Wednesday, February 8, 2012

EX-COM: Strange Aeons - First Missions!

Types of Missions:
Note:  Instead of map pieces, each mission can possibly give you Alien Artifacts, dead specimens, live specimens, or live command aliens.
Crashed Spaceship: Your interceptors have forced an enemy spaceship to Crash land, go in and mop up survivors and retrieve any “specimens” and technology.
Requirements: None
Lurkers:  Any number of lurkers may be used.
Set Up: Players place scenery to a mutual satisfaction.  The threshold player places the crashed spaceship within 10 inches of the center of the board.  Half of the lurkers (rounding up) deploy within 5 inches of the craft, the other half deploy within the craft.  Threshold may choose which side they deploy on and may deploy within 5 inches of the table edge.
Special Rules:  none
Starting the Game: Each side rolls a 1D6.  The side with the higher roll may choose whether to go first or second.
Ending the Game:  The game ends when one side has been removed from the table.
Treasure:  If EX-COM wins the mission then any Aliens with a Major Injury count as dead specimens.  You can search for Alien Artifacts just like Map Pieces.


Landed Spaceship:  Your base radar has detected a landed scout ship and it’s time to send in the containment teams.
Requirements: None
Lurkers:  Any number of lurkers may be used.
Set Up: Players place scenery to a mutual satisfaction.  The lurker player places the landed spaceship within 10 inches of the center of the board. Threshold may choose which side they deploy on and may deploy within 5 inches of the table edge.  The lurker player then deploys anywhere on the table, at least 10 inches from a threshold model and out of LOS.
Special Rules:  none
Starting the Game: Each side rolls a 1D6.  The side with the higher roll may choose whether to go first or second.
Ending the Game:  The game ends when one side has been removed from the table.
Treasure: If EX-COM wins the mission then any Aliens with a Major Injury count as dead specimens.  You can search for Alien Artifacts just like Map Pieces.  Since the alien ship is intact there is more of a chance to recover alien artifacts. Every Alien Artifact you find roll 1D6, on a roll of 5-6 you gain an extra Alien Artifact. 


Let me know what you think!

2 comments:

  1. Those missions sound pretty good. Reading about your X-COM project got me started playing X-COM on Steam again. I needed a little break from terrain. :) I'm looking forward to reading more.

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  2. This is absolutely fantastic! I will surely try this out.

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