Saturday, January 15, 2011
Cities of Martian Rails: Hinkston Creek
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:
Hinkston Creek – A medium sized canal along a dry canal in the southwest section. This was one of many areas where the rockets from Earth landed. Many rocket crews named the new towns after themselves or places on Earth that they remembered. The old Martian names for these places were forgotten.
Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!