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Alien Rules in Other Settings?

Wed 20 Oct 2021, 16:12

Konnichi wa, campers.

I haven’t had a chance to go through the posts much, but I was wondering if folks were using the Alien rules for other settings, and how it was working for them.
For instance, I had an idea for running Mass Effect Andromeda (I know, I know). I’ll post that in another thread when I have something ready.
Thanks!
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pfarland
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Re: Alien Rules in Other Settings?

Thu 21 Oct 2021, 02:36

It's very similar to the Year Zero Engine (free from Free League). I know there are a few settings including Twilight 2000. Each setting tweaks the rules a bit.
 
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Re: Alien Rules in Other Settings?

Fri 29 Oct 2021, 19:22

There are multiple Year Zero games published, all with slightly different variations.

The Alien RPG version is best suited to high tension games with high freakout potential. So any horror setting would work great with it for sure. You don't want to use the stress mechanics in a pulpy heroic game.
 
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Re: Alien Rules in Other Settings?

Sat 30 Oct 2021, 06:42

Can confirm it works great for gritty space cop type drama like Outland.
 
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Re: Alien Rules in Other Settings?

Tue 23 Nov 2021, 23:28

Though I haven't done so myself, I think it would be an excellent fit for The Expanse setting.
 
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Re: Alien Rules in Other Settings?

Wed 24 Nov 2021, 17:29

Grimmshade ... I've done an alien scenario in the Alien RPG settings ... it's in my files at the beginning I think ... Sergeant Ballard at the end was the final killer and a (goodam) android. It was a fun game ... I should re-do the maps for that.

I thought using this system in a star trek game but without the stress rolls too.
 
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Re: Alien Rules in Other Settings?

Wed 24 Nov 2021, 17:35

Arthur Dallas’ Outland scenario for Alien is ace.

PS when the drug users start describing their hallucinations “giant spiders in the mine shafts, man”… players gonna grab their guns. :)
 
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Re: Alien Rules in Other Settings?

Wed 24 Nov 2021, 17:47

thanks.

I'm doing right now act.3 of DOW ... everyone is up on Counterweight Station ... including the xenomorph nest ... it's gonna be a tiny (Sevastopol Station) but a fun act.3 ... I'm doing the maps right now for my game next week.

Stay tuned I'm gonna post them on the deviantart account soon ... and here.
 
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Re: Alien Rules in Other Settings?

Thu 25 Nov 2021, 01:15

thanks.

I'm doing right now act.3 of DOW ... everyone is up on Counterweight Station ... including the xenomorph nest ... it's gonna be a tiny (Sevastopol Station) but a fun act.3 ... I'm doing the maps right now for my game next week.

Stay tuned I'm gonna post them on the deviantart account soon ... and here.
Looking forward to it, as always :)

I'd like to see that Outland scenario, too, please :D
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it's the Angelman.
I'm deranged".
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Re: Alien Rules in Other Settings?

Thu 25 Nov 2021, 04:39

look here for the Outland 27 scenario (first scenario I've done) = viewtopic.php?f=103&t=6038

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