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Free League Announces New Starter Set & Cinematic Campaign for Alien: The Roleplaying Game!

Free League are celebrating Alien Day with the announcement of two new expansions for their fantastic Alien: The Roleplaying Game! The new cinematic campaign, Destroyer of Worlds, is a continuation of Chariot of Gods which was released alongside the core book at the end of 2019!

“Destroyer of Worlds, also penned by Gaska, is a continuation of the story from Chariot, this time focusing upon an iconic type of character from the ALIEN universe: the Colonial Marine. A team of Colonial Marines get dropped onto the moon Ariaricus to handle a growing insurgency, but soon find themselves fighting for their lives against enemies beyond their worst nightmares. Priced at $29.99, the Destroyer of Worlds Cinematic scenario will come in a boxed set, including maps, handouts, and cards for a fully immersive tabletop experience.”

In addition to the new scenario Free League has also announced a new Starter Kit which includes an abridged version of the core ruleset as well as plenty of additional goodies like counters and dice to help get you started!

“The ALIEN RPG Starter Set is designed to be the perfect entry point into the game and the ALIEN universe. Affordably priced at $49.99, it contains everything needed to start playing, including an abridged 104-page softcover quickstart of the core rules, 20 custom dice, reference cards, character handouts, a huge starmap, and the complete Cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods by sci-fi author Andrew E.C. Gaska.”

 Free League Announces New Starter Set & Cinematic Campaign for Alien: The Roleplaying Game!

The new expansions are currently expected to release in August and are available to pre-order on Free League’s online store! The starter set will be $47/£38, and the expansion on its own is $29/£24. Or you can pick up a bundle of both of them for $72/£59. While the physical copies wont ship until August, you’ll receive a PDF copy a little earlier.

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  1. Corporal Hicks


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    Lock & Load Your Pulse Rifle! The COLONIAL MARINES OPERATIONS MANUAL for the multiple award-winning official ALIEN RPG is now available for PRE-ORDER at https://alien-rpg.com/
    The book will be released early next year. If you pre-order the book now, you will get a full PDF of the book ahead of the official release, and a bonus PDF art book! The lavishly illustrated hardback book of 200+ pages will provide all the tools you need to run a full open-world campaign as the iconic Colonial Marines:
    *History & Organization – the inside story of the illustrious Colonial Marine Corps.
    *Creating Marines – expanded character creation rules for grunts of all kinds.
    *Weapons & Vehicles – an extensive chapter with new gear, gloriously illustrated.
    *The Frontier War – the framework and backstory for a Colonial Marines campaign.
    *Factions on the Frontier – the powers that be and their dark agendas.
    Marine Missions – six thrilling missions for your Marines, playable in any order.
    *The Endgame – the showdown against a deadly enemy, finally revealed.
    Armor piercing rounds sizzle through your defenses. Acrid smoke chokes you. Chemical attacks melt your armor, while bioweapons turn your insides out. It’s a living hell—but none of that’s as bad as the flashes of gnashing metal teeth that terrorize you every time you try to close your eyes. Welcome to war on the razor edge of space, marine.

    https://frialigan.se/en/store/?product_id=6209999667349

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    THIS IS A PRE-ORDER. If you include the book in your order, the entire order will be shipped to you in March, 2021. You will get a complete PDF of the book prior to shipping. As a further pre-order bonus, you get at PDF art book collecting stunning high-res art pieces made by Martin Grip, Gustaf Ekelund and Jarek Kubicki. Perfect to have on a device at the gaming table, to set the mood of the gaming session!

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2129/8201/products/AL_COLONIAL_MARINES_COVER_plano.jpg?v=1607002516

    And pre-ordered.
  2. Corporal Hicks
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    Hello! This is the official newsletter for the ALIEN tabletop RPG by Free League Publishing and 20th Century Studios.

    As of today, you and your crew can explore the ALIEN universe through virtual tabletop gaming! The ALIEN RPG has now been launched on two VTT platforms: Roll20 and Fantasy Grounds.

