Ugh, Tekumel, my one gaming weakness. I've ordered but I find it incredibly frustrating that there is no information on the content. I know from the picture of the first page we get an adventure but no information on what it is, for example. Could you give a brief outline of what's in this issue?
Post by thetekumelproject on Dec 2, 2014 21:12:30 GMT -6
The fanzine is all about EPT. First there are a few "additions and changes" ie. He will be referring to the alignments as "Change/Stability" rather than "Good/Evil". Then a description of one of two additional classes he uses - the Shaman. There are some nicely fleshed out Patrons with some really cool scenario hooks for each. A short bestiary of some beasties not in EPT. Then some magic items. At the end is a short scenario. I thought the Shaman write-up quite good and liked the magic items. The scenario was seems a good introductory adventure that looks like it could lead to others. My favourite section, however, is the Patrons. A really, really good idea. :-)
I'd be all over this if it wouldn't just sit on the shelve collecting dust with the rest of the EPT stuff. (A personal problem, not a problem with the offering.) =
I have a similar problem, but solve it by ripping off anything I like from EPT/Tekumel and integrating it into my own world. That way I get to use what I like without having to convince anyone else to play EPT.
*shrug* I have no resentment at Jamal, I'm just not going to throw good money after bad.
Okay. I don't care. If you have issue with my preference for forgiveness then that is your issue.
LOL, nope, I don't have an issue with your preference. To each their own. Jamal's history, tendencies and activities are fair game for discussion and option. PT Barnum's theorem is one used by him in this latest venture.
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My copy came before the Christmas holidays. Looking forward to fhe second issue. It's worth $10 for the Jason Sholtis cover, never mind anything else. You can frame it and call it a day. The new content for Tékumel is great, and it's all for the first boxed set edition of the game. It even uses the same numbering scheme when discussing new rules.
Post by strangebrew on Jun 5, 2015 21:26:56 GMT -6
I recently received Issue 2 of this fanzine. I actually signed on just now to post a little review of it here, but I when to the zine's URL to copy and paste it and it's sold out! Not much point in writing a review now...maybe I received the last copy?
Anyways, I liked it, and will be ordering the new issue as well. I'm pretty new to EPT, and I found it very approachable which was a bit of a relief. Some nice artwork and maps as well.
I'm assuming this is all information from the author's home game. I really wished people (myself included) would do things like this more often. Wouldn't it be great if everyone had a campaign zine? I'd love to have a box full of little booklets from a dozen or so different campaigns. Easier said than done I guess.