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ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Fri 07 May 2021, 15:42

If you should happen to spot some typo or other error in the GM's Section (Chapters 6-10) of the PDF of the ALIEN RPG Colonial Marines Operations Manual, please report it below. We still have a few more days before we send the book to print. Please check previous comments and try to avoid re-reporting something already noted.
Note that we can only fix clear typos/errors at this stage, not make any other changes. If you want to discuss some part of the content of the book, start a separate thread for it. Thank you!
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Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Fri 07 May 2021, 19:23

Well, I guess if this was meant to be internal, you done goofed in two places, which seems less likely...
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Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Wed 12 May 2021, 01:05

Page 192 last paragraph. An extra “x” in front of Vaughn
 
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Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Wed 12 May 2021, 03:45

P.131 on the 11-12 roll. At the end should maybe read “...or the motives *of* one other Marine.”
 
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Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Wed 12 May 2021, 03:46

Not sure if there is a typo, I am missing something obvious, or the military has its own kind of mathematics, but on page 111, under the Rifle company it says:
Each of these 86-man companies is commanded by a captain and assisted by a lieutenant as the company executive officer (XO). The three companies are made up of three 22-man rifle platoons and a company headquarters, which, in addition to the two officers already mentioned, includes a gunnery sergeant and a driver.
So the three platoons plus the HQ element would be (3*22)+4 = 70 ...not the stated 86 for the company?

Then in the next paragraph, it says:
Each platoon is commanded by a lieutenant and consists of two sections plus a headquarters element made up of the lieutenant, a platoon sergeant and an android who serves as a technical specialist.
and
Each section is split into four-man squads and these can themselves split into pairs of Marines.
So if the platoon is 22 men, with two sections, each made up of 4 man squads, then that could be two squads per section, but then 2*(2*4)+3 is 19, not 22. Are there two more members of the platoon, like APC drivers?

On the other hand, if a platoon has 2 sections made of 3 squads, plus the HQ element then that comes to 27 people in the platoon. And (3*27)+4= 85. which is allllmost the originally stated number of 86.
 
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Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Wed 12 May 2021, 03:49

...also this line should have an oxford comma unless the platoon sergeant is also possibly an android:
plus a headquarters element made up of the lieutenant, a platoon sergeant and an android who serves as a technical specialist.
And also it should be "ARE commanded by"
Each of these 86-man companies is commanded by a captain and assisted by...
 
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Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Wed 12 May 2021, 21:30

Page 118
"STAFF SERGEANT ADAM SZYMBORSKA"
He's male, but his Polish surname is "Szymborska", which is a female surname. It should be "Adam Szymborski". The error is repeated few more times in the whole paragraph.
 
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Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Wed 12 May 2021, 22:32

Page 208 and Page 301:
Commandant Vo/Vu and her commandos appear to have their skills swapped. Vo/Vu is described as an accomplished pilot while she has no Pilot skill, and her commandos all have Pilot 3.

Page 112: Lt. Colonel Mac Hanrahan has stats that add up to 16 rather than 14 (Strength 3, Agility 3, Wits 5, Empathy 5). Should Wits be at 3? Unless regular human NPCs don't abide the stat limit. But why do that for regular humans? Is he cheating the rules, eh?
 
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Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Wed 12 May 2021, 23:14

Because most people will read from the front, I decided to start from the back for us to cover the whole book.

Back Cover
"the razor edge of space, marine"
Should be "Marine" with a capital M, because it is a few lines down, and elsewhere in the book.


Mission 7: Operation Octopus Garden
p 332, upper left: "But we do have one small problem marines"
Should be "problem, Marines", add a comma and a capital M.

p 332, lower left: "the Black Guard’s Captain Karambit"
Should be "Blackguard's" in one word, according to elsewhere.

p 332, lower left: "Sargeants Seax and Lance"
Should be "Sergeants" with an e.

p 333: "AS-19D Bearcat Strikeships"
p 336: '"D" model Bearcat VTOL Strikeship'
p 339: "AS-19 D Bearcat VTOL Strikeships"
Pick one version. One option is to write the full name "AS-19D Bearcat VTOL Strikeships" at the first mention in the mission, and then "AS-19D Strikeships" in the rest of the chapter, or the full title all the time. Just make sure it uses consistent spacing.

p 342, left: "Xenomorph Goreburster (page 177) Pink slime trails"
Missing period after "(page 177)".

p 343, left: "entire sublevel here They"
Missing period after "here".

p 343, left: "bug-out duffle bag"
p 351, left: "her bug out bag"
It says "bug-out" with a hyphen, and then without. I suggest adding a hyphen on page 351.

p 344, Lyndon box: "ES-4 Pistol"
p 344, DeRosa box: "ES4 Pistol"
Written with hyphen in one place and not in the next. I saw ES4 elsewhere, so perhaps that's the correct term?

p 344, all three boxes: "wrist-worn" and "wrist worn"
The first two boxes without a hyphen, and the third with a hyphen. I suggest adding a hyphen to the first two boxes.

p 347, Processing: "this arm retrieves ovomorphs"
"ovomorphs" with a small o, when it's written with a capital O elsewhere. Change to "Ovomorphs".

p 348, top left: "western Slopes"
"western" with small w, but capital W elsewhere. Change to W.

p 348, left: "vegetarian-choked sinkhole"
Perhaps it should be "vegetation-choked", otherwise I don't know what it means.

p 348, right: "illuminating a sea of ovomorphs"
Should have capital O. If possible, and if it's correct, perhaps search the whole document for this word? Unless there's a difference between upper and lower case versions of the word.

p 349, top left: "3WEF90 Assault Rifles"
p 349, box: "F903WE Assault Riflfle"
If these are the same, pick the correct term.

p 350, right: "its on a collision course"
It should be "it's" with an apostrophe.

p 352, left: "Hyperdyne Corporation lawyer’s up"
It should be "lawyers up" without an apostrophe.

p 352, quote: "CARTER J BURKE"
Add period after "J". Compare with John F. Kennedy and George W. Bush. Also, the Alien Anthology wiki says "Carter J. Burke".
 
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Re: ALIEN Colonial Marines PDF Bug Report Chapters 6-10

Wed 12 May 2021, 23:30

Page 293:
The UPPA Soldiers don't appear to have an Empathy score. If it follows PC rules, I imagine it's meant to be 3.

Page 294, at least one other page I can't recall now:
There is mention of "Deep Black" when I believe it's meant to be referencing Deep Void.
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