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  Undead (Discworld) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Like most things about Discworld vampires, though, this is not true in every case, as in Monstrous Regiment one female vampire did easily recorporate all her clothes.
While there have been some suggestions that Discworld werewolves, like the Hollywood stereotype, can "infect" others with lycanthropy through their bite, on the whole it appears that werewolves on the Disc are born, not made.
While not technically undead, ranging more into the realm of the personification, bogeymen are frequently lumped into this category in much the same way as werewolves.
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 Discworld
The Discworld is a series of 35 humorous fantasy novels and a number of shorter works by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld.
Discworld novels have also won awards such as the Prometheus Award and the Carnegie Medal.
Discworld's Ankh-Morpork City Watch Diary 1999: 1999; the cover art features the character Commander Samuel Vimes of the Watch, His Grace the Duke of Ankh, in his beloved street uniform, in other words, battered Watchman armor.
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 Discworld : QuicklyFind Info
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).
Eight is a significant number on the Discworld.
Discworld Allows you to enter the Discworld and become a wizzard or assassin, or whatever you choose.
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 Discworld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Directions within the discworld are not given North South East and West but rather directions relating to the disc itself eg (towards the centre) Rimward (away from the and to a lesser extent turnwise and (relation to the direction of the disc's It relies on magic.
Eight is a significant number on the There are eight colours in the spectrum (the eighth being octarine the "colour of magic") and eight in a week (the eighth being Octeday).
Discworld MUD (http://discworld.atuin.net/) Allows you to enter the Discworld become a wizzard or assassin or whatever choose.
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 (PSX) DiscWorld II: Mortality Bites - NTSC - U - SnesOrama Emulation Community
Discworld is a flat circular planet that rides on the back of four giant elephants who in turn sit on the shell of a giant turtle that carries the Disc through the infinite boundaries of space.
Although Discworld II is considered by many gamers to be superior than its predecessor, it is unfortunate to hear that Pratchett himself has mixed feelings about the latest adaptation of his work.
Discworld II is based upon the Discworld novels by Pratchett.
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 Discworld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In addition, all of these stories, as well as such Discworld miscelleny as the history of Thud and the Ankh-Morpork national anthem have been collected as part of a compilation of all Pratchett's short work, Once More* *With Footnotes.
The Discworld is populated by numerous classic fantasy/mythological races.
Discworld MUD Allows you to enter the Discworld and become a wizard or assassin, or whatever you choose.
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Rincewind, as those of you who have played the first Discworld game will know, is a thoroughly likeable, though not overly competent, apprentice wizard.
As with the first game, Discworld II is divided into four Acts and the first three are very long and quite complex.
Discworld II is packed onto two CDs and installs to either Windows 95 (recommended in the manual) or DOS.
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 Undead (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Undead is the collective name for all types of supernatural entities that are deceased yet behave as if alive.
Undead (Discworld), a type of character from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels
Undead (film), a 2003 horror film directed by Michael and Peter Spierig
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Undead_(disambiguation)   (126 words)

