GMs EYES ONLY –WARNING--
The Xenomorphs were created by an ancient race (The Jockey Race) tens of
thousands of years ago (Refer to their plug-in for their past). They
were fighting among themselves in a brutal civil war. Their technology
was organic in nature and was so powerful, the death toll ran into the
millions. For decades, the war never saw twilight. It seemed
to go on forever…until one side got an idea.
It was an experiment to create a biomechanical weapon. It would adapt
to its environment, be completely independent….and finally…it would be
viscous. This creature would be a living machine with the most grotesque
combination of science and nature. They created a species bent only
of the art of killing. The experiment was placed on a distant
world (“Alien-Proteus”). They designed the species with a hive structure
to keep the infestation from running out of control. The “ant” methodology
was promoted. The object: To keep the infestation under control
by keeping the creatures close to their “queen.”
The experiment was a success. The creatures we know as Xenomorphs
were created. The standard infiltrator mission
was as follows: An egg is deposited in a populace, it impregnates,
and an alien bursts out of the host and soon find more host which it can
convert into eggs which will also hunt down hosts to impregnate.
The creature will kill anything threatening and convert the rest.
Soon, the populace is destroyed and the aliens are left alone on the world
or spacecraft where the infestation was released. It is assumed the
Jockeys that created the Xenomorphs had a procedure to eliminate the new
The Jockeys were ready to unleash their creation on their enemy.
The Proteus planet was still under control. The experiment seemed
safe. The mother species deposited many life forms to keep their
hives intact. These life forms seemed to reproduce in large numbers.
When needed, a transport would simply set down and pick up a queen, a drone,
an army, or just a bunch of eggs as the mission profile specified.
The weapon proved useful and the war ended quickly.
But Pandora’s box was open.
The Xenomorphs were designed to adapt to current situations but their basic
morphology was not to change…it did. Before the Jockeys could stop
their “children”, they had evolved. One small little change, something
seemingly insignificant connected to the “ant” structure but not included
in the alien design…Royal Jelly—the strange substance used to generate
a queen. When the Jockeys discovered infested worlds where there
shouldn’t be, they got worried.
Given the capability to create their own queens, the infestation could
not be bottled. It soon broke out of control. The Jockeys found
their experiment turning against them. They tried to find a weapon
to defeat their own creation but they were already demoralized from a past
war. They sent one last ship to pick up “evolved” egg samples from
the Proteus planet to study…it never came back.
The Jockey race vanished. After thousands of years, without transportation,
the Xenomorphs quickly overran the planets they were on, then promptly
died out. They might be long lived, but after ten thousand years,
even their lifespan ran out. The eggs fossilized, the bodies disintegrated
and the last legacy of the alien species vanished. The ship from
the proteus world crashed landed on a world far away from their homeworld.
Everything went quiet.
The universe held its breath.
LV-426 was the world were the lone Jockey ship crashed landed, across the
galaxy from their homeworld. The Jockey onboard was killed when an
alien egg he carried broke free and impregnated him. Without a pilot,
his ship set down on the hostile world. The stasis fields in the
cargo bay were damaged and all but one bay of eggs were unsealed.
They all soon died from exposure. One bay remained sealed and waited--the
last living legacy of a past experiment that failed.
It was several millennia later when the Nostromo set down on the planet
to investigate the signal the Jockey ship had sent to keep people away.
57 years later, a colony was placed on that world which was overrun by
the species. The infestation was wiped out when the colony’s atmosphere
processor went critical. The Jockey ship survived, covered in a lethal
dose of radiation.
It is unsure how the species got off the world but all bets point towards
a human cause. It seemed the race finally died out when Ellen
Ripley dove into a furnace on Fiorina 161. The GM is totally open
on how the Alien starts its path. Refer to the story for details.
A salvage ship could pick up another alien wreck with alien specimens on
board. Someone might recover the Sulaco. Someone might even
smuggle some life specimens from the radioactive cover of Acheron.
Either way…they are out.
THE LIFE AND THE MACHINE
The Aliens are alive. They have a genetic structure. They are
born and can die. They have a blood stream; they have a social structure.
They have teeth and can scream. The Aliens have a cellular structure
partly carbon and partly silicon based. They have a very identifiable
brain with sensory organs. They have also shown reasoning.
The drones are surprisingly intelligent. They gestate in a living
host and come out in pain. The aliens are alive.
They are also a machine. They don’t require food, as we know it.
They can eat but process it completely different, converting the materials
directly into increasing its own size, or storing it for when it needs
to create a hive. The aliens, for a better part of the word, are
walking batteries, as they run on the acid blood in their veins.
