It’s day one of Modiphius Entertainment’s John Carter of Mars Kickstarter and they’re at 300% of target. It’s already listed in Kickstarter’s “Projects We Love”.
Let’s talk money. It’s £15 (about $20) to get the PDF of the core rules, £25 (~$33) to get the Heroes of Barsoom Minatures with the PDF, £35 (~$47) for the full PDF collection of the plot booklet and PDF GM screen, £40 (~$53) to get the Corebook in print and £75 (~$100) to get the John Carter of Mars Collectors Slipcase set and the PDFs.
The money is in the miniatures. Many gamers will know whether they want to go big with John Carter RPG or not and a good percentage of them will want minis.
Modiphius’ success has created a virtuous cycle here. Gamers trust them to deliver, they can get the bigger titles, afford to do the miniature run, earn more cash, deliver as promised and therefore attract the bigger names.
We’ve already unlocked 4 stretch goals; the upgraded art in the core book, the PDF of the Swords of Mars part 1, Heroes of Helium miniatures and the second part of the Swords of Mars campaign. We can fully expect the Zodangan dice set (£80K) to unlock and the third (final?!) set of the Swords of Mars campaign. Modiphius will add more stretch goals as the cash counter ticks upwards.
As promised in the John Carter of Mars RPG intro the game will let you play through many different eras on Barsoom. That fits the original novels
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