Free League Publishing has announced that their ALIEN tabletop RPG will release on December 10th.
ALIEN The Roleplaying Game is set shortly after the events of Aliens, and allows players to explore the vast and dangerous Outer Rim Frontier as anything from colonists to Colonial Marines. You can find a teaser trailer above.
This 392-page core rulebook is designed by Tomas Härenstam, and is based on the Year Zero engine used in Tales From the Loop, Forbidden Lands, and Mutant: Year Zero. You can learn more about the game here.
Here’s a rundown of the game:
Space is vast, dark, and not your friend. Gamma rays and neutrino bursts erupt from dying stars to cook you alive, black holes tear you apart, and the void itself boils your blood and seizes your brain. Try to scream and no one can hear you—hold your breath and you rupture your lungs. Space isn’t as empty as you’d think, either—its frontiers are ever expanding. Rival governments wage a cold war of aggression while greedy corporations vie for valuable resources. Colonists reach for the stars and gamble with their lives—each new world tamed is either feast or famine. And there are things lurking in the shadows of every asteroid—things strange and different and deadly.
This is the official ALIEN tabletop roleplaying game—a universe of body horror and corporate brinkmanship, where synthetic people play god while space truckers and marines serve host to newborn ghoulish creatures. It’s a harsh and unforgiving universe and you are nothing if not expendable.
Stay alive if you can.