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Just before we headed off to GenCon, we received a very exciting package in the post: the print proofs for the new edition of Doctor Who: The Card Game! This was our first chance to handle the box – as well as the new counters and rulebook – as well as to see all the cards on a single sheet. Some of you might even have been lucky enough to get a sneak peek at GenCon (and share in our excitement), but for the rest of you here’s a look:

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The second edition of the Origins Award-winning Doctor Who: The Card Game is coming out in the next few months, featuring the same great game from Martin Wallace along with new card art and variant rules for playing with two players.

You can read more about the new edition in this series of previews, or see the new card art we’ve revealed so far below.

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Keep an eye on the website over the coming weeks for more information about the new edition of Doctor Who: The Card Game!

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With the return of Doctor Who to our TV screens last Saturday and the recent release of the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space Limited Edition Rulebook, it's likely that many of you will be starting up new games or resuming existing campaigns.

There's all manner of free resources available to you on our website, from character sheets for both time travellers and TARDIS' alike (available here), to free samples from various sourcebooks (which you can find here).

The latest addition is a printer-friendly version of the character and reference sheet, as the last thing you want to be doing while battling Daleks is changing the ink toner. Click on the image below to download it!

 

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And if you're not worried about depleting your ink, a new version of the character sheet (as seen in the Limited Edition Rulebook), also with the reference sheet on the back, can be found here:

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Of course, the black and white look is also appropriate for campaigns set in the First and Second Doctor eras, while the full-colour character sheet is great for more modern campaigns!

About Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space

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Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space

Available now in PDF and print.

Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space is a roleplaying game set in the universe of the world’s longest running science fiction show on TV – the BBC’s Doctor Who. This limited edition rulebook celebrates the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, presenting all the rules and background you need to have your own adventures in time and space in a single volume, including:

  • A brief history of time and space – a tour of some of the key moments in the history of the universe.
  • Ready-made character sheets for three incarnations of the Doctor – including the War Doctor for the first time – as well as many of his companions past and present.
  • A complete set of rules for playing the game.
  • Rules for creating your own characters, gadgets and more.
  • A guide to creating your own adventures, including new adventure seeds.
  • All-new imagery, including the Day of the Doctor.
  • And much more besides!

Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space has been written to appeal to both the experienced and first-time gamer. The game is suitable for 2 or more players aged 10 to 1200.

256 pages - full colour - hardcover

Print copies of The Limited Edition Core Rulebook are available to order now at the Cubicle 7 web store and it is also available in all good stores.

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27Aug/14Off

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Heading to subscribers this afternoon - The Seventh Doctor Sourcebook PDF!

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, this Sourcebook explores the Seventh 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!

Having survived an attempt on his life from his own future self, it is the Rani who forces the Doctor to regenerate once more, into an incarnation that is every bit as sharp, cunning and eccentric as his predecessors. Battle dragons, psychic clowns and out-of-control robots, match wits with the Rani, the Master and Fenric, and destroy Skaro, the home world of the Daleks!

And remember – you can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies!

You can still become a subscriber for a very limited time with the Later Years Doctors Subscription deal at our webstore.

The Subscription Deal Returns

When we first announced the series, we offered a time-limited subscription deal for fans to be sent each of the books as they were released. We were blown away by both the uptake of this deal, and by those of you who missed out asking if we’ll do another subscription.

As we’re over half way through the series, we thought the time was right to launch a new subscription deal to give fans of the game who missed out first time round a way to get themselves a great deal on the second half of the series, have them sent as soon as they are available, and to support us in the creation of this series.

The Deal – the Later Years

This includes:

  • Five titles: The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctor Sourcebooks (the first three books in the deal are 160 pages long, the last two 240 pages).
  • Both physical copies and PDFs.

The MSRP for these books will be $185/£126 plus shipping – the subscription deal is $165/£110 plus shipping, a saving of $20/£16.

