Running a Tékumel campaign? We want to know!

Are you running a Tékumel campaign right now?  The Tékumel Foundation wants to know!  We’re interested in doing a better job connecting Tékumel fans with Tékumel games – and that’s where you come in.  We would like to know about your current Tékumel campaigns, so we can share it with the rest of the gaming community – and provide some […]

Website Changes Coming!

The Tékumel Foundation is in the process of revising the language on the Foundation website regarding submissions of new material to the Foundation.  We want to do a better job of letting people know how to present their proposals for Board approval – and that means more clarity on the website.  We expect to have new guidelines […]

New Tekumel Podcast!

There is a new podcast about the World of Tékumel – “The Hall of Blue Illumination”!  Named for the Hall of Blue Illumination in the Imperial Palace of Avanthár where The Book of Mighty Imperial Deeds of the Great and Glorious Petal Throne is maintained, the podcast is the creation of Scott Kellogg, James Maliszewski and […]

Happy Halloween! The Players Handbook is Available!

Just in time for Halloween, the Swords & Glory Vol. 2 – Tékumel Players Handbook is now available, in PDF, softcover and hardcover versions.  The Players Handbook adds a wealth of information about Tékumel beyond what was revealed in Swords & Glory Vol. 1 – Tékumel Source Book.  It provides all of the information to generate characters for […]

Proof Copies Have Arrived!

The proof copies of Swords & Glory Volume 2: Tekumel Player’s Handbook and the Combat & Sorcery Summary have arrived!  The reproduction of the original cover art looks really quite good.  After checking to make sure everything is correct, we will be releasing this for sale in the very near future.  After that?  Empire of […]

A Special 20th-Anniversary Reading

Happy Holidays, everyone! It’s the 20th anniversary of the holiday favorite, “Twas the Night Before Chitlásha,” and to celebrate the Tékumel Foundation has brought in a special guest to read you this holiday classic. Jump to the end of the poem to listen! Twas The Night Before Chitlásha by Bob Alberti ©1995 Bob Alberti, Jr. with […]

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 […]