Sunday, June 20, 2010

Cities of Martian Rails: Bradbury Point

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:

Bradbury Point -- A small settlement on the escarpments of the northeast section. It was named for Ray Bradbury, one of the prominent science fiction authors of the 20th century, Earth. A seminal collection of his stories was titled The Martian Chronicles. His name was commemorated in numerous other science fiction stories set on Mars.

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

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