The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs

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The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs

Postby abrilt » Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:43 pm

I think that an untapped resource for gaming material are the Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The John Carter of Mars series
The Venus series
The Land that Time Forgot series
The Pellucidar series (ie the At The Earth's Core series)

This is all great stuff!!!
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Re: The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs

Postby Agis » Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:57 pm

abrilt wrote:I think that an untapped resource for gaming material are the Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The John Carter of Mars series
The Venus series
The Land that Time Forgot series
The Pellucidar series (ie the At The Earth's Core series)

This is all great stuff!!!
I can't agree more!
VSF is en vogue, especially John Carter is a very nice setting and best of all: no more copyright...
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Postby abrilt » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:14 pm

Sorry for the oversight but I could not call myself a Burrough's fan if I forgot to mention:

TARZAN!!!!
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Postby DaWarbossMI » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:58 pm

Check out Bronze Age Minis by Dave Soderquist.... he's produced the best martian figs to date. I absolutely love Burroughs' Mars series and well... lets just say....there's potential here.

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Postby Agis » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:23 am

DaWarbossMI wrote:Check out Bronze Age Minis by Dave Soderquist.... he's produced the best martian figs to date. I absolutely love Burroughs' Mars series and well... lets just say....there's potential here.

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Postby Da Boss » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:55 am

ohh they are great - (even better if they came painted)

I was just reading Space 1889 as well :)
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Postby Agis » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:05 am

Da Boss wrote:ohh they are great - (even better if they came painted)

I was just reading Space 1889 as well :)
Thanks!
Oh - and Space 1889 is just great. I even own the audio books!
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Postby Osentalka » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:46 am

Best game system for "The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs"?

Do you thing RuneQuest?
or do you think Traveller?
or something entirely different?
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Postby DaWarbossMI » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:34 pm

Great painting Agis. I've been slowly getting my Red Men, Green Men and Black Men into form.

As far as the best RPG system for Mars... tough to tell, but I'd honestly say Feng Shui RPG system might be the best.... it is entirely driven by cinema not hard and fast rules. Given the OVER THE TOP actions of John Carter of Mars, I'd say this system would allow for the most cinematic playing.

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Postby Rurik » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:15 pm

Slightly off topic but while Space 1889 is being mentioned...

http://www.peginc.com/Art/Articles/Spac ... e1889.html

It seems it will be getting some Savage Worlds love.

I've never tried Savage Worlds, but have bought, and will buy, anything and everything 1889.
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Postby Hervé » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:40 am

A game based on ERB writings...8)
This looks so good I can't figure why nobody did it before (though there have been some non official attempts, like the forementioned Space 1889)!
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Postby Gentleman John » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:14 pm

They did, many years ago ...

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/34271

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3369

I think it's about time the idea was revisited.
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Postby Hervé » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:39 pm

Indeed, I remember the old SPI boardgame, but I wasn't aware of the Heritage miniature rules.

Burroughs deserves a decent RPG.
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Postby Wolfx » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:56 am

For those that don't hate Savage Worlds. Adamant Entertainment just released MARS for Savage Worlds. It is also available in d20.

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Postby Cowboy » Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:27 pm

A Barsoom RPG would be awesome.

If Mongoose were to publish it, it would make most sense base it on either MRQ or Traveller.
In either case, the system would probably need to be modified pretty heavily but that wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing.
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Postby Hervé » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:53 am

Indeed the MARS material from Adamant looks very much Barsoomesque...
And it's available for both D20 and Savage Worlds, although I think the latter would fit better for a fast paced/action packed ERB game...
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Postby Bewildered Badger » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:57 pm

Yeah, Adamant's MARS is about as close as you can get to Barsoom without actually infringing on copyright. Their Green Martians, for example, are near identical to ERB's, but have only two arms. If you prefer the classic version, it's easy enough to change under SW rules.
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Postby Finarvyn » Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:29 pm

I think that the big problem has always been that the Burroughs Estate has blocked most of the companies from making anything Barsoom.

The result is that many companies have been putting out "just like the real thing" knock-offs, and naturally for legal reasons they can't be just like the real thing. I've got a whole pile of the stuff, and it's cool but it's not really Barsoom. (I have the SPI John Carter of Mars game, TSR's Warriors of Mars, and the Heritage minatures rules sets. They're Mars but no longer supported.)

Somebody needs to grab this franchise and do it right. Get the Michael Whelan artwork, the Frank Frazetta artwork, make it actually look like the Mars books. Get the rights to use actual names, to stat out actual characters and creatures of Barsoom. And the rulebook and any sourcebooks need to be in color. Ideally I'd love to see miniatures, but just getting a RPG would be amazing!

I'm not sure if it should be in RQ or d20 or what system. I'm not sure that it would matter. If anyone lands the franchise and does it right, I'll throw away half my Mars collection and only keep the "real thing."
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Postby Solomon Kane » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:43 pm

I saw TSR's Warriors of Mars go for a $1,000 on Ebay about 3 monthes ago. I really wish I could get a down load copy of this.
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Postby evilernie » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:47 am

How about a bump to get this idea back up front?

I love ERB and a game based on any of his books would be great!
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