Just got my copy of the game today and looking at the Doctor's attributes and traits, thats a LOT for 24 Character Points? Okay, so a few traits he gets free for various things and he gets +2 Ingenuity for being a Time Lord, but that still puts his Char Points total above the number given in the character generation section.
If I want to make my own classic series Doctors, I want them to be just as good as 10th Doc. If I stick to the character creation rules, they won't be anything as good as Doc 10. Is there a higher number of Character points? An exception to the rule just because he's the Doctor? What would be a good number of character points to start off with to begin building classic Doctors?
I suspect the TV characters do not follow the character creation rules for beginning characters. Most likely, they were given the attribute and skill levels and traits that they should have to reflect what was seen in the series and character creation points be damned.
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By its very nature, the characters from the tv show (or any tv show, for that matter) are not created using the same number of points as player characters, to be honest. This is reflected in most of the characters. There is no set number that should be used to create the characters from the series itself, as the characters should be created to fit how they came across in the television series.
A case in point: You can find my write-ups on the Hartnell Doctor here...
The 10th Doctor should have something like nine levels of the Time Lord (Experienced) Trait. For 9 character points that gives him an extra 36 skill points! That may well explain the large amount of skills levels he has, though I've not done the maths to be sure. Most anything else, like the extra high Ingenuity, can be explained by "spending experience points".
So the 10th Doctor represents a very experienced Time Lord character. Previous incarnations should probably be based off lesser amounts of points, in theory.
And, of course, Actual TV Characters rarely conform closely to the rules in any game, though some do more than others. For example, Jack Harkness should have zero story points, not four!
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