Maybe We Can Build A Fire, Sing A Couple Of Songs! Part 2………………………………….

Posted: June 18, 2015 in Aliens

So I’ve read through the rules a couple of more times since my last post, and apart from the few things that I mentioned in the first post nothing else really stands out. However one thing that is missing is background “fluff”, all we have is the name of the ship USS Theseus, their are no details about how the Aliens got on board, what Marine forces were deployed, why are the Predators their?

Thanks to the Wayback Machine http://archive.org/web/

I manged to find one of the old KS pages with a small piece of the background “fluff”. This came from the first day of the campaign (8th November 2013), however by the end of the campaign (28th November 2013) it had gone from the page.

The Game setting, Intro and Story…

The Board Game will be set between the “Alien” and “Aliens” movies.

Weyland Corporation has dispatched the ship “Theseus” into space. Its primary objective to populate the Mining Planet, LV-669, with a workforce of convicts and genetically modified beasts of burden (to be used for labour and food). The convicts are guarded by a detachment of Colonial Marines and the ship has a strong contingent of Medical Cyborgs. All the humans and animals are in stasis. Whilst in transit, the “Theseus” receives a new order:

+++Investigate potential Xenomorph infestation on Planet LV-426+++- -+++extract samples+++ +++

The Cyborgs alter course as defined. The ship arrives and sets orbit around LV-426. The medical crew extract ‘Alien Egg’ and ‘Facehugger’ samples from the surface. When they report back they are directed to propagate and incubate the xenomorph samples. They utilise a percentage of the Theseus convict and animal cargo to complete their directive. Putting infected ‘cargo’ back into stasis. Once the new directive is complete the Theseus resets its course to dock with the Weyland Medical Station orbiting Earth. During the return flight, a facehugger escapes the med-bay to get sucked into Power Turbine Cooling System, where it is macerated. The acid-blood quickly destroys the Turbine and breaches the ship’s hull. The Main Power Grid and communications are compromised; hence no communication with Weyland HQ is possible. The majority of the cargo is awoken from stasis with the loss of power. A number of key personnel, the Colonial Marines included are still in stasis, due to secondary power supply grids. After a while the Xenomorphs appear and a short battle between convict, cyborg and Alien ensues. The outcome is inevitable. Meanwhile, a small conclave of Predators has detected the ‘Alien Nest’ and forcibly boarded the Theseus, damaging the computer systems keeping the Marines in stasis. A fire ensues…

+++fire detected+++ +++stasis-end protocol initiated+++

More to come in the form of a short story in AvP The Hunt Begins by the franchises’ ϋber-novelist Steve Perry

Now don`t get me wrong but Steve Perry is far from the “franchises uber-novelist”. The 3 Aliens books Earth Hive, Nightmare Asylem, and The Female War, and Aliens vs Predator Prey are all based on the original Dark Horse comics from the late 80’s and early 90’s. So most of the work was already done as they are basically adaptions the same way that films get adapted to books and vice versa.

It has however been noted on Facebook that all the “fluff” that Prodos had done including the stuff by Steve Perry was not approved by Fox, one piece that was mentioned was a “facehugger bursting through someones chest”

Oh well I will just have to make my own background “fluff” when it arrives………………………………………………..

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