Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cities of Martian Rails: Clarketown

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:

Clarketown -- A small settlement on the cliffs above the easternmost portion of the Mariner Valley (north central section). It is named for the noted author, Arthur C. Clarke. His classic Martian tale from the Golden Age of SF, The Sands of Mars, introduced terraforming.

Martian Rails is loaded with references to Martian SF!

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