Halifax: Precious Cargo betwixt Dragons and Ghosts

Alien RPG Homebrew Campaign

The Story

This is the story of Halifax, an M-Class Commercial Starfreighter under the ownership of Weyland-Yutani, a large multinational conglomerate. The Wey-Yu employed crew aboard Halifax takes on cargo delivery jobs that dispatches them across the Stars of the Middle Heavens. However, space is a dangerous place and the unimaginable is bound to happen.

The story of Halifax is set within the Alien universe. We are a team of five and we work together to tell the story. Our adventure begins in the year 2179, the same year that Ellen Ripley is recovered from the Nostromo, survives LV-426, and then is lost on Florina 161.

Alien RPG is a tabletop role-playing game that serves as the framework that guides us through our journey. Halifax: Precious Cargo betwixt Dragons and Ghosts is based on a homebrew campaign written by Joseph Stader. Every episode features actual play with minimal editing.

Expect story elements regarding space-horror, sci-fi action, survival, and a sense of wonder. Gameplay consists of chance mixed with strategic planning. Every choice has a consequence. The right choice leads to another day where the wrong choice leads to panic, injury, or death.

Parental warning: The following presentation contains mature content and is intended for a mature audience. Listener discretion is advised.

Welcome to Halifax. Buckle up. We are in for some chop.

The Backdrop

The year is 2183—little more than three years since the destruction of the Hadley’s Hope colony on LV-426, the disappearance of the USS Sulaco, and the closing of the prison and lead works on Fiorina 161. The loss of the Sulaco’s Colonial Marine unit along with these Weyland-Yutani sponsored outposts, and the implications of corporate foul play stemming from these incidents, have created an air of distrust between the company and the United Americas.

To add fuel to the fire, conflicts between the rival sectors of space have increased exponentially in the past five years. While unconfirmed, many believe that Hadley’s Hope was a test site for one of Weyland-Yutani’s bioweapons and that an enemy state sent a warship to nuke it from orbit. Others believe that the Company is working with a rogue nation to assume control of the colonies on the Frontier.

The 2180s are a dangerous time to be alive.

The Crew of Halifax

Carson Glover

Ship’s First Officer. Quick on the draw, always aims true. The Halifax is his steel horse on the wild frontier of space.

Ward Foley

Everyone's favorite medical accessory, Ward Foley, is out to prove he's more than a shiny scalpel and pill dispenser!

Cabal Dalron

Twenty years as a pilot has made him a loner. He's either reading up on his craft or eating "goop" for dinner.

Kato Swan

If I talk long enough, I can make anything right or wrong. Truth is relative. Sometimes we just need to review the alternate facts.

Andromeda

Standard issue Weyland-Yutani android. I am here to service, repair, help, and protect Halifax. Want some cornbread?

MU/TH/UR

The brains of Halifax, 10001111. Just kidding. I'm here to serve, not pander to your feelings. Any questions?

Helen Troi (Officer)
Third-generation officer, Helen Troi, expects everyone to do their jobs so we can “just get the hell out of there”.
Titanic Westwood (Company Agent)
Hard work yields rewards. My reward was a promotion to represent W-Y. The Stars of the Middle Heavens is full of potential.
Eliot DuMont (Pilot)
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Watch Episodes

All video episodes are hosted by YouTube

Alien RPG | Episode 16 | We need to talk about It | Halifax Campaign

Ties That Bind Gaming presents Episode 16 of the Homebrew Alien RPG Space Trucker Campaign featuring real and actual play.

Alien RPG | Episode 15 | Keep on Keeping on | Halifax Campaign

Ties That Bind Gaming presents Episode 15 of the Homebrew Alien RPG Space Trucker Campaign featuring real and actual play.

Alien RPG | Episode 14 | Dragons and Ghosts (Part 3) | Halifax Campaign

Ties That Bind Gaming presents Episode 14 of the Homebrew Alien RPG Space Trucker Campaign featuring real and actual play.

Alien RPG | Episode 13 | Dragons and Ghosts (Part 2) | Halifax Campaign

Ties That Bind Gaming presents Episode 13 of the Homebrew Alien RPG Space Trucker Campaign featuring real and actual play.

Alien RPG | Episode 12 | Dragons and Ghosts (Part 1) | Halifax Campaign

Ties That Bind Gaming presents Episode 12 of the Homebrew Alien RPG Space Trucker Campaign featuring real and actual play.

Alien RPG | Episode 11 | Prepare and Deliver | Halifax Campaign

Ties That Bind Gaming presents Episode Eleven of the Homebrew Alien RPG Space Trucker Campaign featuring real and actual play.

Alien RPG | Episode 10 | Halifax Campaign | The Decaying Colony

Ties That Bind Gaming presents Episode Ten of the Homebrew Alien RPG Space Trucker Campaign featuring real and actual play.

Alien RPG | Episode 9 | Halifax Campaign | New Crew Member

Ties That Bind Gaming presents Episode Nine of the Homebrew Alien RPG Space Trucker Campaign featuring real and actual play.

Alien RPG | Episode 8 | Halifax Campaign | Dog Attack

Ties That Bind Gaming presents Episode Eight of the Homebrew Alien RPG Space Trucker Campaign featuring real and actual play.

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