FG Con 16

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Last Days of Hadley’s Hope — An Introduction to Alien RPG

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
Available: 0

  • pcuser
  • kneissfg
  • thestuff83
  • srbongo
  • deepseeded
  • mondoman
  • Hammer_of_Justice

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.

  5 comments for “Last Days of Hadley’s Hope — An Introduction to Alien RPG

  1. pcuser
    March 19, 2021 at 19:38

    Alien RPG ruleset? not listed in Available Rulesets or Community Rulesets pls tell me more
    is this it
    what do i need to participate

    • Cai
      March 19, 2021 at 20:04

      You do not need to own the ruleset to participate, and you can learn the system while playing the scenario, it really is that easy to learn.

      You only need to have Fantasy Grounds Unity (Demo version is OK) and Discord on your computer.

  2. Hammer_of_Justice
    March 31, 2021 at 12:27


    since I am from germany, I was wondering if one of the pregens can have a german background. A german surname should suffice, this way my accent becomes a feature instead of being a bug. 😉 And I can throw in some german phrases, when my character gets nervous or is under stress. I think this could contribute to the atmosphere of the game.

    Just in case, here is a nice list of typical ones: https://www.thoughtco.com/german-last-names-1444607#:~:text=German%20Last%20Names%20and%20Their%20Meanings%20%20,%20%20fisher%20%2089%20more%20rows%20

    • Cai
      April 2, 2021 at 23:58

      The introductory mission we are playing has a cast of characters already written who are members of the colony LV-426 and employees of Weyland-Yutani. The game is in the “Cinematic Mode” were everyone takes the role of a pre-designed character with their own motivations, secrets, and relationships already written. This makes it very different from normal “campaign play” where the player decides the personality and backstory of their character. I hope you’ll consider it a fun challenge to play a character you might not usually play. I’ll send out a link to the available characters to choose from shortly before the game and they can be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis when you sign in for the game.

      On thing you might not be aware of in Alien Universe lore, the Cold War went very differently than in our own timeline. In that timeline Germany and Spain joined with the Soviet Union and China to form the Union of Progressive Peoples, which is quite hostile to the decadent and exploitative corporations of the American Arm and the British-Japanese Three World Empire.

  3. Cai
    April 14, 2021 at 01:29

    I’ve sent out the welcome emails with information about how to join the game this weekend. If you haven’t received it check your spam folder for an email from caithegm.com

    If it isn’t there, please leave a comment.

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