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by ExileInParadise
Sat 24 Jul 2021, 20:18
Forum: General
Topic: Inspiration thread: Books, comics, movies set in a similar setting to Alien + Aliens?
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Inspiration thread: Books, comics, movies set in a similar setting to Alien + Aliens?

ALIEN was written and released on the cusp of the Cyberpunk wave in literature and BLADE RUNNER pretty much rang the gong LOUDLY for it ... A lot of 1982-1992 cyberpunk stories can drop into the Aliens universe with only light cosmetic alterations and picking and choosing of elements. Even some of t...
by ExileInParadise
Sat 24 Jul 2021, 01:03
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Does a Cheyenne fit in a Bison?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Does a Cheyenne fit in a Bison?

I would say no problem. A Class G-Bison (star freighter) will have more cargo-room than the Class H-Bison (towing vehicule Nostromo type). Look at my deck maps on my deviantart profil, on Deck C, you have to keep Junctions C-1 + C-2 + C-3 in place but Cargo Bay 2 can be expanded X2 (15 meters X 30 ...
by ExileInParadise
Fri 23 Jul 2021, 02:50
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Does a Cheyenne fit in a Bison?
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Does a Cheyenne fit in a Bison?

in Alien, there are two rooms where Brett chases Jones. The first room is painted in gold (called the treasure room during filming). That room has the surface survey vehicles and a small flyer. It's the first place Brett almost catches Jones, who runs off. Then Brett finds the shed skin of the alien...
by ExileInParadise
Thu 22 Jul 2021, 00:16
Forum: General
Topic: I don't like the Regular Maintenance roll
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: I don't like the Regular Maintenance roll

I was hoping someone might have come up with a great fix for this :)
To paraphrase Joss Whedon - have things break at the speed of plot ...
by ExileInParadise
Wed 21 Jul 2021, 00:41
Forum: General
Topic: I don't like the Regular Maintenance roll
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: I don't like the Regular Maintenance roll

I don't like the regular maintenance roll (core book, page 179). In Alien (1979) it didn't seems like they did regular maintenance, or they wouldn't have been surprised that they still were a long way home when they were awoken. In Prometheus and Covenant it seems that an android is doing maintenan...
by ExileInParadise
Wed 21 Jul 2021, 00:30
Forum: General
Topic: I don't like the Regular Maintenance roll
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: I don't like the Regular Maintenance roll

In _The Book of Alien_ by Michael Scanlon there are a number of pre-production pictures of the Picador - a repair vehicle used by Parker and Brett to repair various parts of the Nostromo once they are woken up. One picture showed a pipe gushing something with the Picador maneuvering to work on the d...
by ExileInParadise
Mon 05 Jul 2021, 15:05
Forum: General
Topic: USCM M577 APC stored equipment
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: USCM M577 APC stored equipment

I ran a game last night and just ruled that the APC contained whatever reasonable gear the story required the marines to have. There were only two marines out on a mission in the APC, so there were pleanty of room and all the spare clips and extra armors they could need. So yeah, I just treated the...
by ExileInParadise
Mon 05 Jul 2021, 02:30
Forum: General
Topic: USCM M577 APC stored equipment
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: USCM M577 APC stored equipment

Hey all, Pardon my ignorance but my google fu is failing me. Do anyone have a comprehensive list of what's supposed to be stored in a regular M577? I'm talking weapons and equipment and gear carried onboard the APC. And on a related matter. What kind of radio/comms capabilities would an APC have? C...
by ExileInParadise
Thu 01 Jul 2021, 04:31
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Maps, Gaming Aids and Tokens
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Maps, Gaming Aids and Tokens

Had totally forgot to post about the Maps, Gaming Aids and Tokens I either did or converted and released about one week ago. I've made several maps for Hadley's Hope, Chariot of the Gods and gaming aids. There's also Owlbear Rodeo tokens to help you run your ARPG game only. Tonight I released diffe...
by ExileInParadise
Sat 19 Jun 2021, 03:40
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Rivals over a colony/planet?
Replies: 17
Views: 559

Re: Rivals over a colony/planet?

Why would Burke need to smuggle a dangerous organism through ICC quarantine if the Company effectively owns the ICC? It's like how the new Colonial Marines book says the Company funds the marines; yet the mission to LV-426 was under military jurisdiction and a corporal could nuke a colony over prot...