|The alt-London seen in Rise Of The Cybermen|
Over on Craig Oxbrow's blog of gaming ideas, The Watch House, he shared a link to a fantastic article on The Guardian website profiling proposed London landmarks that never came to fruition.
This resonated with me as possible gaming material for an alternate London idea I've been toying with for years, for use with The Doctor Who RPG (aka Adventures In Time And Space).
I'm particularly smitten with the idea of Nelson's Globe standing in Trafalgar Square instead of the world famous column.
Not only would these proposed constructs make interesting background detail to emphasise the 'alternate' nature of an alternate world, but they could also become the focus of plot points or otherwise woven into the fabric of the scenario you're playing.
I have long had a theory that the Peter Cushing/Dalek Dr Who duology takes place in a parallel universe - quite possibly the one that Rose and "her" Doctor are now living in.
The only real corroborating evidence I have is that (a) Bernard Cribbins appears in Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150A.D. and could be that universe's equivalent of Wilf (his character in new Who) and (b) it kind of makes sense, as that parallel world - that the 10th Doctor visited - had seemingly slightly advanced technology that could explain the very human Dr Who's ability to build TARDIS.
|London ruins from Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.|