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Mars ain't what it used to be..

John Carter and Dejah Thoris are ancient history, but there's still adventure to be had on Mars...just a seedier sort of adventure.

A Troika! setting based on the Mars of the novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs (A Princess of Mars, Gods of Mars). It's set in the year 1960, where the Cold War of Earth has come to Mars. Imagine a Barsoom novel written by Graham Greene or John le Carré

Things to Do

  • Visit the corrupt Cartertown (formerly Helium) where the cruel Cathoris XII, Jeddak-For-Life rules, with the aid of his Earthly puppet masters.
  • Party with slumming Red Martian nobles.
  • Match wits against the Communist agents of the People's Democratic Republic of Okar.
  • Tussle with the brutal Green Martian Gangsters
  • Race with the Martian hot rodders.

What's Inside

This is an expanded version of the Bad Barsoom pocket setting

  • 36 PC Backgrounds
  • 15 Enemies
  • Places of Note
  • Plot Seeds
  • 38 pages
  • A5 sized

Barsoom: 1960 is an independent production by Norton Glover and is not affiliated with the Melsonian Arts Council.

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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Barsoom1960_V1_2.pdf 426 kB
Barsoom1960_V1_2_Spread.pdf 414 kB
Barsoom1960_V1_2-booklet.pdf 675 kB
Barsoom1960_Charsheet_Letter.pdf 526 kB

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Issus help me, but I love this weird little game. I'm dying to do spy thriller intrigues on Barsoom.  The first test character I rolled up is Taro of Dusar, a Squirrel Hunter. Now I want stats for Barsoomian invasive species squirrels. demmit. We MUST know more about the Gray Menace from Jarsoom. 

This is the mash-up I never knew I needed.