It all boils down to… that thing the good professor invented

…Prof. MAR Barker, I mean.

More than 40 years ago, the creator of Tekumel created this system:

This is the essence of my understanding of FKR gaming. The details, everything else, will establish itself at the table. This includes character creation.

So… grab whatever dice you have available or like best, pick a (comic) book or film or audio play you love…

…and start playing.

5 thoughts on “It all boils down to… that thing the good professor invented

    1. Hey Karim! Yes, he did. In my communication with Chirine ba kal, he mentioned this several times. I also asked him for clarification, and he confirmed. This is how Prof MAR Barker ran his games 🙂


  1. When I first read about the Professor’s later style, it lodged like a bullet in my brain. It has since slowly slid down into my gaming cortex and really begun to change how I approach games. Like a Zen koan, it is a riddle that is slowly unraveling my gaming preconceptions. 🙂 That was about two years ago. Since then, I have worked on new gaming ideas slowly and always with caution not to add too much, and have just recently discovered your site and FKR. Thank you!


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