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  Discworld (world) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
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.
The majority of the Discworld novels are set in the 20th century AM, the Century of the Fruitbat, with the later ones entering the 21st, the Century of the Anchovy.
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 [Minor Discworld concepts] | [All the best Minor Discworld concepts resources at death.silvertopics.com]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This article details minor Discworld concepts: concepts and ideas from the Discworld of novels by Terry Pratchett which only appear in the background, or are not well fleshed out.
The concept is used in reference to Tawneee, who is the quintessential example of this with Nobby, although the strange part is that she actually likes him.
Also, Samuel Vimes, one of the Discworld's most notable characters, is sometimes referred to as being constantly knurd and two drinks short of actual sobriety, which at least partially accounts for his depressive nature and tendency towards alcoholism—he started out looking for a cure to knurdness.
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 Minor Discworld concepts: Encyclopedia - Minor Discworld concepts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This realistic new concept of the ramifications of magic may have had influence on other sources of fiction.
A related concept is the Theory of Thaumic Imponderability, which says it is impossible to tell exactly what a given spell will do, until it's too late.
The Discworld version was invented by an uncle of Mustrum Ridcully, and its ingredients include asafoetida, scumble, sulphur and saltpetre.
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 Mort - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Mort is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett and also the name of its main character.
Published in 1987, it is the fourth Discworld novel and the first to focus on the Death of the Discworld, who only appeared as a side character in the previous novels.
Their storyline (and that of their daughter Susan) is continued in the later Discworld novel Soul Music.
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 Minor Discworld concepts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An anorankh is a pseudo-mystical symbol, consisting of an ankh wearing an anorak.
Roundworld is the Discworld term for both planet Earth and the "real" universe itself.
Roundworld is the focus of all three Science of Discworld novels.
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 Informat.io on Discworld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Discworld is a series of thirty-four fantasy novels and a number of shorter works 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's Unseen University Diary: 1998; the cover art features the character Death, possibly the character who appeared in the greatest number of Discworld novels.
Discworld Assassins' Guild Yearbook and Diary 2000: 2000; the cover art features the character Lord Downey, the Assassins' Guild leader, with his specialty peppermint (rumored poisoned).
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 Discworld characters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Because she helps lay the fires, the palace cook nicknamed her "Embers" (she is, of course, the Discworld version of Cinderella, although the full nickname "Emberella", while never explicitly written, is referred to as sounding "like something you'd put up in the rain").
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].
After his 'death', his senses are quite enhanced from their 130-year-old state although his appearance is somewhat unsettling, mostly from a failed attempt at preventing rotting via an advanced form of biofeedback (basically, controlling the reactions of your organs voluntarily).
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 Informat.io on Discworld World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
According to Pratchett, Howondaland is meant to be Discworld's analogue of sub-Saharan Africa, though it also contains elements of Central America.
Discworld by the old man who carries the universe in a sack.
Lu-Tze and other sources tell us that on Fourecks time and space are very twisted up and there is a big time source right in the middle (probably referring to Uluru).
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 Discworld Did You Mean discworld?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Discworld is a series of 35 novels and a number of shorter works by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld.
Newly released Discworld books regularly top The Sunday Times bestsellers list, with Pratchett being the UK's best selling author in the 1990s, mainly on the strength of the Discworld (he has since been overtaken by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, but still holds the record for the most shoplifted books).
Discworld (Reformed) Vampyre's Diary 2003: 2003; the cover art features a vampyre (as the more modern vampires like to spell it, because they are reformed and seek to distance themselves from the old image of the evil, blood-lusty vampires) with a cup of steaming brown liquid, likely coffee or hot cocoa.
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 Hex (Discworld) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By The Science of Discworld Hex was capable of "once and future computing"; increasing its abilities simply by deducing that the required processing power would exist eventually.
By the time of The Science of Discworld II: The Globe Stibbons had hooked it up to the University's clacks tower, and it worked out all the codes, meaning the University can now use the clacks for free.
Oddly, The Science of Discworld puts the name Hex in small capital letters, hex, that are the same type as when Death speaks.
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 Minor Discworld concepts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Dragons are a genus of reptiles which apparently evolved on the Disc's Moon.
Minor Discworld concepts: Encyclopedia II - Dwarfs Discworld - Culture and society
As Tolkien implied of his dwarves, Discworld dwarfs of both sexes have beards.
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This article details minor Discworld concepts: concepts and ideas from the fictional Discworld series by Terry Pratchett which only appear in the background, or are not well fleshed out.
