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  Discworld (world) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Discworld is a fantasy land in the Tolkien and Brothers Grimm mold, complete with witches, wizards, dragons, trolls, and dwarfs; however, over time it has largely evolved into its own distinct culture, as its denizens find more sophisticated ways to outgrow their narrative conventions.
Discworld civilization, which can broadly be defined as those countries that have invented the fork as well as the knife, is found around the Circle Sea's historic coasts.
Other discworlds known to exist in the Discworld universe include Bathys, a water world which is home to sea trolls, a world with a tree in the center whose roots form mountain ranges, and an unnamed world ringed by a giant serpent, the last two are clear references to different aspects of Norse mythology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Discworld_(world)   (5417 words)

 Discworld - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Discworld is a series of thirty-four fantasy novels, a number of short stories, and various related books by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, a flat world on the back of a giant turtle, that adheres (loosely) to the conventions of classical and current fantasy literature.
Discworld novels have also won awards such as the Prometheus Award and the Carnegie Medal.
Discworld MUD Allows you to enter the Discworld and become a wizard or assassin, or whatever you choose.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Discworld   (4034 words)

 Review: Discworld Noir
Readers and players who are familiar with the Discworld series of books and the two previous computer games may be interested in why it was so easy to make a connection between the film noir movies of the 1940s and early 1950s and the new Discworld Noir adventure game.
Discworld Noir attempts to be a parody of these film noir movies, and it succeeds.
Although the "conversation" in Discworld Noir is true to the film noir genre and very often humorous, as well as informative, it may for some game players be viewed as excessive in terms of being overly verbose.
www.justadventure.com /reviews/DWN/Discworld_Noir_Review2.shtm   (1781 words)

 Discworld - A'Tuin's World - The Colour of Magic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
On a world supported by four elephants on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out.
To be honest, it probably isn't as good as the later Discworld novels, at least in some respects.
If you are about to start reading Discworld books you should know that some people recommend that you don't choose this as your first book in case it puts you off, but I started with it and it got me hooked.
www.angelfire.com /biz3/discworld/tcom.html   (230 words)

 TMC Reviews: Discworld
Having never read the Discworld series, I cannot comment on the theme from that aspect, but as far as interesting ideas, concepts, and theories go, I just have one word to describe it: Wow.
To say that Discworld is 'unique' might be going too far, but it's as close to unique that any mud I've been on has ever been.
Discworld does not pretend to be what it isn't, and in fact almost *under* sells itself.
www.mudconnect.com /reviews/muds/Discworld.html   (902 words)

 Review: Discworld 2
Discworld books are extremely hard to classify--at first they might appear to be fantasy novels, but that's only a disguise.
Since Discworld gained so much popularity--especially among European readers--it was only a question of time before it would spawn spin-offs in other media--and it did when the adventure game Discworld appeared, to be followed shortly by another adventure.
If you do know Discworld, however, you are aware of the fact that Rincewind is one of the least magical persons in existence and is only a wizard because he wears a pointy hat and a dress.
www.justadventure.com /reviews/Discworld_2/DW2.shtm   (1126 words)

 Another Descent Into Discworld
Pratchett began the famous Discworld series in 1983; his latest novel, The Truth, is the 25th addition to this set of seriocomic fantasies.
For instance, it is nice to know that Discworld rests on the shell of a turtle and that people believe it is flat.
Wacky, bizarre and funny as hell, Discworld novels transport us into a world that is different from ours (it's populated by wizards and werewolves, after all) yet somehow suspiciously similar.
www.duke.edu /web/carpe/discworld.html   (503 words)

 Amazon.ca: Sourcery (Discworld #5): Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Ipslore was a natural-born wizard, the eight son of an eighth son, who did the unthinkable (not to mention unwizardly) act of marrying and having an eighth son of his own--a sourcerer.
His commitment to wizardry is steadfast and firm, while the vast majority of successful wizards go along with Coin, delight in the new magical powers they gain through sourcery, and eventually wage a magical war among themselves in the pursuit of raw power.
Along the way, we get introduced to the daughter of the greatest hero in Discworld's history, who just desperately wants to be a hairdresser but finds that some things are just in her blood.
www.amazon.ca /Sourcery-Discworld-5-Terry-Pratchett/dp/0552152625   (1545 words)

