Modiphius announced plans to produce the game under license from the Burrough’s estate in 2015 (see “‘John Carter of Mars’ Comes to Tabletop”), and the game has been in development since that time, including a lengthy public beta test to solicit input from role playing fans. The final result, based on a modified version of Modiphius’ Momentum System (also used in Conan, Mutant Chronicles, and Star Trek Adventures) is now seeking funding on Kickstarter.
The core book will include extensive background information about the world of Barsoom, the people who inhabit it, and the wondrous technology and creatures to be found there. This part of the book was written under the guidance of Burroughs scholar Scott Tracy Griffin. Complete rules for creating characters and playing adventures are also included, along with guidance for Narrator’s and an introductory adventure.
See the gallery below for images of the miniatures.