Aliens Boardgame: New Components

I love Leading Edge’s Aliens Boardgame with a passion, as I’ve gushed about already on this blog. However, it is long out of print and the only affordable way to play it is either digitally (via things like Tabletop Simulator or Vassal) or by “print and play” using scanned or fan-made resources.

BoardGameGeek already hosts a variety of fan-made replacement cards, pieces and boards, but I wanted to have a got at making my own.

Why?

Firstly, because I felt that although there are some lovely fan-made components, most drastically alter the aesthetic of the game (and in some cases, the actual game stats, whether deliberately or by accident). I wanted my own components to resemble the originals as closely as possible.

Secondly, because once I’d remade the original components, I would be able to make new alternate replacements utilizing various homebrew rules and new scenarios and have them match the look of my “vanilla” parts, making them interchangeable.

I created this post as a “master” list that will eventually link to all the Aliens Boardgame components I make and remake. New links will be added as new components are posted.

I will be hopefully adding easy-to-print pdf versions of all these eventually, too.

Remade Components

Marine Cards (Default)

Room/Sentry Cards (Default)

New Components

Marine Cards (Alternate/Variant)

New Room/Sentry Cards

New Marines – Wilks and Billie

New Marines – Timmy

New Rules

Variant Rules From “The General” Magazine

Creating New Playable Characters

Shotgun Stats For Other Marines

Optional Defending Rules

Alternate Grenade Rules

Note: I have tried to keep the dimensions of things like Marine and Room cards as close to the originals as possible; hopefully, printing them will result in a close match, but please let me know if not.

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