Lock & Load Your Pulse Rifle! The Colonial Marines Operations Manual Is Out NOW

Alien The Role Playing Game

Armor piercing rounds sizzle through your defenses. Acrid smoke chokes you. Chemical attacks melt your armor, while bioweapons turn your insides out. It is a living hell—but none of that is as bad as the flashes of gnashing metal teeth that terrorize you every time you try to close your eyes. Welcome to war on the razor edge of space, marine!

 Free League Publishing and 20th Century Studios today released the Colonial Marines Operations Manual, a complete campaign module for the multiple award-winning official ALIEN roleplaying game. Priced at $44.99, the lavishly illustrated 352-page hardback book provides players all the tools they need to run a full open-world campaign as the iconic Colonial Marines.

The Colonial Marines Operations Manual is now available at alien-rpg.com or in the Free League webshop, where a full adaptation of the book as a module for the Foundry virtual tabletop is also available – separately or in a bundle with the physical book. Players can also find the book in hobby stores worldwide, at DriveThruRPG in PDF format, and on the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop.

You joined the Corps because you wanted to see the stars. You believe in duty and honor. You have made friends for life here—and watched plenty of them get cut down by shrapnel. No one pays you to ask why, just to follow orders. Protect and serve the citizens and colonies of the Outer Rim colonies—no matter what the cost. Now, lock and load your pulse rifle, marine. You have a job to do.

Key Features

  • History & Organization – the inside story of the Colonial Marine Corps
  • Creating Marines – expanded character creation rules for grunts of all kinds
  • Weapons & Vehicles – an extensive, illustrated chapter with new gear
  • The Frontier War – framework & backstory for a Colonial Marines campaign
  • Factions on the Frontier – the powers that be and their dark agendas
  • Marine Missions – five missions for your Marines, playable in any order
  • The Endgame – the showdown against a deadly enemy, finally revealed

Tuesday August 17th, 8PM CET/2PM ET/ 11AM PT

Tuesday August 17th, 8PM CET/2PM ET/ 11AM PT

Join Doug and lead game writer Andrew E.C. Gaska as they discuss the first, massive sourcebook for ALIEN the Roleplaying Game.
The official ALIEN roleplaying game core rulebook was released in 2019 by Free League Publishing in partnership with 20th Century Studios. The game immediately sold out its first print run and swiftly entered the Top-5 list of best-selling tabletop roleplaying games in the fall of 2019. It won the ENNIE Award for Best Game 2020 and the People’s Choice Award for Best RPG at the UK Game Expo. The game is currently being translated into seven languages.

ALIEN The Roleplaying Game – Review Quotes:

“Move over, Dungeons & Dragons, Swedish publisher Free League has released Alien: The Roleplaying Game, and it is as great as it is terrifying.” –TheGamer

“Free League Publishing has knocked it out of the orbit. It’s an interstellar masterpiece that honors the Alien legacy and builds on the stories that made the series great. It’s a sci-fi adventure that roleplaying fans will surely love, and it’s an accessible system for anyone interested in a good story and a rollicking good time.” –GameTyrant

“The real horror of Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi flick Alien has always been the creeping, slithering fear of the unknown. It’s impressive, then, that Free League has been able to craft a tabletop roleplaying game that can conjure up that same pitch-dark dread from the safety of your kitchen table.” –Dicebreaker

 Free League Publishing is a Swedish game creator and publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a wide range of award-winning tabletop roleplaying games and acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game portfolio include the upcoming new edition of The One Ring™ RPG, the official ALIEN RPG (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Gothic horror game Vaesen, the pitch-black fantasy RPG Mörk Borg (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2020), the alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), the retro-fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), the science fiction game Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017) and the praised dark fantasy game Symbaroum.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood,The Electric State and the upcoming The Labyrinth by internationally acclaimed visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classics At the Mountains of Madness – Volume 1 and The Call of Cthulhu by the praised French artist François Baranger.

If you have an interview request for lead game writer Andrew E.C. Gaska or game designer Tomas Härenstam,

If you want a physical or digital review copy or wish to explore the ALIEN RPG on Virtual Tabletop Platforms,

• Twilight: 2000 roleplaying game (Q4 2021)
• Tales from the Loop – The Board Game (Q4 2021)
• The One Ring™roleplaying game (Q4 2021)