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by Riggswolfe
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 19:28
Forum: General
Topic: Alien films
Replies: 73
Views: 4101

Re: Alien films

It also has a comic version and maybe a novel. I haven't looked into it but I'm of the opinion that almost anything would be better than the Alien 3 we got.
by Riggswolfe
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 08:35
Forum: GM Only
Topic: How would The Swarm react to a Xenomorph
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: How would The Swarm react to a Xenomorph

The swarm is basically space locusts. They're concerned with what they can eat. The Xenomorph can't impregnate them. They can't eat the Xeno because of the acid blood and because its exoskeleton is silicon not carbon. So likely you'd see something truly terrifying. A Xenomorph with the swarm crawli...
by Riggswolfe
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 08:33
Forum: General
Topic: Alien films
Replies: 73
Views: 4101

Re: Alien films

I wasn't very keen on David being the creator of the Aliens initially, but the more I think about it, the more I don't mind it. I dig the sort of Doctor Frankenstein vibe probably because it's one of my favorite stories. But it robs the Xenomorphs of their, well, alieness in my opinion. I'd actuall...
by Riggswolfe
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 00:53
Forum: General
Topic: Alien films
Replies: 73
Views: 4101

Re: Alien films

I'm interessted, what do you guys think of Prometheus and Alien Covenant? I have a love/hate with them as I do most films post Aliens. Out of the two of them, Prometheus is a slightly better movie though as Deacanox alluded to the tech is so much better that it doesn't feel like its even in the sam...
by Riggswolfe
Sat 11 Jan 2020, 09:02
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 4701

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

Yeah that definitely draws a pretty sharp line and would let players know what to expect. You ought to at least include Alien: Isolation though. It's more or less Alien 1.5 and is the best thing done with the Alien property after Aliens in my opinion.
by Riggswolfe
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 22:29
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Campaign Mode Examples
Replies: 40
Views: 2894

Re: Campaign Mode Examples

Of course, if we return to the Year Zero concept, a sandbox without adventure sites is still a sandbox. But you need tools, toys and some kind of idea if what to do. We have those. We have the fluff about some worlds, companies and political powers. We have the Xenomorphs. We have standard NPCs. We...
by Riggswolfe
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 18:08
Forum: General
Topic: Miniatures tips.
Replies: 34
Views: 5200

Re: Miniatures tips.

I managed to snag a decent chunk of the Prodos stuff during their last clearance wave. I also have Zombicide Invaders with lots of KS exclusives that should work great for civilians and non-marine types. And I have Nemesis. (My favorite kickstarter ever) I plan to look it all over and figure out wha...
by Riggswolfe
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 18:01
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Campaign Mode Examples
Replies: 40
Views: 2894

Re: Campaign Mode Examples

I think we have different definitions of sandbox honestly.  The adventure sites from other Year Zero games are just premade sites in a sandbox. That's all. They're not required for a sandbox. In general for a sandbox you need some world descriptions and ways to make content to plop down in it. That'...
by Riggswolfe
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 16:31
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 4701

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

Alien was surprising 40 years ago. I was lucky to see it shortly after release even though I was really too young to see it.  Today, people know what to expect from Alien. The characters will be surprised when someone's chest explodes and a slimy monster comes out in a spray of blood. The players wi...
by Riggswolfe
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 16:26
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Campaign Mode Examples
Replies: 40
Views: 2894

Re: Campaign Mode Examples

I don't have my book in front of me but the first Alien movie can easily be set up with the sandbox rules we have. The GM rolled a random job to transport an ore refinery from Thedus to Earth. They also rolled on the other tables and got a distress call and an encounter with a Xenomorph. They decide...