My Empire of the Petal Throne campaign continues to hum along. What's been interesting to watch has been how players acclimate to the world. I had introduced Tekumel to my Tuesday night gaming group, who had been playing D&D. Some of them took to it immediately, and others s l o w l y came along. As expected, the languages were a stumbling block, but by dint of patient repeating and correction, they have begun to pick up some Tsolyani. However, I plan on returning to D&D on Tuesday nights, and continuing the Tekumel game separately.
Two issues I've had to address are the rules and the future history of the world. I decided early on to use Empire of the Petal Throne as the basis for running the game, but I didn't want to lose the flavor of the Swords & Glory magic system. I've figured out a way to adapt the magic system, which I will write up when I get the chance. That was the big issue with the rules. As for the future history, I have decided to start my campaign in 2354 A.S. (just as it says in the original rules). That way, I could take advantage of the unfolding structure of Prof. Barker's original campaign, and make whatever changes I wanted to as the campaign developed.