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Tékumel is a place with the politics and intrigue of the Roman Empire, the religions of ancient India and pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, the magic of the Arabian Nights, the monsters and demons of the Cthulhu mythos, plus ancient ruins containing the technology of a good space opera thrown in just to keep things interesting.

The Petal Hack strips the rules down to a minimum so you can focus on character and setting.

Experience the exotic adventure of Tékumel.


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joshua E December 10, 2017 3:51 pm UTC
Is there anyway to clean up the downloads? There are now three versions of the pdf and I can't tell which is the most recent. Thanks.
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December 10, 2017 11:31 pm UTC
There is a manifest included in the download that explains the product's files, but I agree there is an error with the download.
(1) ThePetalHack_v1.1.pdf - PDF with cover included
(2) ThePetalHack_pages.pdf - PDF without cover for printing
(3) ThePetalHack_FullCover.png - cover without page for printing
Those are the actual files.

Two additional additional files appear to be unneeded copies. According to a MD5 hash of the contents they are exactly the same as the cover image file and the PDF file without the cover.
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December 11, 2017 12:35 am UTC
I also would like to point out, despite an update today (December 10, 2017), I can find nothing changed in any of the downloadable files. Among other indicators, the markings still indicate version 1.1 and the copyright as written remains 2016. There were already separated files for the cover and pages in the last update.
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Alan B August 04, 2017 2:41 pm UTC
Any chance of a at-cost PoD?
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David C July 13, 2016 10:45 pm UTC
It states in the publication that it is being published as a fan publication, at no charge, in accordance with the policies of the Tekumel Foundation. It uses the Foundation's required text.
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Aaron K July 13, 2016 4:31 am UTC
I don't see it indicated in either the description or the preview--is this being published with the permission of the Tekumel Foundation?
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Brett S July 17, 2016 12:52 am UTC
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Aaron K July 19, 2016 9:48 pm UTC
You know, I have to apologize--when I first looked at that, I thought you were charging for it. Fight On!
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Dale B July 12, 2016 11:13 pm UTC

Awesome! - I am totally impressed. The Empire of the Petal Throne in 64 pages. There have been thousands of pages written about EPT. IIRC the last rule book for EPT that I looked at was 300+ pages and very difficult to understand. It also cost big bucks. Your Petal Hack covers all the essentials needed to play a game of EPT and it is Free. Pure genius.
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