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Brett Slocum
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Are there any good lists of nonhuman names? I need a few Pe Choi, Shen, and Tinaliya names to get the gist of making new ones.
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There's a (very) few in the GOO Tekumel game book.
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Brett Slocum
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We still have room for more events for the Tekumel Track at Con of the North in Minneapolis in February 17-19 2017.

You have until Sunday night (August 21st) to submit a title, description, number of players, rule system, audience (Everyone, Teen (PG-13), Mature (R)), and time preferences.

We have enough events now that several slots have two events.

So far, we have a Introduction to Tekumel seminar, two miniatures events, and nine RPG events. The rules run the gamut from Bethorm to The Petal Hack to Heirs to the Lost World to Fate to d6 (Star Wars) to homebrew games.

So submit your events to me and get ready for some fun!
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Recently acquired an original EPT set from the original owner. 2nd or 3rd printing. Complete except dice (the page insert that's now on the back of the box was only in the 1st edition box).
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I paid about that for mine. It was claimed to be lou zocchis copy, but no provenance was provided 
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Stephen Gunnell

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+Jeff Dee  - For the Kurt Hills Atlas, are you dispatching international orders via USPS or a courier service? I've provided my usual Post Office Box address but couriers can't deliver to it.
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Stephen, you might try posting your question as a comment on the Kickstarter page. Other backers might be interested in the answer too, and I'm sure Jeff responds there more rapidly than here.
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Shannon Mac

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What are some of the best sites online to find a Tekumel game online?
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Oops...misread your question. I thought you were asking about references.
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Ahbaron World

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New month, new generator. This time a statue generator.
For a specific Tékumel customization feel free to contact me, so we can make something up.

Have fun!

http://ahbaronworld.blogspot.ch/2016/08/generators-funds-statues.html
Silent Guardian by Frazetta And once again wie have the first day of a new month and as promised you get a new generator. This time it is all about funds which your PCs can pick up, stumble over or find while they are prowl...
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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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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

Barry Blatt

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Does anyone know how to get in touch with the Tekumel Foundation? I have tried messaging +Victor Raymond through G+ but he hasn't got the message yet.
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Also, Victor is much more present on facebook as far as i can tell. Might try him there.
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Jeff Dee

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Our recent play by post group seemed to enjoy the rules. As a GM I found them to be a pleasant change from d20 based resolution. It is the first system I've played using a 2d10 resolution system and I think it was a unique experience from d20 based. It made me want to absolutely play it again as a welcome diversion from the linear result of a d20.
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Brett Slocum
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Just a reminder that I need event submissions for the Tekumel Track at Con of the North in the Twin Cities by early next week.
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Yay! Me too! high five
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Barry Blatt

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Barry Blatt originally shared:
 
Items no Tsuru'um-basher should be without.
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"The Cunning Firestarter of Zi'po", hahaha
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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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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 1-6.

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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Cool, thanks! I'll check it out!
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Brett Slocum
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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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