Tekumel Creator, MAR Barker, Has Passed Away

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Tekumel Creator, MAR Barker, Has Passed Away

Postby alex_greene » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:57 pm

I just heard this sad news. The creator of Tekumel, MAR Barker, has gone.

Press Release (PDF)

To put it in perspective, MAR Barker's world was as vibrant and loved as Middle Earth - and Barker was a Professor in the University of Minnesota where E Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson were developing Dungeons & Dragons. Empire of The Petal Throne was the first game released by TSR after the launch of D&D.

Without his influence, the whole world of roleplaying might have turned out very differently indeed ...
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Re: Tekumel Creator, MAR Barker, Has Passed Away

Postby Prime_Evil » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:51 pm

This makes me very sad. Tekumel is one of the greatest creations that our little hobby has ever produced.
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Re: Tekumel Creator, MAR Barker, Has Passed Away

Postby rust » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:30 pm

This is really very sad news. I loved the Tekumel setting,
although I never found players willing to give it a try for
more than a few adventures. :cry:
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Re: Tekumel Creator, MAR Barker, Has Passed Away

Postby Prime_Evil » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:25 am

Many people admired Tekumel for its impressive level of detail and sheer inventiveness.
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Re: Tekumel Creator, MAR Barker, Has Passed Away

Postby Ultor » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:34 pm

RIP Firu ba Yeker.

The BRP maven Sandy Petersen put together a set of RQ3 rules for Tekumel, which should be adaptable to Legend with only a little work

They're available at the Tekumel site http://www.tekumel.com/downloads/RQtekumel.pdf
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Re: Tekumel Creator, MAR Barker, Has Passed Away

Postby hanszurcher » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:43 am

Ultor wrote:RIP Firu ba Yeker.

The BRP maven Sandy Petersen put together a set of RQ3 rules for Tekumel, which should be adaptable to Legend with only a little work

They're available at the Tekumel site http://www.tekumel.com/downloads/RQtekumel.pdf
Thank you Ultor. I've the Different Worlds Publications and Guardians of Order editions...this is an nice addition.
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