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by Riggswolfe
Thu 12 Dec 2019, 18:14
Forum: General
Topic: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)
Replies: 63
Views: 1831

Re: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)

The annoying thing to me, personally, is when I watch the movie the Nostromo feels both vast and cramped at the same time. You have that huge landing claw chamber where Brett died and you have the bridge where it looks like there is barely any headroom by the seats. You have the vents where Dallas m...
by Riggswolfe
Thu 12 Dec 2019, 17:31
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Expanding Hopes Last Day?
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Expanding Hopes Last Day?

I don't know if you would be interested but one of the Alien novels specifically covers the last days of Hadley's Hope. It's called River of Pain and really fleshes a few things out. I enjoyed it though it did raise some questions for me. For example, and this isn't a spoiler, it's on the blurb abou...
by Riggswolfe
Thu 12 Dec 2019, 17:24
Forum: General
Topic: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)
Replies: 63
Views: 1831

Re: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)

It's hard to judge these things honestly but let's look at that diagram you posted. You can clearly see the area with those windows and the bridge. I finally found a picture of the bridge where you can see those windows: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/40/25/1a/40251a4f978b2f8fdee78c9d2c43b4ec.jpg Th...
by Riggswolfe
Thu 12 Dec 2019, 15:52
Forum: General
Topic: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)
Replies: 63
Views: 1831

Re: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)

Reposted here by request: You've done good work with your blueprints 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 ...
by Riggswolfe
Thu 12 Dec 2019, 07:10
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Home made ship plans and maps
Replies: 16
Views: 462

Re: Home made ship plans and maps

I also love the film Event Horizon so I decided to make that my groups first location so here is the map for that (not highly accurate but hopefully functional): https://i.imgur.com/2NwFvpp.jpg If you like these then I would love to hear peoples feedback and also any other suggestions for famous sc...
by Riggswolfe
Thu 12 Dec 2019, 06:14
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 69
Views: 1793

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: 34
Views: 869

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: 31
Views: 959

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: 31
Views: 959

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: 69
Views: 1793

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...
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