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The New Doctor Who RPG, with Pics

Well, as noted in this entry, I picked up the new Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space roleplaying game on Saturday. Courtesy of spross, here is proof positive in the form of photos that I've got the game, and what it looks like. (All images and the like are copyright the folks at Cubicle 7 and the BBC. No violation of these rights is intended.)


First off, here's an image of all the various components that come with the game. The game box is quite full of components for the game, and the quality of the materials is very high.



Here is the breakdown on the game components. First up is the actual box itself. Rather than having a cover that lifts off, it's done in the form of a book-like box with other books inside. Very neat, very cool, and solid construction.



Then we have the "Read Me First" booklet. Pretty basic stuff. You'll also see the Gadget cards that are included with the game, and the worst dice I've ever seen. Crystal six-siders with blue dots on them. Pretty unreadable. But that's a minor point.



Then we have the two main rulebooks that come with the game. The Player's Guide is the thinner of the two, but that's to be expected as the Gamemaster's Guide is the meat and crux of the game (well, for the person running the game at any rate). Very glossy books, lovely photos and all, and good formatting, text colours, and page backgrounds.



Then we have the Character Sheets for the game. These are also glossy sheets, full colour with white background, and detail the main characters during the David Tennant run of the series. There are also example character types (medical student, scientist/inventor, UNIT soldier, etc.) as well as some blank character sheets.



Finally, there is the Adventure Book that contains two adventures for the game, and I'm not really going to talk about these, other than to say that they're decent introductory adventures and all. The booklet also contains story ideas and seeds for other scenarios, so there's good content here. You can see to the left the Story Point tokens that I've placed in a bag. These are like Style Points in HEX, Drama Points in Buffy or Angel, and so forth. Some 170+ counters, solid cardboard, and very nice.




There you have it in a nutshell. Okay, a large nutshell. :) The game is really quite beautiful, and I think will appeal to both fans of the Doctor Who tv series, but also to those rpgers who are looking for a mechanically simple, easy-to-understand time travel roleplaying game. Solid components, excellent design and layout, and chock full of photos from the current or New Who series, this was a game that was well worth the price, and will definitely be fun to play.
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