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by aramis
Sat 13 Jul 2019, 20:13
Forum: General
Topic: player size
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: player size

3-5 players ... noting that the clear roles on ship need at least 3...
by aramis
Wed 10 Jul 2019, 09:27
Forum: Rules
Topic: Neomorph Decision Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Neomorph Decision Issues

Piercing a bulkhead is covered in the ACSK, on page 71, and the Armor Values are on p.63.... Now, just holing it won't get it in...  But I'd suggest the first 6 hits the wall between.  If this holes the wall, additional 6's increase the of the hole.  [+] just enough for the attacking limb; wall prov...
by aramis
Wed 10 Jul 2019, 09:01
Forum: Setting
Topic: Is Aliens: Colonial Marines still considered canon?
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Is Aliens: Colonial Marines still considered canon?

I'm guessing this RPG and the Colonial Marines game should be both canonical, as long they don't contradict each other, since they are a Fox official product? Except that Fox only ever produced the movies. Everything else (or very nearly so) was done under licenses. Whether Twentieth Century Fox Fi...
by aramis
Mon 08 Jul 2019, 22:32
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

The engineers bioengineering weapons is about the only reason for such creatures to exist; the life sequence is almost perfectly suited for a life extermination process, but it's also clearly not suited to long term biology. Giving that reason was inevitable for it to remain a franchise. AVP and AVJ...
by aramis
Sun 07 Jul 2019, 21:21
Forum: General
Topic: Who's gotten it to table so far?
Replies: 38
Views: 1349

Re: Who's gotten it to table so far?

Ahh, I must have blended the pushing rolls with regular panic rolls.  The panic table stuff still should be addressed to prevent the cascading trouble, or maybe other ways to reduce stress?
Cascading panic is realistic and thematic...
by aramis
Sun 07 Jul 2019, 09:21
Forum: General
Topic: Who's gotten it to table so far?
Replies: 38
Views: 1349

Re: Who's gotten it to table so far?

Note that panic check results  of 10+ mandate an action; that action replaces the action originally attempted.  (A 10 mandates standing there stupidly for a full stealth turn or until hit.) So, for example, 11 seek cover, the character just converts those 5 successes into a dive into cover.... descr...
by aramis
Thu 04 Jul 2019, 20:50
Forum: Rules
Topic: Skill Rolls and Stress Dice
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Skill Rolls and Stress Dice

Look at the images of the dice in the preorders page... We can see all 6 result sides on the base dice https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2129/8201/products/Alien_RPG_Base_Dice_medium.jpg Base dice are [1][2][3][4][5][+] And on the Stress dice https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2129/8201/products/Ali...
by aramis
Thu 04 Jul 2019, 19:28
Forum: Setting
Topic: Will there be a wider setting on the finished book?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Will there be a wider setting on the finished book?

Yes, I know that Coriolis is different, that's why I pre-ordered Alien RPG, I am expecting it to be more like Coriolis and less like MY0. But still, the doubt remains... MYZ is the outlier, not Coriolis...  Forbidden lands is similar to Coriolis in terms of setting. Symbaroum (while using a differe...
by aramis
Thu 04 Jul 2019, 08:17
Forum: General
Topic: Who's gotten it to table so far?
Replies: 38
Views: 1349

Re: Who's gotten it to table so far?

Finished it tonight. 3 sessions, 2.5 hours each. Act 2 blended into Acts 1 & 3...  My adult daughter, who has an anxiety issue, had a full on panic attack due to a confluence of... 1. The system building tension in the player via the stress mechanic. 2. the GM (me) building tension by misdirection (...
by aramis
Thu 04 Jul 2019, 08:09
Forum: Rules
Topic: First Aid
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: First Aid

Think of the alien movies as well.  Which this scenario is like. Very few survived after being injured. In both the movies, and this game, the death of characters is fully expected. 2 of the 5 crew made it out ... as Lucas only needed one sample, and didn't want the other one blabbing. The first sa...
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