Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tekumel Foundation News !!!


Tekumel Foundation News


July 27, 2011


The Tékumel Foundation is proud to announce that on Saturday, June 11th, 2011 Professor Barker's Tékumel materials and wargaming supplies were moved from his home to secure, climate-controlled storage. This project was long and carefully planned and carried out with the blessing and encouragement of Professor Barker and his wife Ambereen and the assistance of dedicated volunteers, some of whom flew in from out of state.

The Tékumel Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Professor M.A.R. Barker and building an archive of Tékumel memorabilia and documents. Foundation members assisted by Lady Anka’a and various Tékumel fans catalogued, photographed, carefully boxed and transported these materials to a secure climate-controlled storage area in less than 10 hours. Items secured include Professor Barker’s globe of Tékumel, the scale model Temple of Vimúhla first displayed at GenCon IX in 1976, private maps, papers and other interesting and diverse items including unpublished material – exactly how much or what is still to be determined.

There is still much work to be done. Paper items need to be digitally scanned to secure storage; items may need to be repaired and/or restored. Items not directly connected to Tékumel must be organized, including wargaming materials, fanzines of the 1950’s, and games that at various times had been sent to Professor Barker for review.  Fortunately, the Tékumel Foundation has people with the necessary skills to assist with this enormous project.  It is hoped Professor Barker’s papers will yield new material for Tékumel, and we are optimistic that there is “good new stuff” to be published.

For more information, please contact the Tékumel Foundation –
S o I wake up this morning to this press release from the folks at Tekumel Foundation. I'm reading & looking    finding myself mega curious as to what new little artifacts are going to be coming out from this collection.
 These three via Hill Canton's have got me thinking about doing my own globe someday but man are these three cool! 

This is hex crawling at its finest! The detail is incredible! 

Globe of the Eastern half of the known part of the planet.  These two pictures make me want to create a globe & create my own world. 
Its going to take months  for the foundation to go through all of the materials that they've gathered. The fact that we're even getting just this little taste of things to come is very exciting! Stay tuned for more of this! 
  Thanks To Hill Canton's Blog for bring this to my attention! This is indeed awesome news 

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