Way back in the mists of time, a groundbreaking British TV children's show was launched and wormed its way into the hearts of multitude of enthusiasts of all ages... and is still going strong, many Doctors later, with those original children who watched from behind the sofa as I did now parents or grandparents seeing their own children enjoying its excitement and terror (and my daughter in her turn watches from behind the sofa!). Based on a member of an alien race of Time Lords who could travel through both time and space, accompanied by a motley crew of 'companions' and having amazing adventures, in some ways it seems perfect for a role-playing game, despite the obvious problem of not being - as most TV shows that make good games are - an 'ensemble' show but one with a distinct main character and a group of subordinate associates.
The first attempt at a Doctor Who RPG was made by FASA in 1985. Next came the little-known and short-lived Time Lord: Adventures in Time and Space brought out in paperback novel size by Virgin Publishing in 1991; and in 2009 Cubicle 7 Entertainment launched Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space. In 2015 a revised version, the Doctor Who Roleplaying Game, made its appearance.
Page last updated: 13 December 2015