 Amazon.com: The Fifth Elephant: A Novel of Discworld: Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Terry Pratchett has a seemingly endless capacity for generating inventively comic novels about the Discworld and its inhabitants, but there is in the hearts of most of his admirers a particular place for those novels that feature the hard-bitten captain of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, Samuel Vimes.
They say the world is flat and supported on the back of four elephants who themselves stand on the back of a giant turtle.
The Fifth Elephant is a City Watch novel of Discworld, where the newly proclaimed Duke of Ankh-Morpork, His Grace Commander Samuel Vimes, goes to berwald as an ambassador, looking for fat deposits caused by the legendary crash of the Fifth Elephant into the regions of berwald.
www.amazon.com /Fifth-Elephant-Novel-Discworld/dp/0061051578   (2623 words)

 Four Fat Chicks -- Discworld II: Missing Presumed ... !? Review
As I crisscrossed the game world, hunting and gathering, I was struck by how easily I fell into the rhythm of the game, how fluidly I moved from puzzle to puzzle, drawn along by the unfolding story.
This game is a prime example of how puzzle and story should each reinforce the other, and for that reason alone it serves as a precursor to and model of the way adventure games are being made today—simpler puzzles, more story.
Despite the stumble at the end, as Discworld II wound down, I was smiling and nodding and wishing there were more games like this.
www.fourfatchicks.com /Reviews/Discworld_II/Discworld_II.shtml   (2128 words)

 Discworld MUD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Discworld MUD is a multiplayer, text-based, online game (a MUD) based on the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett.
This is the Discworld – flat, circular, and carried through space on the back of four elephants who stand on the back of Great A'tuin, the only turtle ever to feature on the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram, a turtle ten thousand miles long, dusted with the frost of dead comets, meteor-pocked, albedo-eyed.
Much that is weird could happen on a world on the back of a turtle like that.
discworld.atuin.net /index.html   (245 words)

 Trickster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In later folklore, the trickster is incarnated as a clever, mischievous man or creature, who tries to survive the dangers and challenges of the world using trickery and deceit as a defense.
For example many typical fairy tales have the King who wants to find the best groom for his daughter by ordering several trials.
For a modern humanist study of the trickster archetypes and their effects on society and its evolution, see Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth, and Art by Lewis Hyde.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Trickster   (718 words)

 eBay - Game: Discworld (UPC: 711719460022)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The entire world is a manhole cover-type disk that covers the back of a giant that is swimming through outer space.
DISCWORLD, the game, relates the tale of an apprentice wizard named Rincewind (voiced by Eric Idle of MONTY PYTHON fame).
This game takes you into "Discworld" wich is located on the back of a giant turtle "swimming" around in space.
product.ebay.com /Discworld_UPC_711719460022_W0QQfvcsZ1453QQsoprZ2325   (460 words)

The premise for the Discworld series of books is as simple as it is ridiculous.
The world is flat, and it is being carried on the backs of four elephants, who in-turn stand of the back of a giant turtle swimming through space.
The Librarian - First appeared in the second Discworld novel, The Light Fantastic, in which he is turned into an orangutan through a magic spell.
www.squidoo.com /discworld   (2382 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Eric: A Discworld Novel (Discworld Novel S.): Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
All he wants is the usual three wishes: to be immortal, rule the world and have the most beautiful woman fall madly in love with him.
In fact at about half the length of the average Discworld novel this is very lacking in depth, and feels more like a novella, or one of Pratchett's children's titles.
Eric is one of the funniest discworld books it has action adven ture a demonologist with ackney and a parrot with a limited vocabulary what more could you want.
www.amazon.co.uk /Eric-Discworld-Novel-S/dp/1857989546   (1549 words)

