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COMING IN 2019

“I can’t lie to you about your chances, but … you have my sympathies.”

PRE-ORDER

The full printed ALIEN roleplaying game will launch late this year, but you can pre-order it NOW in our webshop and get immediate access to a meaty 168-page Cinematic Starter Kit PDF. It  includes rules for skills, combat and panic, five pre-generated player characters, and the full-length Cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods written by Alien RPG setting writer and sci-fi novelist Andrew E.C. Gaska.

The Cinematic Starter Kit will be available for download via DrivethruRPG as soon as your pre-order purchase is confirmed – no more than a few days after your purchase. You don’t need a DrivethruRPG account to receive the PDF.

In addition, if you pre-order the core rulebook you will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the game before it goes to print and earn a play-tester credit in the final publication. There is a link to a feedback form inside the Starter Kit PDF itself.

The pre-order is open for a limited time only. Below, you can find the main offerings. Links from them will take your to our webshop, where you can complete your purchase. In the webshop, you can also add extra dice sets and other items to your order.

Questions about the pre-order, or something else? You’re welcome to our forum, dedicated to ALIEN and our other games.

STANDARD EDITION

STANDARD EDITION

STANDARD EDITION

The ALIEN tabletop roleplaying game will be a beautifully illustrated full-color hardcover book of approximately 300 pages, both presenting the world of ALIEN in the year 2183 and a fast and effective ruleset designed specifically to enhance the ALIEN experience.

Within days after purchase, you will receive a 168-page Cinematic Starter Kit PDF including complete scenario. A PDF of the full rulebook will be sent to you when the game is complete.

Price: Approx. $49.99 (Exact price depends on currency rates and will be shown at checkout.)

40th ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION

40th ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION

40th ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION

This limited edition of the ALIEN RPG core rulebook has a special embossed book cover. Exclusive to this pre-order campaign, the 40th Anniversary Limited-Edition will never be printed again.

Within days after purchase, you will receive a 168-page Cinematic Starter Kit PDF including complete scenario. A PDF of the full rulebook will be sent to you when the game is complete.

Price: Approx. $89.99 (Exact price depends on currency rates and will be shown at checkout.)

STANDARD EDITION BUNDLE

STANDARD EDITION BUNDLE

STANDARD EDITION BUNDLE

This great-value bundle contains:

  • The ALIEN RPG core book in Standard Edition
  • Two sets of custom dice (10 Base Dice and 10 Stress Dice)
  • GM Screen
  • Deck of 50 custom cards (for initiative, weapons, and NPCs)
  • Maps & Markers Pack

Within days after purchase, you will receive a 168-page Cinematic Starter Kit PDF including complete scenario. A PDF of the full rulebook will be sent to you when the game is complete.

Price: Approx. $99.99 – that’s a $50 discount on the total retail price! (Exact price depends on currency rates and will be shown at checkout.)

40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION BUNDLE

40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION BUNDLE

40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION BUNDLE

This great-value bundle contains:

  • The ALIEN RPG core book in 40th Anniversary Limited Edition with embossed special cover, exclusive to this pre-order and never to be printed again
  • Two sets of custom dice (10 Base Dice and 10 Stress Dice)
  • GM Screen
  • Deck of 50 custom cards (for initiative, weapons, and NPCs)
  • Maps & Markers Pack

Within days after purchase, you will receive a 168-page Cinematic Starter Kit PDF including complete scenario. A PDF of the full rulebook will be sent to you when the game is complete.

Price: Approx. $139.99 – that’s a $50 discount on the total retail price! (Exact price depends on currency rates and will be shown at checkout.)

COMPANY SPECIAL EDITION BUNDLE

COMPANY SPECIAL EDITION BUNDLE

COMPANY SPECIAL EDITION BUNDLE

This bundle contains:

  • The ALIEN RPG core book in 40th Anniversary Limited Edition with embossed special cover, exclusive to this pre-order and never to be printed again, personally signed by the design team
  • A Limited-Edition 27” X 40” poster of the Alien RPG cover art by Martin Grip, personally signed by the artist
  • Two sets of custom dice (10 Base Dice and 10 Stress Dice)
  • GM Screen
  • Deck of 50 custom cards (for initiative, weapons, and NPCs)
  • Maps & Markers Pack

Within days after purchase, you will receive a 168-page Cinematic Starter Kit PDF including complete scenario. A PDF of the full rulebook will be sent to you when the game is complete.

