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Hmm...

I just checked my game for Arcanacon and I've already gotten 4 entries for each session! And all the people signed up are people I know. Oh dear...

The game I'm running is called Relativity, a freeform for 12 to 20 players set on Gallifrey in the Doctor Who universe (but before the time war of the current series). The Doctor himself won't be present, but three known characters will: Romana, Leela and Leela's husband Andred. The game will be a mix of Time Lords (allowing for costuming for the people who like outlandish costumes) and normal citizens.

The issue at the moment is what to do about the K9's. Leela kept the first K9 with her when she decided to remain on Gallifrey in "The Invasion of Time" to be with Andred. The second K9 was forced to stay in E-Space with Romana after taking damage by the time winds in "Warriors' Gate". However later stories in the Doctor Who universe say that Romana managed to fix K9 and after helping the Tharils from their slavery she and K9 Mark II returned to Gallifrey where she became the President.

As a result we have both Romana and Leela on Gallifrey each with a K9.

Three choices that I see. Have them available as PC's (difficult to do), have them available as NPC's (too much possibility of the players using them as deus ex machina) or have them off somewhere else at the time and not available. I'm currently leaning towards the third option.

Anyone have any thought on the matter?

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teknohippi
Nov. 22nd, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
Having them as NPCs sounds interesting however you have to have relavent plot lines for them and be sure of the people you get to play them. I like the idea that they may be there as GM tools to poke players rather than give them solutions or over power the game.
Just my 2 cents worth
halloranelder
Nov. 22nd, 2005 03:53 am (UTC)
Currently I'm thinking off screen NPC's. If I make the actual K9's available in game I have a feeling that the players of Romana and Leela will try and use them to take over the game (as players are wont to do).

I will probably have them off screen busy doing stuff with occasionally getting information back to their relavent mistress'.
leadgend
Nov. 22nd, 2005 03:05 am (UTC)
Well in "The 5 Doctors" Sarah Jane Smith has a K9 on Earth, and as you don't have the Doctor he could have one too, thus getting rid of your problem AND have reasonable reasons for doing so!
halloranelder
Nov. 22nd, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
Ah, no.

Sarah Jane Smith actually got K9 Mark III. There was plans for a spin off series called "K9 and Company" which started with Sarah Jane opening a parcel to find a present from the Doctor, K9 Mark III.

Timeline wise having to Doctor having one of the K9's wouldn't work. This has to be set after Leela and Romana have left the Doctor (otherwise Romana wouldn't be President and Leela wouldn't be on Gallifrey with Andred) so they have to both have k9's. Thanks for the suggestion though.
designadrug
Nov. 23rd, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
It wasn't plans. It happened. I saw it :P
darcrider
Nov. 22nd, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
They're either recharging (which took a while for 'ol K-9 Mark I), or on a mission for the Timelords (which K-9 has been known to do occasionally. Did you know he had a ship called K-Nel?)
halloranelder
Nov. 22nd, 2005 03:47 am (UTC)
Either one is possible, and I may end up going for a variation on number 2.

And no, I didn't know that. You learn something new every day.
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halloranelder
Nov. 22nd, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
Currently thinking as off screen NPC's. They're busy doing something and occasionally get word back to their respective mistress' with information that may be useful (or may be a red herring).

I'm well aware of the existance of the Audio Plays (and the extire entended Doctor Who universe) which is why I find The Doctor Who Reference Guide invaluable. It has synopsis' of every Doctor Who episode, all the books, short stories, audio plays and comics, plus a lot of the related material for the companions.

My plan is to set the game around about the time of the Audio Plays, probably a bit before.
designadrug
Nov. 23rd, 2005 03:09 am (UTC)
Easy....the freeform happens in a room without wheelchair access....meaning that the K9's are confined outside.
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