Video: Unboxing the Alien RPG by Free League

Preorders for the Alien RPG by Free League are finally here! We take a look at what you get in the full bundle, the quality of the components and a quick flip through the book.

We played through the PDF of the Cinematic Starter, Charito of the Gods. You can watch the actual play sessions here:

The retail release is December 10th, 2019 if you are interested in getting your own copy.

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Idle Red Hands 033: Alien RPG Unboxing, Contrast Paints on Finecast, Horus Heresy Boardgame, Sapphire Anniversary Dice, Trophy RPG Bundle and Voices of Heresy 2019

Unboxing the Alien RPG Preorder Bundle. Painting Finecast Ork Commandos with Contrast Paints. The Horus Heresy Boardgame by Fantasy Flight Games. Are gamers STILL suckers? Dungeons and Dragons 45th Anniversary Sapphire Anniversary Dice. only USD$299! Decent into Avernus turnoff. Trophy RPG November Bundle and the session of dark fantasy this weekend. Humble Bundle offers its Voices of Heresy 2019 bundle. DRM-free MP3s to listen to while you paint. Plus Disney tries to warn us their movies are outdated.

Trophy RPG:
https://trophyrpg.com/

Voices of Heresy 2019 Bundle:
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/voices-heresy-black-library-books?partner=idleredhands

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 032: Cryptids, Vaesen by Free League, Nononovember Microfiction and Business Card Jam

Free League launches a new Kickstarter for Vaesen, a Nordic horror roleplaying game based on the work of Johan Egerkrans and written by Nils Hintze. Physical copies of the Alien RPG are on the way. Aeldari are gettting assembled. Powers and Perils to be Unearthed soon on the channel. Business Card Jam on Itch.io. Nononovember microfiction month.

Vaesen by Free League on Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1192053011/vaesen-nordic-horror-roleplaying

Business Card Jam on Itch.io:
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Episode 224: Alien RPG Cinematic Starter Review

Our in-depth review of the Alien RPG Cinematic Starter by Free League. More than 90 minutes of overview, analysis and some spoilers for the free PDF adventure, Chariot of the Gods. We start with a summary of the Year Zero System used in the game and how it differs from previous Free League releases like Forbidden Lands and Mechatron. There are also the stress, consumables and PVP mechanics that are unique to this system and setting. We discuss the use of props and sound effects and their effect on the sessions. We played through the adventure in 4 game sessions that are available on our YouTube and Twitch channels.

If you are curious about the Alien RPG and its system and setting this should give you a very thorough idea of how this game plays and if you want to bring it to your gaming table.

For an even longer version please visit our YouTube channel for the video review:
https://youtu.be/eE26W3rXEWg

You can watch our actual play sessions here:
https://youtu.be/WQHfvk_yHAc

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 027: CMON’s Time Machine, Wendy’s TTRPG and Girl Underground

A slightly more salty weekly episode. CMON holds a stealth garage sale in the guise of a campaign to create soundtracks and artbooks for its games. They are actually clearing out warehouse leftovers from previous campaigns. Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers has released a fantasy TTRPG as a well-designed and illustrated 97-page PDF called Feast of Legends. Critical Role held a sponsored livestream and we are all left wondering “Why?” Chris played a session of Girl Underground by Jesse Ross, creator of Trophy. Also tried the Forbidden Lands RPG by Free League.

Girl Underground RPG by Jesse Ross
https://girlunderground.org

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 026: Trophy RPG, Aeronautica Imperialis, Sovereign Skies by Deep Water Games, Tamer Audiobook and Six-Month Existential Despair

What is Idle Red Hands Weekly? Still working on that one. Feel free to give us your input and ideas in the comments. Trophy RPG and the upcoming Girl Underground and Forbidden Lands RPG sessions. Games Workshop Aeronautica Imperialis starter box, a plastic version of the Forgeworld miniatures game.The Lost and the Damned, book 2 of the Siege of Terra finale series for the Horus Heresy novels. Tamer: King of Dinosaurs by Michael-Scott Earle audiobook version on Bandcamp. Source for a good RPG?

Tamer: King of Dinosaurs Book 1 by Michael-Scott Earle:
https://michael-scottearle.bandcamp.com/album/tamer-king-of-dinosaurs-book-1

Sovereign Skios by Deep Water Game son Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/deepwatergames/sovereign-skies-0

Siege of Terra website:
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Idle Red Hands Weekly 024: Consent in Gaming, The Lost Mines of Phandelver, Virtue Signaling for Fun and Profit and Trophy RPG

The first session of D&D 5E playing the Lost Mines of Phandelver and the excellent utility of the 5E Essentials rulebook. Consent in Gaming by Monty Cooke Games (which is FREE but requires you create an account) and suspicions of their motives as well as the actual good a document like this can do. Bitter Reach is the expansion for the Forbidden Lands RPG by Free League (not Bitterlands as was mysteriously reported previously) along with a reprint of the core set. Alien is not Star Trek and other GMing mistakes in the comments.

Consent in Gaming (requires account creation)

Trophy RPG

Trophy Excurison Writing Contest

The Bitter Reach Kickstarter

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 023: Co-branding 5E, Ricky and Morty vs. D&D, First TTRPG Experience, Never Knows Best RPG Ashcan

The Stranger Things and the upcoming Rick and Morty Dungeons and Dragons 5E branded starter sets. Are they a good entry point to 5E? The first ever session of a roleplaying game and players’ preconceptions going into it. Free League release downloads for the Alien RPG including printer-friendly versions of the character sheets and maps. Errata for Forbidden Lands and the upcoming Kickstarter for the Bitterlands setting. Never Knows Best RPG Ashcan by Fraser Simons, a FLCL(Fooly Cooly)-inspired setting and system. Positive stories from the game table. #alienrpg #freeleague #bitterlands #dnd5e

Never Knows Best Kickstarter Page (ended)

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 022: The 5E Gateway, Alien RPG Single Session Cinematic, Muspelheim Kickstarter

Staying on topic this week with tabletop talk. Is D&D 5E the best entry to the hobby or are there better option? Dungeon World? FATE? Chris ran the Cinematic Starter Adventure for the Alien RPG in one session. Riot Minds launched the sourcebook and adventure for Muspelheim on Kickstarter.

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 021: Narcissism, Tomb Guardians 3D Printable Tiles, Path of Exile, Alien RPG and Flying Buffaloe

The new negative Narcissism. Selfies as image control and empowerment. Tomb Guardians offers 3D printable files for their Dwarven Mines dungeon tiles on Kickstarter. Going back to Path of Exile on the PS4 after 6 years. Chris will run a true one-shot of the Alien RPG Cinematic starter adventure.  Rick Loomis, founder of Flying Buffaloe, needs our help battling cancer. A GoFundMe has been set up and a Bundle of Holding for the Catalyst series lends a hand as well.

Tomb Guardians Dwaren Mines RPG 3D Printable Dungeon Tiles:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tombguardians/3d-printable-fantasy-dwarven-mine-rpg-dungeon-tiles

Catalyst Bundle of Holding supporting Rick Loomis:
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