Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cities of Martian Rails: Drywater

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:

Drywater -- A small settlement in the Noachis Desert (south central section). This settlement was originally started to support the wireless station that beamed signals to the outer worlds. It is ideally situated to transmit signals “upstairs.”

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

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