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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!

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