The day I received Alien RPG Starter Set and it’s expansion Destroyer of Worlds my city went into total lockdown. From there it’s just gotten worse and the whole province is now under extreme measures to not go outside and see your friends or family. It’s been this way for ages and will be this way for the foreseeable future. So how was I to review a game that requires others to be present? Well, I strapped on my imaginary space gear and figured it out as I went along.
Alien RPG Starter Set was created by Free League Publishing and is a scary sci-fi tabletop role-playing game. The game was created by Tomas Härenstam and Andrew E.C. Gaska with art and graphic design by Martin Grip and Christian Granath. The D6 game mechanic will be familiar to anyone who has played the fantastic Mutant: Year Zero.
The Starter Set comes with everything you need to jump into a game. The kit contains two books, the Starter Set rules and the cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods. You can play the game one of two ways, either through a campaign or cinematic. Campaign is for players looking to enjoy an extended stay in the Alien universe and gives players the option to take on a whole host of roles and tasks inside the universe. The cinematic way is more of a movie-like experience or a “one-shot”. This is a quicker way to play and easier for first time role players. I love having both options available and this is what really elevates the purchase intent here for gamers.