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Alien: The Roleplaying Game Now Available for Pre-Order!

What better day to unleash Alien: The Roleplayin Game pre-orders onto the world than on the 40th anniversary of Alien?! Fans and gamers all over the world are able now able to pre-order Free League Publishing’s Alien: The Roleplaying Game!

The full printed ALIEN roleplaying game will launch late this year, but you can pre-order it NOW in our webshop and get immediate access to a meaty 168-page Cinematic Starter Kit PDF. It  includes rules for skills, combat and panic, five pre-generated player characters, and the full-length Cinematic 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 your pre-order purchase is confirmed – no more than a few days after your purchase. You don’t need a DrivethruRPG account to receive the PDF.

In addition, if you pre-order the core rulebook you will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the game before it goes to print and earn a play-tester credit in the final publication. There is a link to a feedback form inside the Starter Kit PDF itself.

 Alien: The Roleplaying Game Now Available for Pre-Order!

Currently available to pre-order on the Alien RPG website, there’s a bunch of pretty sweet 40th Anniversary editions of The Roleplaying Game that are exclusively available via this pre-order!

  • STANDARD EDITION includes the Alien RPG Core Rulebook in a hardcover format with approximately 300 full-color pages of beautiful artwork and complete game rules for both the Cinematic and long-term Campaign game modes. A PDF of the book is included. Price: $49.99
  • STANDARD BUNDLE includes the standard Alien RPG Core Rulebook, along with a deluxe gamemaster screen, two sets of custom dice (one set of 10 Base Dice and one set of 10 Stress Dice), a set of 50 custom cards (for initiative, weapons, and NPCs), and a set of useful maps and markers. A PDF of the book is included. Price: $99.99 ($50 discount on the total retail price)
  • 40th ANNIVERSARY LIMITED-EDITION offers the Alien RPG Core Rulebook with a special commemorative book cover. Exclusive to this pre-order campaign, the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition will never be printed again. A PDF of the book is included. Price: $89.99
  • 40th ANNIVERSARY BUNDLE includes the Alien RPG 40th Anniversary Limited-Edition Core Rulebook, along with the deluxe gamemaster screen, two sets of custom dice (one set of 10 Base Dice and one set of 10 Stress Dice), a set of 50 custom cards (for initiative, weapons, and NPCs), and a set of useful maps and markers. A PDF of the book is included. Price: $139.99
  • THE COMPANY SPECIAL EDITION includes everything from the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Bundle, as well as signatures from the Free League team on both the commemorative cover and a Limited-Edition 27” X 40” poster of the Alien RPG cover art by Martin Grip. Price: $249.99

 Alien: The Roleplaying Game Now Available for Pre-Order!

The full game itself is currently expected to release by in December 2019, but pre-ordering now gives you early access to the first Cinematic scenario. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the publisher’s website and get those pre-orders in! 

Fri Ligan (Free League), the publishers, have also setup an Alien RPG sub-board on their own forums which can also go check out and sign up to.

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Comments: 36
  1. Kailem
    Nice, I'll be giving those a listen for sure. I'll never play it (nobody to play it with), but this looks awesome. Very much looking forward to watching all the inevitable Youtube playthroughs when it's released.
  2. Dachande
    Quote from: [cancerblack] on May 31, 2019, 09:10:08 PM
    Quote from: Dachande on May 30, 2019, 11:33:28 PM
    Quote from: Mr. Clemens on May 30, 2019, 02:23:09 AM
    I'm always happy to dump the grid in RPGs. People counting squares is a real tension-killer.  :P

    I do love me some miniatures as a visual aid, but I find putting 'em on a grid strips back the drama.

    I'm gonna be quite happy using the Board and Minis from Nemesis, I think that will work great


    Didn't get the Prodos stuff while it was around?

    I'm not a huge fan of Miniatures games, so apart from it being AvP I wasn't too interested. Granted having an Alien mini or 2 for this would be great.

    Although the nemesis ones will make perfectly good stand ins, they even have their own lifecycle
  3. SM
    There's no plans as far as I know. When I spoke to them - long time ago now - they had access to anything with Alien in the title as well as Prometheus.

    Being an RPG, players can make up their own Predator stats and use it in a game if they wanted to.
  4. SM
    Read about half of it so far.  Doubt I'll get an opportunity to play it, but from I've read so far they seem to have a really good handle on the tone.
  5. Mr. Clemens
    I'm always happy to dump the grid in RPGs. People counting squares is a real tension-killer.  :P

    I do love me some miniatures as a visual aid, but I find putting 'em on a grid strips back the drama.
  6. Dachande
    Quote from: Monster Man on May 29, 2019, 09:53:54 PM
    Reading through this stuff, everything seems fine. Everything except how movement is covered. Ordinarily something like D&D uses a grid along with 5-foot increments to measure a characters movement within' a round. This mentions something about zones and the like, kinda weird.

    Outside of D&D and Pathfinder, i think rules for movement can vary. I know the Star Wars themed RPG's don't use grid based combat, and just have different distance measurements, the same for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, and The One Ring. It depends on the game and the DM playing the game, i've had D&D sessions where you don't need a map for combat, it just makes it easier.

