John Carter


I just received an email from Modiphius about the upcoming John Carter of Mars game and it's got lost of goodies. As I've mentioned, I'm completely Game Impaired ™ with only the occasional bamboozling because of beer and peer pressure. Okay sometimes it's fun… That said, my main interest in the VVV is with the figures since Disney only supplied the weird little dwarf ones that I don't remember the name of. Vinyl somethings. From looking at the Modiphius site it looks like they're might be single figures as well as packs. But who knows. The important thing is that they have WOOLA.

Here's the newsletter email –

Our journey will begin soon…

I want to thank you for your patience as we've worked away at the John Carter of Mars project with the Edgar Rice Burroughs Estate. It's been a long labour of love from the whole team and we've wanted to complete as much of the book and miniatures as possible before the forthcoming Kickstarter. 

Today I want to start sharing a taste of what's to come. The roleplaying game will be a gorgeous deluxe edition landscape book with stunning long artworks taking you across Barsoom whilst the miniatures will bring your favourite characters, villains and brave crews of their ships to life. Beyond that a boardgame will let you explore the adventures of John Carter and friends in new ways!

We're making a final push now before aiming to get the project live at the end of August but our goal is to be able to ship the book and miniatures soon after the project so this date will shift to ensure we're fully ready. Please bear with us, it's going to be worth your wait. 

Now on to Barsoom, with a first taste of some of the layout from the books to give you an idea of what to expect. 

The art is bringing to life our favourite desert world in new ways.

Meanwhile Woola will be appearing amongst the throng of miniatures on your tabletop…

John Carter & Dejah Thoris are often accompanied by brave crewman ready to sell their lives dearly for Helium. 

These women are expert shots with their radium rifles. 

Even the great Jeddak of Helium, Tardos Mors will be joining the action leading his trusted Helium soldiers, or perhaps crash-landed in a forgotten ruin…

Our John Carter of Mars miniatures each come with a scenic base and will be relatively easy to assemble. There will be several sets including Heroes of Helium, Villains of Zodanga, and more. We'll go in to more detail of what you can expect in the next update.


Modiphius John Carter game figures reveal !

img_1111-1I’ve been chomping after these for a long time. I’ve been chomping for any John Carter figures really, but we all know that. Looks like I’m going to have bone up on how to paint really really small things instead of what I’m used too. (more…)

Beautiful Burroughs PrintsĀ 

If you haven’t see these yet you’re in for a treat.  Matt Taylor 0f Black Dragon Press does a lot of literary themed art, and he does it well . The prints are large 18″ X  24″ and printed on fine stock. They are available through or his own site at – Jeff 

Artwork from upcoming JOHN CARTER game !

John Carter trimmed MODI’m on the game testing list for the John Carter of Mars RPG which is hysterical since I’m clinically ‘game impaired’. I bought the John Carter game that came out in the 70’s (more…)

I’m a little late to the Jungle –

Tarzan Swing– but I got here. Life has been, involving….. I did see The Legend of Tarzan a couple of weeks ago. We did the big IMAX 3D nicey nice seats thing. Just trying to do it right. Right off the bat – I loved it. I was expecting it to be good up front (more…)

Swords and Planets and May the 4th

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When I first saw this still from John Carter I had a niggle in the back of my brain that I’d seen something like it before. I had a fun summer as a doorman at a big downtown theatre showing Return of the Jedi ( and only Return of the Jedi) in 1983. I ended up standing in the back row of the theatre the first time I saw the movie. It was a sneak preview and (more…)

Andrew Stanton’s ‘John Carter’ talk at Google.


I don’t know how I missed this, maybe it was more “I’ll watch it later” than missed, but I’m glad that I finally caught up with it. Some of that would be reminiscing the good old times, but it was fun to hear a new take on the production as well. I still want my Woola stuffy, but I am grateful the movie exists at all. – Jeff