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by Vader
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 11:09
Forum: General
Topic: Abstraction level
Replies: 86
Views: 2212

Re: Abstraction level

Where was the latest play posted? Sounds like it's going in a good direction. Although I maintain that even on semi-auto, the real-world possibility of basically doing a magdump is well above negligible if you're not very highly trained. I can do controlled pairs all day long on the range. That's s...
by Vader
Mon 26 Oct 2020, 15:39
Forum: Free League Talk
Topic: Alien i svensk utgåva?
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

Re: Alien i svensk utgåva?

Betänk också att ALIEN inte är Fria Ligans egendom. De ger ut spelet på licens från Fox. Skall det översättas, skulle jag starkt misstänka att rättighetsinnehavaren kommer att vilja godkänna översättningen innan utgivning. Och hur stor är sannolikheten att Fox skulle bemöda sig att ta in kompetens f...
by Vader
Mon 26 Oct 2020, 13:33
Forum: GM Only
Topic: How does Equipment actually work?
Replies: 6
Views: 56

Re: How does Equipment actually work?

Ooooooh, okay so it's a best judgement kinda thing and not like any hard rule per say?

That's how it rolls.

The Rules are more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules ... at least, to the GM.

It's your world.
by Vader
Mon 26 Oct 2020, 10:41
Forum: GM Only
Topic: How does Equipment actually work?
Replies: 6
Views: 56

Re: How does Equipment actually work?

And of course, only in relevant circumstances. A pair of binoculars won't give you a Vigilance bonus unless you're actually using them; nor if you try to use them inappropriately, e.g. for looking around a small room. As GM, you need to apply your best judgement to where equipment bonuses should and...
by Vader
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 20:01
Forum: General
Topic: Xenomorph and Pulse Rifles
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Xenomorph and Pulse Rifles

There's no random element. The game has to emulate what we see on screen while also being unpredictable. It doesn't have the benefit of relying on a script or a director, and it is that very randomness and uncertainty that allows the game to build suspense. I think Gebohq has it right; making the a...
by Vader
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 19:23
Forum: General
Topic: Xenomorph and Pulse Rifles
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Xenomorph and Pulse Rifles

In the "minimum kills" tally ... shouldn't the Alien "guards" that attack Ripley when Ripley starts blasting the eggs (and are shot to pieces — again showing how a Pulse Rifle can make short work of an Alien) be counted among "dead aliens" I had to rewatch the scene again as the youtube video I lin...
by Vader
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 18:20
Forum: General
Topic: Xenomorph and Pulse Rifles
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Xenomorph and Pulse Rifles

In the "minimum kills" tally ... shouldn't the Alien "guards" that attack Ripley when Ripley starts blasting the eggs (and are shot to pieces — again showing how a Pulse Rifle can make short work of an Alien) be counted among "dead aliens"? Anyway ... there are so many unaccounted-for factors here. ...
by Vader
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 15:26
Forum: General
Topic: Xenomorph and Pulse Rifles
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Xenomorph and Pulse Rifles

I think flames hurt them but as the survival instinct triggers they will flee away: at the end flamethrowers are a deterrent, as they will not kill the alien but keep them away. That would be a reasonable assumption — however, it would also mean that Ash would actually have been speaking the truth;...
by Vader
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 14:28
Forum: General
Topic: Xenomorph and Pulse Rifles
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Xenomorph and Pulse Rifles

Personally, I sincerely doubt flame throwers have any significant effect whatsoever on the Aliens. Let us by no means forget that the suggestion to use fire as a weapon against them comes from Ash . Bearing in mind that Ash's first, second, and third priority is to ensure that the specimen is preser...
by Vader
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 11:07
Forum: General
Topic: Xenomorph and Pulse Rifles
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Xenomorph and Pulse Rifles

A recollection just struck me: even Gorman's pistol seems perfectly able to kill the Aliens effectively enough to keep them at bay.

It is only once it runs dry that they actually are able to reach his and Vasquez's position ... by crawling over the bodies of those that Gorman disposed of.
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