John Carter of Mars - The Roleplaying Game

A project in London, UK by Chris Birch, Modiphius

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Adventures on The Dying World of Barsoom. A planetary romance tabletop roleplaying game from the mind of Edgar Rice Burroughs
Backers: 2155
Average Pledge Per Backer: £106

Funded: £228,055 of £20,000
Dates: Jan 9th -> Feb 11th (34 days)
Project By: Chris Birch, Modiphius
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Latest News

John Carter of Mars (Core Rulebook)

June 5th - via:
Modiphius’ 2d20 System is solid, with understandable rules and the flexibility to run very different styles of RPGs. (Read More)

2155 Earthborn & Their Adventures on Mars!

February 11th - via:
What a fantastic end to the day, and these last few weeks together! Tonight we start a new adventure along with 2155 Earthborn on our journey to Barsoom and I can tell you it's going to be one amazing experience! Thank you so much from myself and... (Read More)

Add Ons Reminder - 20 mins to go!

February 11th - via:
Hi everyone we're just over £4000 to unlock the Printed Player's Guide so here's a reminder of the available Add Ons - we're pretty sure the Players Guide will unlock between the final funding here and the post Kickstarter late pledges so if you... (Read More)

UNLOCKED: Ruins of Korad in Print - Next Portrait Players Guide!

February 11th - via:
Hi we've just unlocked the Ruins of Korad tile set in print so it most definitely now is a £15 Add On, or free in PDF for everyone with the 'all the unlocked PDFs.  MOB SCULPTS A quick note after some questions on the new Mobs. You can just buy the... (Read More)

UNLOCKED: Ruins of Korad & Kickstarter Live at 6pm GMT

February 11th - via:
That's another Stretch goal down at £210k! The Ruins of Korad are unlocked in PDF for pledges with 'all the unlocked PDFs'. Our next goal is at £215k which unlocks the tile set in print, but as we're steaming ahead if you want to add it now, it's a... (Read More)

Mobs & Scenarios for Swords of Mars

February 11th - via:
We had a few requests for extra poses for the Synthetic Men and Plant Men so we've decided to offer these as Add On Sets. We're going to create two extra reposes for the Synthetic Men, and one extra for the Plant Men. These aren't being unlocked by a... (Read More)

UNLOCKED: Ras Thavas, Ruins Next, and a special video!

February 11th - via:
We've got a special video for you below, but the great news is we've already unlocked another goal! Ras Thavas the scheming scientist is now joining the Swords of Mars Miniatures Collection (now worth £219), Dotar Sojat and Jeddak of Jeddak Pledges,... (Read More)

UNLOCKED: Legacy Map at £200k! New Stretch Goals Received!

February 11th - via:
Wow you blew us away over night with the huge jump over £200k so we've unlocked the Legacy Map of Barsoom which most definitely is now a £15 Add On! We're already very close to the next goal that will return the villainous Ras Thavas scientist to... (Read More)

UNLOCKED: Airship Tiles in Print, Next: Legacy Map & 24 HOURS TO GO!

February 10th - via:
We've had a great day so far unlocking two goals, and now the Airships of Barsoom Adventure Tile set is unlocked in print as an Add On for £10! We've also included a £10 Add On for the Swords of Mars campaign book in PDF for those at lower pledges... (Read More)

UNLOCKED: Airship Tiles in PDF & Sample Conan Tile Art

February 10th - via:
Hi all quick update this morning to let you know we unlocked the Airships of Barsoom tile set in PDF - this is now included for free with all pledges that have 'all the unlocked PDFs'. So let's keep going! Next we want to unlock the print run of the... (Read More)

UNLOCKED: Maps & Handouts, Next - Airship Tiles & Pledge Values

February 9th - via:
We've had a great surge today unlocking another Stretch Goal - the Maps & Player Handouts which is now available for free in PDF with pledges including 'All the Unlocked PDFs' - that's the £35 PDF Collection for example.  We're already on our... (Read More)

UNLOCKED: Dejah Thoris Alternative Sculpt, More 3D Prints including Woola!

February 9th - via:
Hi all a quick update as we unlocked the alternative Dejah Thoris miniature over night so she is now available as an Add On for £5 or is included free in the Swords of Mars miniatures collection, Dotar Sojat and Jeddak of Jeddaks pledges. Simply... (Read More)

UNLOCKED: Apt and Lots of New Stretch Goals revealed!

