The tabletop science fantasy roleplaying world by M.A.R. Barker

Tékumel

EMPIRE OF THE PETAL THRONE, SWORDS & GLORY, and more

Starter Collection - $6.95

  • Empire of the Petal Throne
  • 2 Tékumel histories
  • Notes From the Thursday Night Group

Bonus Collection

  • Swords & Glory
  • 2 Tsolyáni language books
  • The Tékumel Journal

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Adventurer! This Tékumel Bundle presents the astonishing science fantasy tabletop roleplaying campaign setting Tékumel created by Professor M.A.R. Barker (1929-2012). Unmatched in its depth and intricacy, Tékumel is a far-future world of 14 intelligent species, inventive and flavorful cultures, ancient technology, psychic powers, a history spanning 30 millennia, and several constructed languages. The Tékumel Foundation has authorized this bargain-priced introduction to Barker's magnificent world, with two complete roleplaying games, maps, histories, journals, and -- a first for the Bundle of Holding -- language books!

Any gathering of published Tékumel material is really a "starter collection," but for just US$6.95 you get all eight titles in this particular Starter Collection (retail value $37) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Empire of the Petal Throne RPG; maps of the Five Empires and the city of Jakálla; the histories The Ever-Glorious Empire and Deeds of the Ever-Glorious; and a compilation of lore from Professor Barker's own long-running campaign, Notes From the Thursday Night Group.

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $19.44, you'll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with seven more titles worth an additional $50, including the complete two-volume Swords & Glory RPG (Gamescience, 1983-84) plus its Combat and Sorcery Summary; two linguistic treatises, The Tsolyáni Language and Tsolyáni Primer; and both issues of the Tékumel Journal.

(Most of these files are .PDF image scans of the original 1970s and '80s hardcopies. The text is crisp and readable, but no optical character recognition has been applied.)

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Starter Collection

Pay the minimum price to get these titles:

Empire of the Petal Throne

The 1987 Different Worlds reprint of the 1975 original
  • Designer(s): M.A.R. Barker
  • The Tékumel Foundation, 140 pages
  • Retail price $22

2 Tékumel histories

The Ever-Glorious Empire - Deeds of the Ever-Glorious
  • Designer(s): M.A.R. Barker
  • The Tékumel Foundation, 168 pages
  • Retail price $10

Notes From the Thursday Night Group

Lore from Barker's own campaign
  • Designer(s): Giovanna Fregni, M.A.R. Barker
  • The Tékumel Foundation, 13 pages
  • Retail price $5

Bonus Collection

Beat the threshold price to LEVEL UP and get this entire collection of BONUS titles:

Swords & Glory

The most comprehensive Tékumel treatment to date
  • Designer(s): M.A.R. Barker
  • The Tékumel Foundation, 416 pages
  • Retail price $25

2 Tsolyáni language books

The Tsolyáni Language - Tsolyáni Primer
  • Designer(s): M.A.R. Barker, Curtis Scott
  • The Tékumel Foundation, 236 pages
  • Retail price $15

The Tékumel Journal

Two scholarly collections
  • Designer(s): Various scholars
  • The Tékumel Foundation, 50 pages
  • Retail price $10

US$87 of Tékumel treasure....

...But you pay just $6.95 for our Starter Collection of eight complete .PDFs, including the 1987 Different Worlds reprint of TSR's 1975 Empire of the Petal Throne RPG (plus maps), the histories The Ever-Glorious Empire and Deeds of the Ever-Glorious, and Notes From the Thursday Night Group. And if you pay more than the current threshold price ($19.44), you'll level up and also receive all seven titles in our Bonus Collection, including the 1983-84 Gamescience Swords & Glory RPG (plus its Combat and Sorcery Summary), The Tsolyáni Language and Tsolyáni Primer, and the Tékumel Journal.

(Most of these files are .PDF image scans of the original 1970s and '80s hardcopies. The text is crisp and readable, but no optical character recognition has been applied.)

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