Shipping

The shipping rate depends on where the books are delivered to – 10% of the total order for UK/USA, 20% for Canada/Europe and 35% for everywhere else.

Timescale

The Seventh Doctor Book is due to be delivered in September, with the PDF being available in August. The Eighth Doctor Book is almost complete, with the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctor Books well underway too. As originally announced, we aim to carry on releasing a book every other month. Of course, unanticipated delays can crop up, and in this case we will communicate with you on progress. In any case, subscribers will receive both the books as soon as they are available, and also get exclusive access to the PDFs before they go on sale anywhere else.

Cancellation and refunds

If, for whatever reason, you need to cancel your subscription, we will refund your subscription fee minus the full cost and shipping of the books you’ve had already.

Read more about The Doctors Sourcebooks.
Read more about Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space

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26Aug/14Off
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We've just posted the latest update on the Lone Wolf Adventure Game Kickstarter: The Kai Action Sheet and a summary of the related rules!

You can also download this as a PDF here.

The first thing you'll see is that the sheet is divided into green sections and gold sections. The green sections are used initially at the most basic level of the introductory game which comes in the boxed set.

As you can also see there are a number of stats that you'll recognise from the original Lone Wolf solo gamebooks, and that's where the system starts out.

Discplines are one area where you can really personalise and specialise even your basic character – Not all Kai are the same, and you can shape your character's abilities to suit the way you want to play.

The gold areas see use as various more complex components are unlocked through play.

In addition to those familiar Lone Wolf stats and disciplines you'll see Traits and Skills, which will be the big areas for adding more complexity and depth to the system.

Kai's Favour is another area of interest from the more advanced rules on offer - those of you familiar with our Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space rpg will be familiar with story points, and Kai's Favour offers something similar, with a Magnamund flavour.

If you'd like a copy of just the draft character sheet you can grab that here.

There's lots to look over in the Action Sheet Summary PDF, and I'm sure there will be plenty of questions to answer!  Feel free to share the PDF as widely as you like.  The more people we reach with news of the Kickstarter the more rewards we unlock.  We have some exciting new Lone Wolf add-ons to come too, so stay tuned for those.

In case you missed it in comments we've made a fan pack of graphics available - wall papers for your desktop and iPad, FB cover images and avatars so you can spread the word about The Lone Wolf Adventure Game, as well as just enjoying those graphics at your desktop!

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Links

Back the Lone Wolf Adventure Game Kickstarter
Read more about The Lone Wolf Adventure Game here on the C7 site

 

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26Aug/14Off

We announced the Doctor Who Sourcebooks Later Years Subscription deal a month ago, and with the new Doctor hitting our screens in such wonderful style this weekend, now seems like a good time to offer a reminder!

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When we first announced the Doctor Who Sourcebook series, we offered a time-limited subscription deal for fans to be sent each of the books as they were released. We were blown away by both the uptake of this deal, and by those of you who missed out asking if we’ll do another subscription.

As we’re over half way through the series, we thought the time was right to launch a new subscription deal to give fans of the game who missed out first time round a way to get themselves a great deal on the second half of the series, have them sent as soon as they are available, and to support us in the creation of this series. Note that this is a time-limited offer (no pun intended!).

The Deal – the Later Years

This includes:

  • Five titles: The SeventhEighthNinthTenth and Eleventh Doctor Sourcebooks (the first three books in the deal are 160 pages long, the last two 240 pages).
  • Both physical copies and PDFs.

The MSRP for these books will be $185/£126 plus shipping – the subscription deal is $165/£110 plus shipping, a saving of $20/£16.

Shipping

The shipping rate depends on where the books are delivered to – 10% of the total order for UK/USA, 20% for Canada/Europe and 35% for everywhere else.

