Friday, December 3, 2010
Cities of Martian Rails: Helium
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 interesting cities that players can capitalize on to generate revenue for their rail companies. For example:
Helium – A medium sized town in the Noachis Desert (south central section). This is the capital and prime city of the ancient Red Martians. It includes Greater and Lesser Helium. With the coming of the Terrans, the population of Red Martians has markedly decreased until they are only found in significant numbers in or near Helium.
Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!