Free League is Making an Official ALIEN Tabletop RPG
Free League Publishing has partnered with 20th Century Fox to develop a new tabletop roleplaying game for the beloved Alien franchise. That’s right, there will soon be an official game for you and your friends to try to survive attacks from xenomorphs. Fans will be able to craft their own characters and stories if they so desire, or there will be pre-made storylines if that’s more your speed.
Alien: The Roleplaying Game is designed to take place not too long after Alien 3 in the year 2183. This was done seemingly so that they could more or less ignore the recent prequel films. Tomas Härenstam, co-founder of Free League and the director for the game, told io9:
My one gripe is that as Härenstam says, the pre-made adventures seem to require players to use pre-made characters. It does lend itself more to being more cinematic, but I also worry that it creates too much of a railroad experience.
The first part of the cinematic story is called Chariot of the Gods with more coming in the future. You can get the latest news from the official site. If you’re interested in Alien: TRG, you’ll be happy to know that it will be available sometime this year.