Empire of the Petal Throne is a fantasy role-playing game designed by M. A. R. Barker, based on his Tékumel fictional universe. It was self-published in 1974, then published by TSR, Inc. in 1975. It was one of the first tabletop role-playing games, along with Dungeons & Dragons.
The original 1974 Edition was self-published by M.A.R. Barker.
The Tactical Studies Rules 1975 Edition is often considered the definitive original edition.
In 2003, Tita's House of Games issued a reprint.
In 2017, the Tekumel Foundation published a reprint, based on the 1975 release. It included reproductions of contemporary advertisements, as well as back matter from a flyer included with the TSR edition.
- Empire of the Petal Throne at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.