 The Discworld Project
The Discworld project is about creating that place on the computers, so you can travel to familiar places and perhaps meet people you have read about.
As time goes by, there will hopefully also be a world creation program to create area files with, A separate death world instead of just dying, AI monsters playing like regular players (incognito or tagged).
You interact with the world using text commands and players from all over the internet are able to play at the same time, giving you the opportunity to get to know people from other countries as well as someone to get help from in a particularly challenging part of the game.
www.uib.no /people/mpkmw/discworld   (1913 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Sourcery (Discworld Novel S.): Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
All that stands between the discworld and armageddon, is a spineless wizard, a barbarian (hairdresser wannabe), a grocer (barbarian wannabe) and a librarian ape.
There's some good build up as we learn why the wizards laze around in the University instead of ruling the world, and some fantastic imagery as Coin transforms the University into a tower to challenge the gods, but ultimately the climax is a bit of a letdown.
Do be warned Sourcery is the thrid in the discworld series that follows Rincewind, so to get the most out of it you need to have read Colour of magic and The light fantastic.
www.amazon.co.uk /Sourcery-Discworld-Novel-Terry-Pratchett/dp/0552131075   (1358 words)

 Discworld II: Mortality Bytes!
The new Discworld includes 25,000 cells of hand-drawn animation, many bizarre characters in outlandish scenarios, humorous gameplay, full screen viewing mode with cinematic effects including fades, pans and close-ups.
Discworld is where the world is flat - as flat as a pizza, and the whole affair, mountains, oceans and all are held up by four elephants, each facing a compass heading, hold up on the world while standing on the back of a gigantic turtle.
In Discworld where the world really is flat, and in fact circular shaped like a pizza.
www.thecomputershow.com /computershow/reviews/discworld2.htm   (1536 words)

Admittedly, real life does not contain many librarians who are a full-grown male orangutan, and Death in real life does not ride a white horse called Binky, but Discworld readers now consider that this is real life's loss.
The world travels through space on the backs of four elephants that stand on the back of a giant turtle.
This is one of the great ancient world myths, found wherever men and turtles are gathered together; the four elephants were an indo-European sophistication.
www.terrypratchettbooks.com /discworld   (574 words)

 Discworld Monthly - Issue 58
The Discworld Convention committee will be announcing details of a collaboration between Paul Kidby and the Convention shortly.
The Discworld Companion has this to say about the Librarian: There is a rumour that the Librarian was once Dr Horace Worblehat, B. Thau, D.M., but no one utters this out loud.
As Stephen is so closely involved with Terry and the Discworld he is probably the best person in the world for the job.
www.discworldmonthly.co.uk /dwm0058.php   (4107 words)

 Discworld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Discworld is a series of over 30 novels by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld.
Newly released Discworld books regularly top The Sunday Times bestsellers list, with Pratchett being the UKs best selling author in the 1990s, mainly on the strength of the Discworld (he has since been overtaken by J.K. Rowling).
Stage adaptions of Discworld novels have been performed on every continent in the world, including Antarctica.
discworld.iqnaut.net   (1361 words)

 Discworld MUD - About   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Discworld MUD is a multi-user game based on the Discworld books as written by Terry Pratchett.
Just because you've never heard of Terry Pratchett or of the Discworld books, doesn't mean you won't be able to play — many people enjoy our MUD for other features; however reading the books will help you understand some of the jokes.
This is the Discworld, which goes through space on the back of a giant turtle.
discworld.atuin.net /lpc/about   (405 words)

 Large Print Reviews - The Colour of Magic - An Audio Book Review
A world "...supported on four elephants standing on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle..." A world inhabited by dragons, and wizards, who are warned never to speak the number 8.
In this first volume of the renowned Discworld series, we follow a gullible tourist by the name of Twoflower on his adventures in the curious world that is Discworld.
In many regards, Pratchett uses Twoflower and Rincewind as a means to introduce the reader to all the sights and sounds of Discworld, as well as the conglomeration of characters that inhabit the world, preparing the reader for all of the Discworld books that follow.
www.largeprintreviews.com /discworld.html   (738 words)

 EN World - Morrus' D&D / d20 News & Reviews Site - Good systems for running Discworld?
I was actually under the impression Discworld was originally a world for a game using the original ADandD rules.
Discworld is the one where wizards eat vast meals rather than cast spells.
For Disc World I would want to aim for quick humor over complex rules (Toon in a nutshell) and the Toon rules are flexible enough to make just about any Disc World character you want.
www.enworld.org /showthread.php?t=3585   (1052 words)

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