Timescale

The Seventh Doctor Book is due to be delivered in October, with the PDF being available in Early September. The Eighth Doctor Book is almost complete, with the Ninth,Tenth and Eleventh Doctor Books well underway too. As originally announced, we aim to carry on releasing a book every other month. Of course, unanticipated delays can crop up, and in this case we will communicate with you on progress. In any case, subscribers will receive both the books as soon as they are available, and also get exclusive access to the PDFs before they go on sale anywhere else.

Cancellation and Refunds

If, for whatever reason, you need to cancel your subscription, we will refund your subscription fee minus the full cost and shipping of the books you’ve had already.

Read more about The Doctors Sourcebooks.
Read more about Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space

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25Aug/14Off

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Our Kickstarter campaign for The Lone Wolf Adventure Game goes from strength to strength, and is now closing in on the next stretch goal of £35,000!  At which point we'll make the supplement "Sommerlund" in full colour:  Lone Wolf enthusiasts have already unlocked its hardcover form with their pledges.   "Sommerlund" is a setting expansion, containing a wealth of detail about the homeland of the Kai. Explore its proud cities and confound its devious villains; there are a lot of great adventure ideas in this book.

The boxed set at the heart of the campaign is designed specifically for players who are brand new to roleplaying games. New gamers will be able to take the £20/$30 boxed set, containing 3 full colour softcovers, maps, handouts and counters, and start playing right out of the box, with introductory adventures that teach them how to play a roleplaying game. The complexity builds until The Lone Wolf Adventure Game becomes a roleplaying game that more experienced gamers will recognise and enjoy.   With the various add ons for setting and rules supplements and maps you can build your perfect Magnamund campaign, or give a group of new players the chance to explore this epic fantasy world like so many of us over the last 30 years .

We're bringing all our Cubicle 7 production quality to the dazzling world of Joe Dever's Magnamund, developed over the last 30 years!

Learn more at the campaign itself, or at our Lone Wolf page right here on the C7 site.

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22Aug/14Off

To celebrate the launch of the pre-order and PDF of Makkura, we’re giving you the first adventure, Fugu, for free. Just click on the image below to download the PDF:

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Click to download the free scenario.

Fugu: Several people have been murdered on the Kaijin platform out at sea. The police are having difficultly finding a link between the victims, even though it seems the work of a serial killer. Can the heroes find the serial killer, or will the killer find them first?

About Makkura

They lied to us.

They said it would all be over in a few weeks: the blockade, the food shortages, the power cuts.

It’s been over six months.

They said everything would be all right, but I can only see things getting worse, and there is something out there in the darkness. It’s getting harder to deny, and even harder to ignore.

I don’t know what to do. There is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. The shadows are hungry and I can see them everywhere. They whisper that I am a Potential, that I have the power to make things right. But all I know is that when I stare into the darkness, something deep within is staring back.

Makkura: Absolute Darkness.

Makkura is a campaign of six full adventures for Kuro, the roleplaying game of near-future Japanese horror. Each adventure is linked together with several additional scenarios, taking you to the next level of the Kuro saga. Secrets will be revealed, spirits awoken and terrible enemies will prowl the streets of Shin-Edo.

The Kuro incident was just the beginning.

Makkura is a complete campaign for Kuro, continuing on from the adventure in the Kuro Core Rulebook. Softcover, black & white interior, 128 pages.

Links

Pre-order the print version of Makkura (with free PDF) at the C7 webstore
Buy Makkura in PDF at Drivethru

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21Aug/14Off
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Gencon 2014 seen from the C7 booth in a quiet moment

The short version: We had an absolute blast!

The long version – Gen Con is a very special event in the gaming calandar, and whilst it's tough for us to bring a team, stacks of games, and a stand together on a different continent it's always well worth the effort.

So it begins!

So it begins! The pallets of games are dropped off.

This year GenCon attendance is reported as significantly higher than previous years and our experience is very much in line with that – the exhibit hall was busy throughout the day with hordes of gamers in attendance. It was great to meet so many of you.

