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by Gebohq
Mon 11 Nov 2019, 04:33
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Idea for random space travel encounters
Replies: 13
Views: 248

Re: Idea for random space travel encounters

Good points! I don't know if it's really impact things, but instead of "nothing happens" as the text, it could be "false alarm" or something like that, which could prompt the GM to consider if it was truly a false alarm or if it's something else. Regardless, I'm glad the general premise of the table...
by Gebohq
Fri 08 Nov 2019, 18:23
Forum: General
Topic: Maps errata: IT'S WEYLAND, not WELAND!
Replies: 18
Views: 585

Re: Maps errata: IT'S WEYLAND, not WELAND!

Fun trivia: In the initial movie, it was "Weylan" https://avp.fandom.com/wiki/Weyland-Yutani_Corporation#Behind_the_Scenes So maybe the company, in cutting corners for profit, is known for not quality-control checking their own name. ;) (Seriously, though, I didn't notice this error in the book unti...
by Gebohq
Fri 08 Nov 2019, 00:29
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Real life star setting inspirations
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Real life star setting inspirations

While the Alien RPG does a fantastic job of not only providing a map dotted with pre-written star systems and places and the like, and also provide various means of generating your own, I'm curious if anyone intends to draw from any known real-life sources for inspiration. I might be glancing at the...
by Gebohq
Thu 07 Nov 2019, 23:21
Forum: General
Topic: Share your on-theme campaign Ideas
Replies: 44
Views: 2621

Re: Share your on-theme campaign Ideas

If you are thinking about a one-shot as the players being Aliens, you may want to check out the short story Dangerous Prey in Alien Bug Hunt - it tells the story from the Alien perspective.   There are themes of loyalty to the hive and sacrifice. Also, something I learned from beekeeping- if there ...
by Gebohq
Thu 07 Nov 2019, 20:36
Forum: General
Topic: Question about xenomorphs origin?
Replies: 16
Views: 356

Re: Question about xenomorphs origin?

I'm actually surprised that Planet 4 (the location of the Covenant movie) isn't listed as an example planet in the Systems section, largely because they stat out the Bloodbuster/Neomorph/Protomorphs which only show up in that movie. I'm not losing sleep over it, mind you, but as they had a 'rumor co...
by Gebohq
Thu 07 Nov 2019, 20:18
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Idea for random space travel encounters
Replies: 13
Views: 248

Re: Idea for random space travel encounters

It’s not easy to roll 58-60 with d66. Like many other, too :) Guess he was in the mood to write a lot of rows without thinking of the D66 range. Including the first it´s a devilish D666 by the way. - Some effects won´t do much, to be honest. 1 rad damage, many does nothing and heals extremly fast. ...
by Gebohq
Thu 07 Nov 2019, 19:56
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Idea for random space travel encounters
Replies: 13
Views: 248

Re: Idea for random space travel encounters

Page 341 "Job Generator" has some Complications for space Travel and Page 351 onwards has some random Encounters for Star Systems, Surface and Colony, however you've done a fine job of coming up with your own hazards!  I did steal parts of stuff from Star Systems and other tables that I thought wer...
by Gebohq
Thu 07 Nov 2019, 19:53
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Idea for random space travel encounters
Replies: 13
Views: 248

Re: Idea for random space travel encounters

Hmmm, looks good to me. The only issue that i can see, is The fact that this would only work on short distance trips. In longer hauls The crew is usually on hypersleep/stasis etc. Although this could be a list of reasons the crew wake up early from hyper sleep. I wanted to make an extra note here t...
by Gebohq
Thu 07 Nov 2019, 19:47
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Idea for random space travel encounters
Replies: 13
Views: 248

Re: Idea for random space travel encounters

Thanks for the replies! I'll be responding to them in turn, starting with this one: FreshWaterPredator: Hmmm, looks good to me. The only issue that i can see, is The fact that this would only work on short distance trips. In longer hauls The crew is usually on hypersleep/stasis etc. Thanks! So as no...
by Gebohq
Thu 07 Nov 2019, 08:31
Forum: General
Topic: Share your on-theme campaign Ideas
Replies: 44
Views: 2621

Re: Share your on-theme campaign Ideas

While more fitting for a one-shot than a campaign, I am considering a bit of reverse engineering the rules to flip-flop the roles and have the players be the aliens themselves with the general goal to serve their hive. Perhaps the structure would be something akin to: Act 1: "Outsiders have been sen...
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