    At Roll20, you can find a virtual tabletop version of the Alien RPG Starter Set, including all the rules you need to play and the full-length cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods, written by scifi author Andrew E.C. Gaska. On the platform you can also find the Destroyer of Worlds scenario, a sequel to Chariot of the Gods also written by Gaska and requiring only the Starter Set to play.

    On Fantasy Grounds, you can find the ALIEN RPG core rulebook, a full conversion of the hardcover book of a massive 392 pages, as well as the Chariot of the Gods and Destroyer of Worlds scenarios.

    All modules are fully integrated with the VTT platforms, with online maps and diagrams, player handouts ready to share, online character sheets, customized virtual dice roller, and more.

    https://mailchi.mp/d8d1a3335629/alien-vtt?e=8becb4d032

  3. Kailem
    Given how deep it sounds like the lore rabbit hole goes with this, are there any mentions of places like Vega 4/New Shanghai, San Drad, Ryushi, Bunda or any other locations related to the AVP side of the Alien EU?

    No.  The license was Alien/ Prometheus only and the bible that was used as one of the sources didn't contain any AvP locations.


    The RPG references Odobenus Station, which is from AvPClassic.

    Necro-quoting. That was a mistake. There's only a single reference to Odobenus. The other mention of a station in orbit is given a different name. Not sure if that was fixed in later printings?

    Just took a look at my pdf copy of the core rules and no, that's still how it's listed; as an orbital Xenomorph research station around LV-426 in two instances, but later with that same station being named as Kathar Station a "a minor research platform maintained by a custodial staff" (it's also listed as Kathar Station on the map, with no references to Odobenus there).

    That makes me wonder about Chigusa Corp being included in the list of corporations in the core rules then too, unless it also cropped up somewhere in the Alien EU without the AVP connection?
  4. Corporal Hicks


    j0nesy and I are going to be playing in a new scenario from Effekt Podcast on the Free League Showcase! Game starts in about 30 minutes!

    And I really enjoyed that session! No idea how that was intended for convention play as it didn't feel like 3 hours was enough time either! Some incredible play for an Alien-less scenario!

    And here's another thing from the Showcase.

  5. Nightmare Asylum
    I was part of a run-through of Hope's Last Day that just came to a conclusion. I really like the mechanics of this game and the way the action and story plays out. I think I might have to get a copy of the rulebook for myself, maybe run a game one day...
  6. Xenomrph
    ACM will always be canon in my heart.

    I do agree that the idea of things being half-told hearsay that may or may not be true is a cool way to let people craft their own stories the way they want.
  7. Corporal Hicks
    It's something we asked him to talk about in the interview. I really do love that mentality. Also "it's canon until it's not". And he confirmed that ACM was struck from canon. Sick of people telling me I was chatting bullshit about that one so I asked him to clarify.  :laugh:
  8. j0nesy
    The question I have is a bit unoriginal and probably already been asked but I would ask is the Alien RPG canon, because there are apparently elements in there that will contradict some information on our wiki. So would definitely like to know if it is canon or not and which elements are just for game mechanics and ones that are full on lore.

    i'm sure i'm about to butcher the exact verbiage, but i think gaska referred to the events in the alien rpg as "bar room tales; people talk about what's happened/happening, but it could be hearsay, or it could be totally real"
  9. Corporal Hicks
    Given how deep it sounds like the lore rabbit hole goes with this, are there any mentions of places like Vega 4/New Shanghai, San Drad, Ryushi, Bunda or any other locations related to the AVP side of the Alien EU?

    No.  The license was Alien/ Prometheus only and the bible that was used as one of the sources didn't contain any AvP locations.


    The RPG references Odobenus Station, which is from AvPClassic.

    Necro-quoting. That was a mistake. There's only a single reference to Odobenus. The other mention of a station in orbit is given a different name. Not sure if that was fixed in later printings?
  10. Xenomrph
    The question I have is a bit unoriginal and probably already been asked but I would ask is the Alien RPG canon, because there are apparently elements in there that will contradict some information on our wiki. So would definitely like to know if it is canon or not and which elements are just for game mechanics and ones that are full on lore.
    The Alien RPG is canon, but I assume Gaska will confirm that himself if asked in an interview.
  11. Kailem
    I think I remember someone mentioning in here a while back that the RPG is indeed considered canon, but I'm not sure.

