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Doctor Who and the Vortex Crystal

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The planet did not look inviting... On the fog-shrouded planet Gathwyr, the Doctor and his companions stumble across the keys to a mystery that lead them to plot and counterplot in a struggle that threatens the universe itself.

In this plot-your-own Doctor Who adventure from FASA, the Doctor must use all of his intelligence, charm, and luck to discover what power is eroding
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Paperback, 371 pages
Published December 28th 1986 by FASA Corp. (first published December 1986)
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Christian Petrie
Jun 23, 2015 Christian Petrie rated it it was ok
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This is a mixed book to read. It is a combination of describing how well it did with a story and how it works as a game book. To review this book I will be going from game mechanics to the plot.

First, before you read this you need to understand it is a game book. It is a combination of choose your own adventure with dice rolling. FASA created this book to tie into the Doctor Who RPG. They also allow you to take your own characters and transfer them to this book. From the times you do dice rollin
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Nicholas Whyte
Sep 12, 2015 Nicholas Whyte rated it liked it
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Doctor Who and the Vortex Crystal has the Fourth Doctor landing on a planet with Sarah Jane Smith and Harry Sullivan, and having to sort out the evil Masters who are oppressing the planet's inhabitants. But the Masters (whose identity is not difficult to work out) have problems of their own, and one crucial forking point in the story requires the reader to correctly work out which pre-Fourth Doctor baddie is likely to be Behind It All. There are some ris
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Mandi
Oct 18, 2012 Mandi rated it it was ok
Almost 3 stars, but they just could have done a lot more with this. I think it might be more interesting if you created your own character instead of using the stats provided in the front, but the big problem is that there's only one main plotline. It doesn't really matter what you do; you're going to end up in the same place no matter what (well, unless you die and fail to regenerate).
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Bill Keith was raised in the mountains of western Pennsylvania, and served in the Navy as a corpsman for many years. In addition to writing fiction and non-fiction works, he is an award-winning illustrator/artist.

He has also published under the psuedonyms:
Ian Douglas (SF series: Heritage, Legacy, Inheritance, Star Carrier series)
H. Jay Riker (SEALS:The Warrior Breed series)
Keith Douglass (Carri
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