At last week’s Gen Con Indy, British RPG maker Cubicle 7 (Starblazer Adventures, SLA Industries) shared plans for its new Doctor Who RPG with ICv2. The new RPG will be based on the current version of the BBC series, which airs weekly in the
Written by Dave Chapman, best known for his work on several of Eden Studios’ products, the Doctor Who launch release will consist of three core books (Players Guide, Dungeon Masters Guide, and an Adventure book) collected into a boxed set, along with dice and possibly other accessories. The books will be in full color and feature images from the television series, a move Cubicle 7 hopes will draw in more than just RPG fans. The new series is extremely popular in the
“We’re aiming to try and use it to bring new players into the hobby as well, because in the
While the game will incorporate characters and elements from all four seasons of the newest Doctor Who television show, the initial adventures will be original and not simply adaptations of TV storylines. That may change in the future. “We may…do seasonal box sets, so players can go back and play through a particular season,” Abranson said, adding the possibility of books based on various antagonists.
Abranson gave a release window for the game ranging from the 2008 holiday season to spring 2009, depending on the speed of approvals from BBC, with three to four additional products planned for 2009. The U.S. MSRP of the core set is expected to be $50 to $60.
Cubicle 7 also hopes to have an RPG based on the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood, using the same rule set, in print by the end of 2009.