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Alien: The Roleplaying Game Starter Set | Review and Page-Through

Jeff tackles the latest starter set from Free League

Alien: The Roleplaying Game Starter Set (Free League Publishing)Title: Alien – The Roleplaying Game Starter Set

Publisher: Free League Publishing

Authors: Tomas Härenstam and Andrew E.C. Gaska

Artists: Martin Grip, Gustaf Ekelund, John R. Mullaney, and Axel Torvenius

Year: 2020

Genre: Introduction to the Alien RPG including a cinematic adventure

Pages: 152

Price: $49.99 for the softcover or in PDF at DriveThruRPG for $19.99

I dive in to share my thoughts while paging through the new Alien: The Roleplaying Game Starter Set from Free League Publishing. The boxed set, written by Tomas Härenstam and Andrew E.C. Gaska, is available now.

So is this an excellent introduction into roleplaying in the Alien film universe? Or will this boxed set simply reduce you to crying out “Game over man! Game over!”? You’ll find out!

Alien: The Roleplaying Game Starter Set review at YouTube
3:23 Sharing what comes in the Starter Set
7:25 Paging through and discussing the rulebook
18:52 Taking a look at the dual sided map
21:11 Peeking through the adventure Chariot of the Gods
24:45 The pregenerated characters
26:35 The different cards for the game and adventure
31:18 Looking at the game tokens
32:32 Final thoughts and review score

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Free League has put together an impressive beginner box for their award winning RPG. The slimmed down rulebook only contains rules for cinematic adventures as opposed to campaign play but, honestly I think the system is actually a better fit for one-shots and two-three session standalone adventures. The component quality is top notch through out and the rules and adventure are very clear and easily comprehended. I only wish there had been a reference sheet or lightweight GM screen since there are a good number of tables that will be referred to during play. All in all, very nicely done!
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Jeff McAleer

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