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  GURPS Mage Magic in Discworld Games
Some witches and shady foreigners have a couple of levels of Arcane; most wizards would regard it as a Disadvantage, as they prefer to be noticed and admired, but some theoretical quantum metaphysicists acquire it, as their insistence on talking shop over dinner leads other people to try to forget their existence.
Witches are much more given to fully coincidental effects; they do also use spells, but even these tend to be relatively low-key.
Witches and voodoo-workers also use dolls and dummies for attacks with a Correspondence-based aspect (in the old sense of "stick a pin in the doll, and the person goes ouch").
www.philm.demon.co.uk /Discworld/AltMagic.htm   (1874 words)

  
 Discworld
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.
There are also three short stories by Pratchett based in the Discworld: Troll Bridge[?], Theatre of Cruelty[?], and The Sea and Little Fishes[?].
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/di/Discworld.html   (730 words)

  
 Witches (Discworld) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Witch magic is very different from the wizard magic taught in the Unseen University, and consists largely of finding the right lever that makes everything else work.
Though witches have no leader, she acts as the self-appointed "boss" of the group of peer witches she would gather together for sabbats, due to her having the tallest hat and the loudest voice.
A witch for whom the phrase "I've only got one pair of hands" was highly inappropriate, for she had one mind and two bodies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Witches_(Discworld)   (4100 words)

  
 DISCWORLD - Discworld / Siren Entertainment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In fact, Tomjon - as the witches christen him- is the rightful heir to the throne of Lancre, which makes him a baby worth hiding away from prying eyes, particularly Duke Felmet's whose illegitmate grip on the throne is expressed through fear, insanity and an increasing dislike of all things witchy.
To keep his existence discreet, the witches arrange for Tomjon to be raised by a travelling theatrical troupe, where he grows up to be a talented thespian (by the age of three the lad speaks his first words and delivers an awesome soliloquy).
Thrice married witch and general busybody with numerous relatives in Lancre, and up at the castle...
www.sirenent.com.au /discworld/wyrd.html   (557 words)

  
 Discworld Books - Get one while they're hot!
Witches are not by nature gregarious, and they certainly don't have leaders.
But for the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, travelling to the distant city of Genua, things are never that simple...Servant girls have to marry the Prince.
Sent for more training as a witch (although her family think she's gone into service for a bit), Tiffany is having trouble - she can't ride a broomstick, can't make a shamble, and tends to leave her body for a look around.
www.chocolat.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /discworldbooks.htm   (2003 words)

  
 The Witches of Discworld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Witches' Spells: A complete list of Witches' spells and what each of them do, plus some other useful information, including Tricks.
Discworld is the brain-child of Terry Pratchett and all credit goes to him and his wonderful work.
Discworld M.U.D. is a non-profit M.U.D. and can be accessed through the Discworld M.U.D. site.
www.geocities.com /music4piano/Witches/index.html   (355 words)

  
 Terry Pratchett Discworld novels - books by Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Discworld, a flat circular place inhabited by a plethora of fine and jovial creatures sits on the back of four elephants and is propelled through space on a giant turtle.
Monstrous Regiment (Discworld S.): The Monstrous Regiment in question is made up of a vampire, a troll, Igor, a collection of misfits and a young woman who shoves a pair of socks down her pants to join the army.
Going Postal (Discworld S.): The Monstrous Regiment in question is made up of a vampire, a troll, Igor, a collection of misfits and a young woman who shoves a pair of socks down her pants to join the army.
www.supertrolley.com /terrypratchettdiscworld.html   (1758 words)

  
 [No title]
The witches of Discworld, not the most joyful bunch, decide that they must get involved in the politics of the planet.
But Granny Weatherwax, Discworld's most famous witch, is in the audience and she doesn't hold with that sort of thing.
And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater - how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time.
members.lycos.co.uk /ps2gamesreviews/pratchett.htm   (1311 words)

  
 Discworld MUD
Discworld MUD is a multiplayer, text-based, online game (a MUD) based on the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett.
This is the Discworld, which travels through space on the back of four elephants which themselves stand on the shell of Great A'Tuin, the sky turtle.
At least it doesn't pretend it doesn't exist, and no-one on the Discworld ever tried to prove it didn't exist in case they turned out to be right and found themselves suddenly floating in empty space.
discworld.atuin.net   (304 words)

