Episode Seven – Arrr! Here We Be, Becalmed Upon This Desolate Siding

In which a throwaway gag from a long train journey takes us, many years later, to Mars, Deep Space, Strange Alien Worlds, Post-Apocalyptic Earth, and Somerset.

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Rail Siding

Cond’or – New Zealand’s 21st National Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention, held in Wellington in 2000
Northerner – Night train formerly running between Auckland & Wellington, NZ
California Zephyr – Train between Chicago, IL & Emeryville, CA
National Park, NZ
Waiouru, NZ

Points / Railroad Switch

Ray Bradbury




Fred Saberhagen

Desolation Road
Ian McDonald

Tribe 8 RPG, from Dream Pod 9
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Flash! – The Queen song

The Phantom Of The Opera
Le Fantôme de l’Opéra

Metro 2033




The Kerberos Club

Vorkosigan Saga
Lois McMaster Bujold


The Men Who Stare At Goats

Star Trek: Voyager
Babylon 5



Dark Conspiracy
it seems that Dark Conspiracy is available, in it’s third edition, from 3Hombres Games ~ craig

Eclipse Phase

Stargate Infinity



Canals of Mars

Space: 1889

The Dresden Files


Switching Yard

Zarkorr! The Invader – This is not a good film, but there is one fantastic piece of dialogue about being a “Question-Asking Guy” ~ craig

Civilization (The Game Series)

Edward Rutherfurd – My mistake; I called him ‘Ernest’ in the show – craig


The Legend of Korra
Avatar: The Last Airbender

The Babylon 5 episode “Falling Toward Apotheosis” was mentioned, but “The Deconstruction of Falling Stars” seems closer to what was being discussed – craig



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  2. buy Freshwater Pearls says:

    I’m going to watch out for brussels.

    • Tonya says:

      You are right, the Premetro in Brussels would be an awesome setting for a rail-pirate game. Don’t know how the culture would affect the feel of the game though… any ideas?

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