Saturday, 5 June 2010

Other Eras

One of the things I've been working on is running games in other Doctor Who Eras, and the impact it will have on the game.

Whilst I am sure (and am actually aware) that Source Material is being written for C7 along these lines, generally such reference material there is (and will be) is exatly that - reference. Lists and Stats, with Scenarios (occasionally).

But on the whole it doesn't deal with the "impact" on the way Games run/play out.

A Scenario involving the Daleks, would play out very differently in the Hartnell Era to the Pertwee Era (for example) the same plot could be used - but the 1st Doctor would handle it in a totally different way to the 3rd Doctor.

In the 1st Doctors Era, it would play out as a "psycho-drama" dealing with the stress and overall pressure put upon the participants - and the effect of the Daleks invasion on the World as a whole - whereas in the 3rd Doctors Era, it could have strong mystery and/or action elements by comparison. There would still be pressure placed upon the participants, but that would not be the mainstay of the plot.

So, starting with my next post - I will be looking at this. Hopefully giving insight on running such games.

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