(I wanted to put this somewhere before I forget it.)
Idea for a campaign model for Cubicle 7’s forthcoming Doctor Who RPG: Essentially a US version of Torchwood, thereby neatly circumventing the whole “who gets to play the Timelord” conundrum.
Problem: Torchwood is UK-only. Founded by Queen Victoria, as a response to Alien Threats From Beyond The Stars.
Possible Solution: UNIT — international organization, and confirmed US presence in canon.
Secondary Problem: I don’t want PCs to have access to platoons of soldiers and a friggin helicarrier.
Solution: I come up with the idea of the CRASH team. High specialized UNIT personnel who operate in Critical Response And Special Handling. Basically, a similar set-up to the UK’s Torchwood teams. Small groups (perfectly sized for player-character parties) who are UNIT’s “first responders.”
I *so* wanna run this.