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The Empire of The Petal Throne is a role-playing game system created by Professor M.A.R. Barker[?]. It was developed to provide a more "realistic" alternative to the Tolkien-flavored RPGs which arose from Dungeons & Dragons/Chainmail miniatures (wargaming) rules.

Tekumel is the game world, based on India, Middle Eastern, Egyptian and Meso-American mythology, rather than the overused European mythologies. Huge empires with medieval levels of technology vie with each other with magic, large standing legions, and ancient technological devices.

For more information, go to http://www.tekumel.com/.

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