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Everything is awesome when you're part of a team

This year we had something new on our stand: The Tower of Power™! We were a little nervous about how we'd get the 17 feet tall monolith built, but it all went swimmingly and you could see our stand from right across the exhibit hall.

Against all odds, the tower rose!

Against all odds, the tower rose!

What's that coming over the hill?

Calm before the storm

Calm before the storm

Whilst we didn't have a "Big GenCon Release"™ - we release great games all year round! - Our flagship event for the show was a very limited supply of The One Ring Revised Edition hardcovers. These proved to be extremely popular, and all but sold out by the end of the show. It was wonderful to see the mature line into which The One Ring has grown. Support from you, the gaming public, for The One Ring was amazing and we're returning to work even more fired up to make even more great supplements for TOR!

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Our precious.

In a similar vein seeing Doctor Who supplements lined up alongside the Limited Edition Corebook was really cool and a testament to how we've grown.  Everyone was happy to hear that not only did we have the Fourth Doctor Sourcebook at the show, but that the Fifth Doctor Sourcebook won't be far behind.  It's en route to our warehouse as we type.

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We were very pleased to be spreading the word about our Lone Wolf Kickstarter, which funded in 18 hours, making it an easier sell! We were also pleasantly surprised to hear how many gamers in the US love Magnamund, and like us enjoyed Lone Wolf as one of their first gaming experiences.

For Magnamund and the Kai!

For Magnamund and the Kai!

We also had the print proofs of the new edition of The Doctor Who Card Game!  Keep an eye out for news of that as we draw closer to release!

Stay tuned!

Stay tuned!

On Friday night we attended the ENnie Awards. We knew we'd been lucky enough to win one ENnie before we entered the hall – Rocket Age was the recipient of a Judge's Spotlight award thanks to ENnie judge Stacy Muth. We were over the moon to also collect a silver ENnie for Hobbit Tales in the category of Best Family Game. We won this last year for Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space, and we're really happy to be doing well in that category, which is near to all our hearts. 

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Boosted by the ENnie Award, Hobbit Tales went on to sell out at the show. It was not alone in selling out though! Heroes of The Solar System, Time Traveller's Companion, The Second Doctor Sourcebook, and a range of Laundry supplements also sold out. The final batch of The Doctor Who Card Games in the US almost sold out

We finished the show with 47 empty boxes.

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Everything is still awesome when you're part of a very tired team.

Behind the scenes we had a raft of very successful meetings and we can't wait to reveal some of the exciting things we have planned for the end of this year and for 2015.

Thanks to everyone who dropped by the stand, we felt truly loved and we hope we can continue to do your enthusiasm for what we do justice in the coming year. Thanks too to the organisers of Gen Con and The ENnie Awards. We can only imagine what a huge undertaking these things are to put together.

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8Aug/14Off

the-darkening-of-mirkwood-cover300With The Darkening of Mirkwood in US Stores now, and being sighted in some UK and European stores, we thought the time was right to share an extract from this fabulous supplement.

The Darkening of Mirkwood is a complete campaign for The One Ring, set in Mirkwood over the course of three decades. It allows you to tell your own epic saga, following your heroes in their quest as the tale of years unfolds before them.

This supplement includes enough adventure material to keep you playing for months or even years, as well as new rules that give your heroes a real stake in what happens to the world around them. Rules for Holdings allow them to carve out their own corner of Middle-earth, whilst new options for the Fellowship Phase and Undertakings to achieve allow them to chart their own path.

Visit the Parliament of Spiders, do battle with the Nazgûl, meddle in the affairs of Wizards and enter the Halls of King Thranduil. Stand firm against the Shadow and maybe the Darkening of Mirkwood can be averted. Falter for even a moment and all that you know and love will be lost.

The Darkening of Mirkwood is a full colour, 144 page hardcover. Written by Gareth Ryder Hanrahan and Francesco Nepitello, with art by Jon Hodgson, Jason Juta and Jordy Lakiere.