They also seem to have a programmed path. One cannot go rogue under
the direction of its queen. They seem always under a fixed set of
instructions given to them. They don’t have a digestive system
as we know it nor do they even have eyes. Any ophthalmologist or Austin Lasik surgeon would be interested to learn how the Aliens can see or perceive their surroundings. Humans are so dependent on their eyes, especially in combat situations, they create new technologies like Lasik to perfect eyesight. They don’t grow as normal
creatures do and they also don’t have a nervous system as we know it.
In many ways, the Aliens are machines.
THE SPECIAL ABILITIES
The aliens, upon bursting out, can devour ANYTHING to increase it own body
mass. It doesn’t need a kill to grow. It can convert any refined
material whether it be organic or not (metals or animals) and convert it
into biomass it can use to grow. With that in mind, the alien can
achieve full growth in under 10 hours. Using this scale, at each
hour, use a percentage of an adult’s abilities for the newborn’s (5 hours—50%)
abilities. This rule applies even if the alien is being adopted by
the hive to another purpose. A Queen’s stats can also be used because
an alien turning into a queen will also achieve it full growth in ten hours.
The same also goes for the Royal Guard.
--A queen, once born, will develop into full maturity in ten hours, with
society’s help, can start creating its own eggs six hours after that.
--A queen can give birth to an egg every 5 minutes.
--A minimum of three drones can convert a regular egg into a queen or royal
guard egg in six additional hours.
--A rogue drone can convert a living host into a regular egg in 10 hours.
--An alien can achieve maturity after bursting in ten hours.
--The lifespan of an egg is 200 years.
--The Drone’s lifespan is 25% of the average lifespan of the host.
--The lifespan of a Royal Guard is 30 years.
--The lifespan of a queen is 100 years.
--Eggs, once born, can release a facehugger instantly.
The skin of the Xenomorph is rigid and extremely resilient. It is
immune to all atmospheric effect including zero-G. The alien does
not use air as we know it. It needs air to produce sound of course,
but is also uses air in its conversion process. It also is
used to maintain temperature.
The alien uses motion and pressure senses to locate prey.
It can also use smell and hearing as well, but it has no form of visual
senses. It cannot be blinded in any way. The alien is also
immune to radiation, and all Gases. However, because its senses
are based on pressure and feeling, the creature is sensitive to very loud
booms, as sensitive as humans. However, the one thing the aliens
will curdle to is heat. Like most animals, the Alien will retreat
from fire .
The aliens blood is the life of the creature. It is a highly corrosive
form of molecular acid. Unlike most creature the blood is under a
massive pressure. The creature does have what is known as a heart,
however it does work a bit differently. In comparison, the Alien
has the blood pressure and the heart beat of a hummingbird. FUZION
rules have a hit location table on page 48 in the PDF rules. A hit
in the knees or arms produces little splash of the acid. But
a hit to the torso produces quite feedback of acidic blood. The splash
range is as follows:
Head: 1D6 - 1 meters
Arms / Legs: 1D6 - 3 meters
Torso: 1D6 +1 meters
Anybody caught in a 90-degree arc from the hit area must make a dodge of
roll or avoid the searing effects.
acid causes DC7 at point blank range and it reduces by one ever 2 meters
to the maximum rage of the splatter.
The difficulty to dodge is 18 with –1 for every meter away from the alien.
Unless the acid is cleared up the following round, it will continue to
do damage. Every subsequent round, the target will take –1 DC damage
from the initial DC until neutralized.
Remember that ALL targets must check for spray. This includes vehicles,
weapons, and walls. Finally, the acid blood causes so much
damage, 50% of all damage taken removes armor (round down). To Kill
structures, the continues effect of the acid means that ever 50 points
of acidic damage removes 1 K. This allows even a drone to eat through
the armor of an APC. Any vehicles or structures in the splatter path
are hit automatically 1D6 times.
In case you are wondering, aliens are immune to their own acid.
All alien weapons are listed under their unique profiles.
Aliens are invisible to infrared and therm-optics. They can remain
perfectly still and immune to motion sensors unless they decide to move.
All normal detection systems are normal.
The Aliens prime form of communication is direct mental contact.
The Queen and the Guards control the Brood that way. At TL6, the
Beekeepers use this as a way of subduing the aliens. If these abilities
are readily explored, then the PCs should be able to develop defense and
assault for their abilities. Aliens are very vulnerable to psychic
attack. It is assumed that they were designed that way to answer
the calls of their Jockey masters (which were heavy Psychics). However,
this couldn’t stop the aliens from wiping them out. These skills
use the Mental Powers plug-in:
--All Aliens have a Telepathy skill with themselves of 10
--To non-Aliens, they have an effective skill of Zero but if the Host has
a skill of even +1, the skill is transferred to the Alien (see hybridization
--Aliens are extremely susceptible to mental attack. Even though
they have a high stun. Mental attacks do x 3 damage. Any Mental
attacks that cause STUN will cause the alien to hesitate for one round.
