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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian19 Jan 2017 11:10 p.m. PST

Or, more specifically, where do you get your ideas?

* create them yourself?
* based on an episode?
* do you use published scenarios?

Norrins20 Jan 2017 2:18 a.m. PST

For me, it's a combination of all of those.

I use the TV episodes, the Audio episodes, books, comic strips, RPG material, board games, CCGs etc etc.

Also, there's the Dr Who Plot Generator – link

miniMo20 Jan 2017 6:43 a.m. PST

* from the future

Sir Walter Rlyeh20 Jan 2017 8:18 a.m. PST

TV episodes, generally vintage but also the Big Finish audio dramas. My buddy and I started running a Dr. Who miniatures game based on simplified Savage Worlds RPG rules. Originally we planned on small games for Sunday at our conventions. We had such good turn out we had to expand. Generally we go with the Christmas Special/Season Finale model. Basically try and get as many fun groups on the table, all with achievable goals but obviously many contradictory goals. If we have enough players, we can have multiple Doctors.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Jan 2017 10:22 a.m. PST

Pretty much the same place as my other sci-fi plots … original based on an amassed knowledge of schlocky sci-fi.

Since time travel generally is not a part of the plot of Dr. Who adventures and is only a method to get the protagonists from one adventure to another, pretty much any sci-fi (or fantasy, or pulp) scenario where one side can reasonably be one superhero with a couple of (extremely lucky but not powerful) sidekicks will work as a Dr. Who scenario. And, of course, sci-fi/pulp/fantasy scenarios that include time travel in the plot are also very compatible.

The general entry argument is "tip the balance in an otherwise one-sided conflict". The key element that characterizes a Dr. Who scenario is that the tipping of the balance is not done through direct combat, though neutralizing a combat advantage or overcoming a combat disadvantage is legit.

Doc Savage outwitting the evil Dr. Nerdfarious so he can be captured by the police is a candidate. Doc Savage and crew mostly beating the snot out of Dr. Nerdfarious' minions until he gives up and moves on, not so much.

MajorB20 Jan 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

I just jump in my TARDIS and …

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Jan 2017 12:43 p.m. PST

… go to my own house at the wee hours of the morning after next, after everyone has gone to sleep from gaming all night, to make a quick copy of the scenario we played the day after tomorrow and bring it back with me. QED!

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