Monday, 27 November 2017

Hope River Painting


Princess Vrísa Vishétru of Saá Allaqi


Princess Vrísa Vishétru of Saá Allaqi


Princess Vrísa Vishétru of Saá Allaqi


Princess Vrísa Vishétru of Saá Allaqi


Princess Vrísa Vishétru of Saá Allaqi, 
flanked by figures from other companies


Hláka Leader


Hláka Leader


Musician
The Aridáni Legion of Lady Mríssa, 
19th Imperial Medium Infantry


Musician
The Aridáni Legion of Lady Mríssa, 
19th Imperial Medium Infantry


Lady Mríssa
The Aridáni Legion of Lady Mríssa, 
19th Imperial Medium Infantry


Lady Mríssa
The Aridáni Legion of Lady Mríssa, 
19th Imperial Medium Infantry


Officer 1
The Aridáni Legion of Lady Mríssa, 
19th Imperial Medium Infantry


Officer 1
The Aridáni Legion of Lady Mríssa, 
19th Imperial Medium Infantry


Officer 2
The Aridáni Legion of Lady Mríssa, 
19th Imperial Medium Infantry


Officer 2
The Aridáni Legion of Lady Mríssa, 
19th Imperial Medium Infantry


Shén Merchant


Shén Merchant


Standard Bearer
The Aridáni Legion of Lady Mríssa, 
19th Imperial Medium Infantry
 

Standard Bearer
The Aridáni Legion of Lady Mríssa, 
19th Imperial Medium Infantry


The Aridáni Legion of Lady Mríssa, 
19th Imperial Medium Infantry


More superb figures from Nadya of Hope River Painting.

hoperiverpainting@gmail.com

Sent in by a customer. Note some of the bases are not completely finished, I think due to unforeseen events moving the project forward. 


Sunday, 26 November 2017

The Empire of the Petal Throne


Now available from DriveThruRPG

The latest re-release from the Tekumel Foundation is the book that started it all - at least as far as Petal Heads are concerned: Empire of the Petal Throne (EPT). Now available HERE in PDF or print form. The hardcover print version is $24.95, just shy of the price for the original boxed set. 

The original boxed set came with a comb-bound rule book, a large double-sided map of Tekumel, and a colour map of the city of Jakalla. In addition to the main rules, this re-print has:

"... a four page set of charts and tables, errata for the original game, a map of the City of Jakalla, a b&w map of the Five Empires, and a citizenship document for Tsolyanu, the Empire of the Petal Throne!"

Note that the original world maps and Jakalla city maps are available separately for $8 and $4 respectively.


Out of curiosity I did a search to find out how much $25 spent in 1976 would be worth today. According to my source, the value in present day US dollars is $108.75 - per the screen-cap above. 
So I'm thinking this reprint is a pretty good deal!

Reviews from R'lyeh has a recent review of the new version.




Monday, 20 November 2017

The Ebon Kingdom Day Sale!



As this Friday is Ebon Kingdom Day, the great King Griggatsétsa has decreed that the Tekumel Project offer an additional 10% off in-stock items to Tekumel Club members. The sale runs until Midnight Monday, Nov 27th.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Feast Thine Eyes...





3D printed Tékumel goodness from DAD

You're looking at a portion of the contents of a moderately sized box that arrived today. All DAD 3D printed stuff. Can you identify all the pieces?

The green tubs are what I use to store greens and master figures. On the other side of them are these figures, which I'll have to blog about some other time.



Friday, 22 September 2017

DAD H'lüss via Shapeways

DAD H'lüss

I liked the way the Hokun turned out printed in Shapeways' Frosted Extreme Detail so much that I asked David if I could try his H'lüss in the same material. He consented and I sent off the test order a little while ago. I have not heard back yet if the file passed all the tests. Fingers crossed! :-)

Friday, 8 September 2017

DAD Hokún - in Frosted Extreme Detail, from Shapeways



DAD Hokún

The Shapeways printed Hokún from David Allan Designs arrived today. See pictures above. They have a slight yellowish colouration, like old epoxy. Or bits of the main bodies do at least. But that doesn't seem to show in the pics; it's very slight, maybe that's why? 

Also, I miscounted what was on the arm sprue. There are actually three pairs of arms: spear(r), shield (l), 2-handed sword, and l-and-r swords.


Saturday, 2 September 2017

Hokún Incoming!



Shapeways informed me earlier this week that the test prints of DAD Hokún have been shipped - yay! I'm looking forward to seeing how the "Frosted Extreme Detail" turns out. The sad part is, that if they are really nice, the expense is going to be high.

OTOH, how many Hokún does one really need? In the fluff, they are stated as sometimes ruling over humankind and as hunting them for sport. If we are talking about adventurers encountering the Hokún then we are probably talking about meeting a hunting party or perhaps an expedition that is far from home. In the latter case it might conceivably have a moderate to substantial human or other non-Hokún component. Warriors, bearers, etc; as slaves or sub-ordinates in any case. If you want to do a wargame using Hokún then a similar idea might be used: a relatively small core of Hokún comprising the command and elite elements, with a large component of subjugated human minions. Or sub-humans, perhaps?