The Xenomorph is simply not armed to handle it. This only occurs
in the first attack of combat.
--Aliens are immune to Mental Illusions and Mind Link.
--Mind Control is possible but hard.
--A Character can use his/her will to cause the Alien to hesitate like
above without a mental attack skill. The Character needs to beat
a DV of 18 to do it.
Aliens are immune to all other psychological problems as well as all known
diseases. Electricity has only a half effect. Aliens can never
be fatigued or stunned. Therefore, the following characteristics
are not applicable: Humanity, Endurance, Luck.
Stun Defense is given a very high number.
All Characteristics not listed are assumed to be One.
plus any pluses for Int skills. They are all the same to it has been
added, basically awareness.
All aliens have a Willpower of 10. These are used only when utilizing
the Alien Psychic abilities.
is Reflex plus any pluses for Ref skills. They are al the same to
it has been added.
Aliens have no real tech ability.
is Dexterity plus any pluses for Dex skills. They are al the same
to it has been added.
have an amazing constitution.
Really only used to determine the amount of damage an Alien can take.
maximum move of the alien.
many hits the Alien can take before dying.
PD): The Alien’s armor
EKD): The alien’s resistance to energy attacks.
much stun an alien can take. Generically very high.
How much the Alien recovers per day.
Weapons the alien has access to.
No matter what, even if converted to a Queen, the egg is only used to create
and hold the facehugger life form. Any living organism that approaches
within 3 meters will activate it. If it is ignited, the Facehugger
will try to escape.
20 KD: 2 ED: 5
Launch Facehugger—see below.
A facehugger is completely centered on one purpose: Just impregnate
the closest person. It has a fast move and can leap amazing distances.
Its only direction is its face-grabbing leap. If it misses, it will
try again. It can use its tail as a grapple which will increase
its chances of a full head grapple by +2 next round. If it hits,
the victim must make a STR check and beat the Facehugger every round to
avoid the alien’s grasp. If that fails, the victim is considered
out of commission. Two consecutive successes are required to pry
the Facehugger completely.
SPECIAL RULES FOR FACEHUGGERS:
1: If the alien is cut of instantly, the victim must take a CON check
and beat a DV of 15 or take DC4 Stun immediately. Full acid splash
damage must also be applied. Every minute afterward, the stun damage
increases by 1DC. Also add 1DC of Killing Damage. It is always
unwise to cut the facehugger off after the first few minutes.
2: The embryo will be implanted in one hour. The Facehugger
can be safely removed without acid blood spilt if a surgical ward is present
and a doctor is prepped. After a single DV of 22, a live facehugger
is removed from the host. Every TL reduces the difficulty by
3: After the first hour, the embryo is in. The same DV above
is required to remove the Facehugger plus a simpler DV of 15 is required
to remove the now dead embryo.
4: After six hours, the Facehugger falls off, the host is ready.
If it can’t find another host in ten minutes, it will die. Placing
it in stasis will prevent that from happening. The Host will awaken
an hour later, fully recovered, no symptoms until the time is right.
4 REF: 9
DEX: 9 CON:
10 STR: 10
18 SWIM / LEAP: 6
15 KD: 1
21 SD: 20
Range: 1m WA:
+2 DC: Grapple
Get away, as soon as possible. Use whatever food is nearby and grow.
The Chesburster is loyal to only two things: Its hive and its specific
host. It bursts out of its host, which is usually hive in the Host
room or Breeding chamber, and moves on to grow off surrounding food, usually
sometimes part of the hive but usually food given to it from other adults.
If on its own…it will flee and try to gain is strength as soon as possible.
As above the Chestburster stats are really only applicable for the first
hour. Then it becomes a newborn warrior. At this stage, the alien does not have access to any of its weapons...except its teeth which are terrifying.
1: After six hours, the Chestburster newborn has grafted itself
inside the host. After that, the alien can still be removed after
an attempt to counter a DV of 26 is made. The chestburster will emerge
six hours later. Every hour another check can be made. Every
failure results in a DC4 injury.
2: When the alien emerges, it does DC12 damage to its host with no
3: There have been reports of Facehugger’s implanting two or more
Newborns in the Host body. If this is the case, there is a chance
that one or both of the newborns may be killed. The Body is not designed
to carry two. If there are two, the first has a 20% chance
of dying and the second has a 30% chance. If there are three,
then the chances of all of them increase by 10% (3 embryos: 1=30%,
2=40% 3=50%; 5 embryos: 1=50%, 2=60%, 3=70%, 4=80%, 5=90%).
Every extra embryo requires one extra hour of maturation in the host for
the entire group and one extra hour as Chestbursters before they can mature
as adult warriors.
4: Several situations can delay a chestbursters appearance.
--A queen takes twice as long—20 hours total.
--The Chestburster remains still while the subject in cryo. But it
takes a lot longer to come out. Whatever time is left when the host
comes out of cryo is multiplied by 10.
