The Six Unique Characters in our Aliens & Asteroids Campaign, Part 2

Last time we talked about the main NPCs in our campaign, the dynamic duo of Space Marines Buddy and Jennifer. They have seen a lot of action and been a great way to get some other folks into a game at the table from time to time, including my daughter AJ. But today I want…

The Six Unique Characters in our Aliens & Asteroids Campaign, Part 1

For several months now, we’ve been playing in a regular Aliens & Asteroids game at my FLGS, and each character is very unique despite their chosen professions. That’s one of the nice things about this system. Character creation is not locked down once you select a career path. Sure, you can follow the path and only…

Five Things about the Grey Men in Aliens & Asteroids

The Grey Men figure into the story of Aliens & Asteroids frequently, so I thought it was time to learn a bit more about these critters. 1. They have always been here. The Grey Men or just “Greys” seem to have been on the periphery of human experience for centuries on Earth. Even H.G. Wells wrote of…

Seven Things About Armor in Aliens & Asteroids

Armor in Aliens & Asteroids has been the source of a few questions at the game table, so it was time to lay out a few things. 1. Armor Mechanics, Broken Down The armor mechanic in A&A is broken into two parts: Armor Resistance (AR) and Armor Points (AP). Each creature with armor, whether natural or…

Reports from the Edge: The Mystery of “Glitches”

Cydyne Report: Glitches, BANCE Space, and a Request for Additional Funding Report origin: Mars – Lunae Planum Dome, Cydyne HQ Report originator: Atris Morray, CyQ Operator No. BA3554Q There have been many theories regarding the sudden rise in “glitch” reports across Dominion Space and beyond in the last decade. Cydyne teams have continued to chase…

Aliens & Asteroids: The Third Public Playtest, Pt 4

So to recap our third session: We gained a new player! Yay! And our brave heroes were called by the Drs. Roberts on Luna, who had found what they thought was some sort of hidden Grey Man base on Mimas, a moon of Saturn. (Part 1) They arrived on Mimas, were taken prisoner by the…

The Aliens & Asteroids Quickstart is Here! (And FAQs!)

Just a quick note to let folks know that the Aliens & Asteroids Quickstart is now available over at DriveThruRPG and RPGNow as a “Pay What You Want” PDF (links included in the first FAQ). If you’re one of our Kickstarter backers, you should have seen an update e-mail with a link for a free copy.…

Aliens & Asteroids: The Third Public Playtest, Pt 3

Once the heroes were freed from their cells in the weird prison of the Grey Men, they plotted ways to escape. But first, they released the lizard alien down the hall. They learned his name was Bob, he was a Skaali, he could read galactic, but couldn’t speak it. And within moments they were off…

Aliens & Asteroids: The Third Public Playtest, Pt 2

In the last post, we talked about adding a new player to the mix, Shannon, who created a new Medic character for the unit. And they were headed to Mimas, one of Saturn’s moons where some data recovered from the abandoned Grey Man asteroid belt hinted at a Grey presence there. The dropship dropped them…

Aliens & Asteroids: The Third Public Playtest, Pt 1

So when the second session ended (the summary post is here), John’s Technician and Vernon’s Commander just had basic wrap-up to finish up. And when we started the third session, Vernon couldn’t join us, but John brought his girlfriend Shannon to play. And I’ll start off by saying it was definitely not my finest session,…

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