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“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 based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom stories can be discussed here.
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Please help me putting together the following lists (mods please feel free to update the post if I miss some contribution):

Officially published Barsoom or John Carter of Mars RPG
*Warriors of Mars (1974), by Gary Gygax and Brian Blume - Tactical Studies Rules (later withdrawn from the market) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warriors_of_Mars_(game)
*John Carter, Warlord of Mars (1978) - Heritage Games https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cart ... ng_game%29
*Barsoomian Battle Manual (1978), by Scott Bizar and Edgar Rice Burroughs https://www.amazon.com/Barsoomian-Battl ... B002DQMUV6
*Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars: Shadows of a Dying World (2007) - Skirmisher Publishing https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/51 ... and-Beasts
*John Carter of Mars RPG (2018) - Modiphius https://www.modiphius.com/john-carter.html

Officially published RPGs with similar settings but different names
*Iron Lords of Jupiter (2003) - Polyhedron 160/Dungeon 101 + Dungeon 102 https://paizo.com/products/btpy7z7a?Dun ... hedron-160
*Sundered Reaches (2003) - Fast Forward https://www.amazon.com/Sundered-Reaches ... 1932201319
*MARS: The Roleplaying Game of Planetary Romance (d20) (2007) - Adamant https://www.rpgnow.com/product/25739/MA ... =hgrs&it=1
*MARS: The Roleplaying Game of Planetary Romance (Savage Worlds) (2009) - Adamant https://www.rpgnow.com/product/231663/M ... rers_id=92
*Space 1889: Red Sands (2010) - Pinnacle Enterteinment (SW) https://www.amazon.com/Space-1889-Savag ... 0982642717
*Warriors of the Red Planet (2016) - Night Owl Workshop https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/17 ... Red-Planet
*Cavaliers of Mars (2018) - Onyx Path Publishing https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/24 ... _id=209105

Unofficial publications
*Warriors of Mars (date ?), by the Grey Elf http://www.grey-elf.com/barsoom.pdf
*Rocket Rangers (date ?), by Kevin Scrivner (Mini6) https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... DFfY1dYSEE
*Life on Barsoom (AFF2, 2016) https://fightingfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Life_on_Barsoom
*Barsoom (3e) by SK Reynolds (date ?) viewtopic.php?f=108&t=15316
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Nice list!

MARS from Adamant also has a Savage Worlds edition BTW.

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Added both d20 and SW versions for MARS by Adamant.
BTW the associated adventures are different in the two versions of MARS.
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I just added Space 1889: Red Sands (SW) and Rocket Rangers (Mini6).
I added also the Barsoomian Battle Manual, although it is more geared towards miniature gaming than roleplay gaming, but we all know that the line between them is often blurred.
Please let us know if there are more to be added to this list! :)
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It would be interesting if a person could go through the products in the OP and determine the original publishing date for each. Puts things in a certain perspective. (E.g. Warriors of Mars dates back to the 1970's.)

Also, I'm not sure if SPI's JOHN CARTER boardgame should fit on this list or not. It's not technically a role playing game, but it has several layers and one of them includes individual characters running missions to save princesses, etc.
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finarvyn wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:31 am
Also, I'm not sure if SPI's JOHN CARTER boardgame should fit on this list or not. It's not technically a role playing game, but it has several layers and one of them includes individual characters running missions to save princesses, etc.
...a little bit like Gygax and Blume's Warriors of Mars... ;)
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finarvyn wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:31 am
It would be interesting if a person could go through the products in the OP and determine the original publishing date for each. Puts things in a certain perspective. (E.g. Warriors of Mars dates back to the 1970's.)
Can you please help me double checking if the publishing dates are OK now?
Anybody knows the few ones missing?
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Maybe list SK Reynolds Barsoon for D&D 3E under "amateur" publications? I wouldn't call SKR an amateur though. Maybe change that heading to "unofficial"? :)

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Havard wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:28 pm
Maybe list SK Reynolds Barsoon for D&D 3E under "amateur" publications? I wouldn't call SKR an amateur though. Maybe change that heading to "unofficial"? :)

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