[Kickstarter] Cavaliers of Mars

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[Kickstarter] Cavaliers of Mars

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About this project
Live, fight, and love on Mars, a world of red death and strange mystery, a world of savagery and romance.

Return now to dying Mars in its last age of glory. A planet of flashing swords and choking sands, of winking courtesans and lantern-lit canal cities.

Mars, where fortune and heartbreak are two sides of the same obsidian chit, where lost cities and dry oceans stretch between the last bastions of civilization. Where the First Martians, the monument-builders, are but a haunted memory. Where the Red Martians become decadent and reckless in their last days. Where the Pale Martians rule the wastes, remembering a history whose weight would crush a lesser people.

Mars has canals... therefore, Mars must have Venice!

Cavaliers of Mars is a swashbuckling adventure setting from Rose Bailey, longtime developer of Vampire: The Requiem and other World of Darkness titles. Cavaliers draws inspiration from pulp fantasy and historical fiction, adding a modern edge and an exotic setting.

Cavaliers of Mars is powered by the DEIMOS system, in which a hero’s motivations and approach to problems strongly influence her chance of success. In combat, heroes face off with their enemies in contests of tactics and chance.


In the DEIMOS system, heroes are built from their Motivations (For Self, For Honor, and For Love), their Methods (With Cunning, With Force, and With Grace), and their Careers (such as Cavalier, Thief, or Courtesan). These traits are rated in die sizes, which are rolled as a pool against difficulty dice chosen by the GM. In Cavaliers of Mars, a hero's reasons and approach just as important as their background in solving a problem... or getting into yet more trouble!

When our heroes must draw steel, players choose three dice to represent their character's actions, combining Strikes, Parries, and Stunts. All players roll their dice, then resolve actions in order from highest die to lowest. Players can also use their dice for special maneuvers like Ripostes or Disarms. Combining tactics, chance, and creative flair, Cavaliers of Mars evokes classic fight scenes such as those in The Adventures of Robin Hood, Scaramouche, and The Princess Bride.

Cavaliers of Mars is a new entry in Onyx Path’s lineup of creator-owned games, produced in partnership with Rose Bailey and written by Rose Bailey, Benjamin Baugh, Dixie Cochran, Storn Cook, Steffie de Vaan, Meghan Fitzgerald, Jordan Goldfarb, Danielle Lauzon, Ethan Skemp, Lauren Stone, Travis Stout, Audrey Whitman.
Source: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/20 ... ts/2015840

Anyone know more about this? The game looks pretty interesting. Surely something for fans of Barsoom? :)


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