4 REF: 10
DEX: 11 CON:
10 STR: 3
24 SWIM / LEAP: 8
25 KD: 5
35 SD: 20
Range: 1m WA:
+2 DC: 3
THE ADULT ALIEN (THE DRONE):
Adults have a different agenda depending on the situation. They must
find new hosts for the queen above all. If a threat has encroached
upon the hive, the alien will defend and kill. If no Hive is present,
the Drone must create a brood of fellow drones by converting animals into
eggs. If a brood is large enough , then they try to create a hive.
Aliens only think for themselves when they are alone.
1: Hybridization, see below. The stats below are for a standard
2: The Aliens can hide themselves in their own hive at +5 skill.
A player must be actively searching for aliens to spot one. Aliens
uses DEX, Players use Awareness.
3: Aliens never take things personally. Only if their
Queen or Host is threatened does the alien react in a violent manner.
When that happens, all of the aliens Characteristics increase by 1.
4: At least 3 drones, after forming a small hive, can convert a regular
egg into a queen egg or royal guard egg in six additional hours by producing
Royal Jelly. The Facehugger looks normal but creates
the appropriate newborn.
5: A rogue drone can convert a living host into a regular egg in
10 hours. This involves enclosing the subject and slowly converting
the host into an egg. Since one extra host is used up, the Queen
route is always preferred. (Note: This process was shot for
the first film but cut. I have included it as an extra bite the creatures
6 WILL: 10
REF: 10 TECH:
3 DEX: 11
10 STR: 10
BODY: 10 RUN:
24 SWIM / LEAP: 8
50 (1 K)* KD: 11
SD: 20 REC:
*A 1 K weapons will kill a drone.
6 Armor Piercing
4 Can also
4 Can also
burn (see above)
The Queen’s chosen few. Royal Guards are created much the same way
as Queens except they are raised in the presence of a queen. This,
somehow, prevents their growth into a new Queen. The Queen
will almost always have 3 guards near her. For ever 20 Drones in
the hive, add 1D drones. Their loyalty is to their queen. These
and the queens are the only aliens without host loyalty. Like the
Queen, the host organism is meaningless and hybridization rules do not
apply. Royal Guards always come out the same way. They will
always attack to kill. Host gathering is for drones. They protect
the queen at all cost. If the queen is directly threatened, they
will attack at +1 to all their abilities like drones. If the queen
is hurt, they got into a frenzy at an additional +1. Royal Guards
are never found more than 50 feet away from the queen and will not pursue
opponents past that but can direct drones to do otherwise. All instruction
to the Guard are given directly by the Queen. She can override ALL of the
Guard instructions. If she wants a Royal Guard to go half way across
the planet to pick up a flower, it will. Royal Guards are more intelligent
than Drones. They are also stronger, faster, and larger.
Guards can think independently even in presence of a hive or even a queen.
They will sometimes control the drones when the queen is not present.
If the queen is killed, the guards are responsible for creating a new one.
1: The Royal Guard can hide themselves in their own hive at +7 skill.
A player must be actively searching for aliens to spot one. Aliens
use DEX, Players use Awareness.
2: If their Queen is threatened, the Guard will react in a violent manner.
When that happens, all of the aliens Characteristics increase by 1.
If the Queen is hurt, add an additional +1
SWIM / LEAP: 8
75 (1.5 K)
KD: 15 (0.2 K)
ED: 20 (0.5 K)
Tongue 1 m
7 (0.5 K) Armor Piercing (halves KD)
Can also grapple
Can also grapple
Continues burn (see above)
Queens do have personalities. They do get angry. Their
loyalty is to their Hive. Any threat to any part of their hive is
taken personality. The Queen is generically evil but its heart is
with its children. The more helpless the child, the more angry it
gets her. All her Characteristics can increase by one if this happens.
Generically, the queen never moves and directs her guards and drones as
per her will. Once removed from her egg sac, she is a monster in
every sense of the word. They have four arms, an extra long attack
tongue, and very long tail. Queens are usually only stationary, connected
to her egg sack, producing an egg every five minutes. When her hive
becomes too large, she may elect to spread her genes with a new brood to
a new hive. After the newborn is born from its host, the queen would
then send an army of her drones with the newborn to a new location to start
a new hive. A queen never gives up her guards. They are betroved
to only her. A queen, once detached from her egg sac, can actually
carry up to six eggs on her back. This is necessary if the hive is
threatened and the populace must relocate.
1: Queen have two attacks every round because of their limbs.
