Good news for all those who expressed enthusiasm for our recent glimpse into Barker's massive Jakallan “mega-dungeon.” I received word today from the Tekumel Foundation that “plans are well advanced for offering the Jakallan Underworld as a product for Tekumel fans.”
Several other related-projects are also underway, but the Foundation is (wisely) concerned about not over-promising at this early stage. According to Victor Raymond: “We want to make sure that the products are of high quality, meet with approval from Prof. Barker, and will fit in the larger scope of making Tekumel available in a way that meets the needs of the modern hobby...We are looking for volunteers who are interested in helping with various projects--particularly artists who are able to envision Tekumel properly!”
You heard the man, here is your own chance to serve the Petal Throne.
While the recently-founded Foundation took a bit of a beating by some in the rarefied circles of the Tekumel yahoo list, I am of the opinion that it's launch as a not-for-profit organization is an unqualified positive development for broadening out the setting's appeal. Plus extra kudos to a group that that has enough of a sense of humor to illustrate their submissions page with a slave market of all things.
Our other news flash is for the Pulp Fantasy Society. Scott from Huge Ruined Pile has graciously allowed us to set up our little nook in his forum for discussion of our project. Boogie over there to help us get our discussion up and running.