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by sathyr
Sat 21 Dec 2019, 07:50
Forum: General
Topic: NOSTROMO – the Accurate Deck Plans (IMO, anyway...)
Replies: 63
Views: 11928

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: 1001

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: 13082

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: 13082

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: 10615

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: 2686

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...
by sathyr
Wed 18 Dec 2019, 07:51
Forum: General
Topic: Authority Talent not useful for Colonial Marshal
Replies: 6
Views: 1411

Re: Authority Talent not useful for Colonial Marshal

I was wondering exactly the same. In my oppinion, this talent would make sense only if the key skill for Colonial Marshalls was Command... which I think is far more appropriate than Manipulation, to be honest. But that is just my oppinion. As written, this talent is useful only in Campaign mode, wh...
by sathyr
Wed 18 Dec 2019, 01:52
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Stress on androids when players dont know hes an android
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

Re: Stress on androids when players dont know hes an android

If it is a secret that the android is an android then the android is trained to act like a human. In this case, the player, treat him as a human. He uses his attributes without the android bonus (+3), he do uses stress dice and do everything that a human does. When the android player either is forc...
by sathyr
Wed 18 Dec 2019, 01:38
Forum: General
Topic: Alien films
Replies: 73
Views: 10615

Re: Alien films

For reference: 2093 - Prometheus 2104 - Covenant 2122 - Alien 2179 - Aliens and Alien 3 2381 - Resurrection As mentioned above that puts Resurrection at 200+ years after all the other movies. Even if the quality of the film and the changes it made to the narrative weren't an issue, it still makes se...
by sathyr
Tue 17 Dec 2019, 00:07
Forum: GM Only
Topic: What is a Zone?
Replies: 15
Views: 2686

Re: What is a Zone?

On the items, yes. There are a lot of useful items to be found. And space restrictions did mean we had to combine a number of individual room finds able into one general table. But in play this isn’t a problem. Players don’t trawl the place looking for every single item like a video game, and even ...