Monthly Archives: October 2011

“Your company’s telling the world that the situation is over. You need to get in there and tell them that the situation’s only just begun.”

When the Doctor bids goodbye to Cleaves and Ganger Dicken they are about to inform the public about the true nature of Flesh. For them the story is not yet over. Undoubtedly this will lead to a long crusade and … Continue reading

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“Don’t you remember all the times you were decommissioned? Or should I say executed?”

‘The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People’ by Matthew Graham uses science fiction to explore ethical questions. In such plots there isn’t a clear villain, nor is the answer obvious. They can be very useful to explore just how the characters think … Continue reading

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“My ship automatically, er..noticed-ish… that your ship was having some bother.”

In ‘The Curse of the Black Spot’ the Doctor explains that the reason the TARDIS has arrived on the ship is because it had picked up a distress call. In the end the source turns out to be an alien … Continue reading

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“OK. Groovy. So not just pirates today. We’ve managed to bagsy a ship where there’s a demon popping in.”

Following on from our discussion here is an adventure featuring pirates. A Distant Shore The TARDIS crew arrive on the peaceful planet of Korlis, millions of light years from Earth. The inhabitants are purple skinned herbivores who have yet to … Continue reading

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“Look, I’m the Doctor, this is Amy, Rory. We’re pirates, same as you. Arghhhhh!”

‘The Curse of the Black Spot’ by Stephen Thompson puts the Doctor and his companions in the world of the pirate adventure, with much swash-buckling and walking of the plank. Thanks to the popularity of the recent ‘Pirates of the … Continue reading

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“But if you want to pretend you’re safe, just so you can sleep at night, OK, you’re safe. But you’re really not.”

At the conclusion of ‘Day of the Moon’ Nixon is aware of the existence of aliens and the Doctor tells him in no uncertain terms that there are plenty more threats out there. With Canton reinstated into the FBI it … Continue reading

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“We have ruled your lives since your lives began.”

Learning that the Silence weren’t an invading alien force but an occupying one opened the possibilities for some very strange historical adventures. Now, whenever they are on Earth prior to the 1960s the Silence will be watching. They’ve probably already … Continue reading

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“Super-parasites. Standing in the shadows of human history since the very beginning.”

First the completed Silence write-up: ATTRIBUTES Awareness: 2,  Co-ordination: 2, Ingenuity: 5, Presence: 4, Resolve: 6, Strength: 7 TRAITS Alien, Hypnosis (major/special: works even in a recording), Obligation (To the Silence), Fear Factor: 1, Psychic, Vortex, Natural Weapon: Electrical blast: … Continue reading

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“The Silence, Doctor. We are the Silence. And Silence will fall!”

Having established their attributes and skills let us now turn our attention to the traits. Traits are what make a race unique, the correct combination setting them apart from the player characters or other alien species. Alien appearance is the … Continue reading

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“You should kill us all on sight.”

The Silence are the enigmatic species introduced in ‘The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon’, making an immediate impression. They have since returned in ‘The Wedding of River Song’ and doubtlessly will be seen again. They make good returning monsters for … Continue reading

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