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by S.M
Sat 08 Feb 2020, 03:03
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Stellar type data - real world - near stars
Replies: 36
Views: 3124

Re: Stellar type data - real world - near stars

So instead of talking about ”endless possibilities”, I would prefer specific possibilities. When the point of  a game is to tell a story on your own terms, the only limitation is ones imagination. I didn't write the game so don't have any "specific possibilties".  There's over 30 years of reference...
by S.M
Fri 07 Feb 2020, 02:35
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Stellar type data - real world - near stars
Replies: 36
Views: 3124

Re: Stellar type data - real world - near stars

1) Telescopes would still definitely be a useful tool.  Just less so than today I believe. 2) The map is 'known' space.  There would of course be colonised worlds beyond it, but the map covers the major populated bit. 3) Travelling beyond it?  Do it however you like.  The map is just a starting poin...
by S.M
Fri 07 Feb 2020, 02:23
Forum: General
Topic: Using xenomorphs as a biological weapon
Replies: 21
Views: 2013

Re: Using xenomorphs as a biological weapon

Some ways to use it are: a) Simply as a threat that you never have to use.  (ie. "You wanna mess with us?  Have a look at this.") b) Geneticially engineer them to have a short lifespan so they go in to kill the populous, leave much of the infrastructure intact, then once they die, you go clean up an...
by S.M
Tue 04 Feb 2020, 05:52
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Stellar type data - real world - near stars
Replies: 36
Views: 3124

Re: Stellar type data - real world - near stars

If a ship can cross 10 parsecs in a few weeks, the need for telescopes becomes less and less.  You can just fly out there and have a closer look.
by S.M
Mon 03 Feb 2020, 07:35
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Stellar type data - real world - near stars
Replies: 36
Views: 3124

Re: Stellar type data - real world - near stars

Must've missed that.

I had Origae 6 about 73 parsecs off the map in a 'north westerly' direction and Planet 4 in the same region as Theta Ursa Majoris.
by S.M
Sun 02 Feb 2020, 08:52
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Stellar type data - real world - near stars
Replies: 36
Views: 3124

Re: Stellar type data - real world - near stars

Clara's one of the people listed under Astro Cartography in the credits,

The creative bible is what Fox gives to licensees as a source of reference material listing pretty much every novel, comic and video game going right back to the Alien novelisation.
by S.M
Sat 01 Feb 2020, 11:51
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Stellar type data - real world - near stars
Replies: 36
Views: 3124

Re: Stellar type data - real world - near stars

Fria Ligan asked if they could use it; I said yes, then they went to town on it using information from the creative bible and elsewhere.  I think Clara Carija did a lot of it.  For some reason they ditched the Covenant references.
by S.M
Sat 01 Feb 2020, 10:24
Forum: General
Topic: Character "nationalities"
Replies: 18
Views: 1470

Re: Character "nationalities"

The EU is still a thing.  They seem to have been largely ignored in the game though (apart from Spain and Germany being part of the UPP). Incorporating the UPP shows the problems of trying to fit things into the continuity that aren't supposed to be there.  The UPP immediately became anachronism whe...
by S.M
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 03:44
Forum: General
Topic: Character "nationalities"
Replies: 18
Views: 1470

Re: Character "nationalities"

However, we have the USCMC, or United States Colonial Marine Corps. The name of the force does not mention the United Americas, but the United States themselves. Also, in ships like the USCSS Nostromo, USCSS means United States Commercial Space Ship. That suggests that individual countries still ex...
by S.M
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 04:35
Forum: GM Only
Topic: How much do Weyland-Yutani know?
Replies: 31
Views: 2818

Re: How much do Weyland-Yutani know?

Sorry, if I am going away from the thread's subject but I have a question... It seems you are not totally agree with the idea of a campaign set in the "Alien" universe (maybe I misunderstood you). What would be your suggestion to a game set in the "Alien" universe? I'm curious. Fair question and th...
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