I was reading a posting on RPG.NET about how War of the Worlds was a typical game-master railroad, total player kill and then GM fiat to save the day. I disagree.
I reckon it was just background flavour.
The game starts now. Invasion over….ish. Some Martian war machines will alive on iron rations as they hadn’t been drinking blood. They’re getting desperate as their rations run out and waiting for the resupply from Mars. New machines, new rations…they’re forewarned and forearmed.
Meanwhile on Earth, our scientists are making Earth-Mars technology hybrids – human war machines – ….they just need 2 fighter pilots, 2 field scientists and some support team members…