  
 Reaper Man
I don't mean boy-meets-girl and sweaty-palms and live happily ever after (or not) type romance - I mean sweetness and tenderness and sentiment type romance that has nothing to do with hormones - it would have to be, since Death doesn't have the necessary glands for that kind of thing anyway.
In many ways, Poons is probably the only time a wizard in the Discworld series actually lives up to the image used so often in fantasy: he is noble, fair and wise, a man who knows what the right thing to do is, and goes out and does it, no matter the cost to himself.
Discworld's skeleton-with-a-scythe has bit parts in almost every volume, and starring roles in many.
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 Four Fat Chicks -- Discworld II: Missing Presumed ... !? Review
Adapting story lines, locations and characters from several of Pratchett's Discworld novels, now-defunct Perfect Entertainment, helmed at the time by the very funny writer and director Greg Barnett, managed to develop one of the best games no one ever talks about.
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)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - The Discworld
This Discworld is, without question, one of THE strangest planets in - and let's face it - a very strange multiverse.
The undead find themselves shunned by society and are left with bad jobs and not much to do.
One of the most successful members of the (albeit) semi-undead society is Angua, a young female human and occasionally Wolf who has made quite an impact in the Watch where she is employed.
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 The Discworld Homework Files: Reaper Man
The central character is Death, who at the beginning of the book is told that he has lost his job as guardian of the doorway into the next world and must return to the Discworld and live a mortal life.
His trials and tribulations also serve to emphasise the fundamental interconnectedness of the biological and social being; as a previously disembodied personification he has had no need for a personal name, but as a newly embodied person his person must have a name; society in the form of Miss Flitworth insists upon it.
As a new Death is not yet arising from the belief of humans, the excess life-force begins to spill over from the undead into totally new organisms.
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 Zombie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A zombie is traditionally an undead person in the Caribbean spiritual belief system of voodoo.
He later forms a support group for other undead, claiming they are merely "differently alive".
In the comic series The Goon by Eric Powell the prominent villain is a necromancer who constantly rejuvenates his undead army by employing lepers to rob the graves of the town cemetery.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zombie   (2132 words)

  
 Books : Carpe Jugulum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Carpe Jugulum is the 23rd Discworld novel, and with it this durable series continues its juggernaut procession onward.
The plot is a version of an earlier Discworld novel, Lords and Ladies, with the predatory elves of that novel being replaced here by suave and deadly vampires, and the tiny kingdom of Lancre being defended by its witches.
Pratchett's vampires are elegant Bela Lugosi types, and they come up against an unlikely but engaging alliance of witches; blue-skinned pixies like Rob Roy Smurfs; a doubting priest with a boil on his face; and a magical house-size Phoenix in a seamless, completely absorbing, and feel-good-about-the-universe mixture.
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 Jingo (Discworld Novel S.) : Reviews, Prices, Deals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Jingo is the 20th of Pratchett's Discworld novels, and the fourth to feature the City Guard of Ankh-Morpork.
I am not of the kind to rate a book good just it's from Terry Pratchett and some of the last recent editions suggested that the discworld seems to be kind of worn out.
As with his other Discworld books, Pratchett makes you laugh so hard you don't even realize you're thnking and that is a wonderful feat.
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 Reaper Man - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Published in 1991, it is the 11th Discworld novel and the second to focus on Death.
The Auditors are beings who watch the Discworld from above to ensure everything obeys The Rules.
While every other species thinks of a new Death for themselves in seconds, humans "are capable of believing in very complicated things", and need a bit more time for their Death to be completed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reaper_Man   (407 words)

  
 Shop 2 Book - Monstrous Regiment (Discworld Novels (Paperback))   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This is another excellent Discworld novel, with a great, ripping yarn of a story, keeping me hooked from start to finish.
I'm surprised that so many people in various forums have griped that MR is not a proper Discworld book, simply because Terry has chosen to use a different setting and cast of characters.
There are plenty of new, interesting characters being introduced and a new sense of potential for the whole Discworld.
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 Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! - Discworld II: Missing, Presumed...!? - Adventure Classic Gaming - ACG - Reviews, ...
Discworld is a flat circular planet that rides on the back of four giant elephants; they in turn sit on the shell of a giant turtle that carries the Disc through the infinite boundaries of space.
Along the way you will produce a clickie (a movie in the Discworld universe), become a substitute for the Grim Reaper, and finally save Death’s life.
is considered by any standard to be superior than the original Discworld, it is rumored that Pratchett himself has mixed feelings about the latest adaptation of his work.
www.adventureclassicgaming.com /index.php/site/reviews/21   (1295 words)

