Something is wrong with the Universe, and you know exactly what it is. We used to live in a candy-colored age, full of wonder and danger in equal measure. Standing over the balanced Universe were its mighty guardians, the Time Ladies. A great war destroyed all but one of them. She was the Earth's defender, protecting it time and again from alien threats. She was a god humbled by death. She was your friend. She was the Doctor.

And then she died.

Now the Doctor's enemies gather and plot, scheming to claim the Universe for themselves. Only you, her stalwart and learned companions, stand against the encroaching darkness. It's a good thing she trained you so well, isn't it?

Companions is a tabletop story game set in the Whoniverse. You, the players, take up the roles of the Doctor's companions, continuing her agenda after her death. Armed only with your wits, experience, and the TARDIS itself, you will defy the most powerful entities in the Universe, fighting for what's right and just.

Companions is not a complete game, and is no longer in active development. The author is currently developing a different game with similar playbooks and themes titled Hearts in Time. If you have any comments or questions, please contact the author. Companions is a hack of D. Vincent Baker's Apocalypse World.

Doctor Who, the TARDIS, and almost all the background content of the game is owned by the BBC. This game is free of charge; if you paid for it, please contact the author.


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A game by Jeremy Tidwell Creative Commons License