The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

1985, Dunwich, England: Will the Time Lord, his companions, and a team from UNIT uncover the secrets that this decaying town harbors, or will they fall prey to its horrific perils?

This is Classic Doctor Who meets Call of Cthulhu, the third of a series of connected adventures set in different eras and locations that started with The Terror Out of Time and The Ninth Planet.

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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:48 am

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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby yockenthwaite » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:59 am

I've been writing a couple of pieces for a pair of upcoming Doctor Who books recounting the impact of Doctor Who stories on fans. Quite a lot of the stories have people who've already volunteered to write a piece on them, but many don't, and more volunteers are always needed.

To see the full list see here. It's updated as more people volunteer, and as more completed stories are sent in.

The editor is hoping to complete work on the next two books by March 2013 and so is looking for articles to be finished by January 2013 or soon after. If you finish an article for one of the books you may be invited to write an article for the other one. I've already sent a piece in about Enlightenment (1983) and am now finishing off a piece on The Girl Who Waited (2011).

Detailed instructions and guidelines for contributors are provided, along with a template Word file which you can use to quickly lay out your article as it would appear in the book. Articles of around 450 or 1000 words are preferred, fitting nicely into 1 or 2 pages.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby jaysun81 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:32 am

yockenthwaite wrote:I've already sent a piece in about Enlightenment (1983) and am now finishing off a piece on The Girl Who Waited (2011).


That's great.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:15 am

That is wonderful! I have a story I could tell about Planet of Fire's significance to me. I saw a screening of it at a Doctor Who convention (my first convention ever) I went to with my dad, before it actually aired on TV in America. It's still available, but I don't know if I'll have time to write an essay on it.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby yockenthwaite » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:35 am

Mr. Handy wrote:That is wonderful! I have a story I could tell about Planet of Fire's significance to me. I saw a screening of it at a Doctor Who convention (my first convention ever) I went to with my dad, before it actually aired on TV in America. It's still available, but I don't know if I'll have time to write an essay on it.


It takes surprisingly little time I'm finding to rattle off 450 words. Even my latest 988 word piece on The Girl Who Waited didn't take that long :D If you did have time it would be great because it sounds like you have a really good story to tell.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:58 am

Thanks. Once I get caught up on things and have a chance to get some sleep, I'll think about it. I see that I have until the end of January to write it, so it is possible.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:02 am

I just saw The Hobbit today and was pleasantly surprised to see that Sylvester McCoy was in it! I recgonized him when he appeared and confirmed it was him when I saw the credits at the end. He was great!
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby yockenthwaite » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:00 pm

Mr. Handy wrote:I just saw The Hobbit today and was pleasantly surprised to see that Sylvester McCoy was in it! I recgonized him when he appeared and confirmed it was him when I saw the credits at the end. He was great!


Yes. I haven't seen the film yet, but he's the best thing in the trailers for me :lol: If I remember correctly he was on the short list for playing old Bilbo in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, so Peter Jackson clearly remembered him.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby jaysun81 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:32 pm

Indeed. It was nice to see McCoy show up in a major motion picture. I really liked his portrayal of the character.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby jaysun81 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:43 am

I will be away starting tomorrow (12/23) until Saturday (12/29), I'll make another post tonight and I'll do my best to post during the week...if I can't know that I will post next Saturday night.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby DrPeterson » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:06 pm

Hey gang,

Thought I'd pop in and say "hi".

I'll be taking over Leonek, since his last player went MIA.
I've never done pbp before, so stop me if I go too fast.

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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Thorn » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:58 pm

Hi, welcome aboard :)
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:21 pm

Welcome, DrPeterson! You're doing well so far.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby DetectiveSocks » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:20 pm

Welcome DrPeterson! :D
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby ImpInTraining » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:37 pm

<-- waves to the new blood...
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby ImpInTraining » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:52 pm

I'll be on a cruise in the Carribean from 6 to 13 January and completely away from all internet access. Please NPC me in that time frame. Thanks!
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby jaysun81 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:56 pm

Enjoy the cruise.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby ImpInTraining » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:59 pm

Thanks. I'll try. The pleasantries normally associated with a cruise in the Carribean may be slightly dulled due to the fact that I'll have to play peacekeeper with my ever-growing-more-ornery father and the others.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:21 am

Well, I hope you still manage to have a good time. I'll NPC you if needed.
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Re: The Zero Room - OOC Chat Thread

Postby Mr. Handy » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:05 am

Today I just discovered the Doctor Who Solitaire Story Game. I've only just started looking at it, but it looks pretty awesome - and it's free! The link above goes to the wiki, where you can play using the four core books. The First Doctor adventure book is also on the wiki, with many more to follow eventually. All of these and dozens more adventure books for all of the Doctors and various other stuff are available for free from BoardGameGeek and the Yahoo! Discussion Group for the DWSSG in PDF format, though both require you to register.
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