Monday, December 6, 2010

Tékumel (2005) in the mail and other news

Tékumel - Empire of the Petal Throne just arrived in the mail today. This is the 2005 version published by Guardians of Order for the Tri-Stat system. One of my reasons for wanting to get more into this setting is because of all the connections between Arneson's and Professor Barker's Campaigns that I was discussing last month.

In other news, I have begun doing some research on the Peshwa. I am currently working on a timeline for these Horsemen and reading up on the Riders of Hak supplement. Hope to have more for you on these guys later on.

-Havard

6 comments:

  1. It's probably no coincidence that two of the greatest, most innovative campaigns sprung up in the same metro area around the same time. Given the amount of cross-over players (including both Arneson and Barker) between Blackmoor and the first Tekumel campaign and resulting cross-fertilization definitely a period worth looking back on and exploring for inspiration!

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  3. It's an interesting setting, and like you Harvard I am interested in the interplay between Tekumel and Blackmoor.

    Sadly I found the GoO Tekumel to be a let down. The rules were way to complicated for my taste, and while the setting information was quite voluminous, it never really caught my imagination. I could just be me, though.

    The Man of Gold was a better introduction to the world, I felt. Being the echo chamber it is, our community is of course already talking about that novel...

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  4. Andreas,
    I agree I enjoyed the original OD&D-like rules much, much better (though GOO can be used for things like an expanded spell and equipment list).

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  5. I haven't seen the OD&D based rules, and I'm not suer that such a better fit. The GoO were fiddly, though.

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  6. I have both the OD&D-like and GOO version now, but I have yet to make a comparison.

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