February 8th - via:
Hi everyone we just unlocked the might Apt which is now available as an Add On for £17 - he's a pretty big miniature (we'll show a scale image tomorrow). The Apt is included free in the Swords of Mars Miniatures Collection, Dotar Sojat or Jeddak of... (Read More)

UNLOCKED: Plant Man & Dicebag Scale

February 8th - via:
Hi here's a quick update as over night you unlocked the Plant Man miniature which is now available as an Add On for £8, or is included free in the Swords of Mars Miniatures Collection, Dotar Sojat or Jeddak of Jeddak pledges.  Plant Men are a kind... (Read More)

UNLOCKED: Synthetic Man & Banth Miniatures & New Artwork!

February 7th - via:
After the sheer madness of yesterday's update where we unlocked ALL THREE of the big supplements for you and have boosted way ahead, unlocking the Synthetic Man and Banth miniatures. The next goal is the Plant Man and we'll reveal more goals once we... (Read More)


February 6th - via:
Hi everyone, no matter how many Kickstarters you run you can still get it wrong and I think we got the balance out between the miniatures, books and accessories so I've made a big decision - we're unlocking all three Dotar Sojat, Prince of Helium... (Read More)

Location & Character/Token Card Decks plus New Stretch Goals Revealed!

February 5th - via:
Hi everyone the Stretch Goals have been updated to show we are now just a few hundred pounds away from unlocking the Swords of Mars book in print at £150,000 (that comes free with the slipcase set). Remember this also unlocks the complete Conan PDF... (Read More)

Bonus Conan PDFS at £150k & the Beasts of Barsoom Revealed!

February 4th - via:
Hi there we have a big week ahead of us and will be unlocking lots of amazing extra content for you. First of all we're very close to breaking through the £150,000 barrier and to celebrate passing that milestone we are going to unlock something... (Read More)

UNLOCKED: Swords of Mars PDF, John Carter Sculpt & 3D Samples!

February 3rd - via:
Good morning travellers! After a welcome respite from the week we awake to find another stretch goal has tumbled like the walls of Korad! This final goal in the Swords of Mars book sees all the PDF content now fully unlocked and we're now already on... (Read More)

Jeddak of Jeddaks Art Master & Barsoom Edition Revealed!

February 2nd - via:
We've unlocked 10 Pledges for the Jeddak of Jeddaks Art Master (as I write this 3 have gone already) and we can reveal the beautiful physical sample of the Barsoom Edition of the John Carter of Mars roleplaying game below! The Jeddak of Jeddaks Art... (Read More)

UNLOCKED: Helium Fighting Crew & Updated Book Stretch Goals...

February 1st - via:
"I had learned from Kantos Kan the secret of opening these gates, and in another moment my twenty great fighting men stood within the doomed city of Zodanga.” ― Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Princess of Mars Tonight we've got lots to reveal! We've... (Read More)

Jeddak Pledge PLUS Deluxe Notebook & ERB Dice Bag

January 31st - via:
We've now had approval to fully reveal the deluxe Jeddak of Jeddaks notebook and ERB 'Doodat' dice bag - see below!  We're looking at some adjustments to the next book stretch goals so we can bring forward unlocking the wonderful supplements we... (Read More)

1500 Backer Unlock: Sola joins the fray!

January 30th - via:
We've fought our way through throngs of Zodangan warriors, mighty Tharks and heard the cries of fearsome beasts. Now when all seems lost we know we can rely on our friends and allies to save the day. As we reach the lofty heights of 1500 fellow souls... (Read More) Q&A with Jack Norris, FAQ and the Synthetic Men are coming!

January 27th - via:
I hope you're all enjoying the weekend and either catching up on some John Carter of Mars stories or getting a game in! Q&A First up our lead developer Jack Norris took part in a Q&A over on's chat channel and you can find the full... (Read More)

Final Swords of Mars adventure unlocked! Read about the campaign!

January 26th - via:
Last night we broke through the £130,000 goal, unlocking the fourth instalment in the Swords of Mars campaign. Read more about the adventures below. We have now revealed additional stretch goals ahead so you can see more of what's planned.  The big... (Read More)

3D Miniatures Turnarounds, New Map Add Ons & Bonuses!

January 25th - via:
Hi everyone we've got some new Add On's for maps (which include bonuses for some pledges) below, but first have a look at our John Carter Miniatures page. You can see some beautiful turnarounds of each of the Heroes of Barsoom - or click on the image... (Read More)

Download the John Carter of Mars Free Quickstart!

