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 Discworld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Directions within the discworld are not given as north south east and west, but rather as directions relating to the disc itself, eg hubward (towards the centre), rimward (away from the centre) and to a lesser extent, turnwise and widdershins (relation to the direction of the disc's spin).
Originally published as a 'Discworld story': larger format and fully illustrated by Josh Kirby; more recently reissued as a normal paperback with no illustrations.
Discworld MUD Allows you to enter the Discworld and become a wizzard or assassin, or whatever you choose.
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 Discworld characters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The character is also possibly based on Brian Boru, a 10th century Irish king.
In several Discworld books, a character is admonished to remember what happened to Mr Hong when he tried to open the Three Jolly Luck Takeaway Fish Bar on the site of the old fish god temple in Dagon Street on the night of the full moon [sometimes lunar eclipse].
In Discworld, he mainly voices a paranoid fear of having his staff taken away and, when engaged in conversation, constantly returns to the subject of pickles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Discworld_characters   (10267 words)

 Discworld Noir - from CDAccess.com
Lewton: The star of Discworld Noir, Lewton is the Discworld's first PI, and former watchman who left the watch in mysterious circumstances who he finds himself in a whole lot of trouble when a broad walks into his office and gives him a case that turns out to be more complicated than it looks.
The characters are well drawn - the only quibble I would have is that because of the necessary darkness of the game, sometimes it is difficult to make out who is who.
Well-known characters, scenes and dialogue are all given the Discworld treatment (Sidney Greenstreet in the form of an unusually articulate Troll and a Peter Lorre Dwarf) and part of the fun is in identifying the reference source.
www.cdaccess.com /html/pc/discnoir.htm   (2164 words)

 Discworld Noir review
Discworld Noir is based on the novels by Terry Pratchett, and is third in the series of Discworld games.
The characters that Lewton meets in the course of his adventures are…well, not one of them is “normal”.
Discworld Noir is aimed at gamers who enjoy tongue-in-cheek humor, lots of dialogue and wacky characters caught up in a darkly whimsical mystery.
www.gameboomers.com /reviews/Dd/Discnoirbybecky.htm   (966 words)

 Discworld: best adventure game series ever? - Feature - Adventure Classic Gaming - ACG - Adventure Games, Interactive ...
Other characters from the books also make appearances, but you cannot talk to any of them at your chosing, that is, you cannot just walk up and talk to them anytime you want.
The character Lewton in the Discworld Noir is similar to Vimes in Prachett’s books, as both are at a time hopeless alcoholics and worked as guards in the City Watch.
Characters like Twoflower and Lord Hong are not mentioned by name in the game, but they are described in such a way that makes it hard not to miss their references ("The last time someone from the Agatean Empire visited the town, the whole city got burned down.").
www.adventureclassicgaming.com /index.php/site/features/177   (2415 words)

 Adventure Gamers : Discworld Noir
Discworld Noir follows the life of Lewton, Discworld's first private investigator, which brings a new style of gameplay to the series.
At the start of Discworld Noir, Lewton is broke due to a severe drinking problem, has no case to work on and is spending most of his time wondering around through the dark, cold streets.
But it wouldn't be Discworld if there wasn’t also a troll with a one-track mind (and dialogue) who is making demands, and a dwarf with a large axe who wants you to drop the case.
www.adventuregamers.com /article/id,195   (759 words)

 Discworld Characters - Granny Weatherwax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Granny Weatherwax is the daughter of Violet Weatherwax, and was initially trained in witchcraft by Nanny Gripes, and subsequently other witches who taught her all they knew, after which she taught herself and was a remarkably apt pupil.
Beyond that, the picture is of a formidable character with every attribute for the classical "bad witch" - a quick temper, a competitive, selfish and ambitious nature, a sharp tongue, an unshakeable conviction of her own mortal probity, and some considerable mental and occult powers.
But, in fact, Granny Weatherwax's practical history puts her on the "good" side of the ledger, in the same way that a cold shower and brisk run are good - they might sting a bit at the time but you'll feel all the better for it later.
www.users.bigpond.net.au /terrypratchett/Char_GWeatherwax.htm   (380 words)

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I'm not entirely convinced that this style really suits the Discworld characters but I have to admit, the result is spectacular.
Discworld Noir is not only original, but truly unique in the adventure genre.
Discworld Noir's story was not written by Pratchett himself, but it was created under close guidance on his part.
www.adventure-hall.com /page.php?id=discworld3   (762 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Terry Pratchett - The Truth: A Novel of Discworld at Epinions.com
If you’ve never read a Discworld novel before, don’t be put off by the fact that there are 24 before this one – you’ll enjoy this novel without any prior knowledge.
And Discworld, after all, is a world much like ours, only complicated by things like Magic, many different races inhabiting the world along with humans (Trolls, Golems, Werewolves etc), and different ways of doing things – such as an Imp that can remember and repeat whatever it hears (Dictaphone), etc.
I never like Vimes’ character as much when viewed from the outside – when he’s not the central character – but he does have a certain consistency with the Vimes I’ve come to know.
www.epinions.com /content_124867546756   (855 words)

