On the cover: Growing Up on Tékumel
(From Section 0, "How to Use This Book," Page 1)
[This] book provides a brief introduction to the fantasy world of Tékumel, and a "character generator" for rôle-playing games based on it. You will go from Section to Section, rolling dice and making choices as instructed. In addition to character-generation, each Section contains cultural notes together with a fictional biography of a "rolled up" character. You will note each result on your "Character Reference Sheet." This produces a very young character (aged fifteen or so) who can enter the rôle-playing game as a fully fleshed-out person, if you wish.