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by AlexanderMars
Thu 20 Jun 2019, 15:49
Forum: General
Topic: Space Combat?
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

Re: Space Combat?

Piracy means the theft of goods from a vessel underway, by threat of force. It usually requires there be a credible threat. MUTHUR deciding the threat is credible and shutting down can turn it into a boarding action. But, undoubtedly, SOMEONE will override a MUTHUR shutdown. We also know that USCM ...
by AlexanderMars
Tue 18 Jun 2019, 18:13
Forum: General
Topic: Space Combat?
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

Re: Space Combat?

As far as I remember piracy is quite real in the Alien Universe. BISHOP and his former troop had several missions against pirates. But not in space, they were taking hostages in remote colonies to get ransom from the company to avoid a bad Image under the colonists. Taking colonists hostage for ran...
by AlexanderMars
Tue 18 Jun 2019, 16:52
Forum: General
Topic: Space Combat?
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

Re: Space Combat?

No, there's plenty worth fighting for... and most of it is commodities carried aboard. And those vary.  Fuel is one such. ²H and ·³H, as well as ³He, have extensive promise as fusion fuels... and need cryogenic storage, which, while ³He is not uncommon, and ²H is common enough... but keeping them u...
by AlexanderMars
Thu 13 Jun 2019, 15:03
Forum: General
Topic: Companies in the Middle Heavens
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Companies in the Middle Heavens

I was thinking a great thread would be one where we post short bios of companies that players might work for or interact with. Everyone knows Weyland Yutani, but there’s also Hyperdyne(traditionally the largest company in the setting) and New Eden/JV all of which will probably get written up in the ...
by AlexanderMars
Thu 13 Jun 2019, 13:19
Forum: General
Topic: Terrain
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: Terrain

That actually looks pretty great. I don’t typically use miniatures anymore in games that I GM but I’ve played in more than a few games where we did, and don’t have any complaints. I do think someone needs to do some generic space truckers, colonists and company rep miniatures. That would be a great ...
by AlexanderMars
Wed 12 Jun 2019, 18:32
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Morse code, a Scenario
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Morse code, a Scenario

I’m working on updating some of my notes, which are frankly 25 years old and we’re built around cyberpunk 2020.

I hope you guys enjoy reading it, and I hope some of you guys enjoy playing it.
by AlexanderMars
Wed 12 Jun 2019, 17:31
Forum: General
Topic: Traits
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Traits

The Coriolis QS omits all of the character creation rules, and the Alien QS is very similar. Just like the Alien QS, Coriolis QS doesn’t really describe Talents at all, however talents are important to the game. I’m sure that when the core book is out, traits will either be detailed as a way to add ...
by AlexanderMars
Mon 10 Jun 2019, 13:07
Forum: General
Topic: Character background
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Character background

I’m probably in the purchasable camp, random tables are great for speed but lack narrative impetus I would want in character creation. Also, from time to time you end up with characters that don’t always make sense in the overall narrative, which is annoying as a GM. I’m think we’re playing an elite...
by AlexanderMars
Mon 10 Jun 2019, 03:40
Forum: General
Topic: Character background
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Character background

I’m hoping some system is introduced in the campaign mode rules for having starting characters with more professional seniority. The old Leading Edge Aliens Adventure Game(which I’m shortening to LEAAG After typing that) had many shortcomings, but the “tour of duty” mechanics letting you quickly cre...
by AlexanderMars
Sun 09 Jun 2019, 20:14
Forum: General
Topic: Space Combat?
Replies: 23
Views: 1334

Re: Space Combat?

" I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate..." https://alienanthology.fandom.com/wiki/Alien_Universe_Timeline I’m not sure how I feel about tying two of my favourite properties togeth...
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