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The Eleventh Doctor Showcase

This week game designer Andrew Haught talks to us about the Eleventh Doctor and how he works in the game. We also take a closer look at the Eleventh Doctor's Model.

 

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The Eleventh Doctor Showcase

This week we are taking a closer look at the Eleventh Doctor.

 

“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. Hey, the good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.”

 
The Eleventh Doctor may not be the only Doctor to wear a bow tie, but he is definitely the Doctor that made it iconic. Of course, there is more to this Time Lord than a cracking bow tie. His great quotes and amazing episodes prove from day one that the Eleventh Doctor is indeed a madman in a box.    
 
 Eleventh Doctor's Model
Doctor Who Time of the Daleks
 
The Eleventh Doctor has had some amazing companions during his regeneration: Amy Pond, the girl who waited; Rory Williams, the boy who waited even longer; River Song, his killer or his wife; and Clara Oswald, the impossible girl.
 
 Eleventh Doctor's TARDIS Console
Doctor Who Time of the Daleks
 
"The universe is big, it’s vast and complicated, and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles. And that’s the theory. Nine hundred years, never seen one yet, but this would do me."

The Eleventh Doctor starts the game with Amy Pond. Because Amy is linked to Rory, he can easily join the Eleventh Doctor's TARDIS. The Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory create a dynamic team that can automatically get some tough symbols. Between them they get plenty of Blue and Green dice. They don’t have much access to Red dice, though, so grabbing a red-focused companion like River Song or the Brigadier would be very useful.  
 
Like all of the Doctors, the Eleventh Doctor has a powerful unique ability. His makes equipment cards cheaper to play. This comes in very handy in the first part of the game when the Doctors are trying to gather the resources they need to complete adventures and stop the Daleks.



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When I Say Roll... Run!

This week we look at how to Roll Story Dice pool during an Adventure, and how to modify them in your attempt to succeed in the Adventure. 

 
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K-9 Promo

This K-9 figure is a special promotional expansion that will be added to the first print run of Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks. The expansion includes one K-9 model and a rule card that explains how to use him in your games. Make sure you pre-order your copy of the game now to secure your own K-9 promo.


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K-9 Promo Showcase

This week we are taking a closer look at the K-9 Promo.
Doctor Who Time of the Daleks
 

“Optimism: belief that everything will work out well. Irrational, bordering on insane.“ - K-9

 
“Romana, I did it.” the Fourth Doctor proclaimed.
“Did what, Doctor?” Romana lifted her head from her book. 
“I just linked a Time-Vortex Manipulator to K-9’s control circuits. He should now be able to help us well, me… well, all of me as it were.” The Doctor continued to explain, “K-9 can now scan my time-line and travel to points where I will need help the most.”
“That’s brilliant, Doctor!” 
“Well no need to look so surprised, Romana. I am me after all.” 
“Affirmative!” K-9’s Voice started low but became stronger as he fully activated. “All systems are working at peak efficiency, Master. My scans indicate that I am needed to aid your 11th incarnation. I will leave Immediately.” And with that, K-9 shifted out of reality.
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“Oh good boy, K-9! Just in time!” The eleventh Doctor didn’t stop running around the crashing TARDIS as he addressed K-9. “Stabilize the Time Couplings as I adjust the Krono-Sphere Factor.” 
“Affirmative, Master.”
 
 K-9's Model and Card
Doctor Who Time of the Daleks
 
This K-9 figure is a special promotional expansion that will be added to the first print run of Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks. The expansion includes one K-9 model and a rule card that explains how to use him in your games. Make sure you pre-order your copy of the game now to secure your own K-9 promo.

K-9 adds an interesting element to the game, allowing players to re-roll a single story die each turn. It’s up to the player who had K-9 last to make sure he goes to whichever Doctor most needs his help.




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Let’s have an Adventure!

This week we look at how to create a Story Dice pool during an Adventure, and how the Doctor's companions aid him and help him focus. 

 

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The Fifth Doctor Showcase

This week game designer Andrew Haught talks to us about the Fifth Doctor and how he works in the game. We also take a closer look at the Fifth Doctor's Model.

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Its So Much Bigger on the Inside!

This week we go over how to recruit a companion, and we take a closer look at some of the companions found in the game. 

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The Tenth Doctor Showcase

This week game designer Andrew Haught talks to us about the Tenth Doctor and how he works in the game. We also take a closer look at the Tenth Doctor's Model.

 

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The Tenth Doctor Showcase

This week we are taking a closer look at the Tenth Doctor.
Doctor Who Time of the Daleks
 

“Whatever you've got planned, forget it! I'm the Doctor. I'm 904 years old. I'm from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. I'm the Oncoming Storm, the Bringer of Darkness, and you... are basically just a rabbit, aren't you? Ok, carry on... just a... general... warning...”

One of my favorite moments with the Tenth Doctor was from the “Children in Need” special where he teamed up with the Fifth Doctor, bringing the new into the old in a way as a fan, I always wanted but never thought they would do.  

The Tenth Doctor, Rose, Mickey, Martha, Donna, Mott, and Captain Jack, these names bring back great memories. Even his monsters were iconic, from Weeping Angels, Clockwork Robots, to the return of Sontarans, the Tenth Doctor had it all. 


 

 
 Tenth Doctor's Model
Doctor Who Time of the Daleks
 
 "There is an old earth saying Captain, filled with power and wisdom, and consolation to the soul in times of need… ALLON-Y!”

In the game the Tenth Doctor gains three Sonic Charge tokens instead of two at the start of each turn. He also has a more flexible added color die allowing him to either add a single red or green die. 

I know the question on your mind, “Why is the Tenth Doctor not linked to Rose?” 
It is simple, because Rose has to be linked to… (Spoilers!)   

 
 Tenth Doctor's TARDIS Console
Doctor Who Time of the Daleks
 
Martha ended up being a good match for the Tenth Doctor, giving him some real focus with the blue story dice. Not only does Martha give the Doctor access to up to three blue dice but she gives him some good re-roll opportunities.  



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