I've been working on an entry for the TroikaFest! 2021 Game Jam over on itch.io. I've decided to expand on Bad Barsoom, a micro-setting I created for a previous Troika! game jam. It's set on the Mars or (Barsoom) of Edgar Rice Burroughs. I've decided that during the mid-twentieth century, long past the time of … Continue reading WIP: Barsoom 1960 – Cold War on a Red Planet for Troika!
I've made a last-minute entry in the Great Troika Pocket Sphere Jam, a game jam over on itch.io in which designers make a small Troika! setting that will fit into a PocketMod - small booklet folded from a single piece of paper. My entry is called Bad Barsoom Bad Barsoom on itch.io My initial idea … Continue reading Bad Barsoom: a micro-setting for Troika
I've always been a a big fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom novels, set on his dying, fanatstic version of Mars. There has been a good number of role-playing games set on Barsoom. Here's the list I've put together so far. Let me know if I've missed anything in comments. John Carter of … Continue reading Gaming on Mars: a (mostly) complete list of Barsoomian role-playing games
Lords of Mars is a super fun little RPG by Ray Otus for sale over on itch.io . It's a pulpy sci-fi game based on Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom novels. The system is light, and easy to learn. The 12-page book packs in just enough information to get started. It didn't have a character sheet … Continue reading Lords of Mars – Character Sheets