I’ve been trying to read the rule book for the old FASA RPG, but it is stiff going. It seems to be a mixed bag of trying to make rules and trying to. A FASA Doctor Who role-playing game resource site. FASA – Doctor Who RPG – The Iytean Menace – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free.
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The focus here is entirely on terrestrial worlds. History will 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. These detailed the Daleks’ backstory, giving playing guide stats and a new adventure scenario.
The combination also allows players freedom to choose their action— not as much as in purely free-form scenarios, but far more than in those that are purely linear. In the long term, another set of linear encounters lead the players into yet another area of free choice, perhaps the climax of the scenario.
Higher attributes mean more points to spend on related skills, though. And the Sontarians and the Rutans are battling to see who wins the galaxy.
If my scenario design or game mastering ability was ever mediocre, the players were still playing their characters. We only played one or two sessions of it. As time runs out, the adventurers race to their final confrontation with the Legions of Death. And in the course of the game, the characters continued to develop and come into focus.
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 On the off chance that you might want to do the same, let me tell you the basic features of these systems: While not necessarily better or more mature, it does acknowledge player autonomy while creating something much more recognizable as being a story.
Consequently, in later years, certain non-television stories presented wildly different interpretations and explanations, making the FASA Role Playing Game retroactively look “discontinuous” to some.
Who books Vortex Crystal A senseless murder, over a strange artefact, was only the very beginning of the terror of The Iytean Menace. Too bad, too, that they’ve forgotten the rest of the universe exists Note that you must set your scores before you roll for your Special Ability. The adventure featured the Silurians. The other attributes will give you skill points equal to your attribute score times your attribute level. Players are the Doctor and companions – there is no character generation system, although there is an appendix on how to produce stats for yourself!
Skills got checked… and sonic screwdrivers got used. An odd combination of point buy and randomness…. To bad they’re caught up in a civil war just now. Retrieved from ” http: Written by Ray Winninger.
The Doctor Who Role Playing Game
The Cybermen are terrorizing the aho lanes. Finally, those old episodes from the seventies seem to be a really good fit for gaming. Hopefully this information will be useful in helping you plan your own Doctor Who game. Stranded, cut off from help or contact with Dictor, 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.
Doctlr Master has stolen a weapon that will give him the ultimate control of the universe and of time itself. Retrieved from ” https: So what the heck happened, then…?
The cooperation of the Ydarans is vital. These volumes present the definitive work on the Daleks, compiled by Professor Qualenawtivanastech, the Celestial Intervention Agency expert on the subject. The random tables for personality traits and appearance may seem quaint, but having the Gallifreyan characters reroll on these when they regenerate is a highlight of the game. Foctor evil renegade Time Lord has allied docfor with British tribesmen to lure a Roman army — and a Roman Emperor — into a deviously plotted trap.
I did own it and sold it and recently reacquired itand it was responsible for me knowing anything at all about Doctor Who until I started watching the new series a few years ago.
Go to our Sales Site. Mechanical voices shattered the stillness of the long-dead tomb. You roll 2d6, and the result is the diffence between them.
Giant starship and mobile world, Destiny of Ydar is both refuge and vengeance of a long-dead civilization which must be stopped, or worlds will die. This game suffered from very bad placement in other words, it was sold with Dr Who books, not with the RPGs and there have been no official supplements other than a couple of Dr Who magazine articles.
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The Space-Time Vortex | FASA Doctor Who RPG Resource Site
The adventure module The Lords of Destiny suggested that, rather than dying, Adric was saved at the last minute by a Time Lord in a TARDIS of a more advanced make that the Doctor’sthough this did not factor into the plot of the adventure. What was the ancient evil, and how had it been awakened?
All the components of more modern designs were in evidence… but games like FASA Doctor Who contained an unusual mix of old and new.