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by Riggswolfe
Thu 06 Feb 2020, 05:50
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Survival Rate?
Replies: 34
Views: 2673

Re: [Moved] Survival Rate?

It's worth noting that Cinematic and Campaign play are vastly different. In Cinematic you're tossed into the meat grinder and it's expected you'll have 1 or 2 survivors at best. Campaign, well, despite being named Alien you better keep the Xenomorphs away for awhile.
by Riggswolfe
Tue 04 Feb 2020, 17:15
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Stellar type data - real world - near stars
Replies: 36
Views: 1979

Re: Stellar type data - real world - near stars

Telescopes largely lose their function once you start travelling faster than light. Sure their useful to count planets and know where stars are, but when even the nearest stars are over 4 years away and others are 1000's away, you may as well just send a ship out as likely something has happened in...
by Riggswolfe
Mon 03 Feb 2020, 21:46
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Survival Rate?
Replies: 34
Views: 2673

Re: [Moved] Survival Rate?

I've only had one session so far but I think survival is going to come down to 2 things: 1) How much combat do you have? Combat seems to be pretty brutal in this game so having it as often as you might in other games is going to result in PC death sooner or later. 2) How often, if at all, do the Xen...
by Riggswolfe
Mon 03 Feb 2020, 04:55
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Starting my first game tomorrow! My experience as a GM so far
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Starting my first game tomorrow! My experience as a GM so far

I did some thinking and my biggest issue was letting them land and mount the crane with only some time and a heavy machinery roll instead of a drydock. I'm going to tell them it's jury rigged so everytime they use it they have to roll a single stress die. If it comes up as a 1 it'll tear loose and c...
by Riggswolfe
Sun 02 Feb 2020, 10:15
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Stellar type data - real world - near stars
Replies: 36
Views: 1979

Re: Stellar type data - real world - near stars

The Covenant references are there. At the very bottom of the map is an arrow pointing down that says Trailward. It lists Sector 87, Origea B and some other stuff as being there. Sector 87 is where Planet 4 was and the Covenant was going towards Origae 6 before it changed course. So, we don't know ho...
by Riggswolfe
Sun 02 Feb 2020, 07:57
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Starting my first game tomorrow! My experience as a GM so far
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Starting my first game tomorrow! My experience as a GM so far

For air, food and drink I have them roll once a day when they are out of hypersleep. For fuel I have them roll on approach to a destination and on departure. If they make planetfall they roll once on landing and once on liftoff.  So far it seems we'll probably average 1.5-2 sessions between refills ...
by Riggswolfe
Sat 01 Feb 2020, 09:51
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Starting my first game tomorrow! My experience as a GM so far
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Starting my first game tomorrow! My experience as a GM so far

So, my game starts tomorrow. Well, in about 12 hours technically.  I've got 5 players and made 3 NPCs. They're playing space truckers and are going to be independents. I grabbed the maintenance rules from Coriolis and made dice for fuel, food, water and air. If they do maintenance/service it'll refi...
by Riggswolfe
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 06:33
Forum: General
Topic: Character "nationalities"
Replies: 18
Views: 903

Re: Character "nationalities"

In a lot of sci-fi nationality comes down to whichever space government you belong to. So it might be as simple as treating the United Americas as your "country" and the colony you are from as your state/province/city. "I'm from Acheron  in the UA" might be something you'd hear. Well, you know, prio...
by Riggswolfe
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 20:02
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 4701

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

If we go by the comics and novels the differences really do come down to "parent" species. In one of the novels, Xenos are born from chimpanzees and have longer forearms and are much stronger than traditional Xenos but less intelligent than the so-called "Big chap." 
by Riggswolfe
Tue 28 Jan 2020, 22:02
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Campaign Mode Examples
Replies: 40
Views: 2894

Re: Campaign Mode Examples

Are you purely doing it like this this or is there some metaplot in the background? In a sandbox my first few sessions are usually somewhat random using whatever tools I'm provided with. Then I see what my players latch onto and develop it into a metaplot if possible. Sometimes my players do the wo...
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