Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Review: Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space, 11th Doctor Edition

Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space, 11th Doctor Edition
We start a new decade of the 2000s with a new Doctor, Matt Smith as the youngest actor to ever play the role (to date) at 28 years of age and a new printing of the Doctor Who RPG to reflect the new BBC trade dress for the new Doctor.

I did not pick this one up in print since the contents are largely the same as the one for the 10th Doctor, minus some minor details. 

I did pick it up in PDF from DriveThruRPG

Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space, 11th Doctor Edition

This version is pretty much the same as the 10th Doctor version.  Much like the Doctor himself, changed on the outside but fundamentally the same thing inside.

The differences are largely cosmetic from what I can recall from when I first bought it and my recent delving into has not really changed much in my mind.

There is more focus in the art of the 11th Doctor and his companions. The character sheets are now landscape instead of portrait, so there is that. 

One area that is new is the Adventures book. There are two new adventures that replace the two adventures in the 10th Doctor version. 

Cubicle 7 did release an "upgrade pack" for free for people that have the 10th Doctor books and want to have the changes from the 11th Doctor book. It contains:

  • New aliens and creatures (from the Gamemaster's Guide, 32 pages)
  • New gadget cards
  • New character sheets.
  • New pre-generated character sheets for the Eleventh Doctor and companions.  (11th Doctor, Amy, Rory, River, and Craig Owens)
  • New archetype character sheets, partially generated characters for you to quickly personalize and use. (UNIT Soldier, Scientist, Rock Star, Adventuring Archaeologist, Footballer, Politician, and Alien)

Worth it to grab really. If you don't mind abusing your color printer a bit you can print these off and stick them into your 10th Doctor boxed set. I think I saw an 11th Doctor set though at my FLGS recently.

Which one to buy?

All things being equal, buy the one of the Doctor you like the most. If you are looking for print then your choices are more limited since both are technically out of print. Though the PDFs of both are still available.


PT Dilloway said...

Could I make my character a scientist and rock star like Buckaroo Bonzai? Kinda nice you can just print some extra sheets to go from one version to another instead of having to buy a new one; if only college textbooks had worked like that.

Timothy S. Brannan said...

You can! In fact it would work kinda perfect with this game.