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Save For Half episode # 24: "Empire of the Petal Throne by TSR"

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:32 pm
by DMMike
Save For Half episode # 24: "Empire of the Petal Throne by TSR"

It's a legend in the RPG community, M.A.R. Barker's famous Tekumel is brought to you by the halfling horde's inimitable wit! Well, half of it anyway... The Empire of the Petal Throne is arguably the first D&D variant world to see publication, and it's got more detail than you can shake a dice bag at. The Halflings take a review of the world of the Petal Throne, its rules that vary from Dungeons & Dragons, and most importantly discuss...Dire Navigators!

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Links mentioned in this show:

Empire of the Petal Throne (1975) on Drive Thru
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/20 ... Throne-TSR

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

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Re: Save For Half episode # 24: "Empire of the Petal Throne by TSR"

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:16 am
by Lurker
As always, thanks for these

I actually have never heard of this.

Interesting, but alien mixed with fantasy "future past reversed time' is to jarring for me

Re: Save For Half episode # 24: "Empire of the Petal Throne by TSR"

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:17 pm
by DMMike
Truthfully (as I stated on the show) its not my bag either. But since it came out in 1975 its interesting as a historical document as to where the embryonic RPG idea was at the time. I'm not sure, but I think it even predates Tunnels & Trolls. In that vein, its an interesting read and in some ways its superior mechanically to OD&D.

Mike