Alien RPG coming soon...



  • Check THIS out...

    New Alien RPG is coming. Why this is intriguing (especially in a mush sense) is because this TT RPG is boasting tools to run 2 different kinds of games...

    1. Campaign mode. Long term. Etc.

    2. Cinematic mode, which is designed for 1 shots and single nights of gaming.

    Cinematic mode may contain some tools and ideas (perhaps even systems) that might work well in some mush event contexts.

    Either way, preorders start 5 days from now, and once the pre-order is verified you get the Cinematic Rules PDF starter kit.

    Oh...and yes...it includes both "Ripley and the Nostromo" styled setting information (I.e. Space truckers come across alien eggs and Weyland-Yutani fuckery) as well as...


    COLONIAL MARINES, BETCH

    Squeeeeeeeeee.



  • gimme



  • Update: Like a good Wetland-Yutani drone I pre-ordered. With it immediately included a download of the Quick-Start rules via DriveThruRPG (a gift for preorder).

    I haven't had time for a full read, but here is my knee-jerk response...

    • This PDF is gorgeous and not that shitty "kind of a word doc" some game quick start rules throw out. Tons of artwork. 136 pages, so quick start rules, expanded preview rules/systems, and a premade cinematic adventure.
    • d6 based system uaing a hack of the Mutant Year Zero system. Easy to learn. Not fuckoff crunchy like the original Aliens rpg.
    • GM no longer stands for Game Master. It's Game Mother, which is clever and slick because it's a reference to the Mother computer fron Alien and a Queen Alien.
    • CGen looks like it isn't complicated, but theres room for equipment and supplies. I dig that each player gets a signature item (I.e. Ripley's cat, Jonesy) that you cane use once per game to lower stress.
    • Less complicated CGen makes for quick character making, which is key for doing 1-shot cinematic games or dealing with PC death. People bitch less when their precious gets tail-stabbed to death when they can have another precious in 5-10 minutes.

    So far, I'm a fan.



  • It is also the same system more or less for Tales From The Loop, which is sort of a Stranger Things type game with kid characters. It uses Archetypes for special abilities, simple stats and skills, and a roll a 6 for a success which always makes me sd, but works for most people.

    In the end, as long as the game system doesn't get in the way, you could have been playing this setting at any point in the past, and you didn't. So looks a lot like a one shot or one campaign type thing, which may be plenty of value for people who arent me.

    None of that makes it a bad game, and it does look nice.



  • @Ghost

    You should uh....
    ....run an OTT.

    <.<


  • Pitcrew

    @Auspice This is such a fine idea.



  • @Auspice said in Alien RPG coming soon...:

    @Ghost

    You should uh....
    ....run an OTT.

    <.<

    Only for people who upvote me.

    (Edit: This was a cheap joke for getting upvotes. When the time comes I'll totally ask for PMs)



  • @Ghost said in Alien RPG coming soon...:

    @Auspice said in Alien RPG coming soon...:

    @Ghost

    You should uh....
    ....run an OTT.

    <.<

    Only for people who upvote me.

    You know I upvote you on the reg bih



  • @Auspice hah. I know. Lemme look through the book and see if I'm down for it.

    I'm attending/staffing a game convention in July that may need extra GMs, so a few playthroughs OTT to polish the session, before the con might be in order.

    I would need beta testers. Beta players? Testers.



  • @Ghost said in Alien RPG coming soon...:

    @Auspice hah. I know. Lemme look through the book and see if I'm down for it.

    I'm attending/staffing a game convention in July that may need extra GMs, so a few playthroughs OTT to polish the session, before the con might be in order.

    I would need beta testers. Beta players? Testers.

    I'd be all for it. I'm trying to find ways to budget in pre-ordering this and I can't but oh god I want.



  • @Auspice Gimme a bit and I'll update again.

    I got a birthday 2 weeks from now and a tattoo appointment next Friday. Busy time and not a lot of time to spare before Jult. Will have to read up.

    If I'm good to go I'll post a notice (if I'm gonna do it) to PM me for details.



  • @Ghost said in Alien RPG coming soon...:

    @Auspice Gimme a bit and I'll update again.

    I got a birthday 2 weeks from now and a tattoo appointment next Friday. Busy time and not a lot of time to spare before Jult. Will have to read up.

    If I'm good to go I'll post a notice (if I'm gonna do it) to PM me for details.

    The only birthday that matters was last week.


  • Tutorialist

    squeeeeeeeeee!



  • Playable sexy xenomorphs or gtfo



  • The world where there is such a thing as a Youterus.



  • @Jennkryst said in Alien RPG coming soon...:

    Playable sexy xenomorphs or gtfo

    Sorreh, this is ALIENS the RPG.
    Not SPECIES the RPG.


  • Pitcrew


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