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Author Topic: (KICKSTARTER) John Carter of Mars - The Roleplaying Game (and Miniatures)  (Read 910 times)

Offline MachinaMandala

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Barsoom miniatures and roleplaying game from Modiphius (the guys that do the Star Trek game etc).

£25 for four miniatures is a bit steep but they do look very pleasant.

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Awesome! Thanks for the heads up!
Ages waiting for an officially licensed game of ERB Barsoom, I'm fully in it!
If they do a similar job to their Fallout range it may be really cool https://www.modiphius.com/fallout.html

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£25 for four miniatures is a bit steep but they do look very pleasant.

Ahem, it is £25 for four miniatures PLUS the complete RPG rulebook as a pdf!
OK for me...  ;) Backed it.
cheers and keep on gaming, Agis - http://www.adpublishing.de

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Man, I wish that the John Carter miniature had a better pose than that.
I really can't get over that leaping ballerina pose.

Offline Rob_bresnen

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Imagery is close to the film, which is a good thing. Expensive but nice.
Theres more 28mm Superhero Madness at my blog, http://fourcoloursupers.blogspot.com/
And for Ultra-modern Wargaming check out Hotel Zugando at http://ultramoderngaming.blogspot.co.uk/

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The Tars Tarkas figure is very good, the others much less so, although I am sure the Disney style Calot will be extremely popular, like it is in the movie.

But where do they get all the warrior women from?  Looks more like the cast of an episode of Zena than characters recognisable from the works of ERB (but I guess the original material is deemed "sexist" these days).

Overall I think the Bronze Age range is far better than what is offered from this KS so far.

Offline MachinaMandala

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Ahem, it is £25 for four miniatures PLUS the complete RPG rulebook as a pdf!
OK for me...  ;) Backed it.

Oh, I didn't realise that! That's £2.50 per miniature then, which is reasonable-ish.

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...Overall I think the Bronze Age range is far better than what is offered from this KS so far.
Agreed, here are mine:

John Carter on his faithful Thoat, Green Martian Tars Tarkas (both Bronze Age minis) and Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium (Parroom minis).
-> http://www.adpublishing.de/html/victorian_sf.html scroll down a bit...

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Overall I think the Bronze Age range is far better than what is offered from this KS so far.

Bronze Age and Tin Man Miniatures are the true rulers of Barsoom IMHO!

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Oh, I didn't realise that! That's £2.50 per miniature then, which is reasonable-ish.
Also note that two of the miniatures are clearly bigger than the 32mm humans.

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Re: (KICKSTARTER) John Carter of Mars - The Roleplaying Game (and Miniatures)
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 08:55:50 AM »
Now some of the Stretch goals are unlocked, it looks as though the figure sets will be £25 each and the number of figures will vary depending upon size.

So the Heroes of Barsoom set has some larger figures, so you get 4.

The 2 Martian sets that are unlocked you get 6 figures.

And the Tharks (still to be unlocked) looks like 5 figures in the set.

I'm guessing that as there is a figures only pledge level (Swords of Mars) at £150 there will be one or two more figure sets before the Campaign ends.

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Re: (KICKSTARTER) John Carter of Mars - The Roleplaying Game (and Miniatures)
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 03:43:33 PM »
The Tharks should be unlocked by now cf. money pledged, just not announced.

Never mind, got confused by the newfangled currency conversion thingee o_o
« Last Edit: January 11, 2018, 03:47:06 PM by tnjrp »

Offline fantail

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Re: (KICKSTARTER) John Carter of Mars - The Roleplaying Game (and Miniatures)
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 07:22:37 PM »
So the Swords of Mars miniature collection is £150 for what appears to be 4 sets (including stretch goal Tharks) but each set on its own is £25. not sure about the value there.

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Re: (KICKSTARTER) John Carter of Mars - The Roleplaying Game (and Miniatures)
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2018, 11:57:40 PM »
I am pretty sure there are more £25 packs to be added yet. It is very (like very very) unlikely the KS is not already planned out through the next few hundred thousand ££ as what they have so far is almost certainly insufficient to finance what they have promised.

There will need to be Red and Green Martians riding Thoats, Banths and White Apes before you can say you have covered even the minimum requirements for Barsoom games.
Not to mention Plant Men and Zitadars, Martian Rats, Apts and Sith if they want to offer a more comprehensive set of creatures (and then there are several others too).

As they have followed the Disney styling there will likely be "Alien" Therns and the leader Matai Shang and his daughter Phaidar also.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 12:00:50 AM by robh »

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Re: (KICKSTARTER) John Carter of Mars - The Roleplaying Game (and Miniatures)
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2018, 01:10:30 AM »
well, remember is a rpg book, not a miniatures skirmish game, so its no need to release a miniature for every single character or monster in the game, something can be left to the players imagination.
I really wonder how much they will balance the production of miniatures vs sourcebooks and adventures as rpg use to do.

 

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