Thursday, October 29, 2015

Happy Sourcebook Day!

One of the challenges with diabetes and astigmatism is that you can't always tell from a PDF whether text and images are sharp. My hard copy of the republication of the Tekumel Source Book arrived today, and I am happy to report that The Tekumel Foundation's new edition reproduces the sharp, small text of the original. It is very readable. 

The original edition of the Sourcebook came out in 1983, the year I graduated from College. It is the most important text for understanding the world of Tekumel. It is a source of constant inspiration for me. In fact, as I travelled this summer, I marked up a spiral bound photocopy of the Sourcebook with all sorts of notes about possible adventure ideas I might run. Even a couple of sentences in the Sourcebook can plant those seeds; Professor Barker's writing is just that good.

In a few weeks, I will be running one of those adventures at U-Con in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Just scroll down in the Tekumel Track for the Sunday, 9 AM event!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Falling Leaves

A place close to the heart 10-27-13
Yesterday, Google Photos was kind enough to send me a reminder of this beautiful day near the home of a loved one. All the talk today of the Ssu reminded me of the Monastery of Falling Leaves in the mountain passes of Eastern Tsolyanu. A monastery dedicated to the Horokaingai, those dedicated followers of Lord Vimuhla that the Lord of Flames assigned as standard bearers for Lord Ksarul at the Battle of Dormoron Plain.

When all others, including Lord Vimuhla, betrayed our Lord Ksarul, these warriors stayed true. We remember them today.