Monday, August 20, 2012

The Box Score from the weekend...

For those of you who collect statistics, the weekend's move of Professor Barker's Tekumel collection came to:

Six loads / trips in a GMC Astro cargo van;

158 boxes and blueprint flats;

3,000 pounds of paper;
an estimated 10,000 pages of paper documents going as far back as the 1930's;
an estimated 10,000 pages of digital documents dating from the early 1980s to the present;
2,000 3" x 5" index cards with all of the Professor's NPCs and PCs for his Tekumel game sessions;

one globe of Tekumel, not yet complete;
over 60 maps, most larger then 17" by 24";
over 2,400 items of artwork and images;

3 pounds of dice of all kinds;

575 pounds of miniature figures;
roughly 150 hand-carved wooden figures from the 1930s and 1940s
one 25mm scale, 5' by 5', modular ancient / fantasy walled city, with working drawbridges and gates;
one 25mm medieval castle, with complete interior;
one 25mm Scottish tower house, with complete interior;
one 25mm Temple of Vimuhla, 40" x 40" x 35" tall, with complete interior;

Oh, yeah, one more thing:

A little 10" long model of one of the Tsolyani river dispatch dispatch boats that I made for him a very long time ago; he saved the spare oars I gave him, so I'll be fixing up the little boat to once again carry messages and players around his creation.

And a Very Special Thank-you to the Stalwart Nlyss, The Lovely Thiolleb, and That Nice Mr. Alberti for helping move all of this; the freight elevator was out of service, so we had to lug the stuff in through the front door and up some steps.

And now, if no one minds, I shall soak in a hot bath and see if my back will recover. Then I start unpacking...


  1. Yes, please take it easy, Jeff. :D

    Hello to all the good folk there. :D

    1. Thanks for your very kind thoughts! Just got back from another trip to the office, dropping off some supplies, and off to bed in a few minutes for work tonight. I'll pass along your thoughts - did I tell you I'm going to be a grandfather?

      yours, chirine

    2. You did just now. Which of them is having kittens?
      --Congratulations to the blessed pair.

      How is Janet?

    3. Ooops; sorry; will send longer message ASAP; it's the Stalwart Nlyss and the Lovely Thiolleb. If a girl, her middle name will be "Ambereen", after her great-grandmother; Mrs. Barker is pleased as punch about it, too!

      Janet got laid off in November, and can't get a job due to health issues; we are surviving, but it's tough. Her doctors want her on disability, so that's in process.

      really off to bed now; much work tonight, sorry...

      -yours, chirine

    4. Re: The li'l one: Sweet.

      Re: Janet: :( I hope everything fall into place right away.

      Looking forward to the missive.

  2. I am just astounded. At some point I need to pilgrimage up there.

    Btw had the great luck to play in two different Tekumel games this weekend (one run by James M., the other by Jeff Dee). Good times.

    1. As I noted above, we just got back from the office; the Temple's box is in pieces, in the back yard, awaiting rebuilding, but everything else is in. I'll be doing regular office hours on Friday nights from now on, getting it all unpacked and sorted. I've been finding the most amazing stuff, and also finding miniatures that I'd painted for the Professor some thirty years ago; must get a picture of the Tane version of the Sro, whilst I think of it...

      Would love to have you visit, of course, and the games sound like fun!

      yours, chirine

  3. I know what it is like to move a ton of stuff, I'm the official "Guy With A Truck" around here. hehe.

    Six van loads of Barker's artifacts, and documents... wow, just wow. Good luck sorting through it all.