Sunday, January 2, 2011

Tékumel and star travel

I'm not very familiar with the world of Tékumel, the setting for the role-playing game Empire of the Petal Throne, but some of the followers of this blog are (I'm talking to you, Chris).  It's for these readers that I mention a new blog called Ix.

Although very new and focused primarily on roleplaying, I thought it interesting that the blog's author, The Drune, has dedicated a couple of posts to Tékumel's sci-fi background.  Although EPT is a fantasy game, the world of Tékumel was settled by interstellar travellers, including Terrans.  The Drune examines Humanspace Empires in one post, and applies that knowledge to map Humanspace (pictured above) in another post.

The setting of Tékumel has some 60,000(!) years of backstory.  Although starship combat isn't something you usually see while playing Empire of the Petal Throne, with sixty millennia of history, I bet there's room in there somewhere for space battles between the Five Powers ....

4 comments:

The Drune said...

Thanks for the shout out. Starship combat will definitely be a part of the game.

Porky said...

Good recommendation - I'll be reading too.

ckutalik said...

Am I that predictable? Well yes...this is brilliant. Just keep away from ship quarters with those stinky, rude Ahoyygas.

Desert Scribe said...

Porky and ckutalik, glad y'all liked the post. The Drune, looking forward to seeing more from you.

And now I'm thinking that a world settled millennia ago by the Five Powers would make a good setting for a D&D campaign. I'll have to stew about this some more ...