RIP: M.A.R. Barker

M.A.R. Barker had a heck of a background: linguist, ethnologist, writer, and role-playing game designer.  He produced Tekumel: Empire of the Petal Throne.  He was involved with TSR, and apparently they published Tekumel BEFORE they published Dungeons & Dragons!  He may not have had the public recognition of Gygax or Arneson, but he wrote a language for Tekumel.  THAT is a heck of a thing to build in to an RPG.

The official Tekumel web site

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