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by sathyr
Wed 18 Dec 2019, 07:51
Forum: General
Topic: Authority Talent not useful for Colonial Marshal
Replies: 6
Views: 882

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: 1008

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: 6233

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: 1571

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 ...
by sathyr
Mon 16 Dec 2019, 14:23
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a map for the CM-90S Corvus?
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Re: Is there a map for the CM-90S Corvus?

Not really, there's a level in Alien: Isolation that takes place on one (the Anesidora) but it's very brief and you only see a few rooms.
by sathyr
Mon 16 Dec 2019, 05:52
Forum: General
Topic: Should pulse rifle ammo penetrate space ship doors and hull?
Replies: 15
Views: 1519

Re: Should pulse rifle ammo penetrate space ship doors and hull?

Speaking to decompression, the Expanse actually does a pretty good job of showing how this would work. In a season one episode some of the characters are in a room that has a hole shot in it by a railgun. There is no explosive decompression like we see in most sci-fi. No one is sucked out. They are...
by sathyr
Sun 15 Dec 2019, 17:52
Forum: General
Topic: Should pulse rifle ammo penetrate space ship doors and hull?
Replies: 15
Views: 1519

Re: Should pulse rifle ammo penetrate space ship doors and hull?

CotG has a section dealing with bull breaches due to firearm usage IIRC As for shooting a ship from the outside, I see two problems. First: armor isn't necessarily uni-directional, just because something pierces from the inside doesn't mean it will pierce from the outside. Starship hulls are already...
by sathyr
Thu 12 Dec 2019, 16:58
Forum: GM Only
Topic: What is a Zone?
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: What is a Zone?

Page 82 suggests... A zone is typically a room, a corridor, or an area of ground. How big a zone is varies—from a few steps across up to about 25 meters. In general? Play it by ear. Does something seem like it should be long range? Then it is! Is one room two big to be a single zone? Make it more th...
by sathyr
Thu 12 Dec 2019, 05:59
Forum: General
Topic: Signal flare
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: Signal flare

AFAIK they typically burn for a few minutes at most (at least IRL), and a Turn is 5-10 minutes so... I'd say one full Turn if you're rounding up for simplicity. Otherwise probably even less. EDIT: Some more data courtesy of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flare Looks like maritime emergency flares bur...
by sathyr
Wed 11 Dec 2019, 06:59
Forum: GM Only
Topic: DIY: Alien Creatures
Replies: 10
Views: 1537

Re: DIY: Alien Creatures

Hello,
I tried to draw the Tanakan Scorpionid as described in Alien Core Book in page 322
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Great work!

Also I just realized these guys are a reference to the old Kenner Scorpion Alien!