Alien RPG now up for pre-order. Free League Publishing

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the much-loved cult classic movie Alien, Free League Publishing is running a special pre-order special.

Pre-Order Bonus: Complete 168-page Cinematic Starter Kit PDF Available Immediately
“I admire its purity. A survivor … unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.”

On May 25, 1979, ALIEN first graced the silver screen. Forty years to the day after the ALIEN franchise first inspired and shocked the world, we launch the official pre-order for the game at This exclusive pre-order starts at 6 am PST / 9 am EST / 3 pm CEST Saturday May 25, and will end on August 4.

The full printed game will launch late this year, but if you pre-order you don’t need to wait to play! As a complimentary bonus gift for anyone who pre-orders via our webshop, we offer a meaty 168-page Cinematic Starter Kit PDF including the full-length Cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods written by Alien RPG setting writer and sci-fi novelist Andrew E.C. Gaska. The Cinematic Starter Kit will be available for download via DrivethruRPG as soon as the pre-order purchase is confirmed.

In addition, anyone who pre-orders the core rulebook will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the game before it goes to print and earn a play-tester credit in the final publication.


The centerpiece of the pre-order is, of course, the Alien RPG Core Rulebook containing 300+ pages of mythology, original artwork, and custom mechanics for open-world campaigns as well as cinematic gameplay, based on our award-winning Year Zero game engine.

In addition to the core rulebook, we offer a deluxe GM Screencustom dice, a largestarmap, and custom cards for weapons, NPCs and combat initiative. If you want to go all-in, we will offer bundles at great value.

If you want a unique artifact, we will offer the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Core Rulebook, with a special commemorative embossed book cover. Exclusive to this pre-order campaign, the 40th Anniversary Limited-Edition will never be printed again. You can see the design below.


In the past, we have done many Kickstarters to fund the development of our roleplaying games. This a pre-order, meaning that the game will be published no matter how many people take part in it. However, there are three good reasons to take part in this-preorder:

  • You get the 168-page Cinematic Starter Kit PDF within days after purchase and can start playing immediately!
  • By taking part in the pre-order you can provide feedback on the game before the core rulebook goes to print, and thereby help us making the game even more awesome.
  • A big support for the pre-order will help us kick off development of modules and supplements for the game even sooner.

More information about the pre-order, including the pricing, will be revealed on Saturday.

Retailer? Official retail solicitations for the ALIEN roleplaying game and supplements will begin in July, but retailers are encouraged to contact us at with any questions to welcome them into the 40th Anniversary fun as well.

If you have questions or thoughts on the ALIEN RPG, don’t hesitate to visit our forums on the Free League website or follow us onFacebook.

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Published by Marc Farrimond

I'm a 55 year guy from Wigan in Lancashire living in Edinburgh, Scotland with two of my four awesome kids and my long suffering wife Laura. I have worked freelance over the years for some of the biggest names in tabletop and roleplaying and I am a very keen cosplayer and photographer.

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