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by Vader
Tue 28 Apr 2020, 17:36
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Why Vaesen exist, a bit simple?
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: Why Vaesen exist, a bit simple?

Vaesen, religion, and other "supernatural" phenomena merely being manifestations of human beliefs is rather problematic, in many ways... The term "supernatural" merely means "beyond nature", i.e., "a manifestation or event beyond scientific understanding of the laws of nature" - which is to say, som...
by Vader
Tue 28 Apr 2020, 16:43
Forum: General
Topic: Destoyer of Worlds!
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: Destoyer of Worlds!

Apologies for keeping the topic if not off, at least slightly askew:

Is it likely that Andrew will address the USCMC "Standard Sidearm" issue in the Setting Book?
by Vader
Tue 28 Apr 2020, 00:04
Forum: General
Topic: Destoyer of Worlds!
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: Destoyer of Worlds!

Is this the "upcoming Colonial Marines supplement" people were talking about back in October, or is there also an actual USCMC source book on the way later on? And if this IS that -- will this book in that case just be that single one-shot cinematic three-nighter adventure, or will it significantly...
by Vader
Tue 28 Apr 2020, 00:03
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Nations in the Mythic North
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Nations in the Mythic North

It should be noted that visually, the map clearly isn't a mid-19th century map, but a 17th century map. One would hardly expect a map that looks that way to depict 19th century nation lines. Now, why the Society uses a map that is two centuries out of date... I am most eager to find out! I am quite ...
by Vader
Mon 27 Apr 2020, 23:44
Forum: General
Topic: Destoyer of Worlds!
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: Destoyer of Worlds!

Is this the "upcoming Colonial Marines supplement" people were talking about back in October, or is there also an actual USCMC source book on the way later on? And if this IS that -- will this book in that case just be that single one-shot cinematic three-nighter adventure, or will it significantly ...
by Vader
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 20:36
Forum: General
Topic: Historical and Cultural Context of the Mythic North
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Historical and Cultural Context of the Mythic North

Extremely interesting question, and one I hope the background material in the game will address, at least to some degree (it certainly ought to). The 19th century is not really my era, but I'll try to start this off for you, at least to some small degree: As far as I know, spiritualism never was a b...
by Vader
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 19:28
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3915

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

If we go the full "death of the author" route, that only on-screen material is canon (and authorial intent is irrelevant), then Giger's intent and Scott's interpretation are both irrelevant and we can judge only what made it to the movie. The result? It's inconclusive: we simply do not have enough ...
by Vader
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 00:56
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Home made ship plans and maps
Replies: 20
Views: 2289

Re: Home made ship plans and maps

Although admittedly not very fancy in any way -- I suppose you might charitably call them "utilitarian" -- I made the ones in the Nostromo thread in the General section simply in Powerpoint. I am sure many will have access to that or other similarly basic drawing tools. It does lend itself to much m...
by Vader
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 00:48
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3915

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

Agreed. . Call it what you will -- the simple fact remains: SRS came up with the idea only as a possible rationalisation after-the-fact  for Giger's bipedal design. Therefore, referring to the bipedal Alien as "evidence that the concept made it to the screen" amounts to nothing more than circular l...
by Vader
Wed 15 Jan 2020, 00:46
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3915

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

I'm surprised this discussion is still going on.
Yeah me too.
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You surprise yourself, then...?   ;)
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