"MAR Barker: Creator of Tekumel" Topic
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|Austin Rob ||17 Mar 2012 9:58 a.m. PST|
Retired University of Minnesota Professor and Department Chair, author, and Tékumel creator Professor M. A. R. Barker dead at 83.
Fulbright Scholar, linguist, and accomplished academic was also a popular science fiction author who helped inspire the creators of Dungeons and Dragons.
Full press release at:
|Space Monkey||17 Mar 2012 12:05 p.m. PST|
Sad but inevitable.
He was a big influence on how I approach RPGs.
|jpattern2||17 Mar 2012 12:25 p.m. PST|
| Andrew Walters ||17 Mar 2012 12:27 p.m. PST|
There are the Tolkien impersonators and then there are the genuinely creative people, and then there was MAR Barker. He raised the bar. There are few others who helped us break out of the mold. A genuine loss.
|The Dozing Dragon||17 Mar 2012 3:43 p.m. PST|
I am still astounded at the level of detail in his settings. I recently picked up the original EPT rule set and is a great read. Condolences to his family and RIP.
|SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER ||17 Mar 2012 4:54 p.m. PST|
Here's the one I just found.
|skippy0001 ||17 Mar 2012 8:28 p.m. PST|
Blessings and Peace be upon him, his was the second rpg I bought.
|138SquadronRAF ||18 Mar 2012 7:48 a.m. PST|
Thank you for creating the most interesting of fantasy RPG worlds.
|Austin Rob ||18 Mar 2012 9:55 a.m. PST|
I have always regretted that Prof. Barker was not able to find the financial success for Tekumel equal to games and novels of much less originality.