The upside of having a friend that works for Firaxis is you get a town named after you in their new game. The downside? Calling the town a shanty is being polite (note septic tank) and that very same town appears to be in desperate need of “nitrates.” You see, nitrates are a traded commodity in Sid’s Railroads and they come from farms — specifically, in the form of animal-produced fertilizer.

What does all this mean? Well, basically it means that my dead-end town should expect a train piled high with shit to pull up any minute. Pleasant, no? Ah, the refined joys of friendship…

Railroads should be gold shortly and in stores faster than you can say “train dumps cow dump on dumpy town.”

Update: Railroads is Golden

2 Responses to “Railroaded”

  1. 1 Scott

    A city’s industry is selected randomly, so it was only happy circumstance that the village of Ellis demanding such things. :)

  2. 2 Jason

    Suuure… I bet that’s the sort of random that ends up with my town demanding a different but equally nasty substance each time out. :-(

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