Xenomorphing Time

As we’re living in the new golden age of roleplaying games, there’s a wealth of licenced franchises receiving games. Newly released is Dune with Terminator coming soon and the surprisingly excellent Alien RPG receiving its first accessory any week now. Plus mainstays like Star Wars and Star Trek. And there’s so many more settings and franchises out there. 

Which can lead to some fun where the players are uncertain WHICH familiar science fiction setting their one-shot is set in. Should they worry about Predators? Time travelling android assassins? The protomolecule? All of the above? Because when your players don’t know they’re in the world of Prometheus and Alien they might be more surprised when the traveller they find frozen in a stasis pod starts screaming that he’s infected before his chest explodes.