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.

RPG Podcast Listener Survey 2013

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

Terraforming

Sintering

Bogie

Berserker
Fred Saberhagen

Desolation Road
Ian McDonald

Tribe 8 RPG, from Dream Pod 9
Tribe 8 RPG on Wikipedia

Flash! – The Queen song

The Phantom Of The Opera
Le Fantôme de l’Opéra

Metro 2033

Tetris

Diaspora

Sliders

The Kerberos Club

Vorkosigan Saga
Lois McMaster Bujold

Pandorum

Avatar
The Men Who Stare At Goats

Star Trek: Voyager
Babylon 5

Pleurisy
Amoxicillin

Teletubbies
Kaiju

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

Eclipse Phase

Stargate Infinity

Earthdawn

Somerset

Canals of Mars
Barsoom

Space: 1889

The Dresden Files

“Legging”

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

FATE

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

Reign

Metalocalypse

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  2. buy Freshwater Pearls says:

    I’m going to watch out for brussels.

    • Tonya 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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