January 10, 2018 by brennon
Whilst there are many entry points into the role-playing game it feels like you can get stuck in properly with this particular pledge…
The game uses their tried and tested 2d20 system which has been shown in the likes of Infinity, Conan, and Mutant Chronicles. Here are some of the other features to look out for from within the core book.
- An overview of Burroughs’ Barsoom and its peoples, perfect to introduce new players to the wondrous world of John Carter of Mars.
- Detailed chapters on technology, creatures, and various cultures.
- A new skill-less Talent focused narrative variation of the 2d20 system called Momentum, including a step-by-step character generation system designed to create heroes from a variety of backgrounds and concepts.
- Choose a wide variety of characters such as a dashing Red Martian duelist, a brilliant First Born scientist, a savage Beastmaster, a courageous airship officer, a disciplined assassin, or even Earthborn characters, so players can follow in the bounding footsteps of John Carter himself!
- A detailed Narrator’s section with information on how to run genre-and-setting appropriate games and campaigns, including information about the great secrets of Barsoom.
- Three eras of play based on the adventures of John Carter himself. Play during the early days of Dotar Sojat, an adventure during the time when Carter was a Prince of Helium and in the years after when he was believed dead, or fight alongside Carter and his allies during the later Jeddak of Jeddaks era.
- An introductory adventure, the Mind Merchants of Mars, to get players and Narrators started on their adventures.
All of this sounds rather awesome and it’s also joined by a selection of miniatures in 32mm (or heroic 28mm if you prefer) scale for you to use as you’re adventuring in this unique Sci-Fi world.
All of the major characters have been represented here in this set and give you some neat options for both playing as these mighty heroes, or using them as NPCs in your games, and then, of course, going beyond that and exploring it as your own characters too.
The models are looking great and if they’re anything like what we’ve seen from Star Trek and Fallout these are going to be some nice characterful pieces to pick up.
Since this is a Kickstarter that means Stretch Goals and here is a list of what they’ve unlocked so far and what lies ahead.
I must admit that this is a world that I know very little about but it does look like it would be a fascinating one to learn more about.
If you’re a fan of John Carter Of Mars, let us know in the comments why we should be taking another look at this world!
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"The game uses their tried and tested 2d20 system..."