Help support TMP

"There was ALIENS and TERMINATOR RPGs?!" Topic

6 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

Please be courteous toward your fellow TMP members.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the SF Discussion Message Board

Areas of Interest

Science Fiction

Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Link

Featured Ruleset

Featured Showcase Article

C in C's Heavy Hover Tank

From a little-known range of science-fiction microarmor: the Heavy Hover Tank from C in C.

Featured Workbench Article

Adam Paints the Brigadier

Adam8472 Fezian takes inspiration from Doctor Who.

Featured Profile Article

First Look: Battlefront's Train Tracks

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian checks out some 10/15mm railroad tracks for wargaming.

Featured Book Review

Featured Movie Review

532 hits since 29 Dec 2022
©1994-2023 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2022 8:45 p.m. PST

"During the RPG and boardgame craze that started in the late 1970's, there was a massive amount of all types of RPGs and boardgames made and for all different types of setting. You could be the captain of a Federation starship, a Bard singing in Waterdeep bar, a tank commander in a post-WWIII European battlefield, a zelot genetic engineered killing machine in a space hulk cutting down monsters with a chainsword, or even a pilot of 11 meter tall walking tank on a far-flung human colony stalking other walking tanks.You are never quite sure what you will find when you wander around the dusty back sections of your favorite local comic book store back in the 1980's and 1990's…and during my hunting days in those back corners of Starbase 21 in Tulsa. During this time, I came across what I would later learn was the Leading Edge Games ALIENS role playing game. I can still recall the boxed RPG sitting on the back RPG shelves at Starbase 21 comic book store in Tulsa. Never bought, never knew anyone that did…but I wanted to see what the hell was this game about my favorite movie was all about. Recently, while watching Spoony's Counter Monkey series, he displayed the Leading Edge Game ALIENS game and that got me to Googling…then I made a profound discovery: not only was there an ALIENS RPG, but there was an Terminator one as well! Bleeped text?! In this blogpost, we will explaining and exploring the ALIENS and Terminator RPGs developed by Leading Edge Games in the twilight hours of their existence…"

Main page



Wilf1235830 Dec 2022 3:11 a.m. PST

The latest Alien RPG is in print from Free League Publishing.

I've run their starter set cinematic space trucker scenario ‘chariot of the gods': great fun and very atmospheric.

They have also just released a Blade Runner RPG which looks interesting.

Mr Elmo30 Dec 2022 5:14 a.m. PST

Free league has a good bunch: Alien, Bladerunner and Twilight 2000

Nightfall has Terminator


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2022 3:04 p.m. PST



Tgunner Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2022 5:53 p.m. PST

The LEG Aliens boxed game was excellent! It is a easy to play game that is a lot of fun. I've played it solo and I've played it with others with everyone running a few marines. It's brutal to say the least, and it's a load of fun. I still have my copy and I break it out from time to time for a game night.

The RPG- I got it and still have it, but I've never played it. Like the guy said, it's very charty and a pain to run even a short firefight. I've tried a few times to play it, but every attempt has bogged down into the great chart snipe hunt with me never being sure if I did everything right. The Free League game is VASTLY better because it's more playable. Its mechanics are clean and simple. It's also very brutal- don't expect anyone less than a marine to survive a run in with bugs, and even then don't expect a lot of survivors.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2022 4:06 p.m. PST

Thanks also…


Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.