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by Vader
Wed 01 Jan 2020, 21:50
Forum: General
Topic: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)
Replies: 63
Views: 3428

Re: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)

We're discussing the vessel the outline of which can be seen in the plans in the first post. I doubt that's the refinery... I am aware of what is being discussed. And you are correct that the deck plans at the beginning of the thread are not the refinery. The massive size of the ship is due to a mi...
by Vader
Sun 22 Dec 2019, 15:24
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3872

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

:thumbup:

(e), then. Obvious, really.
by Vader
Sat 21 Dec 2019, 22:24
Forum: General
Topic: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)
Replies: 63
Views: 3428

Re: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)

Sometimes these things are impossible to reconcile without liberal application of non-euclidean geometry and extradimensional space. Or, you know... Willing suspension of disbelief. But why would anyone want to use that ? . Only as a final resort! Extradimensional space (a.k.a. the TARDIS Effect) i...
by Vader
Sat 21 Dec 2019, 03:17
Forum: General
Topic: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)
Replies: 63
Views: 3428

Re: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)

 the absolutely smegging stupendous size of the ship. The Nostromo is essentially a tug boat. The staggering size of what is seen in the film that you refer to is the oil refinery they are towing. We're discussing the vessel the outline of which can be seen in the plans in the first post. I doubt t...
by Vader
Sat 21 Dec 2019, 00:52
Forum: General
Topic: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)
Replies: 63
Views: 3428

Re: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)

I need to rewatch the movie I think because I don't remember Ripley going down the ladder on the way to see Kane . It's in the extended version; right before she gets slapped by Lambert. . Another thing I need to rewatch the movie for is to see if we ever have a view that implies their size any bet...
by Vader
Fri 20 Dec 2019, 18:50
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Where is the GM Guide or Is this it?
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Where is the GM Guide or Is this it?

The Core Book is what there is.
by Vader
Fri 20 Dec 2019, 16:15
Forum: General
Topic: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)
Replies: 63
Views: 3428

Re: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)

Does the Sullaco have similar problems fitting interior to exterior? That also seems like an unreasonably huge ship for such a small company of soldiers. . Judging the size of the ship from the dropship launch, and considering the amount of space we actually get to see from the Sulaco's interior (t...
by Vader
Fri 20 Dec 2019, 15:51
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3872

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

It should be abundantly, undeniably clear to anybody who reads even a portion of this book that the authors have a deep, profound, and informed love and understanding of the franchise. Using our context clues, I think it's easy to say that their use of the term Xenomorph comes from the pursuit of r...
by Vader
Fri 20 Dec 2019, 15:43
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3872

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

I'll also argue again the technicality: XX121 and Neomorph life cycles are the only "Alien/Strange/Other-Forms/Shapes" presented in the book. The other creatures are known and identified by the galaxy at large, so calling them xenomorphs would be scientifically inaccurate. The only creatures called...
by Vader
Fri 20 Dec 2019, 15:25
Forum: General
Topic: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)
Replies: 63
Views: 3428

Re: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)

 rather starting from scratch as seems to be the case here. . Not scratch, my friend -- the movie . The movie we're all fans of. That's what I meant.  From scratch as in ignoring everything other than what ended up in the film.  It wasn't intended as a criticism. . That's an interesting point. Depe...
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