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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.

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Stephen L September 07, 2021 3:02 pm UTC
need to make this printer friendly
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Andrew L August 31, 2021 3:57 pm UTC
I have Corbook and current scemarios/starter in print, Is this in print? if not what about POD in paperback :)
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Luke W September 22, 2021 4:55 am UTC
Its in print.
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Jeffrey W August 24, 2021 3:27 am UTC
Does this carry over any previous lore from The Colonial Marine Technical Manual, or the old Aliens Adventure Game, or is it an all-new take on the USCM?
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Ted A August 20, 2021 12:31 am UTC
"We got tactical smart missiles, phased plasma pulse rifles, RPGs, we got sonic electronic ball breakers! We got nukes, we got knives, sharp sticks... "
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Christopher J August 18, 2021 3:40 pm UTC
I got this through their early order/kickstarter/whatever. it's a beautiful book, and the writing is top notch. If you like the original core book, then this is like that but on marine steroids. Well worth the purchase.
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Nathan B August 17, 2021 7:47 pm UTC
Will there be a Print On Demand for this?
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Benjamin N August 17, 2021 11:59 pm UTC
Free League Publishing doesn't do POD on any of their books. You'll need to buy it from another retailer.
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Alex N August 18, 2021 2:09 pm UTC
Not sure about POD, but I always buy the print version from the official free league website because it comes with a free PDF version.
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Nathan B August 18, 2021 7:10 pm UTC
Thank you.
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Nathan B August 18, 2021 7:10 pm UTC
Thank you.
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