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Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:26 pm 

This is a post I put up on RPG net, the people over there referred me to here and said you guys on these forums may be able to help me out. Here is the post:

I am looking to see if anyone can help me out. A friend of mine passed away late last year. He was a collector of many role-playing books / figures / etc. since the late 70's. Well since his passing his wife asked me to get rid of his old books as she has no use for them. I have been using Amazon and E-Bay for basic guidelines for pricing. Today though I came across one I can't find. Its a white book in plastic ring binding. It almost looks like a script from a Movie. On the cover it says Mitlanyal ( the Gods). Under that is a copywrite date of 1998 by Bob Alberti and M.A.R Barker edited by Joe Saul. Under that is "Being a Compendium of the Theologies, Deities, Rites and Rituals of the Empire of the Petal Throne. On the first page all the same stuff is there and it is labeled #22 of 30. Then it is signed to Vincent thanks for supporting Tekumel. After all that its your standard rpg book inside. So what I am looking for is anyone who may have some ball park figure of what it might be worth. We are auctioning off all his games here in about 3 weeks. Thanks for any help from everyone.


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:36 pm 

You'll probably want to check out the Yahoo! Tekumel group, and for detailed contacts in the Tekumel online community.  Brett Slocum is a very good source in this regard.  He's a member here but rarely posts.  The other two groups above would be well worth your while checking out before running an auction of rare Tekumel material.  There is certainly a market for it with high-income or fanatical collectors, and folks with really good taste in RPGs.   :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:04 pm 

jigglyjed wrote:We are auctioning off all his games here in about 3 weeks.

Where are you going to be auctioning them off at?  RPG net?  If you wouldn't mind dropping a note off here when you are the holding the auctions, I'm sure a few of us would be interested to see what there is.


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:16 pm 

Hi Jed.

Sorry to hear about your friend.  

This is definitely the right place to post to if you want his collection to go to someone who will treasure it.  I would normally recommend posting each item individually on ebay if you want to maximise the value.  However, in this case, since your friend spent his time putting together a collection, you may prefer to sell it just to one collector - if you feel that this might best reflect his passion.  Having said that, it might be just too big  :D   Similarly, his wishes might be better served by his wife having the greatest value from his collection to use for her needs.

Either way, good luck.


ps. be sure to post here when you decide to sell  :D

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:40 am 

There are some great references for Tekumel/EPT/Barker stuff at including the product list @

You also might be consider contacting Victor Raymond via or Carl Brodt @ Tita's House of Games @ for further identification assistance, since they're very knowledgeable about EPT.

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