Sunday, April 10, 2011

Events of Martian Rails: Repelatron Bridge!

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:

Repelatron Bridge! — In the scientific freedom of a frontier community, technological advances are swift. New materials, new manufacturing techniques, and new ways of approaching old problems lead to new solutions. One such wondrous new invention is the Repelatron Beam. This repulser beam can support a railroad bridge capable of spanning the Mariner Valley!

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF! Read the booklet of rules (pdf)!

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