Saturday, January 8, 2011
Events of Martian Rails: Earth Attacks!
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:
Earth Attacks! – The free-minded Martian people have become too independent for the likes of the Earth government. Am armada from Earth is en route to Mars to rectify this situation. Word of this attack has reached Mars and preparations are being made.
Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!