SWIM / LEAP: 8
150 (3 K)
KD: 30 (0.5 K)
ED: 26 (0.5 K)
13 (1 K) Armor Piercing (halves KD)
9 (0.5 K) Can also grapple
8 (0.4 K) Can also grapple
Can also grapple
9 (0.5 K) Continues burn (see above)
10 (0.6 K) None
Alien Adults have one amazing capability: They seem to adopt the
abilities of their host. A Royal Jelly event seems to override these
inherited qualities. These inherited qualities are usually basic
characteristics but as observations showed, these qualities continued into
a deeper realm. The aliens seem to gather skills from their host
as well. For those rules, a basic alien without host DNA is given.
This is not an alien, just the stats of the alien without any host abilities,
this creature is NOT possible.
10 REF: 6
TECH: 0 DEX:
SWIM / LEAP:
RUN: SWIM x 3
BODY x 5 **
KD: BODY x2 **
ED: CON x 2
BODY x 7
SD: CON x 2
REC: STR + CON
WILL is always 10.
Ever 50 hits is 1 K
Tongue 1 m
6 Armor Piercing
4 Can also
4 Can also
burn (see above)
HUMAN HOST RULES:
If a fully rolled character (PC or NPC) is implanted, the following rules
apply, allowing for some very interesting game play.
1—PRIMARY CHARACTERISTICS: For every Primary Characteristic,
+1 for every point. An average human has characteristics of 4…making
a regular alien. The only exception is PREsense, which is used below.
(EG: A character with a STR of 8 adds 8 to the alien template making
the drone have a STR of 12, higher than the regular adult.
NOTE: If the Characters PRE is below 4, this hybridization
stops. However, if PRE is above, more if the original host moves
to its newborn. The Character will often have to make a “HOST PRESENSE”
roll. When asked, roll a D10. Rolling the original Characters
PRE - 4 number or less is a success (A PRE of 8 has a HOST PRESENSE of
4). For simplicity HOST PRESENSE is referred to as “HP”, after hybridization
is done, this number proves very useful (see below)
2—SKILLS: Every character’s skill is translated over.
The skill in the adult = Original Skill Value - 5 + (PRE –5)
(eg: A Character with a Hacking skill of 7 and a PRE of 7 will give
its newborn a Hacking skill of 4 [7 – 5 + 2] )
skills the alien inherits below 1 are gone.
2—COMPLICATIONS: Infrequent, Mild, Or Minor Complications
are gone. A HP roll is required for all other complications with
the following modifiers to the rolls:
Strong Intensity: 0
Severe Intensity: -1
Extreme Intensity: -2
Major Importance: 0
Extreme Importance: -1
If successful, the complication is inherited. (A psychopathic
alien….hmmm.) One level is reduced however. (eg: Constantly
is reduced to Frequently, Extreme Intensity is reduced to Severe Intensity,
etc.). Of course, role playing will have to be major and final word
must be the GMs. It doesn’t make sense for Aliens to be “Honest”
since they don’t talk. Social Complications are meaningless.
However, some complications can be real interesting such as “Responsibilities”
and “Personality Traits.”
3—TALENTS: Make an HP test for ever Talent to see if it is inherited.
For every extra 3 OP the Character spent (above the initial 3) = -1 to
the HP roll. Some, obviously, cannot be transferred (Beautiful would
be a notable example). GM’s discretion.
4—THE SOUL: Whenever this adult Alien with any HP ability
comes into contact with anything familiar to the old host, Make an HP roll
with any modifiers the GM decides which is necessary (a loved one can give
–3 bonus to the roll for example). This is called the Trigger Bonus.
If successful, the Alien gets confused. At the very least, it hesitates.
When that happens, roll 2D6 and add your HP + The Trigger Bonus given before.
(like the +3 loved one). With exception of the last two entries,
the Alien will always respond normally when not in contact with the Trigger.
NOTE: This table is for the trigger being a loved one or a
friend. If the Trigger is something displeasing, like an enemy (that
damn corporation guy that sold you to the aliens), then -3 automatically
to the roll. If the roll is above 7, ignore the description.
The Alien will just attack the target violently in a rampage of hate.
Add +2 to all abilities and the alien will not think of anything else.
The Hive be damned. It will kill that trigger and even a 50% chance
it will kill the alien that bursts from the host if that trigger gets impregnated.
The Alien continues as normal. No effect. Hesitation stops.
The Alien hesitates for 2D6 Combat rounds, giving the other a chance to
It will then come around.
The Alien is confused and hesitates for up to 2D6 minutes and might even
be curious of
the trigger….but after that, will come around back to its roots.
The Alien will run away. It is experiencing emotions it was not designed
It will run away from any group where the Trigger is present.
But will react normally to everyone and everything else.
The Alien’s loyalties are torn. It remembers the trigger but that
It will not allow the Trigger to come to harm. And will kill anything except
alien to keep it that way. All other Alien attributes apply.
Another Alien can attempt to gain control of this alien by Rolling
WILL + D10 (or 3D6 depending on what the GM decides).
