Friday, November 12, 2010
Cities of Martian Rails: Fort Arcadia
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:
Fort Arcadia – A small settlement in the Arcadia Desert (northwest section). This was one of a string of UN forts established across the planet to subdue the Martian natives. It still exists due to its proximity to the UN prison at Botany Bay.
Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!