Fans of the pulp-action classic, John Carter of Mars can now explore the red planet for themselves as games publisher, Modiphius announces a slew of new RPG releases. 

Edgar Rice Burrough’s John Carter of Mars: Adventures on the Dying World of Barsoom transports players to the Red Planet of Barsoom, an arid, dying land of ancient civilizations and fearsome creatures. Begin your adventures of romance and heroism using an action-packed variant of the 2d20 System as you 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.

If you’ve never explored the world of John Carter and want to know more, watch the video below as Virginia from Modiphius takes you through all the races of Barsoom, as well as the cultures and traditions of the planet.

With a wealth of releases on the horizon, including a narrator’s screen and toolkit, character dice sets and of course plenty of miniatures, the first place all players should begin is with the core rulebook, which provides an overview of Barsoom and its peoples.

Use the rulebook to create a wide variety of characters such as a Dashing Red Martian Duelist, a Brilliant First Born Scientist, a Savage Beastmaster or a Courageous Airship Officer, so players can follow in the bounding footsteps of John Carter himself!

For DM’s, there’s a detailed narrator’s section filled with information on how to run genre-and-setting appropriate campaigns, including information about the great and terrible secrets of Barsoom.

With more releases on the horizon, now is the perfect time to explore the land of Barsoom

To get your hands on a copy of John Carter of Mars and all the lovely accessories, head over to the Modiphius website.

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