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by aramis
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 08:28
Forum: General
Topic: Character "nationalities"
Replies: 18
Views: 692

Re: Character "nationalities"

I concur the UA and 3WE are still national entities in confederations... the UPP, for what little we have, seem more unified. But oppressive states tend to be more monolithic. Note that the offworld is clearly divided into the 3 powerblocks, and at least on Commonwealth Nation isn't in the 3WE... be...
by aramis
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 08:17
Forum: GM Only
Topic: A Campaign Idea
Replies: 18
Views: 993

Re: A Campaign Idea

Ha! Even I like the call of the Storybox, which is more what I want. I dislike it for the same reasons I dislike sandbox.... it emphasizes the box portion.  Storyfield? that would be more apt for the tabletop  I like aspects of the sandbox, just history has made me recoil anytime I hear the phrase ...
by aramis
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 07:02
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Survival Rate?
Replies: 32
Views: 1305

Re: [Moved] Survival Rate?

For those who have played or GMed, approximately what is the “survival rate” of PCs per scenario? To count as a”survivor,” a PC must begin the scenario as a PC and reach the end alive and playable. A friend of mine who has GMed three sessions says he’s had 40% per scenario, with only one PC having ...
by aramis
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 06:37
Forum: GM Only
Topic: How much do Weyland-Yutani know?
Replies: 31
Views: 1363

Re: How much do Weyland-Yutani know?

I'm treating it for my campaigns as the senior staff of weapons development  of all the corps with one, plus the UPP, 3WE, and UA military weapons development labs, have a clue that something biowarfare hit the Nostromo... And when things went down on the colony, they all took notice... her "Half-ba...
by aramis
Tue 28 Jan 2020, 21:27
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Campaign Mode Examples
Replies: 40
Views: 2431

Re: Campaign Mode Examples

My Space Truckers in the UPP came to a close saturday last... They had hoped they had killed a particular facehugger, and ignored the foreshadowed threats... and their player solidarity resulted in a TPK. They could have, had they abandoned two PCs, survived their first encounter with the Xenomorphs...
by aramis
Tue 28 Jan 2020, 21:20
Forum: General
Topic: Alien RPG cheat sheet?
Replies: 15
Views: 1536

Re: Alien RPG cheat sheet?

I wanted to share the summery cheat sheet I've created.[...]

Gm Summery Sheet
Very pretty, but... when I opened it, it was over the edges and so not entirely visible. On the left, it was losing the box edge; on the right, it was missing at least a column.
by aramis
Tue 28 Jan 2020, 19:41
Forum: General
Topic: Plotting FTL travel
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Plotting FTL travel

I use piloting for setting the course; a fail reduces speed by +1, while bonus success are -0.5 speed. If they are skilled and opt not to roll, flat base. But they always want that roll.
by aramis
Mon 27 Jan 2020, 01:33
Forum: General
Topic: Plotting FTL travel
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Plotting FTL travel

I'd say that comtech roll isn't the plotting the course roll; it's the roll to get the AI to generate the course in lieu of the navigation system.
by aramis
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 23:20
Forum: General
Topic: Is the thematic core of the Alien franchise Marxist and Feminist?
Replies: 46
Views: 1976

Re: Is the thematic core of the Alien franchise Marxist and Feminist?

Sarah Connor would like a word. Yes, I know in T2 Arnold stole the spotlight but Sarah Connor was a bad ass in both movies. Bonus that it was directed by James Cameron and had Michael Biehn and Bill Paxton and Lance Henriksen in it. Fun little trivia fact. Bill Paxton is one of the only actors to b...
by aramis
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 01:09
Forum: General
Topic: Chariot of the Gods ID card props
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: Chariot of the Gods ID card props

Yep! Nicely done, too. 
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