The Cost of Progress
Season: 1
Story Number: 1
Doctor: Our Doctor (The Game of Rassilon)
Companions: Travis Killian, Amelia Earhart
Writer: Ben Paddon & Michael Nixon
Producer: The Game of Rassilon
Release Date: 2018-01-16 - 2018-02-27
Running Time: 247 minutes
No. Episodes: 4
Previous Story: None
Following Story: The Edge of Discovery



On the run from an unknown enemy, the Doctor travels to a museum in Earth’s future where she meets Travis, Millie, and a social media influencer who’s about to ruin everyone’s day.


  • The TARDIS randomiser is reintroduced, having been a key fixture of the Fourth Doctor's era.
  • Amelia Earhart is introduced as a companion. The Thirteenth Doctor once alluded to an adventure with Earhart - whether this will be addressed in The Game of Rassilon is as yet unknown.


Unlike most audio productions, which are pre-scripted and recorded with voice actors, The Game of Rassilon plays out as a tabletop roleplaying game. The writers plot out the campaign, but the players' decisions influence the narrative.



Production NotesEdit

  • All four episodes were recorded back-to-back in one night.
  • This is not the first time Riley Silverman has played an incarnation of the Doctor for an actual-play show on the internet. She previously played the Doctor in a one-off special on a livestream for Hyper RPG.
  • Dan Peck's character, Travis Killian, shares his first name with Travis McElroy, one of the players in The Adventure Zone, and Killian, a character from the Balance arc of the show.
  • The head of Epoch Talent, Russell Turner, shares his first name with Doctor Who television producers Russell T Davies (producer from 2005-2010) and his last with John Nathan-Turner (producer from 1977-1989).
  • One piece of library music from Kevin MacLeod - "Hot Pursuit" - is used in episode 4.
  • Recorded at Geeky Teas & Games in Burbank, California.


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