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by hibishop
Thu 05 Sep 2019, 17:44
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Chariot Of The Gods changes summary
Replies: 15
Views: 1317

Re: Chariot Of The Gods changes summary

The signature items: You've made them useful items. My impression is signature items are small items that are kept in a pocket that have no in-game function beyond being signature items. I'd suggest something similar to the following: Reid: Dog tags. Either hers or a fallen team members. Flynn: An ...
by hibishop
Thu 05 Sep 2019, 16:17
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Chariot Of The Gods changes summary
Replies: 15
Views: 1317

Re: Chariot Of The Gods changes summary

For my third play-through, I crafted various tidbits of information into Cronus entry logs for the players to find with successful Comtech checks. These are clues to drive the mystery/story elements that never quite reveal themselves naturally during game-play.  Mostly, I sliced apart the "What the ...
by hibishop
Wed 04 Sep 2019, 19:36
Forum: General
Topic: Using cinematic scenarios as "character creation" for campaign play?
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Using cinematic scenarios as "character creation" for campaign play?

I like it.  It follows the flow set forth by the movies. 

I wonder if the campaign character will have Backgrounds.  Xeno Survivor / Xeno Encounter sounds like plausible Backgrounds.  Other Backgrounds:  Colonist; Terraformer; Space Jockey? 
by hibishop
Mon 26 Aug 2019, 03:40
Forum: General
Topic: CotG Number of Players?
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: CotG Number of Players?

7 is doable.  Encourage them to split up in order to complete the tasks in Act II and have each battle a Neomorph/Abomination for cinematic mini-battles.  Act III might fall apart for you.  Don't assume everyone-for-themselves-type mutiny; the survivors will likely join forces, which makes things aw...
by hibishop
Thu 22 Aug 2019, 21:18
Forum: General
Topic: First session reactions.
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: First session reactions.

For my third play-through, I plan on starting at Act II.  PCs will wake from hyper sleep on the Cronus .  PCs will have acute amnesia, of course, and find they are part of the science experience. The decision to start at Act II comes down to the time factor (less than four hours) available for a liv...
by hibishop
Thu 22 Aug 2019, 16:41
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Chariot Of The Gods changes summary
Replies: 15
Views: 1317

Re: Chariot Of The Gods changes summary

For Gear, I compiled screen captures of just the gear used in the scenario, and fit it all onto one handout to give to my players.  Why oh why does the Vision Devices table on page 95 have a different background than all other Gear tables?  The obsessive compulsive perfectionist in me wants to know....
by hibishop
Wed 21 Aug 2019, 22:02
Forum: General
Topic: Chariots of the God's first session and feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Chariots of the God's first session and feedback

I think I'll try 3d6, keep middle for the xenomorph attack table next time I run.  Great idea. As for the EEV, I relocated it to Deck D, replacing the EQU SHED.  I also replaced the WORKSHOP/ENGINEERING icon with an ESCAPE POD icon.  In the two times I ran the Chariot of the Gods scenario, my PCs ne...
by hibishop
Tue 20 Aug 2019, 19:34
Forum: General
Topic: Playing Cinematic without the agendas?
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Playing Cinematic without the agendas?

I like this idea.  I'll be running through the Alien Cinematic Play for the third time in a couple weeks.  Unlike the previous two play-throughs, this time I'll run without Secret Agendas (and without the character descriptions).  Other than the Attributes, Skills, Career, and Talent, the characters...
by hibishop
Sat 10 Aug 2019, 02:09
Forum: General
Topic: Solo play
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: Solo play

I would think so.  There's no real teamwork mechanic in Alien.  It's just a bunch of concurrent solo players. You need to reread the rules, because you've missed a bunch. page 36, group rolls Page 37, help from others Page 42, group observation Page 45, Negotiation Position Page 45, first aid. No, ...
by hibishop
Fri 09 Aug 2019, 17:14
Forum: General
Topic: Solo play
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: Solo play

I would think so.  There's no real teamwork mechanic in Alien.  It's just a bunch of concurrent solo players. The Secret Agendas are worthless at that point (and perhaps so too acquiring Story Points).  You would lose some of the atmospheric tension around apposing agendas (betrayal/mutiny).  As lon...
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