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Old 08-12-2010, 10:04 AM   #1
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Default Alien Movie Quadrilogy Xenomorphs

I've looked and I cant seem to find a thread that has a rigorous write up (PC usable) for the Aliens from the Movie series.

In the event that one DOES exist, id love a link.

In the event that there is one for 3e, post it here and we can fiddle witht he conversions.

In the event there ISNT one Id like to try to cover these topics.

Face Hugger

Chest Burster

Alien - First Film

Drones - Second Film

Queen - Second Film

Id also like to consider the idea that aliens spawned from different species of host might produce different attributes and abilites. For example, an alien gestated in a dog might run faster than a human gestated drone, one gestated in a bear might be stronger. Using lenses, similar to Mailankas technique, I think we can work up a pretty broad spectrum.

NOTE: For fear of thread drift, Id rather NOT discuss Predator/Alien Hybrids.

EDIT: Note that this question is, for me, purely academic. Im not running an Alien or SF game right now, but Im sure someone either is, or is about to!

Thanks in advance,
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:29 AM   #2
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Here's what I got from GURPSNet ages ago (w/ Predator thrown in for good measure—you know that's next ;) ); both 3rd Edition.

GURPS Alien (3e)
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:09 PM   #3
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The Leading Edge Games source book for the Alien Adventure Game breaks down the various stages of the life cycle events for the 5 different alien possible monster stages, what organic materials are needed, various odd conditions, nesting, and habitat, behavior. What the motivations and communication methods are etc. Oh and it might have some combat stuff too.

But really if your into Alien junk, I would take a look at that book. Well worth the money and easily ported to GURPS. The above GURPSNet touches on some parts of it obviously.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:49 PM   #4
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Alien - First Film

Drones - Second Film
Aren't these the same type of creature?
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:23 PM   #5
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Aren't these the same type of creature?
Not necessarily. The one from Alien was, at least according to the movie novelization, a queen, as in the novel Ripley encountered Dallas plastered to a wall in a remote corner of the ship just as a chestburster was about to emerge from him. It's possible that the aliens' genetics are such that if there is no queen to give orders within a certain radius that the first alien to emerge will grow into a queen to produce more of the xenomorphs.
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:11 AM   #6
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Aren't these the same type of creature?
I didnt get the impression that they were. The makeup/costume work was different. As I dont functionally know what the differences were, we can treat them as equal for the purposes of this exercise.

Instead, it might be more interesting to model the drone development/evolution from pale Chest bursting worm type thing to Fully DR hardened drone/soldier

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It's too bad this went nowhere. I'm considering an Aliens game and wondering how to work out the acid blood splashback from guns.
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:34 PM   #8
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Or I could just use that 3rd Edition fan rule that was linked to...
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:35 PM   #9
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It's too bad this went nowhere. I'm considering an Aliens game and wondering how to work out the acid blood splashback from guns.
They do 1d corrosive per 5 HP damage they take in a one yard radius around them. Voila. If you think it's unrealistic that it's in all directions, make it just in the hex they take the injury from.
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:41 PM   #10
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There always this threads:
http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=71230
http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=43385
http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=27096
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