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Tekumel: Empire of the Petal Throne

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The creation of Professor M.A.R. Barker, a Tolkien scholar and friend of Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax, Tekumel is a complex fantasy/science world richly steeped in history, hoary tradition, a highly stratified class-conscious clan society, and myriad flora and fauna.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published June 15th 2003 by Guardians of Order
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Jul 26, 2008 Terence rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf-fantasy, rpgs
In my misspent youth (as opposed to my misspent adulthood), my friends and I were avid role-players. We were that first generation that played Basic D&D (though we just missed the ur-RPG, Chainmail).

At any rate, the "neatest" aspect of RPGs for me was creating worlds. From the age of 11 or so, I would spend many a happy hour drawing maps and imagining histories for all sorts of imaginary places. When M.A.R. Barker came out with The Empire of the Petal Throne, I was transported -- here was so
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