CDC Renews Quarantine Guidelines for 5th Edition Rules after release of Doctors and Daleks
The Center for Disease Control has called for further restrictions on game design and RPG conventions in the aftermath of the release of Doctors and Daleks, the new Doctor Who RPG from Cubicle 7. “With this new outbreak of 5th edition rules, we believe it is in the best interest of the nation and the hobby to cease any activities that could lead to any more spread of the system.” The CDC warns the influx of Whovians into the tabletop scene has the potential to be more damaging than the Dark Souls 5e surge earlier this year.
Facing the 5th edition pandemic has been a years long struggle for the CDC, says director Rochelle Walensky. “We’ve done our best to warn games publishers how dangerous applying a dungeon-delving power fantasy based on managing a series of short- and long-rest abilities to literally any genre can be. But at the end of the day, our ability to enforce stricter rules development is limited, and we can only do our best to inform and educate. The Doctors and Daleks outbreak caught us especially off-guard, as Cubicle 7 already has a well-inoculated Doctor Who game. We didn’t feel the need to take any precautions in that territory, and are now paying the price for our hubris.”
Cubicle 7 argues that they have exposed themselves to Dungeons & Dragons with careful consideration. Lead writer Walt Ciechanowski said, “We honestly believe that if you would please just check out the conflict system, you’ll find that we’ve really put some thought into this. See, you use quips and deal logical damage, like you’re delivering witty zingers! Neat, huh?” Unfortunately, the rest of Ciechanowski’s statement could not be heard over the sound of Dalek gunsticks exterminating NPCs.