Sunday, December 26, 2010

Cities of Martian Rails: Hellasport

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:

Hellasport – A large city in the southeast section. One of the original cities and spaceports. It is named for the albedo feature noted by Schiaparelli. Once terraforming began to show results, Hellasport developed a temperate climate. The air here was the first to reach livable pressure.

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

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