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by Vader
Wed 10 Jun 2020, 22:23
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Underpowered explosives?
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: Underpowered explosives?

. Um ... well, yes ... since it was directly and specifically based on ALIEN, I'd have been gravely disappointed had it not been so (even though they, too got some things wrong -- the Nostromo decks from the DLC's are just semi-random jumbles of compartments that provide great gameplay, for certain...
by Vader
Wed 10 Jun 2020, 22:19
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Topic: Underpowered explosives?
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: Underpowered explosives?

aliens was more realistic because if you shoot enough bullets into anything it will die. Xenomorphs arnt invincible cosmic entities like Cthulu as much as some people seem to wish they were... . This also being the tack those ... "prequel" abominations are taking -- which marks one of the major poi...
by Vader
Wed 10 Jun 2020, 22:10
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Topic: Underpowered explosives?
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: Underpowered explosives?

Hey, don't beat on all the games so much. Isolation was more Alien than even Aliens was :p . Um ... well, yes ... since it was directly and specifically based on ALIEN, I'd have been gravely disappointed had it not been so (even though they, too got some things wrong -- the Nostromo decks from the ...
by Vader
Wed 10 Jun 2020, 17:26
Forum: General
Topic: The Swedish setting
Replies: 13
Views: 670

Re: The Swedish setting

On a slightly different note ... I remember that an earlier edition listed the Interdynamics MKS as Sweden's standard assault rifle. This was of course pure fantasy. That weapon was never going to be a real contender for replacing the Ak 4, for oh -so-many reasons (and indeed, nor did it; anywhere c...
by Vader
Wed 10 Jun 2020, 12:31
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Topic: Underpowered explosives?
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: Underpowered explosives?

I refuse point blank to make up - or accept made-up - material to supersede something that the movies already show us. Where there are contradictions and conflicts, the movies will - must - always win. At my table. what about cases where the movies make absolutely no sense? there are plenty of exam...
by Vader
Wed 10 Jun 2020, 12:08
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Topic: Underpowered explosives?
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Views: 665

Re: Underpowered explosives?

To me, that’s all apocryphal -- “Expanded Universe”. For my own part, I dismiss it outright. Its not apocryphal at all. . As I said: it is apocryphal. To me . No-one is under any obligation to bring all of the stuff printed in the game (some of which we know to directly contradict the movies themse...
by Vader
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 21:27
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Topic: Underpowered explosives?
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: Underpowered explosives?

To me, that’s all apocryphal -- “Expanded Universe”. For my own part, I dismiss it outright. In my personal view on Canon for the ALIEN franchise, I accept no lore established post-1986, and even then only the movies. But OTOH, I adhere very strictly to what we see in those movies. As you might have...
by Vader
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 21:06
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Topic: Underpowered explosives?
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: Underpowered explosives?

Besides, if other variants of the weapon have a flame thrower as a secondary weapon ... why not equip Frost and Dietrich with those? Why, in that case, give them less versatile dedicated flame throwers? Because Gorman ordered them not to use pulse rifles. if they cant use the pulse rifle anyway the...
by Vader
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 19:26
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Topic: Underpowered explosives?
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: Underpowered explosives?

I'd say that in the USCMC, all Marines will probably be trained as grenadiers, as their standard weapon - the pulse rifle - has an integrated grenade launcher. It can have an integrated grenade launcher. it doesnt always though. theres also variants of the pulse rifle that have underbarrel shotguns...
by Vader
Tue 09 Jun 2020, 17:06
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Topic: Underpowered explosives?
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: Underpowered explosives?

And not just anyone gets grenade launchers in the military either, you have to be specifically trained as a grenadier. . This would need to depend on what branch of which military, I suspect. I'd say that in the USCMC, all Marines will probably be trained as grenadiers, as their standard weapon - t...
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