Price: Approx. $249.99 (Exact price depends on currency rates and will be shown at checkout.)

OVERVIEW

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 youhold your breath and you rupture your lungs. Space isn’t as empty as youd think, eitherits 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 liveseach new world tamed is either feast or famine. And there are things lurking in the shadows of every asteroidthings strange and different and deadly.

Things alien.

This is the official ALIEN tabletop roleplaying gamea universe of body horror and corporate brinkmanship, where synthetic people play god while space truckers and marines serve host to newborn ghoulish creatures. Its a harsh and unforgiving universe and you are nothing if not expendable.

Stay alive if you can.

THE GAME

The ALIEN tabletop roleplaying game will be a beautifully illustrated full-color hardcover book, both presenting the world of ALIEN in the year 2183 and a fast and effective ruleset designed specifically to enhance the ALIEN experience. The game can be played in two distinct game modes:

Cinematic play is based on pre-made scenarios that emulate the dramatic arc of an ALIEN film. Designed to be played in a single session, this game mode emphasizes high stakes and fast and brutal play. You are not all expected to survive.

Campaign play is designed for longer continuous play with the same cast of player characters over many game sessions, letting you explore the ALIEN universe freely, sandbox style.

The rules of the game are based on the acclaimed Year Zero Engine, used in award-winning games such as Tales from the Loop and Mutant: Year Zero, but adapted and further developed to fully support and enhance the core themes of ALIEN: horror and action in the cold darkness of space.

THE SETTING

The year is 2183little more than three years since the destruction of the Hadleys Hope colony on LV-426, the disappearance of the USS Sulaco, and the closing of the prison and lead works on Fiorina 161. The loss of the Sulacos Colonial Marine unit along with these Weyland-Yutani sponsored outposts, and the implications of corporate foul play stemming from these incidents, have created an air of distrust between the company and the United Americas.

To add fuel to the fire, conflicts between the rival sectors of space have increased exponentially in the past five years. While unconfirmed, many believe that Hadleys Hope was a test site for one of Weyland-Yutanis bioweapons and that an enemy state sent a warship to nuke it from orbit. Others believe that the Company is working with a rogue nation to assume control of the colonies on the Frontier.

The 2180s are a dangerous time to be alive.

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THE TEAM

Free League Publishing is a critically acclaimed Swedish publisher of speculative fiction, dedicated to publishing award-winning tabletop role-playing games, board games, and art books set in strange and wondrous worlds. Our best-selling RPG Tales from the Loop swept the 2017 ENnie Awards, winning five Gold ENnies for Best Setting, Best Writing, Best Art, Best Game, and Product of the Year. The game is inspired by the iconic art books published by Free League Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood – exploring artist Simon Stålenhags original sci-fi universe soon to be realized in the upcoming TV series from Amazon Studios. Most recently, our fantasy RPG Forbidden Lands became the 3rd most successful RPG Kickstarter of 2017 and dubbed one of the best RPGs of 2018. Other tabletop work includes the post-apocalyptic RPG Mutant: Year Zero, the sci-fi RPG Coriolis – The Third Horizon, the fantasy RPG Symbaroum, and the Crusader Kings board game. To learn more, visit freeleaguepublishing.com.

Genuine Entertainment is an award-winning brand management and production company, serving as a producer, packager, and paladin for genre entertainment brands and fans that demand quality and authenticity in equal measure. Recent collaborations include a master tabletop gaming license for Dune, tabletop role-playing games for Alien and Altered Carbon, an art book for Blade Runner 2049, consumer marketing campaigns for Avengers: Infinity War and Game of Thrones, and multiple initiatives for Paradox Interactive and their World of Darkness franchise across all corners of pop culture. Learn more at www.genuineent.com.