Fiefs of the Kurt Hills PDF Now Available

This is a companion document to our Kurt Hills Atlas map. It’s a quick reference to the Imperial Fiefs within the region covered by that map. The fiefs are named, the villages, towns, cities and other sites within each fief are listed, and the seat of the fief (where the fiefholder resides) is identified. Usable in any Tekumel-based game. Download it from RPGNow!

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Bethorm’s all-in-one rulebook features the first tabletop RPG setting ever published (TSR’s Empire of the Petal Throne, 1975) – with over 100 illustrations by me!
Far in the future, humans and their alien allies conquer and terraform the lush planet Tékumel. 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!

Paperback and hardcover editions are also available:

Kurt Hills Atlas Kickstarter

Our new Kickstarter project is now live!

The Kurt Hills Fantasy Atlas is a detailed map and guide to the Empire of Tsolyánu’s Kúrt Hills region from the Tékumel / Empire of the Petal Throne fantasy RPG setting. Usable with Béthorm: the Plane of Tékumel or any Tékumel-based RPG, and a fascinating read for any fan of science-fantasy!

UPDATE: The Kurt Hills Atlas Kickstarter met its initial $2500 funding goal – less than a day after launch. Huzzah!

UPDATE: The first TWO stretch goals are now unlocked. The book will have color cover art, and the map will also be in color. Next up: bonus b&w interior artwork!

Sneak Preview: Kurt Hills Gazetteer!

Here’s a sneak peek at another section of our upcoming Kurt Hills Map & Gazetteer for Bethorm! This map section attaches to the east side of the Katalal Map.

hex 2 preview

The full Kurt Hills map will consist of 36 areas this size, plus descriptions. We’ll be launching a Kickstarter to fund the completion of this massive project in a few weeks, so stay tuned!

Update 12/21/2015

I still haven’t launched a Kickstarter to fund it (and won’t ’til after the holidays), but Manda and I are hard at work on the Kurt Hills Atlas project. 15 of the 46 hexes are mapped, and gazetteer entries are completed for 4 of them. I just finished mapping hex 3613, with the City of Hauma. Fun! I’ll try to post some more preview pics soon.

Welcome NTRPGCon Friends!

UNIgames had a great weekend at NTRPGCon, and we sold copies of Bethorm to a bunch of cool people. If you’re one of them, welcome aboard! Don’t forget to register on our forum page, and explore the tabs on this site (above) for free goodies and links to more awesome stuff!

-Jeff Dee