down a different path.  I assumed every reference to "Hit Dice" improved a characters chances to hit in combat, as well as how many hit points they acquired. 
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Greg M

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Finally, the first element of Shén for my Tsolyáni army is done: These troops are part of the Legion of The City of Chrí, 7th Imperial Shén Auxiliary Heavy Infantry. The copper trim is a bit of artistic license ...
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Thank you, gentlemen.
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Stephen Murrish

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Does anyone know if the Book of Ebon Bindings is going to be available in PDF?
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Or that Phil was a professor at a mid-west university, or that Tekumel is a mash up or Arabic and Mayan culture.

Then again, given that the Koch brothers are Jews, and that Jews as a whole tend to be rather playful, they may just go for it.
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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

Mikael Tuominen

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I started converting Tékumel spells to the traditional OSR format, i.e. spells are grouped into 9 levels and the higher the level, the more spells you can cast.

The idea is that levels 1-3 are universal spells, levels 4-6 are generic spells, and levels 7-9 are temple spells. In order not to violate copyrights, there are no spell descriptions, but I have included a reference to Bethorm rule book so that you can check out the spell effects from there.

At the moment this covers only levels 1-3.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CS11PNrcKZgBxGxApulkaJBFSe8X7DiHtwZ0ZkBaaec/edit?usp=sharing
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Tekumel spells, OSR compatibleSheet1 1ST LEVEL SPELLS, Type, Range, Radius, Duration, Level, Preparation, Bethorm#, Availability Analyze, Psychic, 10 feet, 1 minute, 7C, All Aura Vision, Psychic, 50 feet, 2 minutes, 7A, All Ball of Darkness, Ritual, Self, 20 feet, 15 minutes, 13A, All temples of Change Ball of Light, Ri...
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Got a copy. Now I get to compare them to the castings in Mythus and thus learn what new castings I can add.
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Brett Slocum
owner

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It's done! The Petal Hack is live on RPGNow! This is a Tekumel game based on The Black Hack, a rules light version of original D&D.

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/187939/The-Petal-Hack?affiliate_id=21703
The Petal Hack - Tékumel is a place with the politics and intrigue of the Roman Empire, the religions of ancient India and pre-Col
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Cool! Looks great...
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Peter Robbins

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Question to Tekumel gurus:

In our play by post campaign we are having the players be a part of the Rising Sun-Disk clan (or affiliated with them).

We've run into conflicting information in regards to the deities they primarily worship, and we think it is due to there having been several clans possibly named similarly throughout Tekumel publication history?

We've seen reference to the following three clans and would like to know from the collective Tekumel community whether they are independent clans or just possible miss-quotes of the same clan name?

Raising Sun
Rising Sun
Rising Sun-Disk

Were these three independent clans?

We will default to the referenced deities they worship based upon our core rules in play, Bethorm; which states

"Rising Sun-Disk | Wealthy landholders and administrators;
Devotees of Hnálla and Drá with a few
members worshiping others of the Lords of
Stability..." (Bethorm, p.19)
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Both Raising Sun and Raising Sun-Disk appear in the lineage list in each case paired with Rising Sun or Rising Sun-Disk with no other supporting entries so I think we can discount them as typo's. Rising Sun-Disk has only two lineages both of which it shares with Rising Sun so I think it is probably a breakaway group of Hnalla worshippers who moved halfway across the empire.
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George S Hammond
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Wayne's Books has a bunch of old Tekumel publications available, and now they're on sale!
 
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Sweet...never knew boutique this site.
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It is not fancy but here is a larger version of the Pála Jakálla map that I found online. I keyed some more locations in the Foreigners' Quarter since I think the campaign will spend a good amount of time there. I added a bit of color to spice it up a bit, though I have yet to figure out what numbers 52-101 are.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5q-SrbFhJetTmNKLVh2a2lLRDg/view?usp=sharing

Here was the original.  I had a hard time reading the numbers on the map as well as the words.
http://www.tekumel.com/eoasw3_02.html
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So I seem to have made my first big mistake in my campaign. hehe. So the city of Jakálla and Pála Jakálla are two separate cities. I am going to set the campaign in Pála Jakálla but I'm a bit confused on where it is actually located. I need to dig out the Tsolyánu maps that I have to see if I can figure that out.
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At least the two are fairly close to one another.  Thanks +James Maliszewski .  I assumed rather incorrectly that Pála Jakálla was the full name of the city.  ;)  Whoops. 
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I don't know what took me so long to run an EPT play by post game.  I think it is an excellent format to run this lovely setting.  Now, I just need to kick the players in the rump to get to posting.  Currently it is more of a solo campaign.  In hindsight I should have started the game when the weather was nastier outside.  hehe. 

http://www.realroleplaying.com/rmsmf/index.php?board=666.0
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Scott Kellogg

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If you're in Bloomington, IN this Saturday, stop by Common Room Games at 1pm and play EPT for Free RPG Day. Impaling stakes provided!
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Hmmm ... Tekumel Paranoia. Trust the OAL, the OAL is your friend! Should you die there will be another clan brother to step up and take your place!
Instead of coloured corridors there are different height walkways and platforms.
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