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Re: Psychics in Alien?

Sat 16 Nov 2019, 12:44

I don't know how to feel about that. Just, nah- don't like that AR direction with a serious tone.
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Re: Psychics in Alien?

Sun 17 Nov 2019, 01:18

No one liked AR.
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Re: Psychics in Alien?

Sun 17 Nov 2019, 20:55

Haha, I actually like AR. Different tone of course, but still good. 

But I did not interpret it as psionic abilities giving Ripley the ability to feel the queen, but more like pheromones like ants and bees.
 
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Re: Psychics in Alien?

Tue 19 Nov 2019, 07:06

Haha, I actually like AR. Different tone of course, but still good. 
I also liked A:R, but it's definitely a different approach to the whole setting. Still jump-scare action horror, still 80s style low cybernetic Cyberpunk.
But I did not interpret it as psionic abilities giving Ripley the ability to feel the queen, but more like pheromones like ants and bees.
I can't see pheromones coordinating the XX121s in ALIENS with the level seen; they don't work fast enough.

Natural radio, perhaps? They do bioprocess silicon, and so might also be able to bioprint circuitry. 

Or ultrasound. Or elephant-like infrasound.

Me? I'll stick with telempathy. (a limited form of telepathy.)
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Re: Psychics in Alien?

Tue 19 Nov 2019, 08:49

No idea and no opinion if there are or should be psychic abilities in the Alien universe, but the easiest way to implement them would be as a Talent, with perhaps a cost-per-use of a stress die
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Re: Psychics in Alien?

Tue 19 Nov 2019, 11:01

Haha, I actually like AR. Different tone of course, but still good. 
I also liked A:R, but it's definitely a different approach to the whole setting. Still jump-scare action horror, still 80s style low cybernetic Cyberpunk.
But I did not interpret it as psionic abilities giving Ripley the ability to feel the queen, but more like pheromones like ants and bees.
I can't see pheromones coordinating the XX121s in ALIENS with the level seen; they don't work fast enough.

Natural radio, perhaps? They do bioprocess silicon, and so might also be able to bioprint circuitry. 

Or ultrasound. Or elephant-like infrasound.

Me? I'll stick with telempathy. (a limited form of telepathy.)
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