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by Riggswolfe
Thu 12 Dec 2019, 06:14
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 33
Views: 624

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

You've done good work in that thread though your version of the Nostromo is too large I believe. I'm also not fond of the idea that the Nostromo is essentially a hyperdrive module that gets attached to the refinery but that's more a personal objection and one I think tries to solve a problem I'm not...
by Riggswolfe
Thu 12 Dec 2019, 05:32
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Facehugger combat questoin
Replies: 31
Views: 424

Re: Facehugger combat questoin

I wonder how we'd treat Newt's scene mechanically. She's holding it back by pinning it with the table. Would that be considered a grapple? (That little girl must have had a ton of stress dice to win that roll!) Because the only skill I can think of that makes sense is close combat though it could h...
by Riggswolfe
Thu 12 Dec 2019, 05:30
Forum: General
Topic: Close combat and xenomorphs
Replies: 26
Views: 486

Re: Close combat and xenomorphs

Just for fun, I'd like to point out that there is one rare event that could really ruin their day. Most Xenos have 2 speed or so. I think a couple are even higher. So, it's entirely possible that some day a Xeno will draw both initiative cards higher than the PCs. In that situation I could see the f...
by Riggswolfe
Wed 11 Dec 2019, 21:08
Forum: General
Topic: Close combat and xenomorphs
Replies: 26
Views: 486

Re: Close combat and xenomorphs

I also agree that you've described a situation where the players are not restricting the characters to character knowledge. I agree it's a bad choice, but probably not as strongly as Riggswolfe comes across. I have come across a bit strong. I'm really very sorry about that. It's text so it probably...
by Riggswolfe
Wed 11 Dec 2019, 19:40
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 33
Views: 624

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

From my POW, there is and can ever be only one truly canonical source: what we actually see in the movies . That's it. Period. Even Alan Dean Foster's official movie novelisations depart too much from the movies to be considered canonical, at least to my mind. And as for me personally -- and this i...
by Riggswolfe
Wed 11 Dec 2019, 19:31
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Facehugger combat questoin
Replies: 31
Views: 424

Re: Facehugger combat questoin

No, mechanically, Ripley doesn't "grapple" it - mechanically she wins the opposed from the grapple attempt, probably with an extra success (to buy a bonus die on , then does a "shove" on her turn. That's the part you are not grasping. She cannot "grapple" it. At no point is she actually able to pre...
by Riggswolfe
Wed 11 Dec 2019, 19:25
Forum: General
Topic: Close combat and xenomorphs
Replies: 26
Views: 486

Re: Close combat and xenomorphs

I'm sorry. I didn't mean to offend. I apologize if I did.  The reference to the Scream movies (which I love btw!) is because the characters in those movies are very Genre aware. They famously have a scene in the first movie where a character explains the "rules" of surviving a horror movie. "Never g...
by Riggswolfe
Wed 11 Dec 2019, 10:54
Forum: General
Topic: Close combat and xenomorphs
Replies: 26
Views: 486

Re: Close combat and xenomorphs

Yes, I understand here too... but I am not going to forbid my players that they don't want to split... Of course, I have my limits. For example and trying to not tell spoilers, in some scene, when a NPC started to convulse, some players wanted to draw their pistols and shoot, of course this wasn't ...
by Riggswolfe
Tue 10 Dec 2019, 20:46
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Facehugger combat questoin
Replies: 31
Views: 424

Re: Facehugger combat questoin

Looking at the facehugger entry: Signature Attack 4, the tail grapple is exactly what Ripley suffered right before the marines came in and saved her.  This attack is called a grapple but doesn't have any rules about resisting it so it clearly not a grapple rules-wise. Signature Attack 5, the face gr...
by Riggswolfe
Tue 10 Dec 2019, 20:40
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 33
Views: 624

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

It is also how it is depicted in some of the novels. I haven't read all of them but one or two explicitly go into detail about that. It's not a fandom thing really. It's an EU thing. A novel that came out just a couple of months ago had this method of embryo implantation as a major plot point. So, i...
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