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Author Topic: Free League Publishing Announce Alien: The Rolepla...  (Read 4537 times)

Xenomrph
May 28, 2019, 12:38:41 AM
Reply #75 on: May 28, 2019, 12:38:41 AM
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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.


Corporal Hicks
May 28, 2019, 07:23:17 AM
Reply #76 on: May 28, 2019, 07:23:17 AM
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I ended up ordering the standard bundle over the anniversary bundle. Just prefer the original artwork.


Mr. Clemens
May 28, 2019, 09:01:53 PM
Reply #77 on: May 28, 2019, 09:01:53 PM
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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!



Xenomrph
May 29, 2019, 01:23:10 AM
Reply #79 on: May 29, 2019, 01:23:10 AM
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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.


Mr. Clemens
May 29, 2019, 01:04:13 PM
Reply #80 on: May 29, 2019, 01:04:13 PM
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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.  :)


Nostromo
May 29, 2019, 05:54:24 PM
Reply #81 on: May 29, 2019, 05:54:24 PM
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Really awesome cover, feel like buying it just for that reason alone.


Monster Man
May 29, 2019, 09:53:54 PM
Reply #82 on: May 29, 2019, 09:53:54 PM
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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.


Dachande
May 30, 2019, 12:19:04 AM
Reply #83 on: May 30, 2019, 12:19:04 AM
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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.


Mr. Clemens
May 30, 2019, 02:23:09 AM
Reply #84 on: May 30, 2019, 02:23:09 AM
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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.


SM
May 30, 2019, 05:59:16 AM
Reply #85 on: May 30, 2019, 05:59:16 AM
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Back in my playing days we never used a physical board or grid.

Got the PDF today, but haven't had a chance to have a read yet.


Dachande
May 30, 2019, 11:33:28 PM
Reply #86 on: May 30, 2019, 11:33:28 PM
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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


[cancerblack]
May 31, 2019, 09:10:08 PM
Reply #87 on: May 31, 2019, 09:10:08 PM
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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?


SM
May 31, 2019, 10:48:25 PM
Reply #88 on: May 31, 2019, 10:48:25 PM
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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.


Local Trouble
Jun 01, 2019, 03:50:33 AM
Reply #89 on: Jun 01, 2019, 03:50:33 AM
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Does it recycle any of the technical errata from the CMTM?


 

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