 Terry Pratchett
Fans may also want The Discworld Mapp (1995) - a booklet, really, with some general silliness included - but the map folds out to poster size which is nice.
A collection of all the "Discworld" characters, in a world floating through space on the backs of four elephants standing on a giant turtle.
Includes artworks featuring such classic Discworld characters as Eric the Demonologist, Death, and Luggage, The Josh Kirby Discworld Portfolio is a must for any fan of Terry Pratchett's fiction and Josh Kirby's artwork.
www.heartoglory.com /fantasy/terry-pratchett.php   (1681 words)

 The Discworld @ www.ezboard.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Welcome to the Discworld, The world that exists balanced on the back of 4 elephants who stand on the back of a giant turtle that swims through space...
Discworld is a trademark registered by Terry Pratchett, belongs to Terry Pratchett and is copyrighted as such.
As for us, all the characters in this game are fictitious, and any resemblance to actual persons living or dead is purely co-incidental.
pub37.ezboard.com /bthediscworld   (535 words)

 Discworld - Review - Adventure Classic Gaming - ACG - Adventure Games, Interactive Fiction Games - Reviews, Previews, ...
Discworld is a third-person adventure game that uses animated sprites running over a hand drawn background.
All the characters in Discworld are brought to life by the excellent voice acting that is available only in the CD-ROM version of the game.
Of interest is that there is even an earlier Discworld game made for the ZX Spectrum; it is a text adventure called The Color of Magic and is released by Piranna.
www.adventureclassicgaming.com /index.php/site/reviews/15   (1105 words)

 Discworld - Uncyclopedia
Discworld is a series of books created by Terry Pratchett, a more prominent citizen of the United Kingdom.
The Discworld is situated on the backs of four giant hedgehogs, which in turn rest on the back of a giant turtle, which is held up by jacklifters, which rest of Winnebago, the cosmic mobile home/Caravan.
Most of these were written in the year 1337, but despite this, they still manage to have relevance and humour, particularly the ones about the idiocy of the American government.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Discworld   (423 words)

 The Discworld Game Pages
The Discworld is the setting for all the Discworld books, and is a large disc of land, which is supported on four elephants.
The central character to many of the Discworld books (and to both the games) is Rincewind, a student (relatively speaking) at Unseen University, where wizards learn to be wizards..
Discworld Noir is not based on any Discworld books and is instead a largely original film noir style adventure that takes place in the seamier side of Ankh-Morpork, although it does feature some locations from the books.
www.lspace.org /games/discworld/faq.html   (7965 words)

 Discworld Figures by Clarecraft
The Discworld Characters produced by Clarecraft are based on the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett.
The figures are all approved by the author and range from Death to Rincewind, and from Gaspode the Wonder Dog to Granny Weatherwax.
There are many Discworld readers yet to discover the quirky delights of the figures.
www.worldcollectorsnet.com /discworld/index.html   (254 words)

This is a big city reminiscent of planet Earth, where we think we've locked all the monsters outside, and then turned around and found they're right in here, with us.
They're "resonances." The people of Ankh-Morpork go to war with those towel-headed villains in neighbouring Klatch, and pretty soon characters are acting so pigheadedly that you might think they were real.
Vampires who wish to be accepted in human society join the League of Temperance (you can suck, but you mustn't impale.) Witches tend to be good (they'll give you what you need) and fairy godmothers tend to be bad (they'll give you what they think you ought to want).
www.terrypratchettbooks.com /discworld   (574 words)

 Recommended Reading: Reviews (P)
One of the more impressive things about the Discworld books is that Pratchett's been able to write as many of them as he has, while still staying fresh and original.
There is a new main character, yes, but the whole story is set in the familiar surroundings of Ankh-Morpork, and the familiar characters of that city -- the Patrician, Dibbler, the guards, the bums -- are all prominent in the book.
Sure, there are some themes that are obvious echoes of previous Discworld books, and the basic plot in outline is not radically dissimilar from, say, Hogfather; but apparently I'm not as fixated on freshness and novelty as I imagined I was.
www.klio.org /sf/reviews/p.xml   (903 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Terry Pratchett - The Fifth Elephant: A Novel of Discworld at Epinions.com
The characters are well drawn, being realistic (if you can believe in a character set on an imaginary world, that is) as well as fun.
Vimes is one of my favourite characters in Discworld, so it’s nice to see him get a proper outing with a starring role.
I would have thought the humour was rather British, what with him being British and all, and a few of the references are to things that only the British would be particularly familiar with.
www.epinions.com /content_107773922948   (606 words)

