Friday, May 28, 2010

Cities of Martian Rails: Bottomos

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, has a long list of interesting cities that players can capitalize on to generate revenue for their rail companies. For example:

Bottomos -- A small settlement in the southeast section. Jerome Bixby named it as a pun for the third moon of Mars. When a settlement was founded in the deepest part of the deepest impact basin, Bottomos seemed the natural name.

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

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