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by wilhuf
Wed 02 Sep 2020, 01:59
Forum: General
Topic: ALIEN Star Chart 'app'
Replies: 10
Views: 1488

Re: ALIEN Star Chart 'app'

pelorus, I modified your source so the script will run as normal, and asks the user if they want to run another distance calc in a continuous conditional loop. It also displays in classic 1979 green underline text. I'm not sure where to host it, let me know if you're interested in the updated source...
by wilhuf
Sun 15 Sep 2019, 21:51
Forum: General
Topic: Good source for sounds for the game?
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: Good source for sounds for the game?

I pulled the sound effects from source files from Aliens vs. Predator Classic and Aliens vs Predator (2010) PC games. Just use extractors ( FastFile Explorer for Classic and quickBMS for 2010) .  All the standards are there—weapons such as the pulse rifle and smartgun, equipment such as the motion t...
by wilhuf
Wed 14 Aug 2019, 18:24
Forum: General
Topic: How many dice sets?
Replies: 24
Views: 2609

Re: How many dice sets?

All of these options look great. Those colors look thematically perfect. But I don't like cubes because they don't roll well . Instead, I'm going with doublesix dice . Doublesix concept is straightforward—use d12s with each of digits 1 through 6 printed twice. dd6 probabilities are identical to d6 p...
by wilhuf
Tue 13 Aug 2019, 22:11
Forum: General
Topic: Solo play
Replies: 14
Views: 1549

Re: Solo play

 "When you face a challenge together with the other PCs, don’t roll dice separately. Instead, you choose who among you is best suited to take on this challenge. The others may help them (see below) if it’s relevant to the situation. If the roll fails, it counts as a failure for all of you—you are no...
by wilhuf
Mon 12 Aug 2019, 18:00
Forum: General
Topic: Issue With Unarmed Blocking
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Issue With Unarmed Blocking

It seems reasonable that someone would have to take cover before being shot with a firearm/plasma/fast projectile weapon. The ranged fire modifications seem to account for the difficulty of lining up a moving target. Ever since watching the Mythbusters episode about not being able to dodge bullets, ...
by wilhuf
Mon 12 Aug 2019, 17:41
Forum: General
Topic: Aliens board game set on Hadley’s Hope incoming
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Aliens board game set on Hadley’s Hope incoming

Thanks for flagging this. Looking forward to it. Minis could be repurposedto Alien RPG.
by wilhuf
Mon 12 Aug 2019, 17:28
Forum: General
Topic: Is Aliens: Colonial Marines still considered canon?
Replies: 18
Views: 2509

Re: Is Aliens: Colonial Marines still considered canon?

It's unlikely that the plant at Hadley's Hope would actually wipe the place away.  It's (quite intentionally) very hard to make a fission power plant go "BOOM!" The best you get is a steam explosion lit from below, and a glowing pool of mixed metal self-heating slag. And radioactive fallout everywh...
by wilhuf
Mon 12 Aug 2019, 17:18
Forum: General
Topic: Weapon art from Starter Kit
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Weapon art from Starter Kit

Yes I have to admit the weapon art seems to me a little sub-par. It's passable. But I think it has trouble holding up to the super-high bar set by the amazingly good character and setting art.
by wilhuf
Mon 12 Aug 2019, 17:01
Forum: General
Topic: Predator?
Replies: 33
Views: 4160

Re: Predator?

Licensing is an unimportant contrivance to block an AVP RPG. If Fox/Disney/whoever owns it wants to make it happen, they will. If there can be a Bishop action figure  and an AVP Alien Attacks Predator Action Figure Set , there can be an AVP RPG. Short of some kind of actual market survey we know not...
by wilhuf
Mon 12 Aug 2019, 16:53
Forum: General
Topic: Solo play
Replies: 14
Views: 1549

Re: Solo play

Speaking of the help from others mechanics, why would anyone help for only one base die if they could just not help and get more base dice with a skill check? Is help from others done instead of a skill check or in addition to a skill check? Fundamentally, the help/group mechanic is best dice pool ...