MarsCorp Part 9 Is Out

When operating in new and uncertain territories (e.g. another planet) there is a small possibility that threats and opportunities that were not anticipated by Happiness Inc. in pre-mission planning may present themselves. In such hypothetical situations it may be appropriate for the human capital to use their initiative (if unfamiliar with term, see chapter “Initiative: The dangers of thinking”). This is largely discouraged due to the finely balanced nature of the terraforming mission, but in rare cases it may be appropriate. Any initiative should receive approval of base management and the Resources Department before proceeding.

So often Hob’s problem with MarsCorp is the employees rigid adherence to rules and routines. But there is one Martian who is constantly trying to bend the rules to their own advantage; Dave Price. The lowly entrepreneur has set up a Dave Emporium introducing the Martians to consumerism, or what he calls “provide and desire”.

But while the base is distracted by Dave’s great items at the lowest prices, there is another greater threat. A group, hidden away, counting down to MarsCorp’s imminent destruction.

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Acast stream – https://aca.st/0c9f46
Direct download – http://rss.acast.com/marscorp/part9-employeeinitiative-/media.mp3

MarsCorp Episode 9 - Portrait (2048)

Artwork by Eric Chow

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Episode 10 – ‘Personal Development’ – is out next Wednesday.

Episode 9 credits

E.L. Hob – Helen Watkinson
Jim Lake – Matthew Woodcock
Alberich P. Copperbottom – Robert Benedetti-Hall
Clay – Mark Keegan
Baines – James Naylor
Martin Mann – Derek Elwood
Dave Price – David Price
David Knight – David Knight
Tom Dalling – Tom Dalling
Hayley Barrett – Amelie Edwards
Baxter – Jon Day
Bonnie Clarke – Lexie McDougall
Marysia Trembeska – The Wheel
Jeff Pike – Robert Benedetti-Hall
Simon Badcocke – Mark Keegan
Mark Garner – James Naylor
Eric Lyon – Max Upton
Dawn Cox – Katie Turner
John Smith – David Kallo
Kim Page – Ailsa Dalling
Paul Honeycutt – Piers Hunt
Liftbot – Graham Vick

Music by
Jon Day
Johnny Phethean

Artwork by
Eric Chow – Website

Written, produced and edited by David Knight, David Price and Tom Dalling.