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by sathyr
Tue 08 Jun 2021, 10:54
Forum: General
Topic: Thinking about next campaign...
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: Thinking about next campaign...

Gaska/Free League have indicated that the next campaign book we're getting is going to focus on Explorers/Colonists (think Prometheus or Covenant) but the campaign book after that one is going to be Space Truckers
by sathyr
Sun 16 May 2021, 21:59
Forum: GM Only
Topic: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10
Replies: 17
Views: 1592

Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

pg. 237 calls for a HEAVY WEAPONS roll, should be HEAVY MACHINERY
by sathyr
Sun 16 May 2021, 01:53
Forum: GM Only
Topic: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10
Replies: 17
Views: 1592

Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Not sure if there is a typo, I am missing something obvious, or the military has its own kind of mathematics, but on page 111, under the Rifle company it says: Each of these 86-man companies is commanded by a captain and assisted by a lieutenant as the company executive officer (XO). The three comp...
by sathyr
Fri 05 Feb 2021, 13:07
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Design Decision?
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Design Decision?

I can't speak to the designer's intent, but I can speak from my experience playing Alien vs. playing other tabletop games. The unpredictability builds tension, and the randomness depersonalizes the creature from the GM. The former is important because the entire game is structured around building te...
by sathyr
Mon 11 Jan 2021, 23:34
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Non XX121 Xenomorph Abilities
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

Re: Non XX121 Xenomorph Abilities

By the rules as written, you are correct: the book does not grant Neomorphs immunity to cold, vacuum, etc. I would interpret this as intentional. Abominations aren't given these traits either, as you state, but given the context of the scenario... they have existed on the exterior of the hull for se...
by sathyr
Mon 11 Jan 2021, 23:25
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Destroyer of Worlds: Question about (spoiler warning)
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Re: Destroyer of Worlds: Question about (spoiler warning)

The details (as with a lot of Cinematic characters) are a little vague, but she was severely wounded and unconscious - the implication would seem to be that she was in a coma (perhaps medically induced) while she had a spinal synaptic relay installed. Given that she wakes up in Fort Nebraska and is ...
by sathyr
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 19:41
Forum: General
Topic: Xenomorph and Pulse Rifles
Replies: 33
Views: 5656

Re: Xenomorph and Pulse Rifles

I can think of three important considerations that should be made: 1. We do not know the game stats of the Sulaco marines. They could be starting characters, they could be seasoned soldiers like the DoW PCs, they could be even more experienced than that. 2. We do not know the stress levels of the ch...
by sathyr
Sun 26 Jul 2020, 00:55
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Alien attributes: stamina for decompression rules
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Re: Alien attributes: stamina for decompression rules

Admittedly not got the rulebook to hand, but perhaps it was never given because Xenomorphs and Neomorphs aren't affected by vacuum? I tend to agree, but that's only half of the problem. The other half is that the rules for Explosive Decompression suggest the rapid gust of air leaving the room can p...
by sathyr
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 07:51
Forum: General
Topic: Overwatch, HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 2072

Re: Overwatch, HELP!

You're free to play with house rules, but that's the way the book is written. Being able to act out of turn and potentially interrupt/negate an enemy's entire action is a huge benefit. I think it easily warrants the cost.
by sathyr
Wed 22 Jul 2020, 18:26
Forum: General
Topic: Overwatch, HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 2072

Re: Overwatch, HELP!

Being able to make an attack out of turn order and interrupt somebody else's action is enough of an advantage to warrant the cost of both actions. That's the way the rule is written.