Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cities of Martian Rails: Burroughs Landing

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:

Burroughs Landing -- A large city in the southwest section. One of the original cities and spaceports. It was, of course, named for Edgar Rice Burroughs. Carl Sagan, the noted 20th century space scientist and science populist, claimed that Burroughs’s stories inspired many scientists that worked on the Viking spacecraft program.

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

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