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by Johnny
Sat 09 May 2020, 22:59
Forum: General
Topic: Would "space truckers" have a job post-"Alien"?
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Would "space truckers" have a job post-"Alien"?

My opinion is that there would be still demand. First of all, let's keep in mind that the Alien future is not exactly "our" future. Yes, the technology is more advanced, but at the same time it isn't: CRT monitors, most of the things are not miniaturized but are rather large and cumbersome, things r...
by Johnny
Thu 06 Feb 2020, 20:40
Forum: General
Topic: Using xenomorphs as a biological weapon
Replies: 21
Views: 875

Re: Using xenomorphs as a biological weapon

There's a lot of ways they could be used, but most or all of them come with their own set of problems. If you use them as a weapon of mass destruction there's the issue of what you do afterwards, sure, you may have exterminated the target population, but then you have a lot of xenos on your hands. C...
by Johnny
Mon 27 Jan 2020, 13:18
Forum: General
Topic: Plotting FTL travel
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Plotting FTL travel

My take is that, under normal circumstances, no roll should be needed. Destination will be entered, the computer will calculate the best route, and you're set. I would have the players roll when the regular navigation system is not available, when they need to recalculate the route on the go due to ...
by Johnny
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 22:42
Forum: GM Only
Topic: CoTG in one 5 hours session - possible?
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: CoTG in one 5 hours session - possible?

All the times I have run it the players managed to complete the scenario in about 5-6 hours. In all cases -for different reasons- I had to almost omit the third act because the players took things in a way that made it difficult to enter the third act and, when they did, things came to a close much...
by Johnny
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 17:30
Forum: GM Only
Topic: CoTG in one 5 hours session - possible?
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: CoTG in one 5 hours session - possible?

All the times I have run it the players managed to complete the scenario in about 5-6 hours. In all cases -for different reasons- I had to almost omit the third act because the players took things in a way that made it difficult to enter the third act and, when they did, things came to a close much ...
by Johnny
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 17:27
Forum: GM Only
Topic: How much do Weyland-Yutani know?
Replies: 31
Views: 1298

Re: How much do Weyland-Yutani know?

My take is that they know as much as it's convenient for the game session or campaign.  My take is that they are aware of the existence of the Alien, and more or less how its lifecycle works, beyond that? Whatever it works best. Also, in regards to locations: of course they know about LV-426 and, if...
by Johnny
Mon 30 Dec 2019, 11:42
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Space Trucker Campaign Ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 1347

Re: Space Trucker Campaign Ideas

I agree that a long "space trucker" campaign it's tricky, they may have some long term goals (pay the debt so they own the ship, finish a mission like charting a sector of space, etc.) but making it interesting from session to session may be a challenge.  Beyond the obvious scenario mimicking the fi...
by Johnny
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 22:58
Forum: GM Only
Topic: How to describe the Alien universe?
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: How to describe the Alien universe?

Another vote for Alien Isolation. Beyond that, go back to the 70s and 80s, the technology of the era and how the future was imagined back then based on the technology available at the time. For example, VR could be a thing, but it would be all vectorial graphics, blurry, nothing flashy like we have ...
by Johnny
Thu 05 Dec 2019, 10:53
Forum: General
Topic: About to buy Aliens RPG. Questions from a total Newb.
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: About to buy Aliens RPG. Questions from a total Newb.

There's one scenario with the main book, Hope's Last Day , then you can purchase Chariots of the Gods, which is a separate supplement. I think it was supposed to be included in the main rulebook in the beginning, but was separated. Regarding your second question: absolutely, yes. I have run a couple...
by Johnny
Wed 04 Dec 2019, 11:39
Forum: General
Topic: Never Tried a Tabletop RPG - But Group wants to try this!
Replies: 24
Views: 981

Re: Never Tried a Tabletop RPG - But Group wants to try this!

What about PC deaths? Are there any general guidelines for handling this? This seems like an RPG that is MUCH more prone to PC death. How do you avoid players feeling left out when they die? In a campaign I am sure you can just introduce a new character, but what about one-shots? Do people feel lef...
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