Just a few hours left!

There’s just a few hours left before the Kickstarter for the Kúrt Hills Atlas is finished – and the total amount pledged is almost $10,000!  Help put this project over the top and make exciting things happen for the world of Tékumel! From the Kickstarter website: “Detailed map & guide to the Empire of Tsolyánu’s […]

More Tekumel in 2016

This is the third follow-up to our earlier blog post about plans for 2016 – we want to explain in more detail plans for products from Tékumel licensees for the upcoming year.  If you have suggestions or would like to be more involved, please let us know! There are several licensed producers of material approved for […]

New projects in 2016

This is a second follow-up to our earlier blog post about plans for 2016 – we want to expand  and explain in more detail plans for new products for the upcoming year.  If you have suggestions or would like to be more involved, please let us know! One of the important aspects of presenting the world […]

Two Conventions Coming Up!

Con of the North is happening this weekend – February 12th-14th –  in the Twin Cities, with a line-up of different events all worth attending!  If you are anywhere near the longtime home of Prof. Barker, consider coming out to the convention and playing in the world of Tekumel. If you can’t make it to the […]

Working with conventions in 2016

This is a follow-up to our earlier blog post about plans for 2016 – we want to expand on that post, and explain in more detail our plans for the upcoming year.  If you have suggestions or would like to be more involved, please let us know! Reaching out to gamers, new and old, and […]

Plans for 2016

The first post of 2016 for the Foundation blog is about the Foundation’s plans for the upcoming year.  2015 was a successful year: it saw a whole range of activities and events, including Tékumel tracks at several conventions, the re-release of The Man of Gold and The Tékumel Sourcebook, a new web-based text game, Choice […]

Conlangery #115: Tsolyáni

Earlier in December, the podcast of constructed languages, Conlangery #115, was released.  A “conlang” is a constructed language, such as Elvish, Klingon or Esperanto.  This particular episode focused on the Tsolyáni language.  Victor Raymond, as the chair of the Tékumel Foundation, was the featured guest.  The podcast goes into the history of Tsolyáni and of Prof. Barker, […]

News from Sokátis – Part Two

[The Foundation has invited James Maliszewski to describe his on-going Empire of the Petal Throne campaign, set in the city of Sokátis.  This is the second part of a two-part entry.] Over the course of months of weekly sessions, the player characters ventured beyond Sokátis, following in the footsteps of a revered clan elder who had been […]

News from Sokátis

[The Foundation has invited James Maliszewski to describe his on-going Empire of the Petal Throne campaign, set in the city of Sokátis.  This is the first part of a two-part entry.] By the time I started roleplaying in late 1979, M.A.R. Barker’s world of Tékumel was already legendary. I regularly heard tales of its “depth” and, […]

First Fantasy Campaign

From time to time, the Tekumel Foundation blog will feature various items in the Tekumel archives.  In this case, Prof. Barker’s copy of The First Fantasy Campaign, written by Dave Arneson and published in 1977 by Judges Guild.  Dave was a close friend of Prof. Barker; they initially knew one another through the different game clubs in the […]