Saturday, February 12, 2011

Commodities of Martian Rails: Roddenberries

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 cool commodities that players can transport to generate revenue for their rail companies. For example:

Roddenberries – The edible fruit of a bush-like plant (genus Eugenium). They appear to grow readily on all M-type planets in the Alpha Quadrant.

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

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