Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cities of Martian Rails: Isher

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:

Isher – A small settlement in the badlands near the Southern Icecap (southeast sections). When the crystals that made possible the first rayguns were discovered, the mining and manufacturing center that grew nearby was named for the Earth administration that created the need for the rayguns. The rayguns that tamed the planet and later the Alpha Quadrant were made here.

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

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