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Author Topic: Free League Publishing Announce Alien: The Roleplaying Game  (Read 57310 times)

Kailem
Apr 02, 2021, 02:14:50 PM
Reply #750 on: Apr 02, 2021, 02:14:50 PM
I'm sure it will, it just won't have the artbook you get for pre-ordering or the pdf version (unless Amazon also sells pdf versions of these? Either way I doubt it'll be a physical + digital joint-purchase kinda thing).

I can't remember how much the shipping costs are to the UK, but that sucks if you have to pay extra given that they mentioned in their latest update stream that their warehouses are situated in the UK and the US.


Xiggz456
Apr 02, 2021, 04:33:01 PM
Reply #751 on: Apr 02, 2021, 04:33:01 PM
I don’t remember what the shipping costs were but the free art book kind of helps justify the extra shipping costs IMO.



Kailem
Apr 02, 2021, 05:52:25 PM
Reply #753 on: Apr 02, 2021, 05:52:25 PM
This is the first, unless the original release of the core rules came with something initially, since I got that later. But the Starter Set and Destroyer of Worlds definitely didn't.


Xiggz456
Apr 02, 2021, 08:34:59 PM
Reply #754 on: Apr 02, 2021, 08:34:59 PM
I’ve preordered all 3 and this is the first time they’ve offered the art book. The previous 2 releases just gave you early access with PDF versions of the core books.


Xenomrph
Apr 03, 2021, 12:04:44 AM
Reply #755 on: Apr 03, 2021, 12:04:44 AM
I'm sure it will, it just won't have the artbook you get for pre-ordering or the pdf version (unless Amazon also sells pdf versions of these? Either way I doubt it'll be a physical + digital joint-purchase kinda thing).

I can't remember how much the shipping costs are to the UK, but that sucks if you have to pay extra given that they mentioned in their latest update stream that their warehouses are situated in the UK and the US.
That's bizarre, when I tried to order from their site they said the shipping price was like half again the cost of the book, that doesn't make sense if they're shipping from within the US.

Edit-- I just messaged them on facebook, we'll see what happens.

« Last Edit: Apr 03, 2021, 12:12:51 AM by Xenomrph »

Trash Queen
Apr 03, 2021, 01:12:14 PM
Reply #756 on: Apr 03, 2021, 01:12:14 PM
And you have to preorder it from their own website? 
Thank you in advance.


Kailem
Apr 03, 2021, 01:20:22 PM
Reply #757 on: Apr 03, 2021, 01:20:22 PM
If you want the pdf artbook, yeah.




Kailem
Apr 18, 2021, 05:30:34 PM
Reply #760 on: Apr 18, 2021, 05:30:34 PM
Yeah there's no way this'll be launching on Alien Day. Certainly not the physical version anyway. We'd for sure have been seeing pdf's sent out to people who've pre-ordered if it was.

When I pre-ordered Destroyer of Worlds last year I got the pdf a full month before the physical version was released, so I can't see that version launching until late May at this point.


Trash Queen
Apr 24, 2021, 01:55:16 AM
Reply #761 on: Apr 24, 2021, 01:55:16 AM
Still nothing we only get "late April" on the store, hoping they announce something, come 4/26.


Kailem
Apr 24, 2021, 07:15:19 PM
Reply #762 on: Apr 24, 2021, 07:15:19 PM
Yeah it'd be great if that's when they started sending the pdf's out. At the very least here's hoping they give us an update.


Xenomrph
Apr 24, 2021, 09:25:35 PM
Reply #763 on: Apr 24, 2021, 09:25:35 PM
I asked Andrew Gaska and apparently the hold up is that (to his knowledge) Disney is yet to approve the book.

Just got an email from FL with an update:

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Hello! This is the official newsletter for the ALIEN tabletop RPG by Free League Publishing and 20th Century Studios.

It's high time for another update about the Colonial Marines Operations Manual. First, the good news: the 352-page book is 99% done, ready to invite you into the glorious world of the USCMC. The not so good news is that the final 1% of the process has taken longer than we anticipated. For this we are sorry.

This means we will not be able to release the book on April 26 as we had hoped, not even in its digital form. We do hope however to reach the end of the process very soon, perhaps even in a matter of days, and the moment we do, we will send the full PDF out to everyone who has pre-ordered the book. At that point, we will also send the book to print immediately – our printer is standing by, ready to go – and ship it out to everyone who pre-ordered, before the the book will be released to retail stores.

We will not set a new release date at this time, as we certainly hope and believe that we won't need to keep you waiting much longer. In the interim, please enjoy a few finished spreads from the book below to give you an idea of what's soon to come your way.

« Last Edit: Apr 25, 2021, 09:16:10 AM by Xenomrph »

Kailem
Apr 25, 2021, 04:46:57 PM
Reply #764 on: Apr 25, 2021, 04:46:57 PM
That sounds about right. At least they're going to be sending out the pdf version as soon as they get the ok from Disney. I guess they're just taking longer to go about it than Fox did by themselves, which sucks.

But yeah clearly even Free League don't know when it's going to be coming out, especially the physical version, because even they don't know at this point. But the new artwork looks great!













I like how they've repurposed one of Syd Mead's original unused designs for the Sulaco into a UPP ship that looks like its equivalent version. I love stuff like that, it's a great way to work in those sort of existing "deep cut" lore and designs.


 

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