Date: Friday, April 16 2021
Time: 19:00 - 23:59 (GMT)
FG Type (Classic or Unity): Unity
Ruleset: Alien RPG
Games Master: Cai
Minimum Players: 3 Maximum Players: 7
Booked: 7 Pending: 0
Hadley’s Hope is a “shake and bake” colony located on the moon LV-426. Established in 2157, the colony is a terraforming, research, and mining facility, and a new home to its pioneers. By 2179 there are 158 colonists there, and the first natives of LV-426 had been born. The giant processors are changing the atmosphere: now breathable, but still choked by dense clouds and wracked by electrical storms. The sky is always gloomy, more like night than day. Even when the sun is above the horizon it’s often hidden behind the giant form of Calpamos, LV-426’s parent planet.
Some said building the colony was unwise. The moon hadn’t even been mapped in 2157, the weather would make life a constant struggle, and the violent geology made it feel as if the world didn’t want anyone there at all. Yet someone at Weyland-Yutani allocated the budget and gave the green light, and so Hadley’s Hope was founded. Supervisor Al Simpson got stuck into the job and the colonists soon learned to live with LV-426’s quirks. it wasn’t long before they were making a success of this most unlikely of colonies.
Four days ago, a wildcatter named Russ Jorden was brought back, infected with something. He died, and some snake-like parasite disappeared into the guts of the base. Security has had no luck catching the thing, and somehow more people were infected. Rumor has it that some of them have died, and that there are more of these snake-things than Supervisor Simpson is admitting to. Simpson spoke over the intercoms, calling for calm.
This is an introductory game of the Alien RPG by Free League Publishing. It is a quick and easy game system that allows players to experience the Alien Universe with amazing freedom of action while using simple, intuitive rules that can be learned, “on the fly”. You can join this game with the demo or free version of Fantasy Grounds Unity. Voice chat will be through Discord, but text only play-throughs are available by request.
The action is based on the Hadley’s Hope colony where the movie Aliens takes place, but during the time period immediately before contact is lost with the colony. Players will be provided with a pre-generated character, complete with secret goals and information about how they relate to other members of the expedition. Rewards are given for playing to your characters motivations, but the goal is to survive the encounter and escape.
My goal as a Game Master is to teach you the system while providing an exciting and enjoyable time.
This event is fully booked.