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Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space Limited Edition Hardcover Edition
Publisher: Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd.
by Alan S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/29/2016 13:06:31

This is hardly a comprehensive review, more of a first look. I have not played the game yet just looked at the system.

I am amazed how similar this is to Unisystem. It would be unbelievably easy to translate characters between the two games. At first this turned me off in a way and I really felt like Doctor Who the RPG was just fan service. Especially with the lets play the doctor and all his companions play style. I dug in a little deeper, and I did like using attributes to track damage instead of the more American hitpoint methodologies. Then I saw the innitiative. The innitiative is a beautiful beautiful thing. It along with the attribute damage (which I havent quite figgured out the nubmbers for yet but) allows you to put as much drama and mechanics into trying talking to and reasoning with an NPC or other character as most games put into combat alone. This is SO HUGE to help live up to Doctor Who levels of storytelling where often the most amazing thing that happens is a dialogue or a soliloquy that changes EVERYTHING. When you can put just as much interest fun and effot into ANYTHING in the game besides just fighting and literally use the same types of mechanics for ALL of it? Man that is something. I cant wait to try it out and see if it plays as well as it looks like it does. (I want to do a story of a Human collony caught in the midst of the Time War where the Doctor is elusive and mysterious and danger is everywhere and where Human compassion is fleeting yet Powerfull) Now to just find some players.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space Limited Edition Hardcover Edition
Publisher: Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd.
by William E J. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/07/2014 15:30:49

This contrary to bad reviews, this not a bad product. It has lots of information that was not included in the past rule books. My only criticism is that I would liked to have episode summaries like some of the other supplements had. If that would have been included I would have rated it a 5. This review is on the PDF version. I hope that the publishers will continue the supplements on the remaining Doctors.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space Limited Edition Hardcover Edition
Publisher: Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd.
by Thomas B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/09/2014 17:24:54

Limited, as in limited usefulness.

This book might be useful for someone who owned none of the other books.

For a GM who already bought some rulebooks it's completely useless.

I especially liked the idea to learn more about some of the "future and past" companions of the Doctor and was expecting since this is a Limited aka Special Edition that I would learn about some of those who where not mentioned in any other book. But I was wrong. Only two new companions who wheren't already found in another rulebook. One of those two wasn't really interesting. What about Vastra, Jenny and Strax? What about Donna's grandfather who had more episodes than Craig? The book is full of pictures of characters, players may like to play as, but none of them got an actual character sheet. It's nice to have a character sheet for the War Doctor but what about the ninth doctor? He wasn't in the special but he helped reviving the series, why doesn't he have a sheet? There are like hundreds of pictures of him in the books.

The rest of the book is composed of the core rules and rules for like two new enemies who wheren't stated in any other rulebook. The Attributes of the other enemies are already implemented in some other rulebooks. Don't buy it if you already bought other rulebooks.



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[2 of 5 Stars!]
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space Limited Edition Hardcover Edition
Publisher: Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd.
by R. S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/17/2014 20:50:04

The format's as good as all the others. What makes this so good is that everything's in ONE place, instead of a couple of books and pamphlets. The photos are great, the list of traits is more complete. The layout is better. Overall, just as a starter book for this game, this is the best produced so far.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space Limited Edition Hardcover Edition
Publisher: Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd.
by Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 03/11/2014 14:14:11

Fantastic! Allons-y!

ORIGINAL REVIEW: A great and worthy game to bear the name of the highly acclaimed "restart" of the Doctor Who series.

Using a simple 2d6 + stat, 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 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.

The trade dress and artwork is all from the 11th Doctor/Moffat era, so it resembles the 11th Doctor set in that respect. But if that were all then there would not be much need to buy this. 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.

It is an extremely attractive book (256 full color pages). If you are new to this game then this is the place to start. If you are new to Doctor Who, well then I would say grab the Tenth or Eleventh Doctor version of the rules. All the same rules, but less emphasis on the the show's own history. Though there are the story/adventure seeds for all 12 doctors and that is very nice.

If you have either of the 11th or 10th Doctor version of this game then you have most of the rules and text, though some things look like the are a bit clearer (or I am rereading them for 10th time). This is one full document as opposed to the multiple PDFs of the "boxed sets". It also updates the text to reflect the last bits of the Matt Smith seasons and the Day of the Doctor 50th Anniversary special. So stats for the War Doctor and updated Zygons.

I plan on picking this one up in hardback as soon as I can to be honest. That's how much I enjoy this game.



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