|Pe Choi. Tekumelyani race. Elegant philosophers and most friendly with humans.|
I never got to meet the Professor (though I live in Minneapolis), though I came close once. Nevertheless, his creations have enriched and inspired me for almost 25 years. Tekumel products, including the newly published facsimile copy of the pre-published, playtest rules for The Empire of the Petal Throne can be found here and here.
I was privileged to fulfill a longtime dream of mine and publish three Tekumel-related illustrations in the pages of Fight On! Magazine, issues 5-7, as well a couple of others scattered about. In the best memorial I can think of, I've posted them here.
Thank you, Professor, for everything you gave us. Long Live the Petal Throne!
|Pygmy Folk. Tekumelyani race. Will steal you blind. And then steal your eyes.|
|Ahoggya. Tekumelyani race. Will pretty much eat anything. Including you, if you look like you're dead...|
|Grandpa Aqqa. Shall we say, a devoted worshiper of the Lord of Worms.|
|Hra. A terrible undead creature found far too often in the Underworlds.|
|Shunned One. A mysterious race living in gas-filled dome cities.|