January 23rd - via:
Hi there our free Quickstarter can now be downloaded for free from either the Modiphius store OR DriveThruRPG - it includes an introductory rules section, a short adventure and four pre-generated characters. We'll be adding more pregens in the next... (Read More)

Become immortalised as a hero or villain in John Carter of Mars!

January 22nd - via:
If you've ever imagined yourself stalking through the ruins of a once great city port of Barsoom, standing at the bow of a great Helium warship, your steel ready as she surges forward or leaping between ancient spires in Helium then these could be... (Read More)

Thark Dice Set Unlocked, Swords of Mars Print Goal revealed

January 20th - via:
“Twenty years have intervened; for ten of them I lived and fought for Dejah Thoris and her people, and for ten I have lived upon her memory.” ― Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Princess of Mars We welcome the weekend with another Stretch Goal felled... (Read More)

Modiphius John Carter of Mars RPG surpasses Kickstarter goal

January 19th - via:
John Carter of Mars allows players to become various adventurers and heroes as they travel, battle and romance their way across the wondrous and dangerous world known to its natives as Barsoom. Players can take on the roles of John Carter, the princess Dejah Thoris or the fearsome Thark warrior Tars Tarkas, or create their own new heroes from a wide variety of options. (Read More)

John Carter of Virginia - New Pledge & Minis Scale

January 18th - via:
A lot of people have been asking to upgrade to get 'all the books' but didn't want to go as far as Dotar Sojat with the added miniatures collections, so we have added a pledge called John Carter of Virginia.  This includes the Collectors Slipcase... (Read More)

£100k Bonus (CONAN Conversion) & Era Supplements Contents

January 15th - via:
Morning everyone! We've got more info on the planned supplements based on the different eras of John Carter's time on Barsoom, but first a bonus! We wanted to say thank you for getting us past the £100,000 goal so have devised a cunning plan to give... (Read More)

“I have ever been prone to seek adventure...” Thark Warband Unlocked!

January 14th - via:
“I have ever been prone to seek adventure and to investigate and experiment where wiser men would have left well enough alone.” John Carter, A Princess of Mars Great news! We've unlocked production of the four-strong Thark Warband led by the... (Read More)

"There was one slight, desperate chance, and that I decided I must take it..."

January 13th - via:
What a great quote! The complete line from A Princess of Mars is as follows “There was one slight, desperate chance, and that I decided I must take--it was for Dejah Thoris, and no man has lived who would not risk a thousand deaths for such as... (Read More)

John Carter Dotar Sojat!

January 12th - via:
Hi travellers! Looks like we'll hit the £95k pledge level soon and with a lot of requests to set up the ALL IN type of pledge we've now added JOHN CARTER DOTAR SOJAT! For those looking to pick up one of everything, this is the first of the pledges... (Read More)

“And so, in silence, we walked the surface of a dying world..."

January 11th - via:
As night turns to day so the trials and tribulations of those who live on Barsoom will soon be yours to experience first hand with the John Carter of Mars Roleplaying Game. Will you play someone from Earth lost in time and space, a dashing Red... (Read More)

Modiphius Take John Carter Of Mars Role-Playing Game To Kickstarter

January 11th - via:
Modiphius is on Kickstarter once more with another role-playing game, this time based in the world of John Carter Of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. (Read More)

A warrior may change his metal, but not his heart...

January 10th - via:
We've come along in leaps and bounds worthy of John Carter himself in our first day! We've so far raised an astounding £76,000 (just over $100k) to unleash a flurry of PDF adventures for the Swords of Mars campaign book, miniatures sets and more!... (Read More)

John Carter of Mars RPG (Kickstarter)

January 10th - via:
Edgar Rice Burroughs was a man who was very much a product of his era, but he was also an author well ahead of his time. He started writing out of disdain for the pulp magazines of the time, and Rudyard Kipling once wrote that Burroughs  (Read More)

£50k Heroes of Helium Unlocked!

January 9th - via:
Hi looks like the stretch goals are falling fast now! We just unlocked the Heroes of Helium set - you can see close ups of each miniature below. These are made in beautifully detailed multi-part resin at a 32mm scale (which might be described as... (Read More)

Our journey to Barsoom has begun!

January 9th - via:
Welcome everyone to a thrilling journey to the world of Barsoom! A massive thanks for the team who worked so hard on this over the last year led by Jack Norris and Benn Beaton. It's been a personal quest of mine to bring out a beautiful tribute to... (Read More)

John Carter Leaves Mars for Terrestrial Tabletops

January 9th - via:
The swashbuckling science fantasy adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs (Read More)

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