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Bethorm: the Plane of Tekumel RPG

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The first tabletop RPG setting ever published* is back - with over 100 illustrations by classic AD&D artist Jeff Dee!

Far in the future, humans and their alien allies conquer and terraform the lush planet TékumelTM. A disaster casts Tékumel's star system into a pocket dimension. Cut off from Humanspace, civilizations rise and fall as the descendants revert to savagery - while also mastering the forces of magic which operate in Tékumel's new universe.

Strange alien creatures prowl the wilderness. Mighty heroes do battle in the arenas. Underground chambers hold vast treasures. Opposing temples wrestle for Imperial influence. Pirates and monsters prowl the steaming seas. Automatons guard ancient hoards of technological wonders. Imperial heirs compete for ascension to the Petal Throne. Enemy empires plot the overthrow the empire of Tsolyánu. Hostile nonhuman races seek the destruction of Mankind. The Undying Wizards guard - and manipulate - the timeline. Nexus points open to the Demon Realms. And the Pariah Gods seek the end of existence itself!

Powered by the skill-based Pocket Universe system, PCs are allowed almost any combination of abilities and skills. Join an Imperial legion or hire your sword out to the highest bidder. Become a member of a secret society within your temple, or a sorcerer mastering ancient spells. Be a diplomat engaged in foreign intrigue, a wealthy bravo seeking adventure, a scholar studying secrets of the ancient past... Tékumel offers a whole world of exotic adventures!

Check out our full line of Béthorm: Plane of Tékumel products HERE.

More official source material is available at M.A.R. Barker's World of Tékumel!

*Empire of the Petal Throne, 1975

Tékumel is a trademark of the World of Tékumel and is used with permission of the Tékumel Foundation. 

 
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Anne T January 01, 2017 11:07 am UTC
I'm sure I won't get an answer in time for the Deal of the Day, but for one who has limited experience with RPGs beyond D&D5E and Pathfinder, how easy would this be to learn? adapt? mine for setting and monster material? Tékumel's on my radar, but I don't know enough about it to pick it up on impulse. (The artwork looks amazing, but again, not enough just yet).
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January 01, 2017 3:24 pm UTC
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Bethorm uses the Pocket Universe system, which is not difficult to learn or use but it is different from d20. You could certainly mine Bethorm for ideas, but be aware that since it's a different game system you'd need to convert all the statistics. Please consider running Tekumel games using our rules, we think you'll like it :)
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Jeremy H November 20, 2016 8:44 am UTC
Are there any other examples of the artwork available? The Preview was light on art. I don't recall seeing any of Jeff's stuff at all.
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November 21, 2016 3:34 pm UTC
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I've posted just about all of my Bethorm artwork on my DeviantArt page: http://jeffdee.deviantart.com/gallery/30742439/Tekumel

Hope that helps!

-Jeff Dee
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