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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For the Time Doxtor and his Companions, these were only the first steps in a dangerous game, where one man’s ambition could bring the collapse of human history. I’ve never played it; I saw it briefly once, many years ago.

This page was particularly inspiring to my teenage self back in the eighties. Mechanical voices shattered the stillness of the long-dead tomb. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Interstellar civilizations can only be made with game master fiat.

A lot of people decry the complex combat system in the game, but at the convention table with the pressure of having to entertain dodtor players all that seemed to survive of it was the initiative system, AP costs for movement, and attack rolls.

The character design process immediately engaged the players.

The rules are deliberately simplistic, relying on a novel ‘beat the difference’ system. A collision in the Vortex with an unknown timeship…a forced materialization on the rocky seaside cliffs of feudal Japan…a power play among the samurai warlords who wield absolute power in an ancient and mysterious realm.


My character wrecked his Bentley trying to smash open the door of the mysterious garden shed I stayed up late on Saturdays to watch episodes on public television… I bought novelizations… I bought the figures and even an ffasa module for the game… but I never could wrap my head around it.

The entire milieu was a bit daunting. Stranded, cut off from help or contact with Gallifrey, the time travelers must band together to free themselves from old Japan, history from a madman’s plot, and humanity itself from oblivion in a distant but all-too-real future. The Docgor Lord and his Companions had been sent to the capital of Queen Victoria’s realm to learn the source of a strange weapon that should never have been on Earth at all.

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Successful General Medicine for wound treatment rolls can double the Wound Heal Rate for up to 48 hours. 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.

Finally, those old episodes from the seventies fwsa to be a really good fit for gaming. The enclosed data entries and reports provide operatives and interested or affected parties new and ddoctor information on The Master’s activities, abilities, characteristics, accomplices and special foes, preferred equipment, and possible locations for future operations. What was the ancient evil, and how had it been awakened? They will stop at nothing in their never-ending quest for galactic supremacy.

The Space-Time Vortex | FASA Doctor Who RPG Resource Site

History wwho 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. Because a resolution chart is de rigueur in the eighties…. Giant starship and mobile world, Destiny of Ydar is both refuge and vengeance of a long-dead civilisation which must be stopped, or worlds will die.


Contains The Master and The Master: Finally, the strangeness and the epic sweep of the classic episode that I used for the adventure was so mind blowing… the players seemed content just to gradually figure out what was going on and why. Too bad, too, that they’ve forgotten the rest of the universe exists The night before my game, I could not sleep due to the traffic on the highway outside my window.

FASA Doctor Who RPG Resource Site

The rules miss out on a couple of points – such as what happens if someone has no points in a skill and wants to do some disguise or tracking anyway Sign In Don’t have an account? The game came out in two printings, one showing dctor artwork of the Fourth Doctor and Leela the other a publicity photograph of them. Stranded, cut off from help or contact with Gallifrey, the time travellers must band together to free themselves from old Japan, history from a madman’s plot, and humanity itself from oblivion in a distant but all-too-real future.

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.