[Barsoom] [Tarzan] Does Tarzan add anything to the setting?

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[Barsoom] [Tarzan] Does Tarzan add anything to the setting?

Post by Havard » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:00 pm

I know that John Bloodstone (Pseudonym used by Stuart J Byrne) wrote the unauthorized novel Tarzan on Mars in 1929. This concept has also been revisited in recent Tarzan / John Carter Dark Horse Comics. Has anyone here read any of the material combining Tarzan and Barsoom? If so, what is the general opinion of the material? How much does it add to the setting of Barsoom? Is there anything here we can use to expand on a Barsoom RPG campaign?

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Post by Angel Tarragon » Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:50 pm

Never heard of this novel, definitely going to have to check it out.
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Post by ripvanwormer » Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:20 am

I think a Barsoom campaign isn't particularly improved by the inclusion of Tarzan as a NPC, but a pulp campaign might be enhanced by the inclusion of both Barsoomian warriors and wild men of Earth as character options.

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Post by Havard » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:19 pm

ripvanwormer wrote:I think a Barsoom campaign isn't particularly improved by the inclusion of Tarzan as a NPC, but a pulp campaign might be enhanced by the inclusion of both Barsoomian warriors and wild men of Earth as character options.
Agreed.
I was mainly thinking about whether the stories involving Tarzan visiting Barsoom introduced any new information about Barsoom?

Good idea about a general pulp campaign involving both martians and wild men of Earth. I am still interested in an overall ERB universe setting involving Barsoom, Tarzan's Africa and Pellucidar.

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Post by Yaztromo » Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:45 pm

ripvanwormer wrote:I think a Barsoom campaign isn't particularly improved by the inclusion of Tarzan as a NPC, but a pulp campaign might be enhanced by the inclusion of both Barsoomian warriors and wild men of Earth as character options.
Agreed: in a pulp campaign you have no limits and the more pulp characters you mange to involve, the better! :lol:

PS in my campaign (http://fightingfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/F ... arsoom.pdf) I explicitely allowed it.
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