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by aramis
Wed 20 Nov 2019, 02:11
Forum: General
Topic: Xenomorph multiple success rolls
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Xenomorph multiple success rolls

There's no reason to assume they don't get access to the normal stunts.
Each signature attack has it's own separate throw which can be presumed to be the weapon modifier plus their close combat skill.
by aramis
Wed 20 Nov 2019, 01:56
Forum: General
Topic: How big is a sector?
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: How big is a sector?

In my game I think I'll say the ICS originally defined a cube of space, centered on Sol, and then divided it into 'sectors' of 3 parsecs on each side. giving each sector a 3 or 4-digit id. All of those sectors' designations are used by MU/TH/ER for navigational purposes, but the vast majority of th...
by aramis
Wed 20 Nov 2019, 01:51
Forum: General
Topic: Firefly and the Alien Universe...
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Firefly and the Alien Universe...

Considered? yes.
Firefly is similar in tech base, but has a few key differences... 
... one of which is the glowy transit drive is STL, not FTL. Not a big issue.
... another is that transit drive poses no risks, so cryo (while doable, as proven with River) is less common.
by aramis
Wed 20 Nov 2019, 01:34
Forum: General
Topic: Print Friendly PDF ?
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Print Friendly PDF ?

Is the print copy of the book out already? I know I ordered the big package but I don't believe that has been mailed out yet. I just figured the hardcopy wasn't out quite yet either. PDFs are okay stand-ins but there just isn't anything like having a hard copy to work from. It’s being delivered rig...
by aramis
Tue 19 Nov 2019, 23:19
Forum: General
Topic: Corebook Errata
Replies: 72
Views: 2431

Re: Corebook Errata

"layout failure" That's the level this thread is going towards, you don't like when a rule starts on one page and ends on the next, ok. I think I will leave commenting on this thread to others, since these sort of things is by design and commenting will only start a debate that will clutter down th...
by aramis
Tue 19 Nov 2019, 10:01
Forum: General
Topic: Advancement
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Advancement

The odds are slightly different between the two...  Coriolis has only one dice type. ALIEN has 2.  On the initial roll, both have equal odds. On a push, things are different. In Coriolis, all non-6's get rerolled on a push. In ALIEN, 1's on stress dice cannot be rerolled, so the success chances dip ...
by aramis
Tue 19 Nov 2019, 09:37
Forum: General
Topic: How big is a sector?
Replies: 3
Views: 64

How big is a sector?

The labeled sectors on the map have no clear boundaries. The in-text sector maps have only some worlds labeled; I'm going to assume for now that all those labeled worlds are in that sector, as are any that the text describes as being in it.
by aramis
Tue 19 Nov 2019, 07:06
Forum: General
Topic: Psychics in Alien?
Replies: 15
Views: 266

Re: Psychics in Alien?

Haha, I actually like AR. Different tone of course, but still good.  I also liked A:R, but it's definitely a different approach to the whole setting. Still jump-scare action horror, still 80s style low cybernetic Cyberpunk. But I did not interpret it as psionic abilities giving Ripley the ability t...
by aramis
Tue 19 Nov 2019, 06:54
Forum: General
Topic: Flash grenades / stun baton - 'stunned'
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: Flash grenades / stun baton - 'stunned'

The effect of the G2 grenade (stun grenade) and the stun baton doesn't describe what stun means other than that you are stunned in one round. The flash grenade and some alien signature attacks say that you loose your next action or your next slow action. So the G2 grenade and the stun baton may cau...
by aramis
Tue 19 Nov 2019, 04:57
Forum: General
Topic: Corebook Errata
Replies: 72
Views: 2431

Re: Corebook Errata

I know that there are modifiers for the tens digit d6 (by which means that the result can only be ?1-?6). I haven't seen any d66 table that uses modifiers for the ones digit. I admit that I don't know the book from page 1-400. I am curious. On what page? In Alien, I've only seen 10's digit mods in ...
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