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The Twelfth Doctor Showcase

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

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The Twelfth Doctor Showcase

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

“There's no such thing as the Doctor. I'm just a bloke in a box telling stories. I didn't come here because I'm ashamed. A bit of shame never hurt anyone. I came because you're sick and you asked. And because sometimes, on a good day, if I try very hard i'm not some old Time Lord who ran away. I'm the Doctor."

 
 Twelfth Doctor's Model
Doctor Who Time of the Daleks
 
When creating the cards for the Twelfth Doctor and Clara I wanted the rules to portray their story, their connection, as well as who they are in the show. Every aspect of their cards is a reflection of who these characters are and what they mean to me a fan and a game designer. This is something I strived to do with every card.  Every ability, dice symbol and rule in the game comes from somewhere in the show. 

“I am not a good man! And I'm not a bad man either. I'm not a hero. I'm definitely not a president, and no, I'm not an officer. You know who I am? I… am… an idiot! With a box and a screwdriver. Passing through. Helping out. Learning.”

The Twelfth Doctor in the game is quite flexible, allowing him to trade Sonic Charges for extra Timey-Wimey cards. 

The Twelfth Doctor has a red die in his starting dice pool; this is a rare color of dice for a Doctor to start with and gives him an edge over the other Doctors. This regeneration of the Doctor keeps on showing the fire that drives the Doctor, from his speech on war to those moments of introspection. When paired with Clara the Twelfth Doctor has access to all three color Story Dice. 

 
 Twelfth Doctor's TARDIS Console
Doctor Who Time of the Daleks
 
“I'm the Doctor. I've lived for over two thousand years, and not all of them were good. I've made many mistakes, and it's about time I did something about that. Clara, I'm not your boyfriend… I never said it was your mistake… I never said it was your mistake.”

The Twelfth Doctor starts the game with Clara Oswald; linked to her so he can also quickly can find her if she gets shuffled back into the companion deck. Clara complements the Twelfth Doctor giving him access to all the colored story dice and a large starting dice pool of seven dice, something very few companions in the game can do.   




First Look at Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks

“All of time and space; everywhere and anywhere; every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?” 
Doctor Who Time of the Daleks
 

In Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks, players take on the role of the Doctor, travelling throughout time and space, finding new companions and having adventures to repair the web of time. Players do this by overcoming challenges. The Doctor can overcome most challenges he encounters, but he always needs his Companions to help give him an edge. Players must cooperate to stop the Daleks, while trying to get their TARDIS to Gallifrey first, to prevent Davros from invading the Matrix in the first place.

 
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Doctor Who Time of the Daleks
 
GALLIFREY IS THE GOAL 
 
 Doctor Who Time of the Daleks
 
The Web of Time is used to monitor progress in the game, as the Doctors and Dalek progress towards Gallifrey. If the Daleks get to Gallifrey first, the Doctors Lose the game, if a Doctor gets there first, the Doctors win the game. 
 
Doctor Who Time of the Daleks
 Doctor Who Time of the Daleks
 
Somewhere, sometime, the Cloister Bell echoed throughout the heart of the TARDIS.

The Doctor started to feel a twinge, slowly turning into a searing pain. Daleks. The Doctor could see them in his memories but they were never there, that never happened. Why is Davros in the matrix? Why is he on Gallifrey?

 

“Doctor!” Clara screamed as she saw the Doctor vanish into thin air and reappear seconds later.

“I don’t want to alarm you Clara, but I may be ending.” The Doctor grasped his hearts and sank to his knees, fading in and out of reality.

 

“How can you be dying Doctor? We haven’t done anything, we’re still in the TARDIS!”

“Clara, my Clara, of course I’m not dying. I simply stopped existing for a moment. Someone is re-writing my his…” fading again, “…tory, Daleks, I see them, they’re everywhere.” The Doctor fell to the floor.

 

“Doctor!” Clara yelled. As she ran to his side a hologram of the First Doctor appeared in the TARDIS.

“Ah! There you are my good lad, or should I say there I am? Hmm? Yes? A bit of a pickle we find ourselves in.”

 

“You’re him.” Clara stood and faced the light blue hologram of the first Doctor. “I remember you.”

“Right you are my child. Glad to see I am still choosing clever travelling companions.” The hologram Doctor walked over to the TARDIS console and started flicking switches. “I am going to project a time stasis field around the TARDIS, this should stabilise our timelines.”

 

Stabilised in this reality, the Doctor stood up and joined the hologram of his former self. “The Daleks.”

“Yes, the Daleks are re-writing time. I can feel it, we are all feeling it. We must correct this or the damage to time itself will be irreversible.” The hologram Doctor faced the Doctor, a stern look on his face, “We need to do something about it, so stop your lollygagging and get to fixing the Web of Time!’’

 

And with that the hologram winked out of existence.

 

“Doctor, is that it? Are you going to be alright now?”

 

“I am stable now Clara, but no, Clara, I am far from alright.” The Doctor started frantically pushing buttons and twisting dials on the TARDIS. “And if I don’t do something soon, I will never be anything again. You might want to hang on for this bit.” Pulling a lever, the TARDIS lurched forward spinning ever faster though the time Vortex. 



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