[Year Zero Engine] Fria Ligan to produce Alien the Role Playing Game

#21
I played this at Seven Hills under the watchful care of Gaz. The game was great and the system was ... OK? There were some great touches in terms of equipment management and the stress mechanic was funky. The low % skill levels made for a lot of playful failure (unless your name rhymed with Spoctor Twitch in which case it was almost wish fulfilment time)

Without seeing the rules etc. it would be hard to know how much was the game and how much was Gaz and his well-practiced Aliens-esque con game prowess
 
#22
I played this at Seven Hills under the watchful care of Gaz. The game was great and the system was ... OK? There were some great touches in terms of equipment management and the stress mechanic was funky. The low % skill levels made for a lot of playful failure (unless your name rhymed with Spoctor Twitch in which case it was almost wish fulfilment time)

Without seeing the rules etc. it would be hard to know how much was the game and how much was Gaz and his well-practiced Aliens-esque con game prowess
I didn’t know the Alien rules were out in the wide wild yet.

I’ll have to pester the Fria Ligan website.
 
#25
Pre-orders open 2pm on Saturday 25 May, for a limited window.

According to the announcement, confirmed pre-orders get immediate access to a Cinematic Starter Kit:
The full game will launch at the end of the year, but IF YOU PRE-ORDER, YOU DON’T NEED TO WAIT TO PLAY. As a complimentary bonus gift for anyone who pre-orders via our webshop, we offer a meaty 168-PAGE CINEMATIC STARTER KIT PDF including the full-length scenario Chariot of the Gods written by Alien RPG setting writer and sci-fi novelist Andrew E.C. Gaska. The Cinematic Starter Kit will be available for download via DrivethruRPG as soon as the pre-order purchase is confirmed.
More details on Facebook or see their main news site for details of how to request a review copy of the CSK.
 
#27
Pre-orders open 2pm on Saturday 25 May, for a limited window.

According to the announcement, confirmed pre-orders get immediate access to a Cinematic Starter Kit:


More details on Facebook or see their main news site for details of how to request a review copy of the CSK.
The individual product prices if the bundles are a bit much (like I have too many d6 dice already from Coriolis and Forbidden Lands).

RPG Core Rulebook Standard Edition: $49.99
RPG Core Rulebook – 40th Anniversary Limited-Edition: $89.99
GM Screen: $24.99
Base Dice Set: $19.99
Stress Dice Set: $19.99
Card Deck: $14.99
Maps & Markers: $19.99
 
#29
Is this the same system as Coriolis?
They say it's based on the Year Zero game engine, so it'll be roll d6s looking for 6, with some opportunity to re-roll. A Coriolis-style 'give the GM points to spend on bad stuff' consequence to re-rolling would probably make sense for Alien but we'll see what they go with. That seems to be the major mechanical distinction between the games using this system.
 
#38
Of course, you'll all be wanting to pre-order Alien: The Blueprints to go with this: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/17856...colid=PINCLKKR2T8M&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

and you've got the Colonial Marine's Technical Manual, yes? https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Aliens-C...N005M9EFSZR&psc=1&refRID=HS6KC5P46N005M9EFSZR
Hell, you just had to do this, Dom. Just could not save us from more splurges.

Now I have to get the "Colonial Marine's Technical Manual" because, obviously, I enjoy Warhammer 40K Only War, and, thus, running a similar series of horrific military encounters against the xenos threat in the Alien universe is obviously, how I intend to roll. ;-)
 
#40
Obviously I want to play @Dom , @negromaestro and @negromaestro and @First Age !!
I think I will also buy it.
Which of the extra do-dahs are needed for play?
Basically, just the core rulebook, since the dice are just normal d6 pools with optional funky symbols on the 1 and 6 faces.

The map and cards are for the completist collectors (like myself), but not crucial for the game. Even in the Forbidden Lands (same MYZ engine) game that we play with Graham, we can conveniently play with just normal d6 dice and no special card decks.
 
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