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Empire of the Petal Throne (Original Manuscript)

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This is the original manuscript for Empire of the Petal Throne, produced in the Spring of 1974 in a limited and confidential run of fifty copies for the World of Tékumel, the creation of Professor M.A.R. Barker. This is the first time this original manuscript has been published or made available to the general public. The rules contained herein are a precursor to the game published shortly later by TSR, Inc. and have a number of significant differences from that later version.  However, this version in many ways is substantively similar to the later TSR version, and is being presented more as a historical document than as a different product.

This netbook was prepared from a copy taken directly from Prof. Barker’s archive, and is presented with each facing page containing the text of the original manuscript. By purchasing this netbook, you will be able to enjoy some of the prehistory of Tékumel gaming.

 
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July 2nd, 2013
I found this old classic by chance and quite enjoyed it. One of our hobby's handful of great feats of world building, though less known these days. In contrast with some reviewers, however, I found the delivered interleaved format awkward on my Mac, [...]
Adrian S. [Featured Reviewer]
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March 20th, 2012
Empire of the Petal Throne is a manuscript which anyone interested in old-school gaming, or simply has a desire to revisit older RPGs must have. The fact that this has been able to be replicated (after an original print run of only fifty confidential [...]
Berin K. [Featured Reviewer]
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March 1st, 2012
If you're an "Old School" gamer, you need this. If you're a collector of roleplaying games, you need this. Tekumel is the first published RPG setting. As richly detailed as Tolkien's Middle Earth, Tekumel is based on non-European cultures. It is an inspir [...]
Billiam B. [Featured Reviewer]
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February 26th, 2012
A rare and ancient artefact! If you have a mental entry-point to the world named "Tekumel" or "EPT" then you may get rather excited about this document which was originally released prior to TSR's 1975 release of this D&D based game. What is delightful [...]
erik f. t. t. [Featured Reviewer]
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February 20th, 2012
If you are like me, you've heard of M.A.R. Barker's Empire of the Petal Throne but have never actually come across it. As far as I can tell, this was the first setting / house rule publication based of the grand daddy of all RPG - The Original Boxed Set [...]
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M.A.R Barker's World of Tekumel
M.A.R Barker's World of Tekumel
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