We have two exciting pieces of news for the upcoming convention season:
First up Heart of the Wild for The One Ring has received a prestigious Origins Award nomination for Best RPG Supplement. The award winners will be announced at Origins Games Fair in Columbus, Ohio in June. Competition is extremely tough this year, and we’re honoured to be in such esteemed company.
Secondly, our Art Director and Deputy CEO Jon Hodgson has been selected to be an Industry Insider Guest of Honour at GenCon 2014! Keep an eye on the GenCon website for details of his seminars and other Guest duties: http://www.gencon.com/experience/iigoh
Today is The Day of the Doctor! With the 50th Anniversary episode due to hit screens around the world this evening (UK time) Cubicle 7 are in attendance at The Doctor Who Celebration weekend at the ExCel in London. We're all very excited to see what will unfold in the anniversary episode, and we've been playing a whole lot of Doctor Who Card Game and Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space to celebrate.
The Doctor Who Card Game, designed by Martin Wallace was the recipient of this year's prestigious Origins Award for best traditional card game. The game has been hugely popular, reaching stores worldwide. Players take the role of The Doctor and his companions defending familiar territories from the show whilst simultaneously playing adversaries against their opponents' territories. It's a blast to play, and can be enjoyed at a simple "light" level, as well as offering deeper opportunities for strategic play. As your hand finishes you pass your unplayed cards to the player that precedes you in the order of play. Just the kind of timey-winey stuff you'd expect from a Doctor Who card game. You can download the rules booklet free here.
Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space is our multi-award winning Doctor Who roleplaying game. Winner of the Best Family Game at the ENnie awards in 2013, this beautiful boxed set allows you and your friends to take the role of the Doctor and his companions or characters of your own devising as you pursue adventure through Time and Space. With everything you need to leap into roleplaying this is the perfect place to start as a new player, or explore the Whoniverse as a more established role-player.
We're also busily working our way through every incarnation of the Doctor over the last 50 years in our Doctor Sourcebooks.
Right now our friends at DrivethruRPG are offering a bundle deal on the PDF version of Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space along with some other Who products. It's a great deal, and strictly time limited, so don't miss out!
Soon we'll be opening pre-orders on our very special Limited Edition of Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space. For the first time in a single, hardcover volume this will be a beautiful, prestige, deluxe edition and a must-have for all fans of the game. We'll let you know as soon as pre-orders go live.
We hope you enjoy the Day of the Doctor as much as we all will, and hope if you're at the ExCel this weekend you'll swing by and say hello. We're at booth DW4. Happy Birthday Doctor Who!
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space Roleplaying Game
What's in the Box?
Doctor Who Supplements
Aliens and Creatures
Defending the Earth: the UNIT sourcebook for DWAITAS
The Time Traveller's Companion for DWAITAS
The Doctors Sourcebooks
Doctor Who Downloads
The Doctor Who Card Game
Dragonmeet 2013 is being held on Saturday, December 7th 2013 at Kensington Town Hall, London, and we're looking for games for attendees to participate in.
Details of the event can be found at our newly-updated website: http://www.dragonmeet.co.uk.
As in previous years, the day will be split in to two slots:
Morning slot = 10:30 until 14:00
Afternoon slot = 14:30 until 18:00
To register your games before the convention, you'll need to email email@example.com and we'll see to it that you’re booked in with a table and advertised on the website.
The information we need in advance is:
Type of game (RPG, boardgame, wargame, CCG, CMG, etc.)
Title of game
Game slot (AM, PM, both or all day)
Max number of players
Short description [up to 100 words]
Any special requirements (power point, quiet space, etc)
We’re happy to run any kind of game, and we're keen to have a variety of settings and genres to cater to all tastes and gaming philosophies.
As in previous years, everyone running a game gets free entry to Dragonmeet and is also allowed in early (usually from 09:00) to get set-up.
If you have any questions or you'd like more information, please feel free to contact our organiser in chief, Cat Tobin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We were overjoyed to receive two ENnie awards last night at the ceremony in Indianapolis.
The Time Traveller's Companion for Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space took the silver ENnie for Best Supplement. Congratulations to the team that worked on this fantastic resource: Nathaniel Torson for whom this book was a true labour of love, along with Andrew Peregrine, Paul Bourne, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Dom McDowall, Jon Hodgson and Lee Binding.
We took the gold ENnie for Best Family Game for Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space. Congratulations to David F. Chapman, Nathaniel Torson, Andrew Peregrine, Jacqueline Rayner, Nick Huggins, Gareth-Michael Skarka, Steve Darlington, Darren Pearce, Mark Lawford, Robin Farndon, Derek Johnston, Charles Meigh, Dom McDowall, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Lee Binding, Jon Hodgson, Debra Chapman, Angus Abranson and Richard Ford.
A huge thank you goes out to the judges who were very kind to us this year, and a massive thank you to all the fans who took the time to vote. It truly means a great deal to us. Thank you.
If you're lucky enough to be at Gen Con this week keep your eyes peeled for our Hobbit Tales coasters!
Following on from our CEO Dom McDowall last year, this year our art director Jon Hodgson been selected as a Gen Con Industry Insider Guest of Honor. Jon will be taking part in the following panel discussions as part of the Industry Insider program:
Thursday 11am: Art on a Budget
Thursday, 3pm: Working as a Professional Gaming Artist
Friday 1pm: The Representation of Gender in Gaming Art
Saturday 2pm: Art for IP
Sunday 10am: RPG Books Aren't Textbooks
Of course he'll spending the rest of his time at the Cubicle 7 stand, number 643! Last year a number of people regretted not bringing along their copies of The One Ring for Jon to sign, so if you've got 'em, bring 'em along!
We'll be in Indianapolis for GenCon Indy from 15-18 August. We're at booth number 643, so drop by and say hi if you'll be there!
We'll also be running demos of the forthcoming One Ring card game - Hobbit Tales.
Unfortunately we won't have copies of The Heart of the Wild or The Second Doctor Sourcebook due to printer delays.
We're extremely honoured to have been nominated for 3 Origins Awards this year! For Best Roleplaying Game we have a nomination for Primeval, for Best Roleplaying Supplement for The Mythos Dossiers, and for Best Traditional Card Game we have a nomination for The Doctor Who Card Game.
If you've played any of these, and are lucky enough to be present at Origins this weekend, do please consider putting your X in our box!
Thank you, and good luck to all the companies and games nominated this year!
We're extremely excited to say Cubicle 7 will be in attendance at premiere gaming show PAX East in Boston this year. Swing by our stand in the Tabletop Area and meet Dom, Jon, Andy and Gareth, and pick up some of your new favourite games. We'll have The One Ring, Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space, The Doctor Who Card Game, Primeval, Yggdrasill, The Laundry, Cthulhu Britannica Folklore, Qin The Warring States, Kuro and much much more!
PAX East runs from the 22nd March to the 24th. See you there!