The DC depends on the alien type (Drone: DC=18, Royal Guard: DC=15,
This roll must be made ever minute or ever time the trigger appears again.
The Alien has full recall. The Alien IS the host for all intensive
purposes as long as the
Trigger is present. Another Alien can attempt to gain control of
this alien by
Rolling WILL + D10 (or 3D6 depending on what the GM decides).
The DC depends
on the alien type (Drone: DC=20, Royal Guard: DC=18, Queen:
This roll must be made ever minute or ever time the Trigger appears again.
The personality of the Alien when it is uncontrolled is very GM dependant.
Usually, these aliens react exactly as the host would when the memory trigger
close by. The Host personality is in influence. When away from
the Alien must roll its HP+ The Trigger Bonus to keep control or become
again. The moment the trigger appears, it immediately goes back to
the Hosts control
(no roll necessary).
(Optional) The soul or mind of the Host seems to have moved
into the Alien. All
memories are recalled. All skills and complications go to the host’s
Characteristics remain the Aliens. The alien is now a rogue
even when in a hive.
No aliens can gain control. When this happens, the Guards or the
orders its destruction. This alien will even respond to the original
This alien will never be the same again.
FINAL NOTES: Any alien that becomes a threat to its own Hive
is often ordered destroyed by order of the Royal Guards or the Queen.
The Gm can simply create a base character however he/she likes and create
any type of alien he/she wants. Enjoy the attack.
ANIMAL HOST RULES:
Animals don’t have personalities to speak of (people will argue otherwise).
Their PREsense is considered too low to have skills that can be passed
down. The GM can make exceptions of course. The GM determines
the final abilities. The great advantage of Animal hybrids are the
unique characteristics for each animal. Of course, I cannot write
down every animal here, these are just generic bonuses. The GM can
use his imagination to do whatever he likes in the final design.
STATS ARE BASIC ANIMALS AND CAN BE USED FOR GENERIC ROLE PLAYING…
SWIM / LEAP: 10 / 20
Runs on all fours.
+10 m Leap.
Exceptional hostile. Not very useful to the hive because it prefers
SWIM / LEAP: 12 / 16
Runs on all fours
Exceptional hostile. Not very useful to the have because it prefers
SWIM / LEAP: 3
More docile. Automatic 1 round hesitation.
LARGE REPTILE (Gator, Croc)
SWIM / LEAP: 2
+1 DC to all Damage except Acid.
+5 ED and KD
+1m to Tail.
2 REF: 3 TECH: 0 DEX: 4 CON:
8 STR: 10
10 SWIM / LEAP: 12 / 6
+1 DC to all attacks except acid.
SWIM / LEAP: 24 / 8
More docile. Automatic 1 round hesitation.
SWIM / LEAP: 4 / 8
Small, Black Antlers (WA= 0, DC= 5)
SWIM / LEAP: 5
Runs on all fours.
Extra long arms and legs (+1 to all hits with claws)
SWIM / LEAP: 4
Small Leathery Wings. Can’t really fly but can glide at Move=30 for
every twenty feet.
Extended Wing-assisted leap. Extended Leap = 24
SWIM / LEAP: 24 / 4
+20 Swim (webbed hands and feet)
+5 m range with Acid Spit.
SWIM / LEAP: 5 / 24
Extra long legs.
OTHER ABILITIES THE ALIENS CAN INHERIT:
--The Parachute-like flying membrane as seen in the flying Monkey (similar
to the wings in the Bird Hybrid)
--Sharp quills like the ones seen on Porcupines (WA=-3, DC=4, Armor Piercing)
--Larger claws (extend damage as needed)
--Extra long attack tongue (up to three extra meters)
--Poison. A wounded character must make CON (DV=13-25) check to resist
1-14 DC damage (GM decides).
--Camouflage. The Alien can change its colors to match its surrounding.
The Alien has a +5 to hide (uses DEX). A character must make an awareness
and beat the Aliens number to spot it. Ina Hive, this bonus increased
to +10, making it virtually impossible.
--Double REC. The Alien can even regenerate whole limbs back.
--Up to +8 Awareness because of enhanced senses.
--Like the Frilled Lizard, the Alien can have a ruff of skin it can deploy
to purely scare people.
We all know how the Aliens operate when they are rogue, but the Hive works
differently. In addition to the rules for Hives already mentioned,
there are some unique features of the Hive itself.
When not gathering hosts, moving eggs, or taking care of newborns, Drones
spend their time increasing the size of the Hive. For each one Drone,
the Hive can expand one meter into a new location in one day. Usually,
only about 20 Drones are dedicated to this duty. Others venture out
of the hive, in search for new hosts. Hives are created using the
aliens own acidic acid, their saliva, and any compounds that they use.
