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Warriors of the Red Planet

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WARRIORS OF THE RED PLANET is a game of classic pulp, of “Sword & Planet” science-fantasy. If your tastes run towards flashing swords and pistols against a backdrop of alien vistas, soaring airships, and lost civilizations on far-away worlds then this is the game for you.

This roleplaying game is intended to evoke the worlds, as well as the “style” presented in the Martian, Venusian, and other Sword & Planet works of Burroughs, Moorcock, Kline, Vance, and others where no race, creature, or device is too fantastic. Heroic men and women struggle against devious warlords and mad Scientists, and against the ravages of time eroding the frayed edges of their civilizations. The rules presented here are intended to be either a complete game, in and of itself, or to serve as a companion to other fantasy games. They are resources for Referees to pick and choose from, whichever suits their fancy.

The rules are based, in their most basic form, on the original fantasy roleplaying game, and all elements are intended to be mostly compatible with that system, its successive editions and versions, and with other “old-school” “retro-clones” like Colonial Troopers, Guardians, and others.


 
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Paul K July 29, 2021 6:56 am UTC
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My video review!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXYt7ZxGXac&t=2s
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Eric M March 21, 2021 4:22 am UTC
Played this game with some friends and had a lot of fun!
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Cold C November 07, 2020 5:17 pm UTC
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I'd love to purchase the printed books, with the pdf's, but the price tacked on for the pdf's seems steep. Hate the idea of not getting a digital backup. This has prevented me from purchasing any of your titles for some time. I'm especially interested in this title, because it is a rarely sourced genre, and according to reviews you've done it extremely well. Hope the price for a digital backup can come down someday.
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Thomas D December 29, 2020 8:42 am UTC
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It's a real gem in my opinion. The writer did an amazing job and really has extensive knowledge of the genre, and somehow boiled it all down into a succinct book. It was a delight to edit it and draw the illustrations (I'm more of an artist, though I write & design too).

No plans to lower prices as it continues to sell very well, and I split the earnings. It was a labor of love and took a lot of time and work, and I'd like to be able to make more stuff for it.
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Cold C January 03, 2021 1:36 am UTC
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Understood. It looks like a great product. I'll have to decide on one format or the other.
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Tamas Peter K July 06, 2020 3:43 pm UTC
Hi! Is there a difference between the Lulu print version and the drivethru print version, either in content or quality?
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Thomas D July 31, 2020 4:58 pm UTC
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No difference in content. As for quality the books appear nearly identical side by side. Maybe images are a tad sharper and gray tones a little smoother on Lulu, but it's hard to tell.
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Tamas Peter K July 31, 2020 5:15 pm UTC
Thanks, Thomas
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Alexander B June 26, 2020 9:37 pm UTC
This game re-invigorated my love for the hobby. Returning me to my younger days, when iI read the John Carter comics. Now this fire burns in me and it makes me smile. And although I love the hobby, and am somewhat wel informed? This is the game that brought all that youthful joy back to me and is the one I am more than willing to put time into. Serious time.
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R. Talsorian Games, Inc. C May 21, 2020 7:35 pm UTC
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Great little game. But one BIG question. Where are the Calots (Martian Dogs)? You have pictures of them all over the book, but no stats. One of my prospective players wants a Calot.
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Thomas D May 30, 2020 7:52 am UTC
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You're right! I didn't even notice it was missing until I tried converting a Princess of Mars into an adventure and went to reference them for Woola's stats. So I wrote them up, you can find them here: https://dungeoneering.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-princess-of-mars-adventure-chapter-6.html
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Thomas D July 13, 2019 8:43 am UTC
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An updated version of this title is now available. Made some minor improvements to the PDF version:

Untextured covers for optimized printing
Image resolution improved
Bookmarks work now
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Jamie B June 25, 2019 5:52 am UTC
Thomas:

Have you corrected the problem in S.B.'s June 6th post?
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Thomas D July 13, 2019 8:44 am UTC
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I believe so.
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Shaun B July 14, 2019 6:40 pm UTC
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It does indeed appear to have been corrected.
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Shaun B June 06, 2019 8:25 am UTC
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It's a great little game, but the 2019 update has somehow altered the quality of every image in the book. Whereas in the previous version they were all crisp and clear, the current version has images that are either very blurry, or have heavy artifacts that (they look like black smudges). The modified typography is an improvement, as are some of the changes in the text itself (character creation, for example now aligns with the example character), it's just the images that took a real hit in overall quality.
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Thomas D July 13, 2019 8:44 am UTC
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I looked into it and re-exported the PDF with less compression.
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Shaun B July 14, 2019 6:40 pm UTC
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Thanks! I can confirm it looks so much better.
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Matthew C February 14, 2019 6:40 am UTC
Any chance of this in print? Looks interesting but I have no use for PDFs.
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Thomas D March 09, 2019 10:12 am UTC
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It's available in softcover. You must have checked when it was temporarily unavailable.
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Matthew C March 23, 2019 11:42 pm UTC
Thanks for answering. I had given up on it since every time I'd checked it was solely PDF.
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Patrick L December 18, 2018 4:09 am UTC
I'm curious just how versatile this system is? Like, say, could it be re-tooled to run a Star-Wars type game, or other types of science fantasy? I'm similarly curious about Raiders! and Colonial Troopers, if they can be used for general hard/semi-hard sci-fi and early 20th century pulp, or if they're focused in on specific sub-genres.

I bought Guardians and was highly pleased by how easy the rules appear to be able to fit genres other than 70s-80s Marvel/DC comic book super heroes, and I intend to buy the rest of the line regardless of how narrow their scope is. I'm just curious.

Also there're rules for Space Combat right?
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Thomas D February 02, 2019 4:25 am UTC
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There are rules for ship to ship combat, they are very light.
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Patrick L February 25, 2019 11:55 pm UTC
that works for my purposes.
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Troy H March 19, 2018 4:18 pm UTC
I bought this book at Gary Con and love it. My review is on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2324626288
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Paul K March 02, 2018 9:38 am UTC
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Chaps!

I would love to do up somne sword and planet stuff for you. Might you be interested in having some sandbox or adventure books published by another party for this game? (take a peek at my "Lucanii Drift" for starships and Spacemen, or my work of rthe 'Mars" RPG by adamant).
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Thomas D December 06, 2018 3:16 am UTC
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Yes
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Kevin M December 29, 2017 7:35 pm UTC
Is the print version digest size?
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Simon N July 13, 2018 9:49 am UTC
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Yes
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Shaun B July 31, 2017 9:43 pm UTC
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Just bought this and am devouring it. Question regarding equipment on pg 16. It reads, "1 Platinum piece (pp) is worth 10 Gold pieces (gp), 1gp is worth 10 Silver
pieces (sp), and 10sp is worth 10 Copper pieces (cp).". Can I assume the 10sp = 10cp is a typo and you meant to follow the 1 to 10 ratio of the other types? Such that 1 sp with worth 10 cp?
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James A August 13, 2016 5:20 pm UTC
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So, I noticed hit die type is not listed for Sorcerers of the Black Gate....I assume a d6?
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Thomas D August 15, 2016 10:39 pm UTC
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correct.
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