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Author Topic: John Carter of Mars (Interest Check)  (Read 285 times)

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Re: John Carter of Mars (Interest Check)
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2019, 04:59:11 AM »
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M.P., every time I get comfortable with the xenopheliac Thark concept I wanted, you make me nervous about having him in your game again. 

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Re: John Carter of Mars (Interest Check)
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2019, 07:41:49 AM »
There is a reason I've been suggesting you stick with an Earthborn, amigo, and it isn't because your idea is a bad one.

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Re: John Carter of Mars (Interest Check)
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2019, 08:22:31 AM »
Canonically they are monogamous and hetero.  That said, John Carter is our primary source of information and it isn't like he spends a lot of time asking about that sort of thing!  So there are broad and deep silences in canon on a number of topics, leaving plenty of room to shoehorn in other things like warrior jeddaras and same-sex relationships and casual dalliances.

(Greens with a harem of non-Greens is problematic for other reasons, not least of which being that non-Greens are too soft and fragile.  Also, the mating habits of Greens are largely unexamined in canon, which may be for the best.)

I recently picked up the Dejah Thoris and the Green Men of Mars omnibus and they make it pretty clear that Greens up until brought into the fold by Carter treated Red Martians (as the other types were more recently discovered after keeping to their own lands as a whole) as basically meat in all senses of the word, to be basically used. The comic shows Greens eating Red meat and eggs and likely they'd be treated more as sex slaves also.

Interestingly, one John Carter/Dejah Thoris comic gives the origin of Greens as a bioweapon created by the Okar to act as their armies to take over the planet that got out of control in the lost history of Barsoom, only the ruling elite of the Okar know this secret origin of the Greens. I like this personally as it makes sense given their war-like culture and what's revealed canonically of Barsoom's ancient pre-Red days.

Just thought I'd throw this in for people who don't know as much of Barsoom as others in the thread.

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Re: John Carter of Mars (Interest Check)
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2019, 12:09:16 PM »
That is an excellent question!  Canonically, this is never fully explained, but basically you die here and wake up there...and there's some handwaved astral projection stuff going on as well.

Cool. I'll see if I can get an Earth character done up. Any concepts fit particularly well or poorly?

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Re: John Carter of Mars (Interest Check)
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2019, 02:16:54 PM »
Well, from what I've gathered, Western or Civil War archetypes tend to work pretty well.

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Re: John Carter of Mars (Interest Check)
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2019, 04:27:17 PM »
Sometimes there's time hijinks I think, though as far as the official John Carter timeline falls, the Jeddak of Jeddak era counts as 1880s and beyond, the rpg even says it can include WW1 and later.

A little known thing of the character of John Carter from the novels is that he doesn't ever age, he has always known himself to be in his 30s on Earth and has seen countless people be born, grow old, have children and die and he's watched these children do the same.

I always wondered if it'd come out he was some kind of exiled type of alien/martian, as the Martians upon maturity pretty much don't die of old age. When they reach 1000 years old, they used to take the path down the River Iss, a religious pilgrimage of sorts that John in this Era has exposed as a sham and introduced the Black and White Martians to the Barsoomians.

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Re: John Carter of Mars (Interest Check)
« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2019, 03:05:55 PM »
Okay, thanks for your patience, folks!  Threads are (at long last) up!

OOC:
https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=314060.0

Cast Thread:
https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=314061.0

Story thread is pending..

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Re: John Carter of Mars (Interest Check)
« Reply #32 on: Today at 10:15:39 AM »
  Hey! 

  Sorry to go quite, M.P.  I'm on my way! 

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Re: John Carter of Mars (Interest Check)
« Reply #33 on: Today at 10:56:03 AM »
No worries. Tis the season and all that.