I discovered it back in the 80s on PBS and was hooked. Of course my dream was always to have a Doctor Who RPG. There was a Doctor Who by FASA, and I liked it, but I never got a chance to play it much.
And I know I am not the only one excited about it. Doctor Who related posts are some of my most viewed.
Well there is a new version out and I wanted to let you all know about it.
Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space is a great and worthy game to bear the name of the highly acclaimed "restart" of the Doctor Who series.
Using a simple 2d6 + attribute + stat + mod, roll over target number system, DW:AiTaS though goes beyond what is typically since in RPGs. Talking and Running are preferable to fighting, just like in the show and there many ways to measure success.
The system is really, really simple. In fact once you get the hang of it it "disappears" much like Unisystem does.
The system is similar to Unisystem and even GURPs, but not as "crunchy". This is a game of normal humans and the occasional alien battling foes that out match them, out gun them and out "tech" them. You are going to need to be very clever or lucky (or both!). While this could have fell into the Call of Cthulhu end of the spectrum on hero survival, heroes are expected to survive and even win.
There are two versions of this game out. The Original or 10th Doctor version and the new 11th Doctor version.
For the 11th Doctor edition what do have? Well the trade dress and artwork is all from the 11th Doctor/Moffat era. But if that were all then there would not be much need to buy this. There is an easy to use "Read This First" file, all the important stuff in two pages. There are characters from the Matt Smith run, so The Doctor, River, Amy and Rory. All the new monsters (and the old faves) like the Atraxi, Cybermen, New Paradigm Daleks, and the Silurians. In fact there is quite a bit of "new stuff" that feel this is much more of an update than a simple re-edit and design.
Note: If you have the 10th Doctor version then C7 has the files you need for free.
Now the game is supposed to be played with 2 6-sided dice (2d6 in RPG parlance), but I have this cool 12 sided die with clock faces instead of numbers that is so perfect for Doctor Who that I can't not use it! Plus as many Who fans know, the d12 is important to Who history.
I have done some character write-ups for Doctor Who: AiTaS, check them out.
- Madame Vastra and Jenny: Everyone's favorite katana wielding, Victorian lesbian Silurian/Humans consulting detectives/warriors for hire.
- And Count Dracula
- And something special later on today!