This includes empty eggs, dead drones, dead bodies, refined metals, organic
materials but NEVER host bodies
As stated, for ever 20 drones, there are 1D6 Royal Guards. There
are a minimum of two in a 20 member hive. The Hive can reach almost
any size but three square kilometers is the recorded top. There are
larger ones on the Proteus world. The average Drone population ceiling
is around 150 – 200 with small ones as little as 6. Once this
ceiling is reached, the Queen usually sends around 6-10 Drones with a Queen
newborn to find a new hive.
The first room created in a Hive is the Breeding Chamber. This is
where the Queen is located, hoisted above with her egg sac. The eggs
are all stored here until being moved on to their hosts. The Royal
guard never deviate more than 50 feet from this location. This room
is generally the largest of all the rooms. No hosts are stored here
and no one except The Royal Guards are allowed to remain after the room
is created. Drones come and go but can’t stay. If the Hive
is threatened, they all come running, as the Queen sends out a psychic
scream that calls them.
4—HOLY / HOST CHAMBER:
Outside, surrounding the Breeding chamber , is a network of smaller rooms
which are where all the hosts are stored. It is often for smaller
hives to keep the Host chamber and the Breeding chamber in the same room.
Larger hives immediately move their hosts to the new locations. The
strange aspect of Aliens is that the Hosts are never destroyed. Even
when the Hive expands, the Hosts are simply moved to the new locations.
Drones that leave the Hive permanently don’t carry their hosts with them
(a final goodbye). Hosts of dead aliens are buried under new bodies
but all the hosts to living Aliens are on the surface. The Hosts
are never used for building purposes, nor are they ever used as food.
SPECIAL RULE (Optional)—GENETIC LOYALTY:
Aliens are never seen devouring their own host. Even if there is
no other food available, the Aliens never turn to their Hosts. This
is because the Aliens are very genetic dependant. They seem to have
a very strong psychic power (see below) which can recognize genetic familiarity.
That’s why they are loyal to their hive because they all share the common
Xenomorphic alien code. But, above that, Aliens seem to have a genetic
loyalty to their hosts…their specific hosts. To use a religious comparison,
each Alien has its personal crucifix in a church. The Host Room can
often be described as a grotesque Alien cathedral, which each host representing
the crucified life form that gave its life to create a new one.
“Occasionally, a soldier would rest from its labors long enough to gaze
upon its own host, now graying and putrid in its station in the wall.
The soldier face could betray no emotional what fond memories did it hold
for the soft one who had been its womb? Once fair and warm and freely
giving of is fluids, now tattered and cold and desiccated, melting into
the bony resins of the cocoon.
“For a moment, there was no directive in its action as it lifted its bony
talon to the dried face, its ouch oddly loving. Blackened, glistening
claws tenderly traced the features of this once vital and nurturing husk.
The opposed thumbs traced the sightless brow, searching the empty sockets
for answers. Then the call of the hive reasserted itself, and the
soldier returned to her needs.”
If the host is threatened, the Alien will go into a frenzy and do anything
except endanger the Hive to kill who threatened its host. All of
its abilities are at +1 when attacking. It is unclear what would
happen of the Host survived the birth and encountered the live Alien.
Aliens are totally camouflaged in their Hive. They can hide perfectly
still an not set off any sensors. If the Hive is entered, then the
Aliens will all hide and wait until the intruders get in close, then they
are attacks. The aliens can form walls and columns in their concealment.
They can attack almost instantly. They will have a +5 initiative
and whether they win or loose will have a +3 to hit on their first target.
Large hives literally become a maze of mismatched corridors, pits, and
crawlspaces. Not surprisingly enough, Aliens can easily find their
way around. Unless someone has a direction sense or a map or if someone
in the group knows how to navigate, getting lost in a hive can be easy.
Drones from other Hives are not welcome and might be destroyed if they
trespass. Generically, they leave each other alone. If they
end up competing for hosts, fighting may ensue, but invasion of rival hives
don’t often take place. There is only one real exception (see below).
Aliens have already mutated once and turned against their masters.
Could it happen again? There are reports of such mutations:
At CL3, a Spacecraft with a possible alien infection was brought into Anchorpoint
Station. The infestation was wiped out before any specimens could
be extracted. Apparently, a radical idea was allowed to flourish.
The scientific team there had gathered the Alien DNA coding and tried to
extract the most unique chain in the set: The Hybridization gene.
This is the set of instruction that cause a genetic splicing of human and
Alien DNA and making a new life form. However, something went wrong.
The Chain turned into an airborne virus. This virus, once in the
blood stream, started adapting each cell to a biomechanical pattern.
After a set time had passed, and every cell had been adapted the chain
would reform into an alien life form. A normal Human would be eviscerated
and a full grown alien would emerge from the shell…every cell being used
to create a new life form. This dangerous mutation spread.
