Building Better Worlds for ALIEN The Roleplaying Game Out Now

“Space is a pitch-black room—stick your hand out and you might never get it back. Of course, you also might touch God. It’s a gamble either way. To not try, however, is to wither and die—only those bold and foolish enough to take a chance will change their lives.”
— Captain J.V. Gorham, Far Spinward Colonies, Pioneer, Weyland Corp.
Stockholm, Sweden (January 16, 2023) — All the wonder and danger of the stars is yours—if you can just wipe the grime off your face and dig the dirt out from under your fingernails first. Free League Publishing and 20th Century Studios today released the expansion Building Better Worlds for the multiple award-winning ALIEN The Roleplaying Game.

Even the truth of humanity’s origins awaits you out there, orbiting some dying star. And out there amongst it all is something truly horrifying—something that nature never intended. Something alien.
Building Better Worlds is a complete campaign module, giving you all the tools needed to run a full open-world campaign as a pioneering explorer or colonist. The expansion is now available in the Free League webshop and at retailers worldwide, as PDF at DriveThruRPG and as a VTT module at Foundry.

ALIEN RPG: Building Better Worlds contains:

  • History of Colonization – the story of humanity’s reach for the stars
  • Creating Explorers & Colonists – expanded character creation rules for life on the frontier
  • Gear & Ships – an extensive chapter with new gear and spaceships, gloriously illustrated
  • Extrasolar Species Catalog – new Xenomorphic creatures to encounter
  • The Lost Worlds – the framework and backstory for a frontier campaign
  • Expeditions – six thrilling expeditions into uncharted space, playable in any order
  • The Endgame – the final showdown with everything at stake

PLEASE NOTE: The ALIEN RPG core rulebook is required to play Building Better Worlds.


Winner of the Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020

Space is vast, dark, and not your friend. Try to scream and no one can hear you—hold your breath and you rupture your lungs. And there are things lurking in the shadows—things strange and different and deadly. Things alien.

The multiple award-winning official ALIEN – The roleplaying game offers a universe of body horror and corporate brinkmanship. It is a harsh and unforgiving universe, and you are nothing if not expendable. Stay alive if you can.

The 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.

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

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