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by Bengt Petter
Sun 10 May 2020, 13:16
Forum: General
Topic: Would "space truckers" have a job post-"Alien"?
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Would "space truckers" have a job post-"Alien"?

I think there is another, much more basic explanation: Alien is fiction. Ridley Scott and his fellow creators pick staple tropes from other dystopian sci fi. It has to feel cool, but it doesn’t have to be super realistic, although it’s a franchise with a somewhat realistic tone. But if you want some...
by Bengt Petter
Fri 01 May 2020, 18:32
Forum: General
Topic: The Game for Our Time
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: The Game for Our Time

OK, here is another pandemic idea: 6. During the past year or so, the population of a planet with around 30 colonies has been forced to struggle against a deadly virus. Many have died or left the planet. The PCs are colonists trying to deal with the situation. Their colony are running out of resourc...
by Bengt Petter
Thu 30 Apr 2020, 21:05
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Alien: Good scenarios from other sources
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: Alien: Good scenarios from other sources

Well, I actually don’t think there has to be aliens in an Alien scenario. I would rather say this franchise is about cosmic horror. The brand creatures are a part of something much bigger. They are not just staple monsters, and that is what makes them interesting. Cosmic horror can also include many...
by Bengt Petter
Tue 28 Apr 2020, 21:50
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Alien: Good scenarios from other sources
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: Good scenarios from other sources

This is not an RPG, but it seems kind of interesting and quite Alien in style: https://tkopresents.com/products/sentient?fbclid=IwAR06yaJu5fdkr87odaK1MK7fU9-6wXCk9ZOah7dMvgTnBdyqjGdkC7FE-sE The premise - a group of kids left on their own in a spaceship on its way to a colony - could be interesting f...
by Bengt Petter
Tue 28 Apr 2020, 19:07
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Expenses, Salary, Rewards, Shares, etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Expenses, Salary, Rewards, Shares, etc.

I totaly agree that a rampant dystopian capitalism is an important part of the Alien setting. You could also say that it is a setting about money and relations between employers and employees. To make money an important part of the game is for sure interesting, and true to the setting. But the quest...
by Bengt Petter
Mon 27 Apr 2020, 22:26
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Alien: Good scenarios from other sources
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: Good scenarios from other sources

Could be cool. I don’t own this scenario, but I just read a review. What more specificly is it that make this a good fit for Alien? And what needs to be changed? However, I like the idea to mine other games for scenarios. Actually, it doesn’t even have to be sci fi. I can also imagine some kind of C...
by Bengt Petter
Sat 25 Apr 2020, 19:38
Forum: General
Topic: Campaign Sourcebook
Replies: 22
Views: 1206

Re: Campaign Sourcebook

I think we can all agree that this is a quite leathal game. It’s easy to change the rules if you like. Perhaps that could be topic for a another thread? I suggest that we return to the topic: campaign sourcebook. I have already tried to put words on some of my ideas for Alien campaigns. I think it’s...
by Bengt Petter
Fri 24 Apr 2020, 11:12
Forum: General
Topic: Campaign Sourcebook
Replies: 22
Views: 1206

Re: Campaign Sourcebook

You can figure out a lot just by considering the events in the original Alien movie. Why is the Nostromo crew in deep trouble? To put it simple, I would say that the following answers are not controversial: 1. Their corporate contract force them to go to LV-426. They are workers in a corporate world...
by Bengt Petter
Thu 23 Apr 2020, 00:58
Forum: General
Topic: Campaign Sourcebook
Replies: 22
Views: 1206

Re: Campaign Sourcebook

I would say this is also a discussion about what this setting is really about. It’s easy to get why people would expect to include xenos in an Alien campaign - it’s in the brand name. And you can make them weaker or put in some kind of containment, perhaps more safely than in Alien Resurrection. Ano...
by Bengt Petter
Wed 22 Apr 2020, 12:26
Forum: General
Topic: Campaign Sourcebook
Replies: 22
Views: 1206

Re: Campaign Sourcebook

I think Vindictus has a point. It’s a very deadly game and the death rate is a challenge if you want to play longer Alien campaigns. I also agree that a campaign book would need to expand vastly on the setting. The tables in the campaign chapter isn’t really enough, I think. Simply because they don’...
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