Gaming on Tékumel

Rules and Game Systems

Official Rules

Information on the major official roleplaying game systems based on the world of Tékumel, 1975 to the present.

These products are all available for purchase from Tita’s House of Games. Occasionally out of print items become available on eBay.

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Swords & Glory

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Empire of the Petal Throne

This is the original Tékumel rules set, written by M.A.R. Barker and published first by TSR and later reprinted by Different Worlds. The rules are simple and have a rather Dungeons & Dragons-like flavor, but the artwork and atmosphere are excellent. Copies of the Different Worlds edition are still available. More »

Swords and Glory

Swords and Glory was the second game system, published by Gamescience in the 80se and now only available through used game stores. More »

Gardásiyal: Deeds of Glory

An earlier published game system, designed by M.A.R. Barker and Neil R. Cauley. More »


While not a game system, this comprehensive two volume sourcebook about the religions of Tékumel is an essential part of any fan’s collection. More »

Tékumel: Empire of the Petal Throne

2005 saw the release of Tékumel: Empire of the Petal Throne, a new games system published by Guardians of Order and available as a single hardback volume. More »

Béthorm: the Plane of Tékumel

Published in 2014 by UNIgames, and written and illustrated by classic TSR / D&D artist Jeff Dee. More »

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