The Right Hand of Doom
- Apr 24, 2017
- Reaction score
For those that have the game, is the mythology of Prometheus/Covenent present?
Yes for both. It even stats the difference between David's Alien and the original Xenomorphs. It also includes nods toward the older Promotheus script that hints at the reason for those differences.For those that have the game, is the mythology of Prometheus/Covenent present?
Yeah agreed, just finished reading it and every little detail is very good. A mini-sandbox with multiple points of tension ready to blow up and so many locations with just enough details. I can see it playing out so many ways.I have just skimmed over Destroyer of Worlds and it looks amazing. A deluxe 3 session adventure with maps and handouts like Chariot of the Gods.
I really like how its not just an Aliens knock-off. The premise of Colonial Marines on a colonial mining town hunting insurgents under the threat of invasion is really cool.
For some reason the person who originally answered Silva’s post deleted their response.The Stress mechanic looks like Vampire 5E hunger, which is good. Is that so?
I have no idea how VtM works, but I agree that the good and bad aspects of stress dice makes it interesting. A little stress is good,the senses heighten, reflexes might get a little faster. Too much and you start losing fine motor control, and do things like drop the magazine out of your gun, or fumble with your keys trying to open a door, completely overlook that Alien creature hunched down next to the weapons rack...For some reason the person who originally answered Silva’s post deleted their response.
I am not entirely familiar with VtM5’s Hunger Dice so I may not be the best to answer, but I think the difference is that in Alien Stress dice add to the dice pool and not convert dice in it. As a result, they don’t just add an increasing chance of something bad but also an increasing chance of success. This creates The dynamic I mention above of making Stress initially desirable but ultimately a risk.
I'd recommend picking up one of the two scenarios with it (one is PDF only at the moment): Chariot of the Gods or Destroyer of Worlds. The former is the simpler scenario.Amazing comparison, Seadna. Thanks! I already got V5, now I need to get Alien.
It is Gaelic, it's the Gaelic word for Jack-of-the-Lantern/Stingy Jack/Jack the Smith.
Nice. That's pretty exciting!Just finished reading Destroyer of Worlds to run in a couple of weeks time. It’s a pretty amazing scenario. They talk about it being run in three scenarios like Chariot of the Gods, but it seems like it would be longer, especially Acts 1 and 3.
It has the feel of Aliens but the set up is so much better, with some excellent military drama with dealing with local insurgents. It has a Black Hawk Down vibe. There is a sense of isolation but that’s because everyone is hostile to you.
The setting is huge, both in terms of the city and the military base. I am really impressed by the scale and scope they have added with this adventure.