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by Riggswolfe
Wed 11 Dec 2019, 19:31
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Facehugger combat questoin
Replies: 34
Views: 869

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: 31
Views: 959

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: 31
Views: 959

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: 34
Views: 869

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: 69
Views: 1794

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...
by Riggswolfe
Tue 10 Dec 2019, 20:36
Forum: General
Topic: Close combat and xenomorphs
Replies: 31
Views: 959

Re: Close combat and xenomorphs

I think that blocking with a cutting torch is possible according to the rulebook: (page 92) "you need to wield some kind of sturdy weapon or tool". I suppose the mention to "tool" is referred to things like a cutting torch which is considered a weapon also on page 127. Of course, I understand your ...
by Riggswolfe
Tue 10 Dec 2019, 17:19
Forum: General
Topic: Close combat and xenomorphs
Replies: 31
Views: 959

Re: Close combat and xenomorphs

It sounds to me like your players are doing some metagame stuff here. They know not to split up. They know what a xenomorph is. Their characters don't. As a GM I'd be calling them out on that. Take the derelict ship. The PCs have ZERO reason to suspect they'll run into any problems on a ship that is...
by Riggswolfe
Tue 10 Dec 2019, 17:06
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Facehugger combat questoin
Replies: 34
Views: 869

Re: Facehugger combat questoin

I'm not misunderstanding at all. If you manage to grapple it, it cannot attack until it breaks the grapple. If you are grappled by it and resist the grapple, you are no longer "grabbed" by it. We see Ripley do this. The first time it attacks her, she basically throws it away then it skitters back an...
by Riggswolfe
Tue 10 Dec 2019, 16:58
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 69
Views: 1794

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

. Seems to be a question of semantics, then ... in my mind, "cancerous" implies a cellular reproduction system that has run amuck. The way I see it, it would be difficult for that kind of stampeding mitosis to follow any kind of template, or result in anything like a deliberate structure. But if we...
by Riggswolfe
Mon 09 Dec 2019, 18:19
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Facehugger combat questoin
Replies: 34
Views: 869

Re: Facehugger combat questoin

Being grappled means the only thing the targeted character can attempt is to break the grapple. One cannot grapple xenomorphs, but I'd say someone else should be able to attempt the break grapple...  We see attempts (that fail) in the films. I think it's safe to assume a PC can grapple (or resist a...
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