The highly anticipated John Carter of Mars – Adventures on The Dying World of Barsoom, from Modiphius Entertainment, launched it’s Kickstarter run today. Within just a few hours the project had already passed 300% of it’s funding goal of £20k. It looks as if this will be the definitive role playing game based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’s classic science fiction tales. You can reserve a copy of the core rules for a $20 pledge, with a variety of other pledge levels which include physical copies of the rule, miniatures sets, and more.
John Carter of Mars – Adventures on The Dying World of Barsoom is a planetary romance tabletop role-playing game. We’ve created it under license and with the cooperation of the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of the original Barsoom novels. We’ve also had guidance of Scott Tracy Griffin one of the leading scholars of his works to ensure utmost authenticity. Using a pulp-action inspired narrative variant of Modiphius’ 2d20 system, Momentum, John Carter of Mars allows players to take the role of various adventurers and heroes as they travel, battle, and romance their way across the wondrous and dangerous world known to its natives as Barsoom. Play as John Carter, the princess Dejah Thoris or the fearsome Thark warrior Tars Tarkas – or create your own new heroes from a wide variety of options.