Saturday, 22 October 2016

Class is now in session

For Tonight We Might Die is an interesting title choice for the first episode...

The Coach With The Dragon Tattoo to follow.

To avoid spoilers, reviews once they’re on the unsmart TV in a few days.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Anniversary Of The Cybermen

Fifty years today! Their golden anniversary!

What? Oh.

Anyway, as I’ve mentioned before, the Cybermen are great creepy identity-destroying body horror monsters - for kids! Daleks reign supreme but it’s the Cybermen that give me the chills. Notice how Asylum Of The Daleks has them converting people...

As the Daleks are the opposite of the Doctor’s tolerance and reluctance to use violence, the Cybermen are the opposite of his individualism and warmth.

Want to bring them into a game? Always a good excuse to use a different design!

The totally-impractical-on-TV Flood Cybermen perhaps...

And maybe to mess with expectations, bring in Kroton!

An adventure hook from Peter Capaldi

The Doctor finds himself in... Doctor Who.

Paul Cornell did something similar in the last IDW comic special, from the outside looking in.

So did Eerie Indiana, and I stole it for The Watch House before Supernatural did. ;)

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Time Clash

Doctor Who: Time Clash!

Nearly named after one of the most poorly reviewed Doctor Who stories ever, Time Clash is a new card game from Cubicle 7 about the Doctor and enemy teams trying to move their plans forward and thwart the other side.

The Trans-Siberian Railway

A lovely and slightly mad animated Google Doodle celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Trans-Siberian Railway and a reminder that it was completed while Russia was busy falling apart while fighting the Great War, making it all the more remarkable.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Totally Not Doctor Who Miniatures

Before Warlord Games produced official Doctor Who miniatures a number of mostly British companies produced various Totally Not Doctor Who miniatures, of various Doctors, companions, enemies and a few monsters. These have mostly gone away in the last couple months, which is a shame as modern-day civilian type miniatures were useful beyond their intended Whovian purposes.

(And they were mostly 28mm scale while the new Warlord figures are 33mm. Which is also a shame, as there are a lot more 28mm lines around including Warlord’s own historical ranges, which would have made it easy to have the TARDIS land in various eras...)

Monday, 5 September 2016

Class Badge

Class now has a logo, as revealed on the covers of three tie-in novels. And is that The Crack?

Friday, 2 September 2016

The Great Fire of London

Today is the 350th anniversary of the start of the Great Fire of London, which as we all know was caused by Terileptils, the favourite monsters of Doctor Who fans who think the sonic screwdriver is a bit much.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Paternoster Investigations

Paternoster Investigations, the second era book for the Doctor Who RPG is now available in PDF and pre-order for the book, covering the Victorian era. (This also makes it the second book in a row with Neve McIntosh in lizard makeup on the cover, after The Silurian Age!) Episode guides, character sheets for the Paternoster gang, Jago and Litefoot and more, advice, a ready-to-run adventure - and probably a joke about corsets in there somewhere too.

Class Photo

That pun is not getting old.

A first photo from Class, now that filming has wrapped, showing April, the mysterious Miss Quill, and a laser gun.

As you can see from the RT article, wild mass guessing about what this photo means in terms of the show’s plot, mood and style is already underway. More to come between now and October...