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"Native to the dead seas of Mars, green martians are towering, four-armed humanoids who eke out a tribal lifestyle in the forsaken landscape of the dying planet. Green of skin, these aliens resemble extremely tall men with second torsos atop their normal ones, complete with a second pair of arms."

That's right. We are diving into the world of Edgar Rice Burroughs' seminal science fiction work to bring you all a taste of our "A Dream of Mars" product line. 
Our first product, "Green Martians" is going to feature the savage species themselves- right from the pages of the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The products covers the basic statistics of a green martian, the basic ways of life on the savage world of Mars, and outlines some basic rules for the setting. 
We have a lot more material written up and would love to work on more but we wanted to get a read on how this product is going to be received before we dedicate ourselves to a larger product.

Oh yeah, and we have the AMAZING Jack Holiday (Dragon Tiger Ox) providing artwork for this product.

As a disclaimer, we are working only with material found in the public domain within the United States. We will be region locking this product due to the fact that not all of this series is in the public domain in other countries. For copyright reason the following terms will not be appearing within the product: JOHN CARTER; JOHN CARTER OF MARS; JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS; PRINCESS OF MARS; DEJAH THORIS; TARS TARKAS; BARSOOM; GODS OF MARS; and WARLORD OF MARS (as they are trademarked). Furthermore, this work is not endorsed by the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs (though we did correspond with them regarding this).

In addation, this is a region locked product to the United States. If you are not in the USA, please do not purchace it.

This product is listed at a much lower price than it normally would be. Please support this project if you'd like to see more.


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Soluman B January 22, 2020 11:47 pm UTC
Curious as to whether or not you do intend on expanding this, always looking for more PF1 material.

Also how would one integrate the "Gravity vs Strength" mechanic with other species, and offworld Martians
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Scott G January 23, 2020 2:26 pm UTC
Expanding on it is something we've talked about but the copyright issues with this work are a bit complex.
Regarding "gravity vs strength" I'd recommend having that be represented mostly by lowering the strength of things raised on Mars rather than increasing the stats of offworlders. A -2 to the score would be sufficient and a -4 might be a bit much. If you wanted to abstract it a bit you can just say, "All Strength based checks have a -1 or -2 penalty on them" for Martian creatures other than things like the Green Martians and other creatures who are noted to be stronger. It's worth noting that most of the stuff on Mars is much larger and thus gets a Strength increase due to their size so this might simply be a way to offset that Strength bonus due to size.
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Soluman B January 23, 2020 7:03 pm UTC
I understand how bad Disney screwed the Public Domain, but couldn't you just turn them into expys? Change a vowel here, and an ability there and call it good?

He'll considering how everything on mars is psionic to some degree you could crank that dial up a bit and turn it into a Pionic Setting a la Dreamscarred. Just suggesting.
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Abel D May 14, 2019 5:39 am UTC
Region locked to USA?
So is that literally the 50 states of the United States of America (including Hawaii and Alaska) or do they actually mean the continent of North America?
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Scott G January 23, 2020 2:29 pm UTC
USA. It's a weird copyright situation. Basically in the US law allows public domain usage but some wonky laws elsewhere don't. There are a few countries that it can't be sold in and the tools on this site (when I uploaded this) basically only allow me to region lock it to a country, not deny it in certain countries.
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Bill R April 26, 2016 12:13 am UTC
Calots and banths ans zitidars, oh my! I would very much like to see more of Barsoom published for the PFRPG. I was very happy with the treatment in A Dream of Mars, except for one tiny quibble... The riding thoat seems rather small for the green men to ride. I could see it as written as being the mount of the red men, with the wild thoat as a huge beast. But, that is just my two cents.
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Joseph H May 05, 2015 1:36 pm UTC
A great treatment of the classic 4 armed green Martian. LRGG have the makings of a great campaign setting for Pathfinder. More please!
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Dustin P July 18, 2014 4:32 am UTC
This looks great, just be-careful of edgar rice burroughs inc, I tried to make a comic off of the public domain novel Princess of Mars and they had a fit and wanted to take me to court. Even though it's public domain I didn't want to deal with the court hassle. But other wise keep up the great work!!!
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David J July 18, 2014 1:03 am UTC
This is a no-brainer. Insta-purchase. Thank you!
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Martin C July 17, 2014 5:11 am UTC
It's a pity that this is limited to the US, I'm in New Zealand, which has similar copyright laws to the US. Do you think you will be extending the regions in the future?
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Scott G July 17, 2014 8:27 am UTC
We really wish we could release it in non-US region but there is an issue with the public domain status of the source material in other regions and this was the only way we could even secure a US release.
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