Achtung! Barsoom

I can’t resist a huge sale. Modiphius’s US store had a sale at the end of last month; and there were some ri-fucking-diculous deals to be had. Here’s what $70.00 US got me:

The John Carter of Mars RPG Slipcase set: contains both the Core Rulebook and the Phantoms of Mars Campaign Guide: $21.00. Regularly $105.00!

The John Carter of Mars Narrator’s Toolkit and GM Screen: $7.00. Regularly $35.00!

The John Carter of Mars Player’s Guide: $6.00. Regularly $28.00!

In addition, I picked up the Helium Dice Set and the Landscape Location Deck. Usually, I’m not a fan of special dice and/or add-ons like this deck, neither of which you need to play. But, at $4.00 and $5.00 respectively (regularly $17.00 and $21.00), I figured what the hell.

While I was at it, I picked up some Achtung! Cthulhu fiction for $3.00; and EIGHT Deep One metal miniatures for the low, low price of $6.00!!!! (Regularly $14.00 and $28.00!)

That’s a total of $52.00, regularly $238.00! That’s 78% off the total! Makes the $18.00 shipping charge seem pretty worth it, considering I ALSO get the digital PDFs of everything (except the dice and the miniatures, obviously)!

Of course, like most of the games I buy nowadays, I doubt I’ll ever play this. The Achtung! Cthulhu fiction will definitely get read, and I will certainly paint the miniatures; but I don’t have high hopes for playing a John Carter game. Most of my friends aren’t familiar with the characters and setting, and those that are familiar are not particularly interested. Still, I’m a huge Burroughs fan, and, like most Modiphius stuff, these books are simply gorgeous. They are laid out in landscape orientation, and the artwork is some truly stunning stuff.

Time for a visit to Barsoom…even if it’s just to find out what Carrion Crow‘s been up to on his periodic jaunts to Mars. I have a feeling this is going to make me want to dust off my copy of A Princess of Mars

8 thoughts on “Achtung! Barsoom

  1. Dave Stone

    A very nice haul Keith, must admit I do like a bit of John Carter from Mars, and it was while watching that movie, that Death Match came about ! LOL
    If you do JC on line I’d be up for it.

    1. The Angry Piper Post author

      I remember being excited for the film. I watched the movie, but I was pretty drunk at the time and fell asleep. I remember nothing about what I watched, and haven’t found the occasion to rewatch it since. I have heard it is unjustly vilified; but that it wasn’t considered a financial success, hence no sequels.

      1. Dave Stone

        I personally enjoyed the movie, but did read it didn’t make the money it needed, for any follow on movies, which personally I thought was a shame, I don’t know why people didn’t like it, thought it was a great representation of the book.

  2. Dick Garrison

    Love me a bit of JCoM, and that looks like a bargain haul you got there mate, I too would recommend the film, I really enjoyed it, though I have lent my copy to a couple of mates who didn’t. Shame it was a flop as I’d have liked to se some sequel’s. (Same went for the last Conan remake).

    Also watch “Princess of Mars”, with Traci Lords, its awful but if you know the books laughably bad . However it is arguably one of the better “Mock’buster” type movies, and I would have watched a sequel to this too if they’d made one, hey any John Carter is better than no John Carter at all!

    Cheers Roger.

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