 Digital Spy Forums - Least favourite Discworld characters
He is another one of those characters you find yourself shouting at (or is that just me?) because he is so pompus and he not always right but is never wrong!
Plenty of one off characters I am happy never to read about again even when they are in a story the itself was all right.
A few novels ago perhaps Magrat might have got my vote but now she is queen and a mum she seems to have grown (as you might expect) leaving Agnus as the junior witch but she isn't as soppy as Magrat.
www.digitalspy.co.uk /forums/showthread.php?t=468285   (868 words)

 The SF Site Featured Review: Nanny Ogg's Cookbook
As well-remembered character after character steps forward with a recipe, it becomes clear that food really does show up a lot in the Discworld books.
Sergeant Angua's Vegetable Stew is a testament to the trials of being a vegetarian werewolf.
The exotic Discworld ingredients have mostly been replaced with British near-equivalents, not only because they would be more readily available, but also less inedible or poisonous.
www.sfsite.com /04b/noc102.htm   (743 words)

 Discworld Monthly - Issue 31
He hasn't had the time or money to get Discworld Noir but would like to talk to like minded people of any age to have a bit of a banter (his words) about Discworld.
It is nice to see characters that don't appear in many books included and Cuddy's piece shows a lot of character.
In Discworld Noir you take on the role of Lewton, a private investigator who is hired to discover the whereabouts of a man who arrived in Ankh-Morpork by ship a few days earlier.
www.discworldmonthly.co.uk /dwm0031.php   (4056 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - The Works of Terry Pratchett
When the Discworld novels started to become popular back in the early 1990s it was decided that it should be re-released, so Pratchett re-wrote it and it was released in 1992.
While Death appears in all the Discworld novels, this is the first time he appears as a main character, so this is the first Death novel.
Led by his staff that holds the character of his father, he sets out to conquer the Discworld and to rule it with the iron fist of magic.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A6002876   (6728 words)

 Discworld: The Ankh Morpork Webring
The A-M Webring is now the largest Discworld webring, and is here to try to link the best Discworld websites together on one ring; Discworld Clubs and Forums, to Discworld Merchandise, to Discworld information.
The Shades is a chat forum made by and for fans of Terry Pratchett's Discworld.
At the Virtual Discworld you can find out all you need to know about the Discworld and interact by taking the Quiz or posting messages on the message boards...
u.webring.com /hub?ring=ankhmorpork   (655 words)

 Discworld Noir (1999) (VG)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
On a dark and stormy night in the city of Ankh-Morpork...
Fans of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books will enjoy it too.
The voice work is good too, with Rob Brydon as private eye Lewton stealing the show.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0208097   (249 words)

 [FAQ] Terry Pratchett/Discworld Merchandise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
These are extremely popular, and are very accurate representations of the Discworld characters.
The third game, "Discworld Noir", which has now been released is in the style of 'film noir' and features new characters and storylines.
Membership rates are 5 pounds per year in the UK and 8 pounds for the rest of the world.
www.faqs.org /faqs/pratchett/merchandise-faq   (2759 words)

 Discworld Roleplaying Game
It rests on the back of four giant elephants, who in turn stand on the back of great A'Tuin, the only turtle to form the basis of an entire branch of astrophysics.
Events on the Discworld have been chronicled in the best-selling works of Terry Pratchett.
Fans have learned of the adventures of Rincewind the incompetent wizard, Granny Weatherwax the witch (known to trolls as "She Who Must Be Avoided"), Captain Carrot the six-foot dwarf, Archchancellor Ridcully, Susan Sto Helit (granddaughter of Death), and a cast of strange and unique characters.
www.sjgames.com /gurps/books/Discworld   (214 words)

 DISCWORLD FANTASY ART FOR TERRY PRATCHETT BOOKS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
No, not the Discworld Noir patch nor Discworld slash nor Discworld quests or Discworld download.
If you are after a Discworld Noir patch, Discworld slash, Discworld quest or Discworld download then you have accidentally stumbled upon the Discworld by Josh Kirby, the original and brilliant cover art painter of this incredible series of Terry Pratchett books that have sold mega millions worldwide.
There are fine-art prints and standard art prints covering a large amount of the artwork produced by this amazingly talented artist.
www.artistsuk.co.uk /discworld.html   (205 words)

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