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John Carter of Mars: Players Guide


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Adventures on the dying world of Barsoom

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.

Edgar Rice Burrough’s John Carter of Mars: Adventures on the Dying World of Barsoom 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!
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Harry B August 26, 2020 3:08 pm UTC
Can the JohnCarter games be played solo? ... Also, I have a Big Question that they never address in their info pages ( this is the main reason I don't by a lot of the games). I love playing solo or co-op (solo). They will never tell you the type of game it is. If it can't be played solo or co-op ... Say So!!. I got tired of wasting my money on games I can't play ..... BUT I do love their solo games if you find them. I love DriveThru !! they just need to give us all the info so a proper decision will be made and not just a guess on the game ..
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Chris B August 26, 2020 3:13 pm UTC
Hi Harry sorry it's not a solo game, we do have other solo miniatures games like Rangers of Shadow Deep, Fallout Wasteland Warfare and Elder Scrolls Call to Arms. We always do state if it's a solo or co-op game in our titles as it's a big selling feature.
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André V September 04, 2021 10:49 pm UTC
Pretty sure it could be played solo with something like the Mythic system.. no?
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July 10, 2019 2:08 pm UTC
Is there new material in it, or is it all drawn from the core book?
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Jetwo1f U April 15, 2020 12:41 am UTC
Haha how is this question not answered? 15/4/2020, I have same enquiry.
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Jeremy E April 28, 2020 7:29 pm UTC
As far as I can tell, this is repeated info from the core book, but it is layed out completely differently. It is now portrait in this book instead of landscape making it easier to print. It has about 1/3 or the information and artwork from the core book since it is pared down to be more easily digestible by a player in a JC campaign. This only includes the info needed to be a player in a game with nothing needed to actually run it. In short you can play the game with only the core book if you want, but you couldn't run a game with only this Player's Guide (this is meant as a resource for the players). I have both books and as a GM, even though I rarely use it, I find this guide valuable. It gives my players something much easier to read to learn the game and easier to use when creating their characters. It is also used by them at the table for reference. So, yes, you don't need it, but if you are just a player in a John Carter campaign (not a GM) and want something for yourself (without buying the entire game),...See more
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