Sunday, October 17, 2010

Events of Martian Rails: Sands of Mars!

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:

Sands of Mars! – Planetary sand storm. When the Sun heats the Martian atmosphere, it causes strong winds. The winds pick up huge amount of dust and sand. These storms can spread across the entire planet. To survive, trains and track crews in all deserts must limit operations.

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

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