Get ready to explore the world of John Carter of Mars. Find adventure in the red sands of this sword and planet take on the 2d20 system.
Sword and planet is one of my favorite genres. If you’ve ever played in Spelljammer, Dragonstar, or read the more epic fantasy segments of Destiny’s vast lore piles, then you’re familiar with the genre. It’s space, but most people fight with swords and there are martian princesses and legions that fight using crystal spears, and the whole thing feels very pulpy and like this weird low-tech science fiction that’s secretly actually a fantasy. And that’s exactly the world you’ll get in Modiphius’ newest release: John Carter of Mars, which aims to take players to the Red Planet like never before.
Modiphius Entertainment are delighted to launch a Red Planet’s worth of new releases for the John Carter of Mars role-playing game including print and PDF versions of the Player’s Guide, The Heroes of Helium Miniatures set, Character & Token and Landscape and Location Card Decks!
“My attention was quickly riveted by a large red star close to the distant horizon. As I gazed upon it I felt a spell of overpowering fascination—it was Mars, the god of war, and for me, the fighting man, it had always held the power of irresistible enchantment. As I gazed at it on that far-gone night it seemed to call across the unthinkable void, to lure me to it.”
The John Carter of Mars: Player’s Guide transports you to the Red Planet of Barsoom, an arid, dying land of ancient civilizations and fearsome creatures. Begin your adventures of romance and heroism using a pulp-action inspired variant of the 2d20 System. Take on the role of heroes as you travel, battle, and romance your way across the wondrous and dangerous world of Barsoom. Play as John Carter, Princess Dejah Thoris, the fearsome Thark warrior Tars Tarkas – or create your own heroes from an exciting variety of options.
- Create a wide variety of characters such as a Dashing Red Martian Duelist, a Brilliant First Born Scientist, a Savage Beastmaster, a Courageous Airship Officer, even Earthborn characters, so players can follow in the bounding footsteps of John Carter himself!
- Includes all the core rules you need to play, including Momentum, Luck and test resolution.
- Includes a chapter containing all of the combat and action rules you need for daring, heroic fights on the world of Barsoom!