Post by SoulDragon298 on Dec 29, 2016 23:42:13 GMT
As I am almost finished watching Matt Smith's era, I am tempted to buy the Eleventh Doctor Sourcebook. However, I also want to get the First Doctor Sourcebook, as I fear it might become rare soon (even though I have yet to start the classic series. I plan to, though.). I only have enough money for one of them, so should I get the Eleventh or the First?
If you've not yet seen any classic Who, let alone any 1960s episodes, it's quite difficult to advise you on this. 1960s Who is completely different to the modern series in terms of style and concepts. It's very much retro sci-fi by modern standards and the stories are told at a much more leisurely pace, so it may turn out that you just don't like it (and that's without even mentioning the relatively low-tech special effects)
That said however, the sourcebooks are universally good at covering their respective periods, and if you want new adventure ideas, you'll get more of these in the 1st Doctor Sourcebook as the stories themselves will be new to you. I notice that the 1st and 3rd Doctor Sourcebooks are already unavailable from Cubicle 7 themselves - I've no idea whether or not they're intending to reprint them, but if you're a completest you need to take that into account.
I think one of the important things to ask yourself is what you want from the book. If your just looking for a fun read it doesn't really matter either's goood. If your looking to help gain an idea of the world then the first doctor will provide lots of helpful information on where he came from (and spoil a few episodes). If your looking from a potential game perspective then it depends on what your after since the new series are very different in theme from the old series and even there different doctors had different focus. The first doctor in particular was less about the "I save the universe from ancient threat X" and more about "I explore history". So there was a lot more historical adventures and a Tendency to limit/lose access to the TARDIS here or there to force them to deal with the risks of the world at the time and when he does run into an alien invasion he's still learning about the threat e.g. dalek's rather than knowing it to start with. He's also a lot closer to his 12th incarnation in that he gets very grumpy and doesn't like companions.