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by aramis
Thu 16 Jan 2020, 21:22
Forum: General
Topic: Alien RPG cheat sheet?
Replies: 15
Views: 1533

Re: Alien RPG cheat sheet?

Thanks for the share Aramis and Fumarole!
You're most welcome!
by aramis
Thu 16 Jan 2020, 21:16
Forum: General
Topic: Chart of Success probability
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Chart of Success probability

I wanted to share a chart of probability of rolling at least 1 success that I put together. Base and Stress dice are separated into two axis. I've also included the probability into the action will be canceled due to Stress, by rolling at least one 1 on the Stress dice. I'm aware that a 9 on the Pa...
by aramis
Thu 16 Jan 2020, 21:10
Forum: General
Topic: Is the thematic core of the Alien franchise Marxist and Feminist?
Replies: 46
Views: 1975

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

I don't really see how an 'evil corporation' makes a story necessarily cyberpunk.  AI isn't front and center in the Alien series until Prometheus, and I wouldn't call that cyberpunk either. It's not JUST the Corporatism, but the subtle examinations of what it means to be human that pushes the franc...
by aramis
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 21:20
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Campaign Mode Examples
Replies: 40
Views: 2431

Re: Campaign Mode Examples

Is the sandbox concept really that open for different interpretations? I would say no. It’s a quite obvious metaphor: it’s a framed area. You can’t miss what’s inside and what’s outside. That’s the main idea.  This implies to me that you really do not fundamentally understand the concept. The point...
by aramis
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 09:51
Forum: GM Only
Topic: How would The Swarm react to a Xenomorph
Replies: 6
Views: 325

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 aramis
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 07:30
Forum: General
Topic: Is the thematic core of the Alien franchise Marxist and Feminist?
Replies: 46
Views: 1975

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

As for cyberpunk - I don't see it.  Blade Runner, yes.  But Blade Runner is not Alien.  Alien is horror first and foremost.  How does it fit into cyberpunk?  There's next to no cyber, nor punk. At least into the early 90's not all "Cyberpunk" literature had cyberware. Cyber also didn't have the har...
by aramis
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 06:53
Forum: General
Topic: Borrowing from Coriolis..
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Borrowing from Coriolis..

Don't forget that, if good story reasons present themselves, even #63, #65, and #66 have real world potential to be survived. People have survived having large portions of bowel and/or small intestine removed. It's a huge issue for health... and there's the peritonitis that is almost guaranteed...  ...
by aramis
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 06:26
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Stress on androids when players dont know hes an android
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: Stress on androids when players dont know hes an android

I've decided for my campaigns, Deception Mode is a talent, not inherent. 
by aramis
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 06:24
Forum: GM Only
Topic: How would The Swarm react to a Xenomorph
Replies: 6
Views: 325

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 aramis
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 06:13
Forum: General
Topic: Do story points ignore panic rolls?
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Do story points ignore panic rolls?

Think about the resolution sequence implied by the effects of the panic check - which can cancel the action. Here's how I interpreted it, in a pseudo programming mode... roll the dice if stress dice showing 1's, check for panic. else go to 4 if panic roll 10+, attempted action failed and panic actio...
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