Voting for the 2014 ENnies Awards is now open, and we’re delighted to have been nominated for three awards – as well as best publisher:
- Best Family Game: Hobbit Tales
- Best Writing: The Third Doctor Sourcebook, for Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space
- Best Free Product: Lost City of the Ancients, for Rocket Age
We’re also over the moon to have received a Judges’ Spotlight Award for the Rocket Age Roleplaying Game: thank you to Stacy Muth for picking us for it!
Today we're casting a little light on one of the nominated products: The Third Doctor Sourcebook for Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space.
The Third Doctor Sourcebook
Celebrating the 50th anniversary year of Doctor Who, this Sourcebook explores the Third Doctor’s adventures on Earth and beyond. Written by Walt Ciechanowski and Graeme Walmsley, it contains 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!
Exiled to Earth and prevented from travelling in time, the Doctor became UNIT’s scientific adviser and defended Earth against all manner of sinister threats! Face the plastic horror of the Autons, stop hordes of alien spiders and thwart the machinations of dangerous conspiracies! We’re running out of time, so quick - reverse the polarity of the neutron flow!
And above all, beware the Doctor’s ultimate nemesis - beware the Master!
The Third Doctor Sourcebook starts off with full backgrounds and character sheets for the Third Doctor and all of his companions, from Sarah Jane Smith to Jo Grant and Mike Smith. It also has a detailed look at how to make a Third Doctor adventure, examining the themes and tropes of this era.
The real meat of the book is in the detailed episode write-ups, each giving a thorough synopsis of what happened and then a lengthy discussion on how you might run it as an adventure in your own game, with stats for both the monsters and the major NPCs. There's loads of plot hooks too, so if your players have watched just as many episodes as you, you can still surprise them with new adventures!
You can check out a free sample of the episode write-up for The Day of the Daleks here, which gives you a flavour of how each of the episodes is handled.
GeekNative reviewed The Third Doctor Sourcebook here, so you don't just have to take our word for it!
About the ENnies
The ENnies are an annual set of awards voted on by you, the gaming public. Voting is open from now until July 30th, and we’d really appreciate both your vote and your help spreading the word! The results will be announced at GenCon in August.
You can vote here: http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/ until July 30th.
And, for the duration of the ENnies voting, we're pleased to announce a sale knocking 25% off the price of each of our ENnie Award nominees over at our webstore.