Friday, 21 August 2015

Dr Who Miniatures Game

Warlord Games and the BBC announce a tie up to produce a new licenced Dr Who Miniatures Game.

"Warlord Games is absolutely delighted to have secured the licence to produce a miniatures game based on the BBC's enormously popular TV series, Doctor Who (back on BBC One on September 19th!). So delighted we might just have a celebratory jelly baby.
As lifelong Doctor Who fans ourselves, we are extremely pleased to have the chance to bring this iconic series to the tabletop with a game system you all know and love as well as the official range of miniatures to complement it.
The licence covers not just the latest series of Doctor Who but encompasses all of the Doctors, their companions and their foes. So, expect to see Sea Devils as much as Weeping Angels, Leela as much as Martha Jones, and a long, brightly coloured scarf as much as a fez (fezzes are cool, by the way...)."






And I am equally proud and delighted that Warlord Games have selected the writer!

I watched the first ever Dr Who programme as a little boy when it was broadcast in 1963 and have been a fan ever since. Incidentally, we did hide behind the sofa when the Daleks arrived. We were much less sophisticated in those days.


43 comments:

  1. Cometh the hour, cometh the man!

    Congratulations!

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  2. Congratulations! Good Luck with the project!

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  3. I shall see how this unfolds One of the joys of Dr Who is that the hero does not use violence to solve things. One can only hope scenarios are up to the task and do not go down the biggest gun route!

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  4. Ooh, can't wait to see what comes of this!

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  5. Congrats, Im very excited for this (and for you)

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  6. You had sofa in't your house John ... luxury... I hid behind tin bath. Little brother hid behind me.

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    1. We were effete southerners, what more can I say?

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  7. 'The game system you all know and love'? A simple reference to Doctor Who or an existing ruleset such as Bolt Action? I'm a big fan of the existing DWMG so there's quite a lot to live up to. Good luck!

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    1. That didn't come across as sincere as I intended. Given the quality of Britannia I'm sure the game is in a safe pair of hands :-) very much looking forward to seeing the final system.

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  8. Congratulations!

    I wonder though if this means there will be a sweep of all the "not-Who" figures out there. Some of them are quite excellent.

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    1. Hopefully not, one G W crazed purge is enough for the industry.

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    2. Shouldn't imagine it will come to that.

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  9. Congratulations John
    Hope you want lots of play testing I've got the Daleks (but the cream will fix that I hope) in the mean time I'll be making lots of cardboard scenery just in case .

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  10. Congrats on this one though looking forward to seeing this.

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    1. Just as well if it was about your condition.

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  12. What a great honour - well done sir!

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    1. Thanks. It is a great vote of confidence by the Warlord team.

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  13. Even my kids are excited (we're recently been converted to Whovians)! Too good!

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  14. Congratulations! It'll be interesting to see how the game develops.

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  15. Amazing! Big congratulations to you sir. I look forward to seeing what comes from it. I haven't played it but from what I've seen the licenced Batman miniature game has some interesting idea on how to handle asymmetric conflict and missions trumping combat. I also like the old Dr Who RPG had a list of actions and combat was the last to resolve, while talking was the first.

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    1. Dr Who has inspired some interesting rules.

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  16. Great news John. I look forward to seeing the end result in due course.

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  17. If you need a playtester, i worked on the orignal Dr Who wargame (Harlequin/Black Tree), Doctor Who Miniatures Game (the other one), The Doctor Who RPG (Cubicle 7), Warzone (Prodos) & Mutant Chronicles RPG (Modiphius), and the new Thunderbirds Boardgame (Modiphius). Fingers Crossed. If not, I am look forward (or is that back?) for this game. Chris Mainwaring. (chrismainwaring@hotmail.com)

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