Yes, A Jakallan Intrigue is for EPT, and I am pretty sure that The Tomb Complex is as well. A Jakallan Intrigue is very much about social interaction (and, obviously, intrigue!), The Tomb seems to be your basic dungeon.
Post by bigjackbrass on Apr 24, 2010 8:55:24 GMT -6
It's also worth mentioning that the map is a bit "muddy" and unclear in a couple of places. There's a redrawn version in the miscellaneous files section of The Tékumel Yahoo! Group (requires registration to access.)
Who is Mr. Pettigrew? Is he a player in Prof. Barker's campaign?
He was more famous as the (very young) author of FGU's Flashing Blades RPG, still an excellent game for lovers of the Three Musketeers. There was a rare interview with him on the Imagonem website a couple of years ago, but the whole site appears to have disappeared and the Wayback Machine isn't retrieving it.
Nothing I have read suggests that he was ever a part of Professor Barker's group - indeed, geographically Pettigrew was quite distant from it - but it's interesting to note that in the interview his current job is mentioned: Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at Queens College, City University of New York. Perhaps it was the "language bug," as Professor Barker put it, that attracted him to Tékumel.
One part of the interview particularly stands out: "I had a surreal experience at a gaming convention when I was 18 or 19. I met some fans of Empire of the Petal Throne who had read everything I had ever written for that system. They seemed very disappointed that I was so young and that I didn't speak fluent Tsolyani (the language of the dominant empire on M.A.R. Barker's imaginary world, Tekumel). I loved RPGs, but they were just a hobby to me. I had trouble relating to people whose lives revolved around them. That was my last convention."
Mark Pettigrew wrote two Tekumel modules: A Jakallan Intrigue The Tomb Complex of Nereshanbo
Hmm. Turns out that I'm not familliar with these modules at all. When were they produced, and by what company?
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Post by bigjackbrass on Apr 25, 2010 10:03:59 GMT -6
Both came out in 1984, published by Tékumel Games Inc; I first heard of them in the Tékumel special of Space Gamer (#71, Nov/Dec 1984.) Reprints are available from Tita's House of Games, along with The Best of the Journal: The Pettigrew Selections, a compilation of articles from The Tékumel Journal.