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
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
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
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
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.


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


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 on YouTube

Halifax | Episode 34 | The Terminal Procedure | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 33 | The Working Joe Complex | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 32 | The Darkest Hour | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 31 | LV-779 (Part 3) | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 30 | LV-779 (Part 2) | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 29 | LV-779 (Part 1) | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 28 | Stranded | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 27 | What are we gonna do now? | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 26 | Assimilate the Chain Reaction | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 25 | Fail-Safe | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 24 | Three World Empire Conglomerate | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 23 | Deadly Encounter with Local Fauna | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 22 | Steer City Cattle Company | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 21 | Her Eyes Speak Volumes | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 20 | The Struggle is Real | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 19 | Complications of Past and Present | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 18 | Revelations | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 17 | Suspicions Abound | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 16 | We need to talk about It | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 15 | Keep on Keeping on | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 14 | Dragons and Ghosts (Part 3) | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 13 | Dragons and Ghosts (Part 2) | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 12 | Dragons and Ghosts (Part 1) | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 11 | Prepare and Deliver | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 10 | The Decaying Colony | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 9 | New Crew Member | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 8 | Dog Attack | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 7 | Lalande 21185: Monos | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 6 | Abandoned Space Station | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 5 | Xarmina’s Star: Arges | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 4 | Work, work | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 3 | New Beginnings | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 2 | The Reunion | Alien RPG
Halifax | Episode 1 | The Halifax | Alien RPG
Halifax Series Introduction | Alien RPG

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