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Nov 13, 2020

Tékumel: The Empire of the Petal Throne is known as the first published tabletop RPG setting, but began long before that in Professor M. A. R. Barker’s imagination. It’s a rich and exciting world matched by a fascinating creator! Bob Alberti (Tékumel expert, author, and friend of Professor Barker) tells us all about this important part of RPG history.

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #232 - 11/13/2020

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SHOW NOTES

Professor M. A. R. Barker on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._A._R._Barker

Tékumel: The World of the Petal Throne
https://www.tekumel.com/

The Tékumel Foundation
http://www.tekumelfoundation.org/

Béthorm: The Plane of Tékumel (the current official RPG rules)
http://bethorm.com/shop

Tékumel Game Systems
https://www.tekumel.com/gaming_officialrules.html

Mitlanyál
Bob’s book with Professor Barker about Tékumel’s religion and deities
https://www.tekumel.com/gaming_rulesMIT.html

Matt Chat 457: Bob Alberti on Scepter of Goth and Gopher
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm0LleLJ4Wk&t=9s

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