Today we're taking a closer look at The Eighth Doctor Sourcebook, as well as giving away a free sample too: The Matter of Silver!
The Eighth Doctor Sourcebook takes an in-depth look at this incarnation of the Doctor, featuring a look at the era he was active (in this case, the turn of the Millennium and the Last Great Time War), his companions, enemies and ‘allies’. It also presents both of the Doctor’s televised adventures – the Doctor Who TV Movie and The Night of the Doctor – giving an overview of the action and themes of both, exploring how you can use them in your games. There are suggestions for further adventures based on the events depicted.
The Eighth Doctor Sourcebook also contains a complete 12-part campaign entitled The Doom of the Daleks. In the campaign, set during the Time War, the Doctor has been assassinated by the Daleks’ most insidious weapon – the Temporal Exterminator. This device unravels the victim’s time line in both directions – forwards and backwards – slowly wiping them from time and space. The Doctor needs his companions’ help or else he won’t just die, he’ll never have existed…
Eleven of the twelve adventures in the campaign are inspired by previous adventures of the Doctor, taking the companions back to his greatest triumphs or to face his greatest foes as they retrace his steps to find the moment he was struck by the Temporal Exterminator – and hopefully stop the Daleks before they can use it to exterminate the Doctor!
You can download one of these adventures for free, The Matter of Silver. This adventure is inspired by the Seventh Doctor episode, Battlefield (which you can read all about in The Seventh Doctor Sourcebook, of course!), and takes the companions into a parallel universe where King Arthur battles Morgaine and Mordred, and the Doctor is known by another name... Merlin!
About The Eighth Doctor Sourcebook
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, this Sourcebook explores the Eighth Doctor’s adventures on Earth and beyond. With detailed information on all the allies, enemies, aliens and gadgets that he encounters, as well as examining each of his adventures, the book contains a wealth of material for the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space RPG, and is also a fact-packed resource for fans of the show!
After being shot in a gang war in San Francisco, the Doctor regenerates just in time to stop the Master one more time. His eighth incarnation had much to contend with, not least the Time War, during which he had a fateful encounter with the Sisterhood of Karn once more.
As well as detailing the Eighth Doctor’s adventures, this sourcebook also contains a complete campaign – Doom of the Daleks – that sees the Doctor’s deadliest foe erasing him from existence, forcing his companions into a race against time itself to save him!
You can read more about the contents of this sourcebook here.
192 pages - hardcover - full-colour interior
Written by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Walt Ciechanowski, Gareth Michael Skarka, Andrew Peregrine, Graham Walmsley and Darren Watts. Layout by Paul Bourne.
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