IT’S ALL IN THE (ROLEPLAYING) GAME

 

A Panel held at:

 

Chicago TARDIS 2009

27-29 November

The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center

Chicago, IL

 

Doctor Who role-playing gamers talk different aspects of their hobby.

Some topics will include the games and supplements that were produced, adventure module ideas, ways to play, suggestions on play styles and experiences.

 

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The licensed Doctor Who Role-Playing Games

(The Doctor Who Role Playing Game (FASA, 1985); Time Lord (Virgin, 1991); Doctor Who-Adventures in Time and Space: The Roleplaying Game (Cubicle 7, 2009))

 

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THE DOCTOR WHO ROLE PLAYING GAME (FASA: Chicago, IL, 1985).

 

rpg- Fasa 2.jpg- FASA Game was first produced in 1985, now out-of-print.

- featured 3 editions (with different booklet covers)

- First edition has painting box cover (above far left), Second and third editions had photo box cover (left).

- Content varied slightly, no Sixth Doctor photos appear in Second and Third Edition, due to rights reasons.

- Dragon Magazine #116 (December 1986) carried stats for the 6 Doctors in it.

- Various adventures were published in gaming magazines of the era.

- Three supplements were made: The Daleks, The Cybermen, and The Master.

- Seven Adventure Modules were published: The Iytean Menace, The Lords of Destiny, Countdown, The Hartlewick Horror, The Legions of Death, City of Gold, and The Warrior’s Code.

- Two solo game adventures were published: Doctor Who and the Vortex Crystal and Doctor Who and the Rebel’s Gamble.

 

 

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TIME LORD (Doctor WhO (Virgin): London, 1991) by Ian Marsh and Peter Darville-Evans.

 

- Time Lord was first produced in 1991, now out-of-print.

- Available free on-line, minus the artwork and the original introductory adventure (The Templar Throne), but includes expanded rules (such as character creation).  See link below.

-Doctor Who Magazine #___ featured an adventure called The Curse of the Cyclops.  This is now the introductory adventure for the free online version.

- Various adventures were published in gaming magazines of the era.  The module Curse of the Conqueror can be found at: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/forgottenfutures/album/conqueror.htm

 

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DOCTOR WHO-ADVENTURES IN TIME AND SPACE: THE ROLEPLAYING GAME (Cubicle 7: London, 2009).

 

- Released THIS Weekend in the UK (27 November 2009), brand new and currently in print.

- The Cubicle 7 website (http://www.cubicle-7.com/ )currently has free downloads of The Player’s Guide Preview, Blank Character Sheet, and The Doctor’s Character Sheet.  The game can also be purchased here.

- Two additional items are slated for release in the coming months: Doctor Who Gamemaster’s Screen and Aliens and Creatures (photos left).

- Due to rights issues it looks as if only current era Doctor Who will feature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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USEFUL WEBLINKS FOR DOCTOR WHO GAMERS:

 

WHO-RPG list and archive – modules, other game conversions, resources, and links.  

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/ianmcdonald/who-rpg/

 

Earthbound TimeLords (EBTL) – .pdf adventure modules, cover images, etc.

http://homepages.bw.edu/~jcurtis/

Time Lord (Ian Marsh) – Full RPG available on-line FREE from author

http://www.torsononline.com/hobbies/timelord/timelord.pdf                  

 

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SOURCES FOR BUYING THE GAMES:

 

Cubicle 7:           http://www.cubicle-7.com/

Drive-Thru RPG             http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/

 

Used/Rare Doctor Who Dealers (FASA or Time Lord games):

The Doctor Who Store (IL)  http://www.doctorwhostore.com/

Galaxy 4 (UK)              http://www.galaxy4.co.uk/

Intergalactic Trading Co (FL)     http://www.intergalactictrading.com/

 

Used/Rare Auctions:

eBay                                   http://www.ebay.com/

eBay.co.uk                        http://www.ebay.co.uk/