So the amazing team behind this book provided me with a copy of the pdf to sink my second jaw into and I have done happily, dragging it back to the hive. Thank you again. It shames me to say it but somehow I missed anything to do with this book, lost in cryo perhaps, otherwise I would have been first in line, motion tracker, Pulserifle/Flamethrower combo at the ready.
So until I finally get my hands around an actual hardcover and all the additions that come with it when it releases, preorders the 3rd of dec. ‘Oh yeah!’. I am pouring through this book and have fallen in love. It’s amazing, everything about it is just so.... Alien! It captures that exact feel, solid writing and the material is treated with respect. Then there is the art work. “Oh my!” “EPIC!”
The aliens are left vague, enough so that you can put your own spin on them without it constantly gnawing at you that it’s wrong and… “David… Made them... Ergh.” Someone shoot him before he does more damage to the franchise, everything else has been nice little additions but his meddling has got to stop, another neutrino burst might do it. Sorry had a hard time with him and his ways.
Any way before getting the pdf I had a few ideas, a few posts on forums etc, nothing solid without the material I was drooling over, until now. Since tearing through this glorious book and going through it again and again and again, as you do, I started to have a little campaign brainstorm, as you do. Now I’d like to share that with any of you guys on here, maybe you could add some plot hooks, characters or ideas you have of your own, either way I’m deep into my little world building at the moment with an ALIENS! RPG! I can’t believe it. So good!.
With a special thanks to everyone who made this book possible and a shout out to all involved.
Here's my little idea, mini draft. Campaign setting I’m working on.
Fiori. 16 System.
Fiorina. 161 “Fury.”
Seegson executives have now, after a long drawn out process with Weyland-Yutani finally acquired the rights to the tonnes of scrap and remaining drums of quinitricetyline on Fiorina 161. This includes what remains of the Class C correctional units, the compound and lead works for radioactive, toxic waste disposal etc.
Casual business as ever, which should have been a simple affair between one Corp and another but as any interaction with WY and Seegson goes, the deal from the very beginning was met with the typical delays, as company agents slowed the process to an unnecessary crawl before finally settling on terms.
The operation has been signed off by the board of directors, the initial phase will begin with several dozen crews of working joe synthetics sent down to the surface, they will shift and sort through the already prepared heaps of raw junk, readying it all to be transported off world.
A smaller team of synths will be led by a specially selected group of former inmates, once imprisoned on “Fury.” Each of them of the YY chromosome variety. Paid well for their knowledge of the labyrinth of tunnels and layouts running throughout the facility. Each of them specialising in their own correctional unit or hub area, remapping the facility will allow the synths to further disembowel the the complex for spare parts and anything else of value before company assets are assigned and distributed elsewhere.
Caught in the mix as always is the CMC. A small squad of Colonial marines will accompany the teams on site, orders passed down from brass, some sort of fine print, contract clause bullshit from back in the day, one any of the Corps will pull if given the chance. The Former WY contract reinstating there use, now with Seegson giving the orders instead easy as that.
The squad involved as always have been kept in the dark, other than being forced to shave their hair way shorter than regulation, balls and crack included, everything. “The Lice.” Being a constant problem on “Fury.” The squad simply believing they are there as added insurance in regards to the YY’s the company has employed, some of their files being rather nasty, the so called space beast has come up and been joked about among them. “But that's just fairy tale bullshit right…”
There is also a basic Bishop series android that came attached with the facility since WY departure, with a simple engineer skill set, he is work capable and on standby.
That's all the “Official Statement.” Anyway, the stuff on the surface.
“Rumour Control.” Seegson is sparing no expense to make sure the above is all anyone knows, due to the workforce being comprised of synths, no work was advertised anywhere. The YY Inmates having been approached directly by company agents outside any regular recruitment services, rumours abound, separate correctional facilities, paid releases from along the outer veil. ‘Bribes.’
Company agents are on site with direct orders from James Evans-Russell himself, maybe someone high up the chain, maybe Director himself? Assigned a small team of scientists and technicians they have been given very specific orders. ‘Recover a xenomorph specimen of any kind.’
Seegson R and D under several front companies and organisations have slowly been gathering and collating intel on the xenomorph, with the intention of using this information to finally get one over on Weyland-Yutani. Costing fortunes, many favours and a slew of corporate espionage until they finally had what they were after. The aliens life cycle, ovomorphing included. Company agents took the hunt for the creature to the stars, updated as and when anything else useful would come up as all of the data is processed by a system based on a more advanced A.P.O.L.L.O AI, still nothing compared to WY systems, the basic algorithm pinged during a standard sift through intel designated ‘F-1’ ‘High. Probability!
In short I’m using the information so amazingly placed in the book. ‘Deep in the bowels of the long abandoned sections of the facility lie the beginnings of a secreted resin hive. The Runner had been creating a nest and had already begun the process of transforming Superintendent Andrews and inmates Boggs and Rains into contingency ovomorphs.’
The Apollo AI assisting the R and D department has calculated based on simple arrhythmic that three ovomorphs are located somewhere within the facility located on “Fury.” 161. Just like that. The lack of three deceased and there biological remains from the site as per the report, combined with the current intel on the xenomorphs and certain aspects from fresher sources there is a high probability that the singular alien allegedly on site turned them into eggs, high enough that Seegson, James Evans-Russell has sent a team in, desperate to get his hands on the next WY brand killer.
So we have “Fury.” 161. The place already speaks for itself, I don't care what anyone says, I love alien 3, it grew on me over the years, Ripley. This is her grave, or crematorium either way she was here.
Character pool to work with so far.
Crews of synthetic working joes, dozens and dozens more.
A squad of CMC marines, reluctantly drafted for this one due to contract clause.
A group of YY Chromosome former inmates of “Fury” 161. Scouts for remapping tunnels.
A Bishop series android, basic engineer class. Was thinking that maybe WY would have been suspicious of Seegson’s sudden interest in their waste, especially since they know what really happened there. Maybe Michael Bishop himself is on site trading places with the android, the Bishop droids agendas will obviously be toward WY as a whole.
Seegson corporate black bag science team.
Company agents, someone high up.
Scientists and technicians.
They have a private lab, airtight, shuttle craft sealed off from the outside… From the lice.
Finally three alien eggs, in a small nest waiting somewhere within the bowels of the complex.