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Now for some Lovecraftian stuff you might use for a game. Even just as something an NPC believes.

The comics have often explored what a victim experiences while sedated by a facehugger with it tying into the religious side of the franchise quite frequently. Here's an example where a victim sees glimpses of the species' past and future:

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This is an android's rantings as it dies about the purpose of the Alien race. The character is from an android separatist group convinced they know the "truth" about the Aliens.

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For those wondering what's next.

There will be a final cinematic scenario in the 26 Draconis* series called "Heart of Darkness".

After that is an Explorers/Colonist campaign book called "Building Better Worlds" that gives tools for setting a campaign beyond the borders of human space. Apparently will have much more Engineer related material.

*This is the particular strain of the black goo used in all cinematic scenarios so far.
 

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For those wondering what's next.

There will be a final cinematic scenario in the 26 Draconis* series called "Heart of Darkness".

After that is an Explorers/Colonist campaign book called "Building Better Worlds" that gives tools for setting a campaign beyond the borders of human space. Apparently will have much more Engineer related material.

*This is the particular strain of the black goo used in all cinematic scenarios so far.
So Heart of Darkness is more Colonial Marine stuff?
 

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Another weird setting fact is how much subjective time Ripley experienced between Alien and her death in Alien 3. If you go by the DVDs and lines in the movie then from her point of view when she dies at the end of Alien 3 only roughly two months ago she was speaking to Ash, Captain Dallas and the others on the Nostromo.

Most of that time is spent as a dock worker at Gateway station above Earth that you see at the start of Aliens. Roughly speaking:

Alien infestation on the Nostromo: 1-2 days
Wakes up at Gateway and starts work there: Roughly 1.5-2 months
Time on LV-426 with marines: 1-2 days
Time on Fiorini-161 prison: 2-5 days

Just a bit funny I thought. spaceship nightmare, two month break, death colony, death prison.

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Alien infestation on the Nostromo: 1-2 days
Wakes up at Gateway and starts work there: Roughly 1.5-2 months
Time on LV-426 with marines: 1-2 days
Time on Fiorini-161 prison: 2-5 days
Isn't it longer than that because of transit time, though?
 

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Would it use the small mouth or the big mouth to eat the baby?

Also, Worth1000 is still around? That takes me back.
From wikipedia "The service was shut down on 1 October 2013."
 
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