Today we got to play some Tekumel using Professor M.A.R. Barker's Empire of the Petal Throne RPG. We are playing first level marine trainees from a legion based in Penom, a city notorious as the "armpit of the Empire". I am very certain that +Jeff Berry will do a post in the near future with a few more details about the session and his excellent collection of "not-Barsoom" miniatures, which are perfect for Tekumel.
These days, I am kind of notorious at the gaming table for writing down witty or evocative things that players or PCs say that sound like perfect FATE Aspects.
Here's the take from our session today:
- "The Last Metal Hlyss" - This is Jeff Berry describing an item from his Tekumel miniatures collection, but as a creature in its own right, it sounds respectably fearsome and interesting to me, and may show up in a future FATE Tekumel game of mine.
- "Mall-walk, if you will" - Evan dropped this one liner after a bloody encounter with a particularly nasty group of critters. We lost two of our contingent of 20 marine trainees. This is the equivalent of the "step lively" command you often hear conductors announce when the doors open after the train arrives at station on the NYC subway. You never walk slowly in the wilderness of Tekumel. Or run blindly. Instead, it is often prudent to walk briskly.