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by Bengt Petter
Mon 15 Jul 2019, 18:54
Forum: Setting
Topic: Why the original Gigeresque vision still matters to the entire setting
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Why the original Gigeresque vision still matters to the entire setting

The Swiss artist H. R. Giger was a part of the team that created the first Alien film. He was brought into the production because Ridley Scott liked his art book Necronomicon . Some of the creatures from that surreal and Lovecraft inspired art book were changed only slightly to become the xenomorph ...
by Bengt Petter
Wed 10 Jul 2019, 12:44
Forum: General
Topic: What's wrong with the Alien franchise – and how it can be fixed
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: What's wrong with the Alien franchise – and how it can be fixed

Neill Blomkamp, apparently, has some awesome ideas for new Alien franchise movies. He was posting some great concept art to his Instagram a year or two ago. That's when Ridley came in and started his prequel stuff. Fingers crossed we get a chance to see something from him. I think Blomkamp is a ver...
by Bengt Petter
Tue 09 Jul 2019, 18:55
Forum: Setting
Topic: Xenomorphs that are not XX121
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Xenomorphs that are not XX121

There are other creatures in space than just the brand aliens, also known as XX121. Some beings are mentioned in the canonized novels and short stories. What I miss are other xenomorphs that aren't just constantly aggressive predators. In the Lovecraft mythos, which is a thematic base for the origin...
by Bengt Petter
Tue 09 Jul 2019, 16:29
Forum: Setting
Topic: Share your on-theme campaign Ideas
Replies: 18
Views: 728

Re: Share your on-theme campaign Ideas

My current thought for Alien is to not tell the players that we're playing the Alien RPG. I might just say were using some similar rules as Forbidden Lands in a homebrew sci-fi setting and spend most of the sessions dealing with various underworld figures, competing smugglers, and law enforcement t...
by Bengt Petter
Tue 09 Jul 2019, 09:41
Forum: General
Topic: What's wrong with the Alien franchise – and how it can be fixed
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: What's wrong with the Alien franchise – and how it can be fixed

I now understand that I should have been more clear about why I started this thread. What I wanted to discuss is simply: how can the Alien franchise be fixed? I suggested the introduction of new genres: tech noir (that's why I even mentioned Bladerunner ), Mob drama and Heist. To switch genre is, I ...
by Bengt Petter
Mon 08 Jul 2019, 18:45
Forum: General
Topic: What's wrong with the Alien franchise – and how it can be fixed
Replies: 8
Views: 267

What's wrong with the Alien franchise – and how it can be fixed

EDIT: My intention with this thread was to discuss one question: How can this franchise be fixed?  First of all, don't get me wrong: I'm really a fan of the Alien franchise. Since I, as a 10 year old, alone in hotel room in London, saw the first Alien movie, I have been fascinated and terrified by ...
by Bengt Petter
Sun 26 May 2019, 17:24
Forum: Setting
Topic: First scenario hopes
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: First scenario hopes

I’d like to see a premise campaign that takes you from the discovery of ancient alien ruins left by the engineers across many planets through the discovery of the xenomorph and weyland utanis corrupt practices in trying to obtain and weaponize it.  I’d also like to see the game touch on more myster...
by Bengt Petter
Sun 19 May 2019, 17:21
Forum: Setting
Topic: Interesting setting details
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Interesting setting details

The ALIEN movies are all very focused on specific dramatic situations, mainly the confrontations with the xenomorphs. That's fine and a part of the genre, horror in space. Still, we sometimes also get glimpses from a larger dystopian world. There are a lot that could be expanded into plot details or...
by Bengt Petter
Sun 19 May 2019, 16:21
Forum: Rules
Topic: Alien take on MYZ-engine
Replies: 38
Views: 3003

Re: Alien take on MYZ-engine

And if it´s not possible to play as androids, it´s not really a complete ALIEN setting to me. 
But it is possible, as you see here.
OK, fine. But the question is still: HOW should this be done? I mentioned a few ideas above and in another post in the Setting section.
by Bengt Petter
Sat 18 May 2019, 15:52
Forum: Setting
Topic: First scenario hopes
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: First scenario hopes

What is the ALIEN setting really about? Well, dangerous xenomorphs is the most obvious answer. They are there in all films, for sure. But what they really are is not that certain. They seem to be able to come in many forms and sizes, some propably totally different from what is known so far. Maybe i...
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