Chariot of the Gods is the first "Adventure Module" for Alien: The Roleplaying Game, published by Free League Publishing. It is a 44-page sourcebook, written by Andrew E. C. Gaska and illustrated by Martin Grip, that details the first add-on scenario for the game's Cinematic play mode.

Publisher's Summary[]

The job was routine, the money fair. Then the damn company diverted you to answer a distress call from a ship that disappeared almost 80 years ago — a derelict carrying something bizarre, twisted, and alien. What the ship's frozen crew brought back with them was bad enough — what they themselves were turning into was a bloody nightmare. Add to that an annoying sensor ghost shadowing you in the void, and your stress level is shot.

It's all a bit much.

You don't get paid enough to deal with monsters. But hold your breath, count to three, and play your cards right with this one, and you just might walk away very rich. Oh, who am I kidding?

You're all going to die.


Player Characters[]

  • Vanessa Miller — Captain of the USCSS Montero
  • Leah Davis — Pilot of the USCSS Montero
  • Kayla Rye — Technician on the USCSS Montero
  • Lyron Cham — Cargo Handler on the USCSS Montero
  • John J. Wilson — Corporate Liaison on the USCSS Montero
  • Lucas — Bionational synthetic undercover agent on the USCSS Montero

Non-Player Characters[]

Behind the scenes[]

The scenario's name is likely inspired by the 1968 book Chariots of the Gods? by Erich von Däniken, which theorized that the technologies and religions of ancient civilizations may have been the result of contact with advanced extraterrestrial beings, welcomed and worshipped as gods by primitive humans. Paul W. S. Anderson specifically cited von Däniken's work as an inspiration for his film Alien vs. Predator, while it was also noted as an inspiration by the writers of Prometheus.

The presence of the M41A Pulse Rifle in the Cronus' armory is anachronistic—several sources state that the weapon was first introduced in 2171, yet the Cronus was launched and disappeared in 2110, sixty-one years before this.