M.A.R. Barker, one of the foremost founders of our hobby, passed away today. Although I never played Empire of the Petal Throne, I know it's very special to a lot of gamers. The 1975 EPT rulebook has had a big influence on my D&D game. (I blogged about Tékumel-style underwords here and here.)
If you cherish Professor Barker's work, consider making a donation to the Tékumel Foundation.