The Red Planet has been in the headlines lately for the new lander we just set on it. Unfortunately, we've yet to find any evidence of a civilization on the planet like there is in the John Carter series of books. However, that doesn't mean you can't vicariously walk around on the planet as part of an RPG. And that's just what you can do in the new John Carter of Mars RPG released by Modiphius. The core rulebook is available as a pdf now.
From the website:
"My attention was quickly riveted by a large red star close to the distant horizon. As I gazed upon it I felt a spell of overpowering fascination—it was Mars, the god of war, and for me, the fighting man, it had always held the power of irresistible enchantment. As I gazed at it on that far-gone night it seemed to call across the unthinkable void, to lure me to it…"
Edgar Rice Burrough’s John Carter of Mars: Adventures on the Dying World of Barsoom transports you to the Red Planet of Barsoom, an arid, dying land of ancient civilizations and fearsome creatures. Begin your adventures of romance and heroism using a pulp-action inspired variant of the 2d20 System. Take on the role of heroes as you travel, battle, and romance your way across the wondrous and dangerous world of Barsoom. Play as John Carter, Princess Dejah Thoris, the fearsome Thark warrior Tars Tarkas – or create your own heroes from an exciting variety of options.