A new, fully official Alien tabletop roleplaying game is being released on December 10th, perfectly timed for the Christmas gift season.
Taking place shortly after the events of Aliens, the RPG will propel players into the vast possibilities of the Outer Rim Frontier.
From the pioneering colonists and scientists to the ever-present Company reps and Colonial Marines, the game promises a diverse range of characters and gameplay experiences far beyond the staple cat-and-mouse suspense and survival horror of the franchise.
Released by Free League Publishing, the game is the first result of a long-term licensing deal with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products. The first expansions to the core game are planned for August 2020.
The Alien RPG is a beautifully illustrated full-colour hardcover book, both presenting the world of Alien in the year 2183 and a fast and effective ruleset designed specifically to enhance the Alien experience.
The game can be played in two distinct game modes: Cinematic play which features pre-made scenarios designed to be played in a single session and which emulate the dramatic arc of an Alien film, and Campaign play designed for longer continuous play over many game sessions, letting players explore the universe freely, sandbox style.
The core rulebook will be published alongside the complete Cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods by sci-fi novelist Andrew E.C. Gaska, who is also the setting writer and canon consultant for the RPG.
The rules of the game are designed by game director Tomas Härenstam and based on the Year Zero Engine, used in award-winning games such as Tales From the Loop, Forbidden Lands, and Mutant: Year Zero, but adapted and further developed to fully support and enhance the core themes of Alien: horror and action in the cold darkness of space.
The core rulebook will be launched alongside a range of supplements, including the Chariot of the Gods scenario, custom dice, a GM Screen, and a set of useful maps and markers.
All items will be available on the Free League website and in retail stores worldwide from December 10th.