44 episodes

The Hall of Blue Illumination is a podcast dedicated to M.A.R. Barker's legendary world of Tékumel.

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The Hall of Blue Illumination is a podcast dedicated to M.A.R. Barker's legendary world of Tékumel.

    Episode 44, “Fate of Tékumel”

    Episode 44, “Fate of Tékumel”

    Welcome to The Hall of Blue Illumination, the podcast dedicated to the world of M.A.R. Barker’s Tékumel.  In this episode, our hosts welcome special guest John Till to talk about his adaptation of the Fate system to Tékumel. But first, Victor gives us an update on the publication of Flamesong, and the hosts discuss their […]

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 43, “The ‘Five Empires’ and Baron Áld”

    Episode 43, “The ‘Five Empires’ and Baron Áld”

    Welcome to The Hall of Blue Illumination, the podcast dedicated to the world of M.A.R. Barker’s Tékumel.  In this episode, our hosts discuss the term “the Five Empires.”  Who coined this label?  Is it a concept used by the Tèkumeláni, or is it merely gaming terminology? Much of this analysis involves how Tsolyáni ideas of […]

    • 54 min
    Making Tékumel Your Own

    Making Tékumel Your Own

    Welcome to The Hall of Blue Illumination, the podcast dedicated to the world of M.A.R. Barker’s Tékumel.  Our hosts begin this episode with a discussion of ways a referee can make Tékumel their own, with examples from James and Victor’s campaigns. This is followed by a discussion of the myriad creatures found in Tékumel’s underworlds, […]

    • 56 min
    Episode 41, “The Ssú, Alien Enemy of Humankind

    Episode 41, “The Ssú, Alien Enemy of Humankind

    Welcome to The Hall of Blue Illumination, the podcast dedicated to the world of M.A.R. Barker’s Tékumel.  After a hiatus, we’re back!  But wait, does anyone else smell cinnamon? This episode is devoted to a discussion of the Ssú, one of the aboriginal races of Tékumel.  These strange beings are clever, dangerous foes, who are […]

    • 51 min
    Episode 40, “Bill Hoyt”

    Episode 40, “Bill Hoyt”

    In this episode, our hosts interview special guest Bill Hoyt. Bill has been involved with roleplaying games since the early 1970s, and was integral in getting TSR to publish Empire of the Petal Throne.

    • 46 min
    Episode 39, “Plagues of Tékumel”

    Episode 39, “Plagues of Tékumel”

    Welcome to The Hall of Blue Illumination, the podcast dedicated to the world of M.A.R. Barker’s Tékumel. In this most-apposite of episodes, our hosts discuss sickness and disease on Tékumel.  Can magic fix everything?  No, it can’t.  But first, Victor discusses his recent experience running games at GaryCon 2020, which had to be moved online […]

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

GmanBak ,

Cool Show-can no longer get to download

I like this podcast, however, for some reason, it no longer allows me to load it to my Ipod for about the last 7-8 episodes. Maybe something has changed or I am doing something wrong?

PatrickinSpring ,

Great Insight to Tekumel

This podcast has sparked my interest in Empire of the Petal Throne and the world of Tekumel. I've tracked down the novels so I could read the material they bring up and bought those PDFs currently available of the original material. My only wish is that they released episodes more frequently.

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