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 Plus Disney tries to warn us their movies are outdated.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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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 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 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:
http://bundleofholding.com/presents/Catalyst2019

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https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-gaming-legend-rick-loomis

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 012

We discuss the ubiquity and popularity of Dungeons and Dragons for better or worse. Playing the Cinematic Starter for the Free League Alien RPG and the release of the adaption of the unproduced William Gibson Alien 3 screenplay to both a Dark Horse comics series and an Audible audio drama for inspiration. A free alternative to Adobe Creative Suite monopoly. Is the tabletop roleplaying hobby suffering from the McDonald’s effect? #alienrpg #frialigan #alien

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 009

R.Talsorian Games releases an image for Cyberpunk Red and Twitter responds. Free League is making an Alien RPG using the Year Zero Engine with pre-orders starting now. Grimmerspace on Kickstarter and our livestream of the first actual play session. Also on Kickstarter Hard Wired Island, a retrofuture TTRPG putting the “punk” back in “CyberPUNK”

Alien RPG by Free League
https://alien-rpg.com/

Grimmerspace Abbatoir-8 Actual Play Unedited Livestream
https://youtu.be/pdEj0HjVvrg

Hard Wired Island by Paul “Ettin” Matijevic
– A retrofuture cyberpunk tabletop RPG inspired by 90s anime.
 
MOTHERSHIP
Survive. Solve. Save. Pick one.
– A sci-fi survival horror roleplaying game by Tuesday Knight Games.
(Currently a 40-page PWYW alpha draft, with plans for a first edition in early 2020.)
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Video: Mutant: Mechatron – Rise of the Robots LONG Review

Another deep dive into an RPG where we have both read the book and played a few session. This time it is Mutant: Mechatron – Rise of the Robots by Free League. It uses their Year Zero Engine, d6 dice pool system, and although it is a stand-alone game your robots can play with characters in both Mutant Year Zero and Genlab, once they escape Mechatron-7. We give you an overview of the system, character creation and the setting. Also a discussion of the surprising challenge of playing self-aware robot player characters. If you are familiar with Mutant Year Zero this is a great new take on post-apocalyptic characters and if you are new to the system and setting, it is well worth your time. Find out if this game is for you as we dive deep into Mutant: Mechatron.


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Idle Red Hands Weekly 004

A Golden Week weekly, talking about the series end of three big pop culture properties: Game of Thrones, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Star Wars Skywalker Saga. CMON is adapting the popular videogame, Bloodborne, as a miniatures and tile-based boardgame on Kickstarter. We are developing a 1980s Japan setting for the Tales From the Loop RPG. Free League is working on an Alien RPG that looks more Ridley Scott than James Cameron. #starwars #marvel #gameofthrones #cmon #bloodborne #frialigan #freeleague #talefromtheloop #alien #ttrpg

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