Saturday, February 19, 2011
Events of Martian Rails: Bug-eyed Monster!
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:
Bug-eyed Monster! – In the vastness of the Martian wastelands, vicious creatures still roam. When they encounter human outposts, the clashes are often grim—for the Earthmen. The stories and, especially, the movies from Old Earth often used this generic name to describe these beasts.
Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!