John Carter Board Game and RPG inbound!

Heads up folks, “The Dying World of Barsoom Needs Heroes: Will You Answer the Call?”. Yes it’s another foray into the Jon Carter franchise. Back in the late 70’s / early 80’s we recall a tabletop RPG with the Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ Mars series John Carter as its settings. Now thanks to Modiphus, a new John Carter role=playing game is in the works.

John Carter —The Roleplaying Game– Due for release: Christmas 2015
Explore the wonders of Barsoom from the vast deserts to the ancient cities. Discover the forgotten secrets of a world that was old when life first spawned in the oceans of Earth. Play as pilots, warriors, scientists, or one of the terrifying green Tharks. Create you own Barsoom adventures or take on the great journeys as John Carter himself along side Dejah Thoris, Kantos Kan, Xodar, Tars Tarkas, Thuvia of Ptarth, Carthoris of Helium or any of the other major heroes and heroines of Barsoom.

The John Carter roleplaying game uses 2d20 LITE—a streamlined version of the 2d20 system featured in the Mutant Chronicles, INFINITY and Conan roleplaying games. Designed for fast flowing action accentuating the exuberant adventures of the original books, 2d20 LITE let’s you dive into the game immediately with a sleek, pulse-pounding system. Major industry artists will help bring Barsoom to life.

John Carter tabletop Games in developmentRPG and Board game in development, though not for the first time

As well as the John Carter tabletop role-playing game Modiphus are working on other mediums, including John Carter: Swords of Mars — Miniatures, due for release: Spring 2016 and finally John Carter: Warlord of Mars — The Board Game, due for release: Summer 2016. The scoop on the board game is, you “enact the greatest adventures across the ancient world of Barsoom as you lead your heroes through crumbling ruins and take to the skies in the beautiful ships of the Helium Navy. Can you save Barsoom from ruin at the hands of dastardly scientists or ancient forces?”.

Modiphius is committed to a faithful adaptation of Burroughs’ planetary romance and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter draws directly from Burroughs’ original texts.

Fingers crossed people, just try and block that awful movie adaptation from your minds, because though that was a massive flop, the John Carter universe is actually pretty cool.