Available now for preorder at the Cubicle 7 webstore: Primeval the Roleplaying Game. All pre-orders will also be sent a complimentary copy of the PDF of this product ahead of physical release.
'Anomalies are starting to appear, doorways in time to worlds we can barely imagine. The Anomalies are conclusive proof that the past exists in a fourth dimension as real and solid as those we already know. Our job is to predict and contain them.'
In Primeval, there are Anomalies, rips in the fabric of space and time that connect our world to the distant past. Anomalies can open anywhere, at any time, dropping velociraptors into shopping centres and mammoths on the motorway. These Anomalies are getting more frequent – every day brings more sightings of prehistoric beasts invading the present day.
The Anomaly Research Centre (ARC) is a government-run team of scientists, soldiers, explorers and other specialists, tasked with investigating the origin of these anomalies and containing the threat to the public. The existence of these rips in space/time – not to mention the rampaging T-Rexes and other beasts - must be kept secret or it would cause mass panic.
In their work, the ARC have discovered three vital facts about the Anomalies.
Firstly, the Anomalies can go forward as well as back. There are gateways to our future as well as our past.
Secondly, at some point in the near future, humanity is driven extinct by an unknown catastrophe, possibly a new species of super-predators. We may only have a few years, possibly only a few months left.
Thirdly... time is mutable. History can be changed.
Extinction can be averted.
That's where you come in."
Based on the hit TV show Primeval lets you play as Nick Cutter, Connor, Abby and the rest of the Anomaly Research Centre team, or create your own groups of dinosaur hunters and time travellers. A billion years of danger and adventure awaits on the other side of the Anomalies!
This roleplaying game contains full rules for creating your own teams of investigators, battling dinosaurs, and making your own exciting stories. All you need is your imagination, a pair of six-sided dice, and your friends!
Whilst at The Origins Game Fair we grabbed the chance to chat to some One Ring players about what they love most about the game. Here's a small selection.
Cubicle 7 Entertainment, an award-winning publisher of role-playing games including Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space and The One Ring, have teamed up with the hugely successful game producer Treefrog Games, to launch The Doctor Who Card Game in August 2012.
Based on the BBC’s iconic Doctor Who series, and created by award-winning designer Martin Wallace, The Doctor Who Card Game is an action-packed adventure where players battle to save the universe and disrupt each other’s plans.
Dominic McDowall-Thomas CEO at Cubicle 7 said: “We love Doctor Who and are enormous fans of Martin Wallace’s games and are very excited to be working with Treefrog on The Doctor Who Card Game,”
Designer Martin Wallace said: “Designing a game around the themes of Doctor Who has been fascinating, it is such a hugely popular property and comes with an enormous amount of background and history – there’s so much there for inspiration.”
BBC Worldwide are the BBC’s commercial arm and main licensor of Doctor Who merchandise. Cubicle 7 Entertainment has been a licensee since 2007.
About Cubicle 7
Cubicle 7 Entertainment is a UK-based publisher of award-winning games, including Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space, The One Ring, The Laundry RPG, Victoriana and Qin: The Warring States. For more information visit www.cubicle7.co.uk or e-mail email@example.com
About Treefrog Games
Treefrog Games is the publisher of celebrated games designer Martin Wallace. Martin has been designing games since the early 90s and has released around fifty titles in that time. He has picked up a number of awards, including the International Gamers Award three times in all. For more information visit www.treefroggames.com
BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has six core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Consumer Products, Brands, Consumers & New Ventures and Magazines, with digital ventures incorporated into each business area. In 2010/11, BBC Worldwide generated profits of £160 million on sales of £1158 million and returned £182m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website: www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview
Paco from GMS magazine unboxes his copy of The One Ring. Take a look and find out what he thinks:
Cubicle 7 returned from Origins Game Fair with slightly heavier luggage than we took on the outward journey thanks to the addition of an Origins Award! We were overjoyed that Cthulhu Britannica: Shadows over Scotland picked up the Callie (as the awards are known) for Best RPG Supplement.
Competition in the category was immense, with some fantastic games nominated, so it was a quite unexpected win and we couldn't be happier for author Stuart Boon and the rest of the team who worked so hard to make the book the success it is. So a hearty thank you to the Origins Awards committee who drew up the long list, the GAMA attending retailers who voted on the nominees creating the short list, and the Origins attendees who together awarded Shadows over Scotland the Origins Award!
Find out more about Shadows over Scotland on it's own page: http://www.cubicle7.co.uk/our-games/cthulhu-britannica/shadows-over-scotland/