Saturday, November 27, 2010

Events of Martian Rails: Modulator Shortage!

Martian Rails (2009), the crayon board game manufactured by Mayfair Games about railroading on the Red Planet in which players build tracks and haul freight in sleek trains with names like Spirit, Tweel and Viking, has a long list of events to which players can respond in order to generate revenue for their rail companies. For example:

Modulator Shortage! – Illudium PU-36 Space Modulators drive the Level V, Viking, locomotives. They also are used to power the offensive weapons needed to protect the cities of Mars. Since modulators are always scarce, the Martian government reserves the right to confiscate the power units in times of trouble.

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

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