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Author Topic: Alien: Fate of the Nostromo  (Read 4263 times)

Corporal Hicks
Feb 23, 2021, 04:14:18 PM
Topic on: Feb 23, 2021, 04:14:18 PM
Another new boardgame on the way!

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In ALIEN: Fate of the Nostromo, players take the role of Nostromo crew members Ripley, Lambert, Parker, Brett, or Dallas. Over the course of the game, they collect scrap, craft items, and fulfill different objectives. The crew will lose and gain morale as they encounter the Alien and other situations. If crew morale reaches zero, players lose the game.

Each turn has two phases. In the Crew Action phase, players creep through the Nostromo's halls, gathering scrap, crafting items, trading scrap and items with other players, and using items and their special abilities. Brett, for example, can craft items with one fewer scrap than other players. If the Alien is within three spaces of the player with the incinerator, that player can use the incinerator to send the Alien back to its nest.

In the Encounter phase, players draw and resolve an Encounter card. The Alien could be lurking behind any corner...

Once the players fulfill their initial objectives, they face one of five final missions, each with a unique set of requirements. Players must fulfill the final mission's requirements simultaneously to win the game. Players can also introduce Science Officer Ash for a more challenging game. Ash moves through the ship, removing scrap and forcing the crew to lose morale




https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/332321/alien-fate-nostromo



Voodoo Magic
Feb 23, 2021, 04:45:07 PM
Reply #2 on: Feb 23, 2021, 04:45:07 PM
Great looking pieces though. Yet I cringe at the thought of trying to paint them.



[cancerblack]
Feb 23, 2021, 10:40:30 PM
Reply #4 on: Feb 23, 2021, 10:40:30 PM
Cowards, painting them is the best part!

Seriously though the figures look amazing, too bad there's unlikely to be a way to get extra Big Chaps (other than buying several sets).



Corporal Hicks
Feb 25, 2021, 06:54:05 AM
Reply #6 on: Feb 25, 2021, 06:54:05 AM
There was some drama with it, but it did come out. It's sat on my shelf. It showed up looking like someone had been using it for sports so I wasn't too pleased and haven't even read the rules because I was grumpy about that.

« Last Edit: Jul 06, 2021, 02:58:33 PM by Corporal Hicks »

Kailem
Feb 25, 2021, 09:09:17 AM
Reply #7 on: Feb 25, 2021, 09:09:17 AM
Ravensburger? Oh hell yeah! They made the classic Universal Monsters board game Horrified that I picked up a couple of Christmases ago and loved, and it looks and sounds like this might be sharing some similarities with that. I'm definitely pretty excited about this!



Dingbat
May 18, 2021, 02:07:05 PM
Reply #9 on: May 18, 2021, 02:07:05 PM
That looks pretty good, if it has the same corridor system as another glorious day in the corps, that could be good for getting new terrain.


TNF
Jul 05, 2021, 07:58:29 PM
Reply #10 on: Jul 05, 2021, 07:58:29 PM
I pre-ordered. I just don't have enough Alien games here lately, it seems!  ;)


Kailem
Aug 01, 2021, 06:46:40 PM
Reply #11 on: Aug 01, 2021, 06:46:40 PM
So apparently this is released today in the US (along with a Gargoyles board game by Ravensburger that I didn't know they were making until now). Anyone manage to pick a copy up?


RidgeTop
Aug 02, 2021, 12:25:43 AM
Reply #12 on: Aug 02, 2021, 12:25:43 AM
Looks like my local Target stores have them. I'll have to go pick one up.


Corporal Hicks
Aug 02, 2021, 08:31:31 AM
Reply #13 on: Aug 02, 2021, 08:31:31 AM
So apparently this is released today in the US (along with a Gargoyles board game by Ravensburger that I didn't know they were making until now). Anyone manage to pick a copy up?

Probably be another year before we see over here.


Dachande
Aug 02, 2021, 01:36:29 PM
Reply #14 on: Aug 02, 2021, 01:36:29 PM
So apparently this is released today in the US (along with a Gargoyles board game by Ravensburger that I didn't know they were making until now). Anyone manage to pick a copy up?

Probably be another year before we see over here.

I don't think it'll be that long. Ravensburger normally has a small difference between UK and US, but im seeing rumours of October time.


 

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