John Carter of Mars core book by Modiphius launches today!

“As you know I am not of Barsoom; your ways are not my ways, and I can only act in the future as I have in the past, in accordance with the dictates of my conscience and guided by the standards of mine own people.” All RPGs base based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom stories can be discussed here.
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John Carter of Mars core book by Modiphius launches today!

Post by Yaztromo » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:09 pm

"My attention was quickly riveted by a large red star close to the distant horizon. As I gazed upon it I felt a spell of overpowering fascination—it was Mars, the god of war, and for me, the fighting man, it had always held the power of irresistible enchantment. As I gazed at it on that far-gone night it seemed to call across the unthinkable void, to lure me to it…"

Edgar Rice Burrough’s John Carter of Mars: Adventures on the Dying World of Barsoom transports you to the Red Planet of Barsoom, an arid, dying land of ancient civilizations and fearsome creatures. Begin your adventures of romance and heroism using a pulp-action inspired variant of the 2d20 System. Take on the role of heroes as you travel, battle, and romance your way across the wondrous and dangerous world of Barsoom. Play as John Carter, Princess Dejah Thoris, the fearsome Thark warrior Tars Tarkas – or create your own heroes from an exciting variety of options.

Features:
•An overview of Barsoom and its peoples, perfect to introduce new players to the wondrous world of John Carter of Mars.
•Detailed chapters on Barsoomian technology, creatures and cultures.
•A new talent focused, narrative variation of the 2d20 System including a step-by-step character generation system designed to create heroes from a variety of backgrounds and concepts.
•Create a wide variety of characters such as a Dashing Red Martian Duellist, a Brilliant First Born Scientist, a Savage Beastmaster, a Courageous Airship Officer, even Earthborn characters, so players can follow in the bounding footsteps of John Carter himself!
•A detailed narrator's section filled with information on how to run genre-and-setting appropriate campaigns, including information about the great and terrible secrets of Barsoom.
•Three eras of play based on the adventures of John Carter himself. Adventure during the Dotar Sojat era, or adventure during the time where Carter became a Prince of Helium and in the years after when he was believed dead, or fight alongside Carter and his allies during the later Jeddak of Jeddaks era.
•An introductory adventure, the Mind Merchants of Mars, to get players and narrators started on their adventures and immersed in the world of Barsoom
You can find it here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/26 ... e-Rulebook
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Re: John Carter of Mars core book by Modiphius launches today!

Post by finarvyn » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:40 am

If anyone gets this I'd like a review. I'm a huge fan of Barsoom, but really didn't enjoy the Alpha and Beta playtests of the 2d20 game. I'm hoping that my initial impressions are wrong and would like to hear from folks who like or dislike it so I can decide if it gets a second look.
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Post by Yaztromo » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:01 am

Artwork is not Frazetta but looks very nice!
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Re: John Carter of Mars core book by Modiphius launches today!

Post by finarvyn » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:14 pm

Anyone buy this yet? Care to give us a quick review?
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Re: John Carter of Mars core book by Modiphius launches today!

Post by Yaztromo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:58 pm

Bump! :P

Hem... really curious to read somebody's impressions and early experiences about this...
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