Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cities of Martian Rails: Charax

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:

Charax -- A medium town in the southeast section. The name was first used by Percival Lowell on his maps and was adopted by human colonists. In the early days, the climate here was too harsh for permanent settlement. The early colonists only lived here during the southern hemisphere’s summer.

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

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