No eggs would be used. No Chestbursters. Instead the host would
just be infected. This infection eventually became airborne, released
by the queen and carried along. Drones would simply carry hosts within
the infected areas. The Drones themselves carried the disease and
a single bite or scratch would infect a new body. They apparently
could cough up an airborne cloud like they could spit up the acid.
This mutation could still hybridize but couldn’t create a hive. This
dangerous virus stopped at Anchorpoint but a large chunk of the populace
was wiped out. After the lifespan of the virus died out and the station
was cleared, it was repopulated. The Rodina station n UPP was reported
completely lost from the same virus brought by the same ship, which passed
through their space before going to Anchorpoint. No other reports
of this virus were reported.
SPECIAL RULES: (The DV of all CON checks is 18)
1: Anyone wounded by one of these Aliens must make a CON roll or
2: Anyone who breathes in the virus (which is visible as greenish
smoke in its intensity) must make a CON roll or be infected.
3: Normal gas masks will screen out the organism.
4: The virus is airborne as well as being transmitted through blood
and touch. All should avoid direct contact with an alien or be forced
to roll CON.
5: A blood sample taken any time after the first hour of infection
will reveal the virus.
6: Killing the host anytime will destroy the alien virus inside.
7: Everybody unprotected within 1m of a bursting alien must avoid
the expulsion of gases. During the virus’s bombardment of the host,
the host is totally normal. No symptoms.
8: The Hosts do not release the virus until the Alien is emerged.
9: A heavy assault of anti-virus medicine applied in the first hour
could ward off the infection.
10: The Host will die in 6-12 hours and a full grown alien will emerge,
ready for the fight. The vision is of the alien bursting from the
human skin, which is the only area not effected. It is assumed because
11: Aliens are the same except none of them have an acid spit.
It is replaced by a virus cough with the same range. The effect,
however, is viral infection.
12: The Aliens do not Hive so do not get the +5 Hiding bonus.
They also do not have Host loyalty. Royal Jelly events operate differently.
An infected human can be processed to be turned into a Queen. Queens
can create Guards the same way. Queens do not come fully grown and
must grow from an adult alien to an adult queen.
13: Aliens are more uncontrollable since they have no hive or host
duties. They are much more aggressive this way. Spread the
infection, which is their job.
14: No one ever found a cure for the infection.
15: There were reports of infected humans giving birth to multiple
newborns and even Facehuggers. Queens were reported giving birth
to eggs that only released the virus. All of these reports seem to
be side effects from past genetic knowledge and seem not to be part of
this new genus but rather a mutation of this breed that pops up once and
a while like double jointed humans.
HUH?!: This mutation was the basis of Williams Gibson’s Alien
Another species of Xenomorph was discovered on a distant world.
For all intensive purposes, they look the same, except instead of being
black, they are red.. It is unclear how they were created.
Some figure this is a natural rival species meant to keep the aliens in
check on their homeworld. Others think this is a genetic fluke that
resulted after thousands of years of evolution. A popular theory
is that the rival Jockeys created this species and it was this species
that wiped out the side that created the black ones. Even still,
the Blacks outnumber the Red 10 –1 across the cosmos when they are introduced
at CL4. Their infestation is substantially less because the
gestation period for Red are twice as long as Blacks. Red Aliens
are also much more uncontrolled and much more aggressive. They seem
to indulge in killing more than the expansion of the Hive. This flaw
seems to point to the genetic fluke theory
1: Red Aliens have a +1 to all their characteristics because they
are always so aggressive. But their Intelligence suffers. INT
is –2 (not effected by the +1). If you get them really angry, their
abilities increase another +1
2: Impregnation takes longer for reasons unclear. It is assumed
this is the reason of the Red Alien’s aggressive nature but the connection
is unclear. Impregnation take a full day after the Facehugger.
3: Red Aliens and Blacks are volatile to each other and will attack
each other in favor of any other threat. Whole armies fight it out
on the Proteus planet.
At CL4, the Bracken’s World infestation is one of the strangest.
It is unclear which species hosted this breed of alien, but they must have
been dangerous. The Queen for this infestation is assumed to be living
under the kelp beds. Royal Guards have never been encountered.
The Drones are the size of small queens and have no legs. They are
see-going creatures that are low in numbers, but are lethal the same.
They are blue colored and lack the attack tongue. Their tails are
identical to lobsters. Their carapace is similar to a Queen’s but
these warrior lack all their other features. The Bracken Aliens are
hideous monstrosities that attack and drag down victims and use them to
host. It is assumed the underwater Hive there has Oxygen.
LEAP: 24 / 10
100 (2 K)
40 (0.8 K)
20 (0.3 K)
Range: WA: DC:
1m +1 9 (0.5 K) Can also grapple
3 m +1 8 (0.4 K) Can also grapple
12 m -2 9 (0.5 K) Continues burn (see above)
The GM can create any new breeds he wants. These rules are really