12.16.2009

Doctor Who Roleplaying Game Today!

The Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space role-playing game by Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd was released a couple weeks ago in England, and I should finally get my hands on a copy today!  I ordered the game through my LCS, which is getting it from Diamond Comics Distributors.  Diamond has it listed on their shipping list for today!  Hot dog!

I’ve posted about the game previously, but again I gotta say how impressed I am with the package they’ve put together for this game.  First off, it’s a box set.  How cool is that?!?!  What game company has put out a decent RPG box set in years?  Everyone just publishes hardbacks nowadays.  Also, this box set is packed!  Check out the video below done by my buddy The Acrobatic Flea.  He posted this on his excellent blog, HeroPress, to demonstrate how nicely this box set was put together.  It’s even got a hinged cover!  Way to go Cubicle 7!  Even if you don’t care for Doctor Who, you gotta admit this is a well-designed product.

Click here if you can’t see the embedded video above.

Below is a list of the contents as you saw them in the video:

  • Player’s Guide (86 pages)
  • Gamemaster’s Guide (144 pages)
  • Adventure Book (30 pages)
  • Character sheets (including pre-generated characters for the series cast)
  • Dice
  • Blank Character Sheets
  • Gadget sheets
  • Story Point Tokens

You can purchase a PDF version of the box set right now from DriveThruRPG by clicking here.  You can also join the discussion forum for the game by clicking here.

Upcoming supplements to the game include: Doctor Who Gamemaster’s Screen; Aliens and Creatures; and Defending the Earth (U.N.I.T. box set).  Also, next summer they’ll release a Matt Smith/11th Doctor themed edition.  It won’t be an all-new edition, mostly just updating the visuals and the branding.

Finally, I’ve heard a rumor that there is a credit to me and my playtesting group inside – Shag (and the Unique Geeks).  I’m totally stoked about that!  I got mentioned in an official Doctor Who publication!  My life is now complete!  ;)

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6 Responses to “Doctor Who Roleplaying Game Today!”

  1. Acrobatic Flea Says:

    Thanks for the kind words and nod there, Shag. I hope you do get your copy today – it really is a truly gorgeous looking game. And Cubicle 7 are really doing the business on supporting it with more lovely box sets in the pipeline!

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  3. Steven Marsh Says:

    Congrats on the playtest credit! That’s awesome news. (I don’t suppose my name made it in because of the demo I played at GenCon? Right?)

    I’m still mightily pleased that one of my Star Wars articles had a character who was incorporated into Wookieepedia… :-)

  4. Shag Says:

    Steven – Thanks for the kinds words. Sorry, I don’t see a mention of GenCon players, but that’s awesome about your Star Wars article! Gotta link?

  5. datechguy Says:

    How close is the system to the old one from 20 years ago?

  6. Steven Marsh Says:

    Hola, Shag!

    My Wookiepedia link is at http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ana_%28Receptive_Telepathy%29 — referencing an article I wrote last millennium: “‘Well, When I Blew Up the Death Star…': 3 Alternative Campaigns” (my first published writing credit!)

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