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Adventures on The Dying World of Barsoom.  A science-fantasy tabletop roleplaying game from the mind of Edgar Rice Burroughs
Adventures on The Dying World of Barsoom. A science-fantasy tabletop roleplaying game from the mind of Edgar Rice Burroughs
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John Carter Production Update 14th Aug

Posted by Chris Birch, Modiphius (Creator)

Hi folks we've been catching up after an exhausting but successful GenCon where we were fortunate to pick up some ENnies awards for the Star Trek Adventures RPG - Gold for Best Miniatures, Silver for Best Rules and Best Production, plus Silver for Best Accessory for the Conan GM Screen - thanks for everyone's support there! It was really great to see some of you there!

The re-edit of the core book took longer than anticipated and threw up more errors that hadn't been caught however the layout is being fixed in tandem by the designer as the editor works and we're aiming to have the full preview PDF next week (week of the 20th). We'll be aiming for a maximum 10 day review period prior to going to print proofs (which allows a little more time to catch things). With such an in-depth second edit we're confident there shouldn't be much to catch by that stage. The goal is to get the printed core book back by end of September to ship rewards with core books, dice and miniatures in early October. 

Swords of Mars goes in to edit straight after the core book is complete so we expect this to be approx one month behind the core book, allowing plenty of time for backer review, which means we expect to be shipping the slipcase sets in November. I was hoping this would be faster but with the errors found in the core book it really cost us a lot of time so my apologies there. 

I can report the miniatures are well under way in production and we had the first samples of the Heroes of Barsoom set with minis from several other sets turning up as well. Check out the picture below! We've given these to our staff painter so we can show them off in their true glory in the next update!

Here's a selection of new art that's been pouring in for both the core book and Swords of Mars book

 That's it for today, we'll be back in touch with the preview for the core book next week!

Chris, Modiphius

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    1. Curt Wiederhoeft on

      Quick question here. It looks like I'll be moving right around the Ens of September. I visited PledgeManager to see if I could change my address, but it only offers the option to DELETE addresses, not modify them. Should I be looking somewhere else?

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      Michael J Maley on

      Thank you for the update. Impressed by the artwork . Looking forward to the game. Rather have the product a little later than have visits from the errata monster.

    3. John M. Portley

      Thank you for the update…and approve of the diligence on catching errors beforehand.

    4. John M. Kahane on


      Thanks for posting the update here. While I want the game sooner rather than later, better to catch the edits before printing.

      Love the artwork, and still can't wait for the game. :)


    5. MidnightBlue

      Hey...better to catch those edits BEFORE printing.

      No worries on the delay from me. And the art is looking spectacular!