Cubicle 7 announced in April that they had renewed their Doctor Who license. We know from experience, though, that a license renewal does not always guarantee the continuation of the series!
However, it’s good news for Doctor Who: The Roleplaying Game, which will get a regeneration into a second edition and carry on.
The core rules for Doctor Who 2e will include
- Character generation rules for Time Lords, Time Agents, companions and other defenders of planet Earth.
- Revised rules (Vortex system) and backwards compatibility with Doctor Who 1e and its supplements.
- Revised rules for creating TARDIS.
- RPG tips and advice for Gamemasters.
- The history (or some of it) of the Universe, aliens and creatures (or some of them) the Doctor has encountered.
- Pre-generated characters.
Cubicle 7 have shared a cover reveal of Doctor Who 2e, along with mockups of a hardback to show the back.
The subtitle “Adventures in Time and Space” seems to have been dropped. Instead, and perhaps reflecting much higher public awareness of RPGs, the book is called “Doctor Who: The Roleplaying Game” with second edition below that.
The cover image is by Will Brooks, an artist who has worked on Doctor Who projects before for Big Finish, known for their audiobooks, and Titan Comics, who publish the ongoing comic book series.
Shown is Jodie Whittaker’s thirteenth Doctor and (probably) the first female incarnation of the titular Time Lord.
There are rumours, almost the expectation, that Jodie will be leaving the series. Bookies in the UK recently stopped taking bets on a replacement after, now refuted, rumours that Olly Alexander was to replace her. John Bishop will be playing a new companion called Dan and was told off by the BCC for revealing as much.
Surrounding the thirteenth Doctor are members of “the fam”, the planet earth, two generations of Dalek, the TARDIS and several other aliens. On the back, there’s Sacha Dhawan, who played a brilliant regeneration of The Master.
- Cubicle 7’s Doctor Who core book bundle ($97.47 reduced from $194.95).
- Cubicle 7’s Doctor Who source book bundle ($205.21 reduced from $410.43).
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