John Carter of Mars Month from Modiphius

Modiphius Entertainment is delighted to be announcing a slew of content releases over the next few weeks in celebration of our John Carter of Mars Month as this fantastic range hits retail stores.

John Carter of Mars is a pulp action adventure roleplaying game using a streamlined version of the 2d20 system and set across the wondrous and dangerous world of Barsoom.

The highlight of our releases is a live play video of John Carter of Mars being played from Modiphius HQ with our fabulous GM Virginia at the helm.

You can view this on Facebook Live ( on Wednesday the 17th of April from 3 PM BST.

Beyond the livestream you can look forward to a wide range of John Carter content releases from Modiphius Entertainment to support the retail release.

Two of the designers behind John Carter of Mars, Jack Norris (Tianxia: Blood, Skill, and Jade, Fantasy AGE, Marvel Heroic Roleplaying) and our in-house designer Benn Gray (Mutant Chronicles, Infinity and Conan) will be writing about their experience of designing John Carter of Mars at alongside a series of development diaries which will offer you a behind the scenes look at the making of John Carter of Mars.

Expect to see some of the fabulously detailed art from the core John Carter of Mars box in a series of flip through videos. Katya Thomas is our in-house art director for John Carter of Mars and has a diverse team of artists all over the world contributing to the beautiful imagery within the John Carter of Mars books including Bjorn Barends (cover art), Cristi Picu, Daren Bader, Giorgio Baroni, Jeff Porter, Michele Giorgio, Mitchel Malloy, Paolo Puggioni, Rodrigo Toledo, Rolf Mohr, Soren Meding, Steve Stark, Thomas Denmark and Toma Feizo Gas. 

For those interested in running John Carter of Mars adventures we will be releasing a video tutorial on how you can use the John Carter of Mars Narrators Toolkit which is an all in one package of both GM screen and narrators guide which will equip you with everything you need to generate and tell action packed pulp adventure stories in the land of Barsoom. If you want to learn more on how to play as an adventurer in the land of Barsoom we are releasing a tutorial video on how you can best use the yet to be released John Carter of Mars Players Toolkit to build and role play your characters.

John Carter Core Book

“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.

An overview of Barsoom and its peoples, perfect to introduce new players to the wondrous world of John Carter of Mars.

Detailed chapters on Barsoomian technology, creatures and cultures.

A new talent focused, narrative variation of the 2d20 System including a step-by-step character generation system designed to create heroes from a variety of backgrounds and concepts.

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!

A detailed narrator’s section filled with information on how to run genre-and-setting appropriate campaigns, including information about the great and terrible secrets of Barsoom.

Three eras of play based on the adventures of John Carter himself. Adventure during the Dotar Sojat era, or adventure during the time where Carter became 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 and immersed in the world of Barsoom.

This plus the recent John Carter Collector’s Slipcase setminiature sets featuring the Heroes of Barsoom, Helium and Zodanga Fighting Crews and Thark Warband, plus Helium, Thark and Zodangan dice sets, which are all available as part of the John Carter of Mars Collection on You can also buy all the PDFs as part of the John Carter Collection on and remember these gorgeous Slipcase and hardback books, Narrators Screen, Dice sets and Notebook are all now available in your friendly local gaming store.

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