A FASA Doctor Who role-playing game resource site. Doctor Who Role Playing Game [BOX SET]. For fans this boxed set by FASA represents a mine of source material. I’m no expert on the series, but it looks like the. I’ve been trying to read the rule book for the old FASA RPG, but it is stiff going. It seems to be a mixed bag of trying to make rules and trying to.
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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Forces are at work to unleash something hideous and all-too-powerful upon the residents of Earth. Was it any good? Founder of Metal-School Useful Threads: Hey, what the heck has happened to my brain…?! An odd combination of point buy and randomness….
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The technology level of the world is broken down into several sub-levels. And in the course of the game, the characters continued to develop and come into focus. Interstellar civilizations can only be made with game master fiat. The surprise, however, would be ruined if the players saw the cover of the publication, as it prominently featured a Cyberman.
This page was last edited on 19 Augustat It was the mids, though and I don’t remember much about it. Posted By Abstruse Thursday, 27th December, FASA also published two solo play gamebooks: This game suffered from very bad placement in other words, it was sold with Dr Who books, not with the RPGs and there have been no official supplements other than a couple of Dr Who magazine articles.
The Cybermen book is for the gamemaster’s eyes only and provides detailed information concerning Cybermen and hints for creating adventures.
The alien creature system custom tailored to Doctor Who? The adventure module The Lords of Destiny suggested that, rather than dying, Adric was saved at the last minute by rpgg Time Lord in a TARDIS of a more advanced make that the Doctor’sthough this did not factor into the plot of the adventure. Some of the science levels can influence the others slightly, but wild variations are possible.
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Reset Fields Log in. 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. Rules for the Wound Heal Rate: In an attempt to give the players the full FASA Doctor Who experience, I let them make their own characters instead of giving them pre-gens.
Interestingly enough and in keeping with the source materialthe non-combat oriented characters found plenty to do in combat situations besides combat actions.
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My understanding is that it is sort of a combination of detect lies, danger sense, and luck. A senseless murder, over a strange artifact, was only the very beginning of the terror of The Iytean Menace.
The cooperation of the Ydarans is vital. The Afsa are invading Earth. Players are the Doctor and companions – there is no character generation system, although there is an appendix on how to produce stats for yourself!
The game came out in two printings, one showing painted artwork of the Fourth Doctor and Leela the other a publicity photograph of them.
Particularly fun is rolling for the senses. The first used painted artwork of the Fourth Doctor and Leela as cover art, while the other two featured a collage including a publicity photo of the two characters. Finally, those old episodes from the seventies seem to be a really good fit for gaming.
The focus here is entirely on terrestrial worlds. Retrieved from ” http: At first, nothing happened. Too bad, too, that they’ve forgotten the rest of the universe exists The combination allows the scenario to have a well-defined fawa line— not as well-defined as purely linear scenarios, but much more defined than those that are purely free-form.
Giant starship and mobile world, Destiny of Ydar is both refuge and vengeance of a long-dead civilization which must be stopped, or worlds will die. On the off chance that you might want to do the same, let me tell you the basic features of these systems:. All of these will give you an automatic related skill at maximum level, but you want to be sure to get a bump in ability level as well so that your Saving Roll chances are improved.
Before the adventure is over, the Doctor and his Companions must contend not only with the death-dealing gravity bubble, but with the ship’s paranoid computer, space piratesand an attack by androids as well. Apparently the Doctor was reading GQ before he regenerated. The game was released in three printings. A character that does not increase their starting END score from its base of 6 must make saving rolls to remain conscious after taking any amount of fatigue or damage is taken.
The player simply needed paper and pencil to keep track of their stats and progress in the game. Higher attributes mean more points to spend on related skills, though.
I’ve never played it. A lot of people decry the complex combat system in the game, but at the convention table with the pressure of having to entertain new players all that seemed to survive of it was the initiative system, AP costs for movement, and attack rolls. A collision in the Vortex with an unknown timeship And that he was behind the War Chief’s plot with the War Lords.
Players in this system are immediately competent, unlike a lot of other role playing games from the mid eighties.