Search found 47 matches

by sathyr
Fri 27 Dec 2019, 16:43
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Mission Generator and economics of ships
Replies: 20
Views: 2145

Re: Mission Generator and economics of ships

I’ve been scratching my head over this. Running a CM-90 Corvus seems tricky as the jobs don’t pay enough given that it’s a 40 day return trip for even a nearby system. I feel like there should be a modifier for ship class size on payments otherwise I don’t see how you can run a Corvus with the job ...
by sathyr
Wed 25 Dec 2019, 23:48
Forum: General
Topic: Is the thematic core of the Alien franchise Marxist and Feminist?
Replies: 46
Views: 3799

Re: Is the thematic core of the Alien franchise Marxist and Feminist?

So far, most posts in this forum have been focused on details in the design of spaceships and the life cycles of the xenomorphs. That’s just fine and not that surprising. But, as my question more than hints, there is also a political aspect of the Alien franchise. In the films we see female protago...
by sathyr
Sun 22 Dec 2019, 19:12
Forum: General
Topic: Prometheus, Cronus, Heliades- and Magellan-class stats
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: Prometheus, Cronus, Heliades- and Magellan-class stats

It was possible to fly Prometheus with a single pilot (though not preferable). We hear the AI making announcements in Prometheus similar to Mother in Alien. Prometheus would have a FTL rating of around 72. Hmm... where are you getting that FTL rating? It occurred to me after you said this that I co...
by sathyr
Sat 21 Dec 2019, 23:47
Forum: General
Topic: Minor Component Damage
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: Minor Component Damage

On page 198 of the rule book, D66 result of 35, it reads “Displacement drive malfunction”, but the effect is “FTL rating halved”.
Shouldn’t the effect be “FTL rating doubled”?
I do believe you are correct.
by sathyr
Sat 21 Dec 2019, 07:50
Forum: General
Topic: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)
Replies: 63
Views: 6970

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

Does the Sullaco have similar problems fitting interior to exterior? I can't speak to the Sulaco... But the APCs in that movie are noticeably inconsistent in scale when you compare exterior, interior, and motion (ie, miniature) shots. Sometimes these things are impossible to reconcile without liber...
by sathyr
Sat 21 Dec 2019, 01:40
Forum: General
Topic: Prometheus, Cronus, Heliades- and Magellan-class stats
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Prometheus, Cronus, Heliades- and Magellan-class stats

Hey folks! While the Cronus (a Heliades-class vessel, the same class as the Prometheus ) is featured and detailed in Chariot of the Gods, it is not given a full stat block like the rest of the ships in the Core book. Based on the information given in that book, and information taken from supplementa...
by sathyr
Fri 20 Dec 2019, 14:41
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 86
Views: 7540

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

One might be curious as to whether this is (a) a conscious effort to tone it down to a "casual" fan level lest people get scared off by TMI; (b) a conscious effort to avoid raising the hackles of fans who are emotionally invested in the commonly accepted paradigm; (c) because the game's authors the...
by sathyr
Thu 19 Dec 2019, 22:23
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"
Replies: 86
Views: 7540

Re: Trying to make sense of "Xenomorphs"

In regards to stages I just see them as a game mechanic same as what you'd find in a video game to provide a variety of enemies.  As far as the films go there's adults (aka warriors) and Queens.  In regards to naming, the capital A Alien is Xenomorph XX121 - to differentiate from other xenomorph li...
by sathyr
Thu 19 Dec 2019, 12:51
Forum: General
Topic: Alien films
Replies: 73
Views: 6233

Re: Alien films

But in the theatrical version of the film, WY was bought out by Walmart, right? And who are the ”we” who decided to ditch that part of the story? Of course, you are free to do whatever you like in your campaign, but the opposite is just as valid. I’m one of quite few (?) people who actually liked A...
by sathyr
Thu 19 Dec 2019, 00:25
Forum: GM Only
Topic: What is a Zone?
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: What is a Zone?

The word count did suck yes. BUT it meant we got in the core book. Before they realised they had so little room, Chariot of the Gods was meant to go in the core book, even though we had to cut so much out of Last Hopes (the title of the original version) to make a Hopes Last Day, Dave and I think i...