    I guess I would ask whether or not he's written a bunch of cinematic scenarios that are all ready to go with a staggered release over several months, or does he wait for feedback from the most recent one before he gets to work on another?

    Basically does he have a big backlog of adventures for us to play in the (hopefully) near future, or are we going to have to wait a while to see more? ;)

    I need to finish reading the full core rules pdf and then I guess eventually I'll need to find some space for these things to go when they arrive! :laugh:

    Right there next to the rest of your Alien and Predator goodies!

    That's the problem, I've got so much stuff scattered all over the place because I barely have enough room to put any of it anywhere! :laugh:

    I guess another question would be whether or not he's involved in any way with writing the upcoming sourcebooks (or at least the Colonial Marines one, since that's currently the only one we know of)?
  12. The Cruentus
    The question I have is a bit unoriginal and probably already been asked but I would ask is the Alien RPG canon, because there are apparently elements in there that will contradict some information on our wiki. So would definitely like to know if it is canon or not and which elements are just for game mechanics and ones that are full on lore.
  13. Corporal Hicks
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    The Destroyer of Worlds cinematic adventure module and a new Starter Set for the multiple award-winning ALIEN tabletop toleplaying game were released today by Free League Publishing.

    Having just won a Gold ENNIE Award for Best Game and a People's Choice Award for Best RPG at the UK Games Expo, the official ALIEN RPG today got its first two expansions to the line. Both modules are as of now available in the Free League webshop, in digital format at DrivethruRPG, and soon in hobby stores everywhere.

    Destroyer of Worlds, written by critically acclaimed sci-fi author Andrew E.C. Gaska, lets players take the role of an iconic type of character from the ALIEN universe: the Colonial Marine. A team of Colonial Marines get dropped onto the moon Ariaricus to handle a growing insurgency, but soon find themselves fighting for their lives against enemies beyond their worst nightmares. Priced at $29.99, the ALIEN Destroyer of Worlds Cinematic scenario comes in a boxed set, including maps, handouts, and cards for a fully immersive tabletop experience.

    The ALIEN RPG Starter Set is designed to be the perfect entry point into the game and the ALIEN universe. Affordably priced at $49.99, it contains everything needed to start playing, including an abridged 104-page softcover quickstart of the core rules, 20 custom dice, reference cards, character handouts, a huge starmap, and the complete Cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods, also penned by Gaska.

    https://www.mynewsdesk.com/us/free-league/pressreleases/destroyer-of-worlds-module-and-starter-set-for-the-alien-rpg-launched-today-3032386

    I need to finish reading the full core rules pdf and then I guess eventually I'll need to find some space for these things to go when they arrive! :laugh:

    Right there next to the rest of your Alien and Predator goodies!
  14. Corporal Hicks
    Part 3 is up!



    And the last one!



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    This is just a quick update on Destroyer of Worlds and the new Starter Set. Finally, the shipments to both the USA and the UK have arrived to shore, and should be in the warehouses within days. Shipping out to everyone who has pre-ordered these items will follow as quickly as the staff can manage. Sorry to keep you waiting – we sure hope and think you'll find them worth the wait!

    The official release date for both items is this coming Tuesday September 8, but rest assured we will ship out to pre-orders before anyone else. And you still have time to pre-order in our webshop! Complete PDFs go out to you within a few days after purchase.

    https://mailchi.mp/92d75b7b7a52/preorder-shipping?e=8becb4d032
  15. Corporal Hicks
    It'll be out next month if our Predators guest reviews his interview in time for me to get it released by the end of the month. If not, I'll try and get the review episode finished in time for a release by next Monday. Just finishing up the first pass on that episode.
  16. Kailem
    Having recently wrapped up my first playthrough of Chariot of the Gods I can indeed confirm that it's a pretty damn great adventure, and also that, of the grand total of one RPG's that I've ever played, the Alien RPG is by far the best and only.

