[Barsoom] The Secret of Exum

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[Barsoom] The Secret of Exum

Post by Big Mac » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:42 am

Jeff Dee has a free PDF up, called Secret of Exum, which might be useful to anyone wanting to run a Barsoom campaign.

Here is what he wrote about it on Facebook:
Jeff Dee on Facebook wrote:Now seems like a good time to re-post this article I wrote, reconciling Burroughs' Barsoom with modern NASA maps.
He has taken maps of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Barsoom and NASA's modern maps of Mars and found a new way to put them together. Here is the blurb from the start of the PDF:
Secret of Exum wrote:There have been many attempts to properly place the cities from Burroughs’ map of Barsoom upon modern maps of the surface of Mars. Some of these efforts are quite carefully thought out and have gained wide popularity.

However, I found these conclusions unsatisfying, primarily because they result in major Green Martian tribes occupying areas that are known from modern NASA elevation data to be highlands, rather than dead sea bottoms, as Burroughs described. So, in an attempt to solve this puzzle to my own satisfaction, I went back to square one.
I don't know enough about Barsoom to know exactly where Edgar Rice Burroughs put the cities...and how many problematic locations there might be, but I do like projects where people try to adapt things to work for them.

I hope that some of you enjoy this PDF.
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Re: [Barsoom] The Secret of Exum

Post by Yaztromo » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:00 am

It is actually a great piece of work and I'm pretty sure that Edgar Rice Burroughs is nodding and winking, right now ;)
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Re: [Barsoom] The Secret of Exum

Post by RobJN » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:04 pm

Well, this will save me quite a bit of time in piecing together the "where" of things on ThornSpace's Sarimaar.......
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Re: [Barsoom] The Secret of Exum

Post by Angel Tarragon » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:36 am

That's a cool little pdf! :cool:
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