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by Vader
Tue 03 Dec 2019, 17:04
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3872

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

Actually the reverse is not true, that's the point of gene driving where you only allow the influence of Gene's for certain characteristics. It is of course pseudo science but the idea of an alpha template only filling in gaps necessary to flourish in particular environments is plausible (if improb...
by Vader
Tue 03 Dec 2019, 15:45
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3872

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

The dog alien is one of the key points for showing it does take traits from its host. It is kinda hard to ignore the fact that the two main instances we have of birth and end product shows us one bipedal host giving birth to a bipedal alien and a qua draped giving birth to a quadraped. . Me point b...
by Vader
Tue 03 Dec 2019, 14:55
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3872

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

Already in deciding to ignore the prequels, we are deviating from one set of established "canon". Fria Ligan doesn't have the latitude to pick and choose what they incorporate into the ALIEN RPG rule book; instead, they go the route of keeping things somewhat ambiguous, leaving each of us with the f...
by Vader
Tue 03 Dec 2019, 12:23
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Stellar type data - real world - near stars
Replies: 36
Views: 1616

Re: Stellar type data - real world - near stars

This one could come in useful, as well:

https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/exoplanet-catalog/
by Vader
Tue 03 Dec 2019, 11:24
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3872

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

Well if you put any stock in Prometheus . I don't. None. What. So. Ever. The "prequels" have no place in my personal canon. 8-) . But given we have been told in Alien itself that the creature adapted itself to our environment and did seem to take traits from Kane then we have confirmation that by w...
by Vader
Mon 02 Dec 2019, 20:25
Forum: General
Topic: Sidearm mistake/oversight? (summary on p.2)
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: Sidearm mistake/oversight?

The lack of an ejector port strongly implies a caseless design. Caseless pistols are (at the moment) largely a thing of Sci-Fi; current caseless weapons are either GLs or rifles.  . I'd even go so far as to say that it would necessitate a caseless design -- Could be flipped, yes, but I vehemently d...
by Vader
Mon 02 Dec 2019, 19:52
Forum: General
Topic: Sidearm mistake/oversight? (summary on p.2)
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: Sidearm mistake/oversight?

The lack of an ejector port strongly implies a caseless design. Caseless pistols are (at the moment) largely a thing of Sci-Fi; current caseless weapons are either GLs or rifles.  . I'd even go so far as to say that it would necessitate a caseless design -- but it's either that, or (as the slide re...
by Vader
Mon 02 Dec 2019, 19:15
Forum: General
Topic: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)
Replies: 63
Views: 3428

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

Yes. It all harks back to this set drawing:

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by Vader
Mon 02 Dec 2019, 17:24
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 85
Views: 3872

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

A lot of interesting points, when I have more time I'll do a bigger write up. The one point I'd quickly like to pick up on is the matter of the alien taking DNA from the host yet having things the host does not have. This can be attributed to gene driving, whereby certain genetic traits are predete...
by Vader
Mon 02 Dec 2019, 17:12
Forum: General
Topic: Sidearm mistake/oversight? (summary on p.2)
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: Sidearm mistake/oversight?

Just thought I'd post clear pictures of what we're talking about: This is the "original" gun carried by Vasquez: the S&W 39, as what quite clearly seems to be a non-standard issue weapon. Not unlikely, it is connected to her character backstory: http://propsummit.com/upload/997/m4a3-1.jpg The ALIENS...