  
 The Discworld Compendium: the Books
And then the gleam is seen as the glint in a giant eye and it is eclipsed by the blink of an eyelid and the darkness moves a flipper and Great A'Tuin, star turtle, swims onward through the void.
The Discworld cycle is a creation of Terry Pratchett and is copyrighted by him (I'm using the names and all only to make people buy the books, honest!).
It describes the Discworld (as if you couldn't guess), concentrating in most books on Ankh-Morpork, the Lancre kingdom in the Ramtop mountains and the country of Death.There are also one-book excursions to places like Klatch, Sto Helit, Tsort, the Counterweight continent and so on.
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 Oddly moving, a bit confusing--but still classic Pratchett | Reaper Man (Discworld Novels (Audio)) | Terry...
Reaper Man, the eleventh entry in the celebrated Discworld series, is classic Pratchett and easily one of the best of the lot, and I mean lot.
Emotionally and philosophically deeper than most Discworld novels, Reaper Man is the only one in the series that focuses on Death - perhaps the steadiest recurring character in the Discworld universe - as its main protagonist, and shows him to be a fascinating and truly deep character.
I've read all the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett to date, and the ones I find most satisfying-for wit, philosophy, and constant lampooning of the Establishment-are the City Watch stories with Sam Vimes as the ever-evolving hero.
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 Windle Poons -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Windle Poons is one of the main characters in the Discworld novel Reaper Man written by Terry Pratchett.
For the rest of the time, he is unwillingly undead, due to Death's absence.
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).
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Windle_Poons   (271 words)

  
 Undead (Discworld): Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Zombies are the most basic kind of undead (Undead is a collective name for all types of corporeal and non-corporeal entities who were once alive in the normal...)
Windle Poons (Windle poons is one of the main characters in the discworld novel reaper man written by terry pratchett...)
There is some debate on the Discworld as to whether werewolves (A werewolf in folklore and mythology is a person who changes into a wolf, either by purposefully using...)
www.absoluteastronomy.com /ref/undead_discworld   (3114 words)

  
 Men at Arms (Discworld, Book 15)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It's fair to say he's not your typical hero : he hates the Undead (some of my best friends are werewolves), Assassins (a perfectly respectable profession) and - in keeping with an old family tradition - Kings (not an ideal musketeer then).
This is the Discworld novel wherein Captain Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork's Night Watch retires and gets married, the Night Watch itself becomes an equal species organization, and Gaspode the Talking Dog falls in love with new recruit, Angua, the werewolf.
Meanwhile back in the world of the living and undead, Captain Sam Vimes and his command investigate the circumstances of Beano's death.
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 Mylibrary: Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent Discworld novels satirize and celebrate every aspect of life, modern and ancient, sacred and profane.
Even so distinguished an author as A. Byatt has sung his praises, calling Pratchett's intricate and delightful fictional Discworld "more complicated and satisfying than Oz." His latest satiric triumph, Carpe Jugulum, involves an exclusive royal snafu that leads to comic mayhem.
In a fit of enlightenment democracy and ebullient goodwill, King Verence invites Uberwald's undead, the Magpyrs, into Lancre to celebrate the birth of his daughter.
www.mylibrary.nu /Books/Books.cfm/ID/4868/PageID/22   (217 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Reviews for Reaper Man: Books: Terry Pratchett,Tony Robinson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
More important, with no Death to keep it under control, life force is piling up, making its vital presence felt in the form of poltergeist activity and a plague of snowglobes and supermarket baskets, which are only the harbingers of the dreaded appearance of Mall Life.
Windle is one of the undead, so naturally he is approached by dead-activists.
Their group is made up of the failed undead, including a bogeyman who's scared of people, a wolf who turns into a man during a full moon, and a shy banshee who, instead of wailing, slips a card under your door that reads: "OOoooEeeeOooEeeeOOOeee".
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 What GURPS books do I need for fantasy? - RPGnet Forums
Musical consultant for the magnificent seven undead vampire weebles of the apocalypse "We titubate but we don't fall down".
Particularily Spirits, Faerie and Undead (and the upcoming one on Dragons, though that's not coming out for quite a while yet).
Undead is another excellent book that I haven't had much use for.
forum.rpg.net /showthread.php?t=95412   (1468 words)

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