    Reading through the Starter Guide, and just envisioning how the game could play, i don't think it would really work too well to use a grid based combat system in an Alien universe, where generally speaking you aren't really going to be fighting lots of enemies at once, and if you are, you're probably pretty screwed.
  7. Monster Man
    Reading through this stuff, everything seems fine. Everything except how movement is covered. Ordinarily something like D&D uses a grid along with 5-foot increments to measure a characters movement within' a round. This mentions something about zones and the like, kinda weird.
  8. Mr. Clemens
    Quote from: Xenomrph on May 29, 2019, 01:23:10 AM
    Quote from: Mr. Clemens on May 28, 2019, 09:01:53 PM
    Quote from: Xenomrph on May 28, 2019, 12:38:41 AM
    The thing is, I hate reading books on my computer so I'm likely going to wait for the print edition before I really dive deep into anything.

    I'm the same, so I'm gonna have Staples print me a copy and coil bind it.

    And yeah, that Anniversary Edition looks pretty bland compared to the Standard!
    Let me know how much that ends up costing you, maybe I'll do the same thing.

    Just placed my order. Printed b&w, double-sided, on regular 20lb bond with cardstock covers and coil bound was $33.87 Canadian, tax in.  :)
  9. Xenomrph
    Quote from: Mr. Clemens on May 28, 2019, 09:01:53 PM
    Quote from: Xenomrph on May 28, 2019, 12:38:41 AM
    The thing is, I hate reading books on my computer so I'm likely going to wait for the print edition before I really dive deep into anything.

    I'm the same, so I'm gonna have Staples print me a copy and coil bind it.

    And yeah, that Anniversary Edition looks pretty bland compared to the Standard!
    Let me know how much that ends up costing you, maybe I'll do the same thing.
  10. Xenomrph
    I got the PDF and I've been skimming through it, it's pretty neat so far. The thing is, I hate reading books on my computer so I'm likely going to wait for the print edition before I really dive deep into anything.

    I'm still really hoping that they crib from the old Leading Edge RPG.
  11. farsightblogger
    I've got my hands on the Starter Kit and I'm making my way through it now.

    It's got a history, from Weyland's TED talk to post Fiorina 161 (there's a cult surrounding survivor Morse and his book 'Space Beast' he wrote about whathappened, which is really cool), and it not only covers the alien but also the governments, corporations and factions.

    It's giving the players a chance to play the horror of Alien, the action of Aliens or the mystery of Prometheus. If you wanted to do something that doesn't involve the alien and stick to some corporate craziness - like Outland - then that's cool, too. There are plenty of options for all kinds of games.

    I'll be starting the rules soon, but up to yet I'm loving what I'm seeing. They're based on the system they uses for Tales from the Loop and Coriolis and it works well, but it's not the full rules as they're leaving some of it for the full rulebook. However, I ran a Coriolis campaign last year and the system handles dark sci-fi really well, so I think this'll be a good fit.

    Additional: Also, the GM is called the 'Game Mother'. Brilliant!
  12. Corporal Hicks
    QuoteThis is the sixth official newsletter for the upcoming ALIEN tabletop RPG by Free League Publishing and Twentieth Century Fox.

    After the start of the pre-order at ALIEN-RPG.COM Saturday, we have now sent out the first wave of Cinematic Starter Kit PDFs to everyone who pre-ordered so far. And the response has been pretty great! Some early reactions:

    "Alien by @FriaLigan is a delight so far, setting the stage for a universe set just after the events of Alien 3. Themes of corporatism and uncertainty at the far edge of space."

    "Very nice change of pace from D&D and it'll be interesting to see my friends squirm under what is DEFINITELY a more brutal game."

    "This is absolutely and utterly fantastic. It is all wonderfully well written and crafted. The art work is wonderful as well."

    We'll send out a new wave every day if we can, so if you're eager to get your hands on this space beast asap, pre-order at ALIEN-RPG.COM now!

    THE FEEDBACK FORM
    By taking part in the pre-order you can also provide feedback on the game before the core rulebook goes to print, and thereby help us making the game even more awesome – and be credited as an official playtester.

    There is a link to a feedback form inside the Starter Kit PDF itself, but it seems many of are having trouble accessing the link. If so, please try this direct link instead.

    Other Questions about the Pre-Order? You're welcome to our forum, dedicated to the ALIEN RPG and our other games.

    TRY THE GAME AT UK GAME EXPO

    At the UK Game Expo in Birmingham this coming weekend, you have the opportunity to try out the ALIEN RPG at the official Free League booth, #1-598. Come by to chat with the designers and sign up to try out the unique demo scenario run by Matt and Dave from the awesome Coriolis Effect podcast!

    Missed the previous newsletters? If you missed our previous newsletters about the ALIEN RPG, you can find them here – and don't forget to sign up for future issues! If you have questions or thoughts on the ALIEN RPG, don't hesitate to visit our forums on the Free League website or follow us on Facebook.

    /Free League Publishing

    https://mailchi.mp/5c86d23a203b/first-wave-of-alien-rpg-cinematic-starter-kits-sent
  13. Xenomrph
    Quote from: RidgeTop on May 27, 2019, 10:11:18 AM
    That artwork is pronominal, think I'll be picking this set up. I've never really gotten into table top RPG's, the massive rule-books just always seemed a bit intimidating. I assume people are looking up rules in-game plenty?
    If it's anything like tabletop wargames, then people are looking up rules in-game non stop. :P You aren't expected to memorize the rulebook (but you can if you want to).
  14. RidgeTop
    That artwork is pronominal, think I'll be picking this set up. I've never really gotten into table top RPG's, the massive rule-books just always seemed a bit intimidating. I assume people are looking up rules in-game plenty?
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