Friday, April 15, 2011


The Eye of Joyful Sitting Amongst Friends is a powerful techno-magical item in the Tekumel universe. Eyes are small, handheld devices that use intraplanar power to create magical effects. They are called Eyes, because they are about the size and shape of a human eyeball. They have a small stud on the back to fire the device, and they hold up to 100 charges. The Eye of Joyful Sitting Amongst Friends causes a group of targets to be friendly to the user of the eye. I named this blog after this device, because I hope people will come here and discuss Tekumel as friends.

Tekumel is a fantasy world created by M.A.R. Barker, and described in several role-playing games, including Empire of the Petal Throne. For more information about Tekumel, visit the official Tekumel website or my own Tekumel site.

I have been involved with Tekumel since it was published in 1975. The first role-playing campaign I ever played in was set in Tekumel, and I never looked back. It ruined me, as far as D&D was concerned, forever.

In this blog, I want to discuss the current state of Tekumel, what products are available, what products have come before, and other musings on the topic of this great fantasy universe.

Welcome, Friend!