I've always been a big fan of Barsoom/Dying Mars/Science Fantasy set RPGs. I've been maintaining a list of Mars games in this genre. One of my current favorites is BX Mars by Michael Gibbons. It's set on a dying Mars called Zerzura. It has a fun pulp science fantasy tone. It's got dead cities, Red … Continue reading B/X Mars: A character sheet for an OSR Mars science fantasy RPG
I've created a new custom Troika! character sheet for my Barsoom: 1960 setting. It's already posted on the itch.io site, but I thought I'd put a copy here as well. I've also made a version without the Barsoom: 1960 logo that can be used in any Troika! game. I have added this post to my … Continue reading Barsoom: 1960 – Custom Troika! character sheet
I've finished my entry for the #TroikaFestJam over on Itch.io. It's set on the Mars of Edgar Rice Burroughs, during the Cold War. Barsoom: 1960 - A Cold War on a Red Planet 36 PC Backgrounds15 EnemiesPlot Seeds & Locations If you're interested in other games set on Burrough's Mars, I keep an updated list … Continue reading Barsoom: 1960 – A setting for Troika! – some design notes
I'm continuing my work on an entry for the TroikaFest! 2021 Game Jam over on itch.io. I've already posted a few PC Backgrounds for my Barsoom: 1960 setting. I'm now posting a few of the Enemies. Enemies for Barsoom: 1960 Plant-Men Kept by Issus Cultists in hidden greenhouses, these hulking plant humanoids are used as … Continue reading WIP: Troika! Enemies for Barsoom: 1960
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