Vs System® 2PCG™: The Alien™ Battles – Sometimes You Just Need a Hug
Posted On 25 Jul 2016 / 6 Comments
Xenomorphs have a pretty simple method of reproducing:
The Queen lays an egg.
The egg hatches a Facehugger.
The Facehugger attaches itself to a host organism’s face and impregnates it with a Xenomorph embryo which later on bursts out of the host’s chest and then quickly grows into an adult Xenomorph and tries to kill all nearby non-Xenomorphs.
The process in Vs. System 2PCG: The Alien Battles is about the same:
When a player’s Ovomorph tries to hatch, they will need to reveal a card from their Facehugger pile, which includes three Facehugger token characters and one Extended Incubation card.
If the player reveals the Extended Incubation card, the Ovomorph isn’t ready to hatch yet and the Extended Incubation card is reshuffled into the Facehugger deck. If they reveal a Facehugger token character, it hatches from the Ovomorph and immediately attaches itself to an enemy supporting character.
This uses the new “Capture” action:
The Captive card is removed from the game, but keeps any wound counters on it.
The Captive Card is placed next to, or underneath, its Captor to make it clear who its Captor is.
When the Captor leaves play, its Captive is put back into play stunned in its owner’s back row.
When a Facehugger leaves play, it goes back to the Facehugger pile.
At the start of the Facehugger controller's Build Phase, they may pay a , to have a brand new baby Xenomorph burst out of the Captive’s chest. The Captive and Facehugger are placed into their owner’s KO piles, and a character can be put into play from the Facehugger controller's hand.
So, what happens if Professor X or Purple Man is used to take control of an opponent’s Ovomorph? It will still try to hatch as before, but that player will use its owner’s Facehugger Pile.
We hope you enjoyed today’s preview (and maybe even learned something about the way baby Xenomorphs are born). Until next time: Happy Hugging!
Vs System® 2PCG™: The Alien™ Battles releases August 17th. Contact your local gaming store to order your copy today