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by rennarda
Wed 12 May 2021, 15:08
Forum: General
Topic: Inspiration thread: Books, comics, movies set in a similar setting to Alien + Aliens?
Replies: 6
Views: 359

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

Two left-field entries from James Cameron: Avatar . The tech levels generally seem very similar, there's clearly hyperspace and you need to go into hibernation for it. There's no artificial gravity, aircraft seem pretty contemporary (compare the Samson aircraft with the Aliens drop ship, for example...
by rennarda
Wed 12 May 2021, 14:55
Forum: General
Topic: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 1-5
Replies: 39
Views: 2080

Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 1-5

P. 81
Stat block for M577 APC reads:
  • Phased Plasma
  • Pulse cannon turret
should be a single bullet point
  • Phased Plasma Pulse Cannon Turret
by rennarda
Mon 19 Apr 2021, 12:33
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Mass battle
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Mass battle

There is a mass battle at the end of the Raven's Purge, but it basically uses the rules from the Strongholds section of the rulebook. When I had a battle where the player was more directly involved, I created some simple rules that handled it like a wargame. Each unit had Attack and Defence ratings,...
by rennarda
Mon 12 Apr 2021, 16:49
Forum: General
Topic: druid animal form
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: druid animal form

Well as part of the druid character's background, she had a mentor / trainer 'back home' that she could return to (even easier when you can turn into a bird and fly there). But even at the extra costs of learning without a trainer, the PC was gathering XP fast enough that she could afford to brute f...
by rennarda
Tue 23 Mar 2021, 16:13
Forum: General
Topic: druid animal form
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: druid animal form

To any GMs reading this: although the rules don't explicitly say anything about what happens to carried gear, I would strongly advise that it gets left behind, at least at the default power level. Perhaps the druid can invest some more willpower (and risk rolling more dice) to be able to have their ...
by rennarda
Mon 01 Feb 2021, 11:29
Forum: GM Only
Topic: A Wicked Secret
Replies: 15
Views: 2361

Re: A Wicked Secret

We just played session 2 of this mystery yesterday. I only have a single PC - a very wealthy young Occultist - so we tend to rip through adventures quickly as there's fewer rolls and no arguments or discussions between players. I was very amused by how completely the player swallowed the false lead ...
by rennarda
Fri 29 Jan 2021, 13:34
Forum: General
Topic: Artificial Gravity in Alien RPG
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Artificial Gravity in Alien RPG

The semiotics (the icons that you see on doorways on the Nostromo) had icons for areas with artificial gravity. There's nothing to say that isn't spin gravity or something, but based on the design of the Nostromo and the Sullaco you can clearly see that the ships are laid out like a sea-going ship, ...
by rennarda
Fri 29 Jan 2021, 13:28
Forum: General
Topic: ALIEN: The Movie : The RPG
Replies: 4
Views: 1576

Re: ALIEN: The Movie : The RPG

That was brilliant! It does seem to point out the way armour works in the game is a bit flawed though. They never discovered Ash was a robot, and I loved the fact Dallas conspired with him.
by rennarda
Fri 18 Dec 2020, 11:30
Forum: General
Topic: Ammo Dice...why?
Replies: 382
Views: 24843

Re: Ammo Dice...why?

The ammo use rules are very confusing, but clearly if you have 6 bullets you can't achieve a hit (6 bullets used) and a mishap (1 bullet used) - you have to remove dice to get the total under the available ammo. I'm not sure which one you'd remove here, but I suspect you have to remove the hit. In t...
by rennarda
Wed 09 Dec 2020, 14:02
Forum: General
Topic: To Aim or Not
Replies: 15
Views: 1119

Re: To Aim or Not

Also there's no relationship to Ammo dice. Adding Ammo dice to an attack means you fired more shots, which presumably took you longer! Should adding Ammo dice mean you lose your quick action too? This might only be a fair trade off if ammo dice are more effective though.