Save Doctor Lucky

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April 14, 1912.
A cold night in the Atlantic.
An errant iceberg, a titanic cruise ship, and one very lucky old man.

Doctor Lucky is a charismatic and well-respected philanthropist with a heart of gold. Of course, you secretly hate the old bastard, and you’re probably going to try to kill him someday. But killing him aboard a sinking ship would be pointless. So you’ve decided to save his life instead, and do it while someone else is looking. That way, even if you go down with the ship, you’ll at least go down in history.

And isn’t that what life is all about?

In Save Doctor Lucky, players are passengers on a sinking ship. You have one goal: to save Doctor Lucky’s life while someone else is watching. Players rush from deck to deck trying to find items that will aid them, and trying not to see anyone else who might play the hero. But as the ship sinks, the board grows smaller, bringing Doctor Lucky and the passengers together into the few remaining decks.

    Save Doctor Lucky includes:
  • A four-part game board
  • A deck of 90 card
  • A rule book
  • Pawns and stands for seven players and Doctor Lucky

Save Doctor Lucky is the standalone prequel to Kill Doctor Lucky, also available from Paizo Publishing.

A game by James Ernest.

Save Doctor Lucky was one of GAMES Magazine’s top 100 games of 2000.

ISBN: 9781-60125-290-6

Save Doctor Lucky Rulebook

The rulebook for Save Doctor Lucky is available as a PDF. - Download (1MB zip/PDF)

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Better than the original

4/5

I prefer this prequel to the original Kill Doctor Lucky! The sinking ship/shrinking game board is a great mechanic to add excitement as the game goes on.


Nice and funny

4/5

Good game, easy for children as well. I've played it numerous times with my 9 year old daughter. Good and funny gaming mechanism that makes the ship (gaming board) smaller when cards are being used. This also has the probably intended side effect that the game won't last forever ;-)


Good Wholesome Fun...did anyone see me save the Doctor?

4/5

I have just posted my review of Save Doctor Lucky on Epic RPG Blog. Great game, 4.5 stars. See our blog for the full review.


Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Announced!

Image coming soon... probably after Gen Con.

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 4

Docter Lucky games are the best!

Sczarni

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure, Companion, Lost Omens Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:

Announced!

Image coming soon... probably after Gen Con.

*Pop onto thread looking for picture* darn *slinks away with the candlestick back to the conservatory*

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Cpt_kirstov wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:

Announced!

Image coming soon... probably after Gen Con.

*Pop onto thread looking for picture* darn *slinks away with the candlestick back to the conservatory*

It should be up in a couple of weeks at most. (Which is still, as promised, after Gen Con!)

Liberty's Edge

It's getting close to release date.

Picture?

;-)

Not that I got anyone to play Kill Doctor Lucky up here yet. Almost sat down to play a demo game at Gencon.

Still probably buy though.

Sean

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

thenorthman wrote:

It's getting close to release date.

Picture?

;-)

D'oh! Poking the art department now...


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Ooh, pretty!

What's its ISBN?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

I've updated the image and description (including the ISBN) to match the finished product.


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:

I've updated the image and description (including the ISBN) to match the finished product.

Thanks!

Liberty's Edge

Outstanding!

RPG Superstar 2011 Top 8

I'm a big fan of the original "Kill Dr. Lucky" so I was excited when the original Cheapass version of "Save Dr. Lucky" came out. I don't know, just didn't feel right trying to save him. Nothing wrong with the game mechanics so perfect if you always felt ethically opposed to killing a helpless man with monkey paw.

Grand Lodge

This is a great game!

James must feel like a proud Poppa, seeing his kid all grown up!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Azmyth wrote:

This is a great game!

James must feel like a proud Poppa, seeing his kid all grown up!

He was particularly pleased with the board artwork.


Any chance of getting a copy of the Save Doctor Lucky rule book posted as a pdf?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

morlockhq wrote:
Any chance of getting a copy of the Save Doctor Lucky rule book posted as a pdf?

I don't see why not... but the person who would be doing that is thoroughly buried, so it may be a while.


Vic Wertz wrote:
morlockhq wrote:
Any chance of getting a copy of the Save Doctor Lucky rule book posted as a pdf?
I don't see why not... but the person who would be doing that is thoroughly buried, so it may be a while.

That'd be great, Vic. Thanks.

I own both Doctor Lucky games and run a Play in Public Campaign group that is playing Save Doctor Lucky today.

I like to link to the game page on the publishers' websites so that those that are inclined can take a look at the game we'll be playing each week.

As a general principal, I love it when publisher's post the rules for their games. I look at it as good marketing. *not so subtle hint*

Thanks again, Vic.

Web Product Manager

A PDF of the rulebook for this game has been made available for download in the product description.


Anyone take the time to solve the logic puzzle on the 10 Failure Cards?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Chylde wrote:
Anyone take the time to solve the logic puzzle on the 10 Failure Cards?

I did!

Lantern Lodge

I just bought the game from my local game store and it came with a second copy of C Deck in place of D Deck. Who do I need to contact about a replacement?

Paizo Employee Customer Service Dire Care Bear Manager

Sgmendez wrote:
I just bought the game from my local game store and it came with a second copy of C Deck in place of D Deck. Who do I need to contact about a replacement?

You'll want to get a refund or exchange for you game from the retailer you purchased it from. They should have a system in place with their distributor for this kind of issue. If they are unable or unwilling to assist, please let us know at customer.service@paizo.com.

Lantern Lodge

Sara Marie wrote:
Sgmendez wrote:
I just bought the game from my local game store and it came with a second copy of C Deck in place of D Deck. Who do I need to contact about a replacement?
You'll want to get a refund or exchange for you game from the retailer you purchased it from. They should have a system in place with their distributor for this kind of issue. If they are unable or unwilling to assist, please let us know at customer.service@paizo.com.

Thank you. The business is closing and they are not taking refunds or exchanges, so I will just send an email your guys way.

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