Got my first session of Alien tonite!
I removed agendas completely and didnt include the android. I pretty much treated this as a normal (standard) roleplaying oneshot which worked great! I dont want to take anything away from the writers, Cinematic Play is definitely something unique in roleplaying that I want to try out in full but both me and my group is new to roleplaying so I just wanted to keep it simple.
Im not gonna go into details as its too much to cover but ill just say we all had a blast! The game has so much tension and suspense built into its mechanics it almost runs itself!
The game ended in a dual scene where two players fought a neomorph as they were trying to flee the Cronus through the corporate EEV, at the same time the third player worked furiously to break the umbilical cord and try to run Cronus thrusters to get away from the Montero as it was counting down to self destruct.
It didnt work out XD
One bit of feedback:
I love how the xenomorphs are super easy to handle in combat. Roll on their attack table, and follow the instructions.
But I would love for that table to use 2D6 and use the probabilities of that roll to make it so that the extremes wasnt evently distributed.
Right now its an equal chance that the "monster" will hiss and glare at you, as it will attack you with 10 dice were a hit will instantly kill you! Would love for more "regular" attacks to be more probable, and those extremes less common.
All in all, even though I was excited for this game since its announcement, after playing this first session im super eager to get the full release! Amazing game with a great ruleset!