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Author Topic: Alien: Fate of the Nostromo  (Read 1908 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!

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

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.

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 sad 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.

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!

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.


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