On the Discworld, where magic has more in common with particle physics than Houdini, background magic is what happens where a very powerful spell hits, creating a myriad of sub-astral particles that severely distract local reality.
Note that in human colour vision, green is not discernible as green when added to purple; it serves only to desaturate the purple.
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 Discworld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 Britains best selling author in the 1990s, mainly on the strength of the Discworld (he has since been overtaken by J.K. Rowling).
The Ankh-Morpork Almanack (an almanac for the Discworld year, in the style of the Diaries and the Cookbook, written by Pratchett with Bernard Pearson)
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 planet Earth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Farmers who grow re-annual plants are usually very careful about dates of sowing, lest they cause devastating temporal paradoxes (such as dying of starvation because the food one lived off mo...
One of these was encountered by some members of the Band With Rocks In during the events described in Soul Music, while they were trying to replace a ruined musical instrument.
When two members of the Band came back to try to get more information about the guitar they were wholly unsuccessful, but after leaving, the presence of a faded '1' on the guitar caused...
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 Leonard of Quirm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Leonard of Quirm is a fictional character in the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett.
The "Gonne", the Discworld's first and only hand-held firearm.
A quill that writes upside down (for use in free-fall, a parody of the Fisher Space Pen).
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 Discworld - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With the announcement that the main character of Going Postal is to star in a similarly-themed book in which he takes over the Ankh-Morpork Mint, this may considered a new arc; the Moist von Lipwig stories.
Discworld is distinguished by its relative lack of recurring or overarching villains.
There are however, two groups of villains that featured prominently in many of the stories and have, in their own ways, come to represent the force of 'wrongness' in the Discworld.
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 A Theory of Fun for Game Design OFFICIAL WEBSITE
A lot of people get hung up on the concept of "puzzle" thinking that I mean a literal puzzle such as a crossword, what you find in an adventure game, or even Tetris.
With the endless rehashing of game and design concepts currently in circulation and parent groups growing ever more shrill at the release of morally ambiguous titles, Raph Koster’s book is a refreshing read.
Salen and Zimmerman’s lucid and thoroughly argued concept of games is that their formal systems provide the only possibilities that are there in the game at all.
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 Games Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Any book or author that introduces a concept that becomes part of everyone's handicapping arsenal deserves recognition for their genius.
Other than that concept, this book is full of good ideas across the board.
The author also provides an appendix where he takes a more in-depth look at some important physics concepts and tools, and how they apply within the context of the game of football, including the Cartesian grid, the Pythagorean theorem, and vectors.
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 Random Works of the Web » Blog Archive » L-space   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
L-space, thought to be short for library-space, is a fictional dimension or set of dimensions documented in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books.
It is an expansion on his portrayal of the written word having mystical properties on the Discworld, in that the basic concept is large collections of books (magical or mundane) can warp space and time around them.
These include the “harmless kickstool crabs, large and heavy wandering thesauri, the.303 bookworm and the dreaded cliches, which must be avoided at all costs“.
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 Susan Sto Helit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Susan Sto Helit is a fictional character who features in three of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels - Soul Music, Hogfather, and Thief of Time.
In the upcoming Sky One adaptation of Hogfather she will be played by Michelle Dockery.
Susan Sto Helit - Ponder Stibbons - Twoflower - Havelock Vetinari - Samuel Vimes - The Witches - Discworld gods - more...
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 The Ultimate Minor Discworld concepts Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
A rare type of crime, in which giving is involved instead of taking.
Examples of this type include breaking and decorating, and whitemailing (for example threatening to reveal a mobster's donations to charity).
Written by Achmed the Mad, this book lists all the old, dark gods of the Discworld (i.e.
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 Discworld characters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Perhaps related to the old song "Willikins and his Dinah" - the tune for which may also be known as "Sweet Betsy from Pike"
^ "Speciesism" is the Discworld version of racism, prejudice against dwarfs and trolls.
It is implied at one point in The Truth that Lord de Worde also has "ordinary" racism, being prejudiced against people from Klatch.
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 Discworld MUD - Family: risagallo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Risagallo family is first mentioned in history when Marco Risagallo, a Brindisian cavalry officer, took command of a small Brindisian army during a minor battle.
The family then fades into obscurity for several years, until the 10th Visconte was forced to flee Brindisi after San Passado was sacked during a civil war.
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 Quantum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Quantum: Encyclopedia II - Minor Discworld concepts - Quantum
The Uncertainty Principle seems to be simply a "scientific" or "professional" way of saying "I don't know"; Death uses it in The Fifth Elephant as an excuse to appear when people are possibly going to die, apparently in addition to their actual deaths, even though he himself isn't clear what it is.
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