When we’re not playing the Doctor Who Roleplaying Game, we are, of course, watching Doctor Who. Our most recent marathon was remarkably varied, a visual feast that featured screenings of everything from New Who webisodes to Torchwood installments to the bonkers Channel 5 telefilm Hotel! (2001), starring Paul McGann, Peter Capaldi, and Bradley Walsh. (That’s right. It has to be seen to be believed!) As is tradition, we also seized the opportunity to cook up a diverse selection of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres ranging from the simple to the elaborate, each of them celebrating our favorite series. These drinks and nibbles might be just the thing to serve up during your next RPG session, so, one-by-one, we’re sharing the recipes with you.
Today’s recipe is certainly on the simple side. Indeed, it barely qualifies as a recipe! You don’t have to be a master chef to prepare a platter of Doctor Who cheese and crackers. All you need is patience, a sharp knife, and a bit of imagination. With a keen eye and a little trial and error, a slice of sharp cheddar can be transformed into a Type 40 TARDIS with a broken chameleon circuit! Your favorite hard cheese can shapeshift into an Adipose, a Silent, or an Ice Lord’s helmet. Add some pepperoni or other garnish for a bit of contrast and serve it up on your favorite cracker. Consider the possibilities for the game table! Once your players acquire a taste for edible Story Points, there’s no going back.
Our thanks to Better Homes & Gardens for inspiring us with a plate of Halloween hors d’oeuvres prepared using cookie cutters. Have a look at their slideshow for more spooky party food ideas.
A bold new series of Doctor Who is underway. As Peter Capaldi dominates our screens in the guise of the cantankerous Twelfth Doctor, challenging mythical heroes and conquering primal fears, preparations are being made for the long-awaited return of our tabletop alternative: Richard E Grant as the Nth Doctor. The first series of our Doctor Who role-playing campaign came to a dramatic end with “The Origin of Evil,” in which the Rani revealed that this Doctor’s greatest fears are taking shape. The Divinity, an ancient and evil race that the Doctor had thought wiped from existence, have survived. For millennia these hateful beings have been twisting human history to exact a cruel revenge. The Doctor has never been more driven—or more dangerous.
The adventure continues with the forthcoming second series premiere. Hidden in human history, the Divinity wait. The Doctor and Selene continue to struggle for control as the Time Lords manipulate their lives. The Master, his black soul and secret knowledge preserved in a robotic body, has awakened. And a new companion from an exotic, far-away period in Earth’s history is ready to step through the doors of the TARDIS and experience all that the universe has to offer.
Brace yourself for an all-new Doctor Who. Updates are imminent.