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“There were many trains to take the name Orient Express, but only one in space.”

‘Mummy on the Orient Express’ takes place at an unspecified time period. The impression given is that it is sometime in Earth’s future but the passengers need not be human. ‘Voyage of the Damned’ establishes that there is a race … Continue reading

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“Can I talk about the planets now?”

During what is supposed to be their last adventure in ‘Mummy on the Orient Express the Doctor mentions various alien worlds. Clara isn’t very interested but they could serve as inspiration for your own adventures. Magellan black hole The Orient … Continue reading

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“What’s the most interesting thing about the Foretold?”

The central threat in ‘Mummy on the Orient Express’ is the Foretold. This supposedly mythical being can only be seen by victims. Once it appears the victim has 66 seconds before the mummy-like being touches them, killing them instantly. Ultimately … Continue reading

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“We’d stopped going into space. Nobody cared.”

It is revealed in ‘Kill the Moon’ that it took 10 years for anyone to investigate the missing Mexican mining survey because there wasn’t a space program. The only shuttle they had to go to the moon was recovered from … Continue reading

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“An innocent life versus the future of all mankind. We have 45 minutes to decide.”

The crux of ‘Kill The Moon’ is the ethical decision whether to kill the moon dragon or let it hatch, possibly destroying the Earth.  This can provide drama and some interesting ethical discussion in an adventure. The basic situation is … Continue reading

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“Clara, there are some moments in time that I simply can’t see.”

A reoccurring issue with time travel in Doctor Who is that the main characters should know how things turn out. Sarah Jane Smith in ‘Pyramids of Mars’ is confident that Sutekh won’t destroy the Earth in 1911 because she is … Continue reading

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“I think that it’s unique. I think that’s the only one of its kind in the universe.”

‘Kill The Moon’ reveals that the moon is actually an egg, containing a vast winged life form. This comes as a surprise to everyone, including the Time Lord. This knowledge could have an impact on your own campaign. Firstly the … Continue reading

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“There’s no hurry you see.We have all the time in the world.”

Back in 2012 I discussed crossing Doctor Who over with James Bond here and so I thought it was about time I added write-ups for a Time Lord Bond. Exiled to Earth the PCs can meet the incarnations in many … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENT: THE JUDGEMENT OF BONES

My latest D&D adventure collection is available to buy here. Five tales centred around moral dilemmas to challenge adventurers of any level. These can be introduced into any campaign in any order as stand-alone scenarios or combined into a single … Continue reading

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“A Skovox Blitzer, one of the deadliest killing machines ever created.”

The monster of the week in ‘The Care Taker’ is a robot with spider-like legs and a reptilian head. The Doctor calls it a Skovox Blitzer warning that it has enough explosives in its armoury to blow up a whole … Continue reading

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