Is there an canon as far as where the Alpha Complex is located on Earth? I assume it's on Earth. I guess it could be kind of funny to have the Alpha Complex on the moon.
Parody said:FWIW: In previous versions, Alpha Complex was built out of San Francisco. I don't believe XP has placed it anywhere.
That could work, but I always thought the Alpha Complex was located several miles beneath the surface of good ol' Terra Firma. Then again, I also see no reason why it couldn't be on the ocean floor or the surface of Mars. Now let's see the PCs figure a way out of THAT.Clangador said:Is there an canon as far as where the Alpha Complex is located on Earth? I assume it's on Earth. I guess it could be kind of funny to have the Alpha Complex on the moon.
mthomason said:The troubleshooters climb up through miles of forgotten tunnels into a lush, green, paradise. As they wander into the distance, someone walks into the wall of the biodome - the holographic field shudders and dies, and they stare out onto the barren landscape. Luckily one of them brought along the portable meal heater they were testing on this mission which always malfunctions drastically and produces a flame that will cut through anything. As they cut through the side of the dome, the air begins to hiss away...
MarkIV said:There is no hard and fast rule where Alpha Complex is. Some people picture it as entirely underground (think "A Boy and His Dog"), others picture it as a giant dome (think "Logan's Run").
I've always preferred the irony that "Outside" is really a very nice happy place, utopian even. Much nicer than "inside". The problem is friend Computer is too paranoid to allow it's citizens to go free range.
That said, feel free to do whatever works for your players. Locate it near St. Helens, tell the players a wall in LVA sector is unusually warm, ask them to investigate...