Friday, March 16, 2012

Thanks, Professor

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.


  1. Sad news indeed.

    On a slightly more positive note, I've taken the liberty of offering you a Versatile Blogger award. to pick it up.

  2. It is always saddening to hear of the passing of a creative and influential mind, but his legacy lives on in those who enjoyed, and still enjoy, his work.

    Many thanks for joining us at the hearth, I hope you find your stay an enjoyable one.

    Kind regards



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