HEART OF DARKNESS CINEMATIC MODULE will be available from the 16th of March 2022 as a pre-order. And Free League have also announced a charitable donation for any purchases through their webshop.
50% of all proceeds from the Free League webshop during March 18–21 will go to support the work of the International Red Cross and its humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. This includes our entire game portfolio & our books. -> https://freeleaguepublishing.com/en/store/
Heart of Darkness is a complete Cinematic Scenario for the ALIEN roleplaying game.
What is a Cinematic Scenario?
The best way I can explain it is that it's like playing out the scenes in an Alien film, you are given a character/role to play. You have a particular crew member you get along with and another who can be viewed as your mortal enemy. That coupled with your own flaws or secret agendas, the way the scenario unfolds is different every time. Depending on who is running the game as Game Mother(a.k.a GM) will also affect the way the game is experienced and played. Now you can make all the correct decisions people don't make in the films, let's see how long you last.
It is a stand-alone adventure but also serves as a conclusion to the Draconis Strain Saga begun in the cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods which came with the first core book and then continued in the second expansion Destroyer of Worlds.
You can play with 3–5 friends plus the Game Mother, and is described as a spiralling descent into soul-crushing madness.
In the boxed set you get:
The main Heart of Darkness scenario book.
A huge double-sided map (format 864x558mm) of the Erebos plasma trawling space station.
Seven pre-generated characters to choose from.
Custom cards for secret messages and personal agendas.
Player maps and handouts.
Price: Approx. $29.99 (Exact price depends on currency rates and will be shown at checkout.)
From the Alien RPG website:
You can now pre-orderHeart of Darkness, a new Cinematic scenario for the multiple award-winning ALIEN RPG. A pre-order gives immediate early access to a full PDF of the module, months ahead of the official release. Heart of Darkness is designed for 3–5 players plus the Game Mother and is a spiraling descent into soul-crushing madness.
In the Free League webshop, you can also find the ALIEN RPG Core Rulebook, Starter Set (including the Chariot the Gods cinematic scenario), the Destroyer of Worlds cinematic scenario, the Colonial Marines Operations Manual campaign book – including virtual table top adaptations for the Foundry platform – as well as sets of extra custom Stress Dice and Base Dice.
You can also be find the ALIEN RPG at Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, DrivethruRPG, and in retail stores worldwide. If your local store doesn’t have it, ask for it and they should be able to order it in – we work with all major distributors worldwide.
This article was written by Clara Äarija, Author, Autodidact, Story Consultant.
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