In this free extract we present the first two years of the campaign:

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Click to download the free PDF

Links

The One Ring Roleplaying Game
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Next week the Cubicle 7 Team fly out to Indianapolis for Gen Con 2014! You can find us at booth number 337, located just behind the Mayfair stand.  You can see a larger map of the Gen Con Exhibit Hall here. Amongst our new offerings at the show we will have:

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The new single volume hardcover of The One Ring Roleplaying Game
(limited GenCon-exclusive stock – first come first served!)
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Doctor Who RPG The Limited Edition Doctor Who Rulebook

Plus all your favourite C7 core games and available supplements for The One Ring, Doctor Who, Hobbit Tales, The Doctor Who Card Game (very limited stock!) Victoriana, Rocket Age, World War Cthulhu, Cthulhu Britannica, Kuro, Yggdrasill, Primeval, Qin, and The Laundry.

Team members on the stand this year are: CEO Dom McDowall, Art Director and Deputy CEO Jon Hodgson, Managing Editor Andrew Kenrick, TOR writer James Brown, Victoriana Line Developer and Doctor Who writer Walt Ciechanowski, TOR writer and the best of all of us, TS Luikart, Translations Line Developer and Doctor Who writer Andrew Peregrine, and Rocket Age Developer and World War Cthulhu writer Ken Spencer.

We'll be running demos of Hobbit Tales and The Doctor Who Card Game all weekend, so be sure to swing by, say hello and grab a game.

Industry Insider Guest of Honour

We're proud to say that our Art Director and Deputy CEO Jon Hodgson will be an Industry Insider Guest of Honour at Gen Con 2014 for the second year running.   Jon's seminar schedule runs like this:

Thursday 12pm - Art Matters
Why do hobby games have so much art in them? Novels don't.  Why do games need art to sell, and do they need art to be good games? With Jon Hodgson, Elisa Teague and Richard Thomas.

Thursday 3pm - Return to the Castle of Gender Representation
Last year Industry Guests spoke about gender representation in gaming art.  The seminar was packed and wonderful discussion ensued.  What has changed in a year? With Jon Hodgson, Steve Kenson, Nicole Lindroos and Rich Thomas.

Friday 12pm - A Career in Gaming
Something a lot of people want, few achieve, even less break even.  War stories and examples from those doing it. With James Ernest, Jon Hodgson, Eric Lang and Ryan Miller.

Saturday 10 am - Cross Media Chaos: Working With Media Properties
Something a lot of people want, few achieve, even less break even.  War stories and examples from those doing it. With Jon Hodgson, Steve Kenson, Nicole Lindroos,  Jay Little.

The One Ring Hardcover Pre-order Update

The ship carrying the One Ring hardcovers docked last week, and the shipment is now making it's way to our Atlanta warehouse. It's due to arrive just before the Gen Con weekend, mid-month, and work will begin immediately on shipping out your pre-ordered copies.

This means two things:

1: You'll be getting your copies of The One Ring Roleplaying Game very soon!

2: It also means we'll have a strictly limited stock of copies available at Gen Con for purchase by convention attendees. Gen Con is a unique event in the gaming calendar, and just like in previous years we want to have our most prestigious releases of this year at the show. Pre-ordered copies of The One Ring Roleplaying Game will already be being processed at that time, so if you're coming to Gen Con there will be no need for you to lug that satisfyingly heavy hardcover around the show. It will be being sent to your home whilst you enjoy the convention.

Of course if you are at the show feel free to drop by the Cubicle stand and take a look at The One Ring Roleplaying Game in the flesh. Pick it up, smell it, leaf through it's delightful pages. But there'll be no need to collect one from the show. Your pre-order will be on it's way.

We provisionally anticipate the US retail release of The One Ring Roleplaying Game to be the 10th of September. UK and Europe release date to follow.