Colonial Marines Operations Manual
Colonial Marines Operations Manual
$24.99
Armor piercing rounds sizzle through raw flesh as plasma beams sear swollen retinas. Acrid smoke chokes down your throat before you realize what’s burning is you. Chemical attacks melt your armor, simmer your eyeballs, and fuse your helmet to your skull, while bioweapons turn your insides out and pulp you into a quivering mound of black jelly.

Welcome to war on the razor edge of space, marine—where nukes are yesterday’s news, pulse rounds are cheap and a human life is only worth its weight in stock options. It’s a living hell—but none of that’s as bad as the flashes of gnashing metal teeth that terrorize you every time you try to close your eyes—like some monster just split your head open and crawled inside your dreams.

Sometimes you’ve gotta wonder what the hell it’s all for.

But no one pays you to ask why, only to follow orders. You’re just a grunt—no offense. So lock and load your pulse rifle, marine—you’ve got a job to do. Protect and serve the citizens and colonies of the Outer Rim—no matter what the cost.

ALIEN RPG: Colonial Marines Operations Manual is a complete campaign module for the award-winning official ALIEN roleplaying game, giving you all the tools you need to run a full open-world campaign as the iconic Colonial Marines. This 352-page book includes:
  • History & Organization – the inside story of the illustrious USCMC.
  • Creating Marines – expanded character creation rules for grunts of all kinds.
  • Weapons & Vehicles – an extensive chapter with new gear, gloriously illustrated.
  • The Frontier War – the framework and backstory for a Colonial Marines campaign.
  • Factions on the Frontier – the powers that be and their dark agendas.
  • Marine Missions – six thrilling missions for your Marines, playable in any order.
  • The Endgame – the showdown against a deadly enemy, finally revealed.
NOTE: The ALIEN RPG core rulebook is required to use this book.

Unlocking this title unlocks the content in the digital reader on ALIEN: RPG Nexus, as well as in additional features as they become available during Early Access.
Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

1Welcome to the Corps

  • A LIFE IN THE CORPS
  • DARK HORIZONS

2History

  • GROWING PAINS
  • THE 20 PARSEC LIMIT
  • THE PROBLEM WITH ANDROIDS
  • BIOLOGICAL WARFARE
  • THE CORE CONFLICT
  • THE ARCTURIAN POLICE ACTIONS
  • THE BATTLE FOR THE CHINESE ARM
  • TO THE VICTOR THE SPOILED
  • THE RIMWARD EXPANSION
  • THE WAR AT HOME
  • FANATICAL FRONTIER
  • THE COLD WAR INTENSIFIES
  • THE FRONTIER WAR

3Organization

  • UNITED STATES COLONIAL MARINE CORPS
  • OTHER UA MILITARY BRANCHES
  • OTHER UA ORGANIZATIONS
  • FORCES OF THE THREE WORLD EMPIRE
  • ICSC AND CORPORATE FORCES
  • UPP ARMED COLLECTIVE

4Making Marines

  • THE BASICS
  • MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY (MOS)
  • FIELD EVENTS
  • NEW TALENTS
  • FINAL PREPARATIONS

5Gear

  • WEAPONS
  • SUITS AND ARMOR
  • OTHER EQUIPMENT
  • VEHICLES
  • SPACECRAFT

6The Marine Campaign

  • THE UNIT
  • THE USS TAMB’ITAM
  • INSIDE THE SQUAD
  • COMBAT PROCEDURES
  • MISSIONS
  • DOWNTIME

7Systems & Bases

  • THE OUTER VEIL
  • THE OUTER RIM TERRITORIES
  • THE FRONTIER
  • BEYOND THE 20 PARSEC LIMIT

8Black Projects

  • ARTIFICIAL WOMB SOLDIER PROGRAM
  • PROJECT BERSERKER
  • PROJECT LIFE FORCE
  • THE DARKSTAR PROGRAM
  • XENOMORPH XX121 ABERRANT TYPES

9The Frontier War

  • OVERVIEW
  • INVOLVING THE PCS
  • DEEP VOID
  • UNITED AMERICAN ALLIED COMMAND
  • THE PEOPLE’S ARMED FORCES
  • CHILDREN OF THE TWO DIVINES
  • THE BORDER BOMBERS

10Missions

  • MISSION 1: OPERATION BLAZE OF GLORY
  • MISSION 2: OPERATION ARCTURIAN APOCALYPSE
  • MISSION 3: OPERATION QUIET CATCH
  • MISSION 4: OPERATION GO FISH
  • MISSION 5: OPERATION DREAMCATCHER
  • MISSION 6: OPERATION DEEP SHAFT
  • MISSION 7: OPERATION OCTOPUS GARDEN

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