In a section on adventure design in FASA’s Doctor Who Role Playing Game, Wm. John Wheeler describes precisely how both linear and free. A FASA Doctor Who role-playing game resource site. Doctor Who was one of the few games I couldn’t find in ‘s review The Doctor Who Role Playing Game was released by FASA in while Time Lord .

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FASA Doctor Who RPG Resource Site

This page was particularly inspiring to my teenage self back in the eighties. The technology level of the world is broken down into several sub-levels. History Canada and the U. But they do not have much time. Where would it strike next? Then I worried wbo fretted for days.

All of it was built around an elaborate puzzle that I felt would be the perfect homage to the the writer of the episode. If my scenario design or game mastering ability was ever mediocre, the players were still playing their characters.

They were cooperating from the start because individual characters could not get every single skill. My understanding is that it is sort of a combination of detect lies, danger sense, and luck. While not necessarily better or more mature, it does acknowledge player autonomy while creating something much more recognizable as being a story.

Higher attributes mean more points to spend on related skills, though. Players could either assume the role of the Doctor and his companions or of other Wo Lord characters accompanied by his or her companions and acting on behest of the Celestial Intervention Agency on Gallifrey.

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Interestingly enough and in keeping with the source materialthe non-combat oriented characters found gpg to do in combat situations besides combat actions. History will be changed and an army of fanatic conquerors loosed upon the Galaxy if a Time Lord and his Companions cannot stop the renegade’s sinister plan. He can perhaps be forgiven for this due to the fact that the case for why things were being done the way they were was never made plain in any of the rule books for the games that he was reacting against.


Before the adventure is over, Faxa Doctor and his Companions rrpg contend not only with the death-dealing gravity bubble, but with the ship’s paranoid computer, space pirates and an attack by androids as well. Players were intimately familiar with the new series, but not experts on all the classic episodes.

Finally, the strangeness and the epic sweep of the classic episode that Fas used for the adventure was so mind blowing… the players seemed content just to gradually figure out what was going on and why. A senseless murder, over a strange artifact, was only the very beginning of the terror of The Iytean Menace. The game was released in three printings. I’ve never played it.

Within it is stated that Adric was saved from death by a Time Lady named Lenora and taken to Gallifrey. And in the course of the game, the characters continued to develop and come into focus. What they found was a web of mystery and deception that led them, step by step, to a confrontation with The Iytean Menace.

Failure results in inaction, but if you are severely wounded it could also result in additional wound damage. Giant fada and mobile world, Destiny of Ydar is both refuge and vengeance of a long-dead civilisation which must be stopped, or worlds will die. The one time I played a Dr Who game in the 80’s, we used the Call of Cthulhu rules – and in fact were told that it was a game of Call of Cthulhu.

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No matter what else was happening, the players just seemed to take satisfaction from this. Then I watched doctoor again while furiously taking notes.

The painting printing had interior rulebooks with slick white covers, while the photographic edition whk more textured brown Victorian-styled rulebooks. We only played one or two sessions of it. The cooperation of the Ydarans is vital. To bad they’re caught up in a civil war just now. Reset Fields Log in.

The Doctor Who Role Playing Game

The adventure featured the Silurians. The cooperation of the Ydarans is vital. It is now believed that the real goal of all The Master’s schemes and operations is to take supreme power in the universe by altering the face of history. I’m no expert on the series, but it looks like the writers put a lot of love into the writing.

A lost city and a vanished race from the depths of time and hold the key to the destiny of the Earth, unless the adventurers can penetrate the mysteries of The City Of Gold.

I did own it and sold it and recently reacquired itand it was responsible for me knowing anything at all about Doctor Who until I started watching the new series a few years ago.