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by Diego
Wed 10 Jun 2020, 04:19
Forum: General
Topic: Inspirational video games - Space Haven
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Inspirational video games - Space Haven

I actually backed space haven on ks'er, but I've been waiting for it to be in more of a finished state before I start playing. How are you finding it?
by Diego
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 03:11
Forum: General
Topic: Medical Aid is used in three different ways, did I get that right?
Replies: 45
Views: 2613

Re: Medical Aid is used in three different ways, did I get that right?

Page 98 verbatim: Everything from exhaustion to bleeding cuts and broken bones is summarized as damage. I.e. Exhaustion therefore counts as damage . And on page 99: As long as you still have Health left, damage points represent fatigue, bruises or smaller cuts—painful, to be sure, but possible to o...
by Diego
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 03:07
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Alien: Good scenarios from other sources
Replies: 16
Views: 1865

Re: Alien: Good scenarios from other sources

On the other hand, enemy corporations & governments (looking at you UPP) made for some deep story lines that players realized they're in a universe much bigger than just going on a bug hunt. I pulled a lot of material from "The Expanse" series that the players have not seen. :D They were blown away...
by Diego
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 03:02
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Underpowered explosives?
Replies: 31
Views: 1353

Re: Underpowered explosives?

Not sure how I feel about this. On one hand the damage does seem low for a grenade, particularly one going off right next to someone. But on the other hand upping the damage makes something absolutely lethal to players. You then are in the situation that if you have bad guys with grenades you are li...
by Diego
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 02:56
Forum: GM Only
Topic: How would you rule this? (crit injury)
Replies: 44
Views: 2737

Re: How would you rule this? (crit injury)

It's a narrative game. Go with the narrative. This player was obviously a traitor, and it serves the story. If you're gonna be worried that Player B might be uspet, then you're gonna have to make that Alien roll on the crit table when it does its head bite attack too, because otherwise it would be ...
by Diego
Sun 07 Jun 2020, 04:28
Forum: General
Topic: Would this concept work?
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Re: Would this concept work?

Or "it's coming from this direction, run!" And the other players start running into the direction of the alien. After all, he has a reason to lie to them. :D I think that's a prime idea for some deception. So yeah, but all means let the person with the tracker only be the one to know. You could sho...
by Diego
Sun 07 Jun 2020, 04:25
Forum: GM Only
Topic: How would you rule this? (crit injury)
Replies: 44
Views: 2737

Re: How would you rule this? (crit injury)

PC A sneaks up to an unsuspecting PC B (having succeeded on a mobility vs observation roll), points his shotgun at B's head. Pulls the trigger, which causes B to be broken. B rolls on the crit table and gets an impaled thigh. How would you narrate the result of the shot? a) B gets shot in the head ...
by Diego
Sat 16 May 2020, 15:08
Forum: General
Topic: UPP Equipment / Aethetics
Replies: 19
Views: 1347

Re: UPP Equipment / Aethetics

I'm generally a big fan of KISS as a principle. The more advanced a system is, the harder it is to fix in an emergency. Especially in the field. The Alien novel had a wonderful segment in it where it talked about Parker and Bretts job. How it basically outlined that ships were largely built around ...
by Diego
Sat 16 May 2020, 03:40
Forum: General
Topic: New to RPG
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: New to RPG

thanks guys im going to have to channel my inner imagination I highly recommend watching some youtube videos on people actually playing their games so you get how the whole table top rpg thing works. It's a weird concept when you try to describe it. Effectively it's group story telling, with actual...
by Diego
Sat 16 May 2020, 03:37
Forum: General
Topic: UPP Equipment / Aethetics
Replies: 19
Views: 1347

Re: UPP Equipment / Aethetics

UPP Dropship Antonov-222
Love the dropship design, that's really nice.