    Well deserved!

  17. SpaceKase
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kaqp0jAg6sM&feature=youtu.be&t=5979&fbclid=IwAR2P838oMuK9EzowxQ7JpfJHcocp0vJYGFKpyNWYkqD0JI47y2axyB7pEwg

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    If anyone missed my acceptance speech for the GENCON ENnies award--ALIEN RPG for GOLD BEST GAME 2020, here it is cued up at 1:39:39. 2/3s through my clip you might think my speech is over, but just hold on and bare witness (misspelling intentional) to the consequences of accepting an award from home during a pandemic.

    Lol, comedy. Well played Gaska, well played.
  18. Corporal Hicks
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kaqp0jAg6sM&feature=youtu.be&t=5979&fbclid=IwAR2P838oMuK9EzowxQ7JpfJHcocp0vJYGFKpyNWYkqD0JI47y2axyB7pEwg

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    If anyone missed my acceptance speech for the GENCON ENnies award--ALIEN RPG for GOLD BEST GAME 2020, here it is cued up at 1:39:39. 2/3s through my clip you might think my speech is over, but just hold on and bare witness (misspelling intentional) to the consequences of accepting an award from home during a pandemic.
  19. j0nesy
    i am so, so happy for free league! this is obviously a testament to what they created, but i think it goes a long way in also displaying how wonderful the alien universe can be when done right
  20. j0nesy
    I mentioned them to Free League (though I didn't use the term silly), but I saw a proof of the book, so it may have been too late to make changes.

    dave from the effekt podcast partook in our session tonight (playing in shevvie's awesome homebrew!) and he mentioned the second act having a few problems, and he did some work on it after drew, but it still left me really excited to play DoW soon!
  21. Corporal Hicks
    We've got a release date for the physical releases of the Destroyer and the Starter, September 8.

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    Free League Publishing today announced that Destroyer of Worlds, the next Cinematic scenario module for the ALIEN RPG, will be officially released on September 8. Destroyer of Worlds, written by sci-fi author Andrew E.C. Gaska, will be launched alongside a new Starter Set for the game.

    Destroyer of Worlds lets players take the role of an iconic type of character from the ALIEN universe: the Colonial Marine. A team of Colonial Marines get dropped onto the moon Ariaricus to handle a growing insurgency, but soon find themselves fighting for their lives against enemies beyond their worst nightmares. Priced at $29.99, the Destroyer of Worlds Cinematic scenario comes in a boxed set, including maps, handouts, and cards for a fully immersive tabletop experience.

    The ALIEN RPG Starter Set is designed to be the perfect entry point into the game and the ALIEN universe. Affordably priced at $49.99, it contains everything needed to start playing, including an abridged 104-page softcover quickstart of the core rules, 20 custom dice, reference cards, character handouts, a huge starmap, and the complete Cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods, also penned by Gaska.

    For more information about Destroyer of Worlds and the ALIEN RPG Starter Set, go to alien-rpg.com. Both items are available for pre-order on the website.
  22. SM
    Well I took the plunge and ordered/pre-ordered the core rules, starter set and Destroyer of Worlds! Got the PDFs a few minutes ago and I'm about to delve right into the rules and take a look at the stuff I can look at without being spoiled.

    Excited to hopefully play some games with you folks in the near future! ;D

    to avoid spoilers, i'd probably only read the rules and at most, the character sheets for DoW. i'll be waiting until after my first playthrough (hopefully week after next, depending on shevvie/hicks schedule) until i read throw the lore stuff

    i cannot recommend buying the original core rulebook enough though, the lore content and gorgeous artwork is so worth the money

    The former.

    once i've read through it, wouldn't mind hearing what you found silly. did you convey these thoughts to free league/gaska?  :P

    I mentioned them to Free League (though I didn't use the term silly), but I saw a proof of the book, so it may have been too late to make changes.
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