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