  
 Discworld - Witches Abroad
But for the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick,travelling to the distant city of Genua, things are never that simple...
The three witches are back and this time they're off on a holiday.
"Witches Abroad" is full of fairytale parodies, some of which are hilarious, but I didn't really buy the whole idea of stories being alive.
www.angelfire.com /biz3/discworld/wa.html   (174 words)

  
 Entertainment: Welcome To The Discworld - The Post Chronicle
A tiny sun and moon spin around the Discworld, and probably nowhere else in the multiverse it is sometimes necessary for an elephant to cock a leg to allow the sun to go past.
The first one is Granny Weatherwax, the most powerful witch on the whole Discworld, with a down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach to life (which means no men...), and the most handsome among witches as she still has all her own teeth.
The Discworld is a place that obviously cannot exist, it is impossible to place it in time and if I could give one advice to Pratchett's readers, it would be "forgetting what you know is the key".
www.postchronicle.com /news/entertainment/article_21229096.shtml   (1251 words)

  
 [FAQ] Terry Pratchett Bibliography
In this sequel, the Discworld is moving towards a seemingly in- evitable collision with a malevolent red star, and it has only one possible saviour.
And his very existence brings the Discworld, which is of course flat and rides through space on the back of an enormous turtle, to the very verge of all-out thaumaturgical war*.
Discworld non-fiction: %A Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs translated by Andreas Brandhorst %T Die Scheibenwelt von A - Z [The Discworld Companion] %I Goldmann %D 4/96 ISBN 3-442-43263-4 (large format p/b) "Der ultimative Fuehrer - handlich, praktisch, unverzichtbar!" %A Terry Pratchett %T Die Strassen von Ankh-Morport.
www.cs.uu.nl /wais/html/na-dir/pratchett/bibliography.html   (14258 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Witches (Discworld)
A very young witch (13 at her last appearance), who hails from the chalk downland Rimward of the Ramtops.
Granny Aching was a friend of the Chalk Clan of Nac Mac Feegle, and they have befriended Tiffany as the new "hag o' the hills".
Though witches have no leader, she acts as the self-appointed "boss" of the group of peer witches she would gather together for sabbats.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Witches_(Discworld)   (3925 words)

  
 Who's Who: Witches of Discworld
Witches were not a feature of the Discworld until the third book in the series, Equal Rites, but since then they have become a force to be reckoned with.
Discworld witches do not fit the stereotype of evil old crones in gingerbread cottages who eat children.
They are a central part of the life of their villages, practising midwifery, basic healthcare and enforcing moral codes such as politeness and obedience, with the caveat that such codes do not apply to themselves.
www.discworldmonthly.co.uk /whoswho_witches.php   (581 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Witches Abroad CD: Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
WITCHES ABROAD lampoons just about every tourism cliche, and I suppose I got the biggest laughs from the parodies of riverboat gamblers on the Vieux (Ol' Man) River and Mardi Gras ("Fat Lunchtime" according to Nanny), plus a voodoo witch with a Russian name and a baba yaga house, which made her even funnier.
So while the two elder witches head for Desiderata's cottage to search for the wand, Magrat gets a package at home (where she is practicing New Age self-defense) and finds that she is now the only wet hen who can turn absolutely anything into a pumpkin.
The food is wonderful, Voodoo witches ride their huts through the swamp, stories always come true, and everyone is either happy or dying in the effort.
www.amazon.ca /Witches-Abroad-CD-Terry-Pratchett/dp/0552153028   (2017 words)

  
 Discworld Book Order | Terry Pratchett Unseen Message Board
This is the shortest of the Discworld novels because it was originally written as a graphic and text work in the same manner as the later book, The Last Hero; some say that the story suffers somewhat because of this.
The other two witches accompany her on the journey that is filled with fairy tale adventures and leads to a confrontation with an evil witch, Lilith di Tempscore, who is terrorising Genua and wants Ella and the Duc to be married for her own evil ends.
The witches use all manner of tricks and cunning to combat the evil Lilith di Tempscore, even seeking the assistance of Erzulie Gogle, a Voodoo lady.
www.terrypratchettbooks.org /discworld   (3473 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Witches Abroad (Discworld): Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Witches Abroad is a captivating read.In Witches Abroad Granny Weatherwax,Nanny Ogg,Magrat Garlick and Greebo the cat have to go to the city of Genua to stop a serving girl from marrying a handsome prince.If you like sci-fi,fantasy or fairy tales then read Witches Abroad.If you enjoy this book then read books 3,6,14,18 and 23.
Witches Abroad is the 12th novel in Pratchett's Discworld series, and the third to star Granny Weatherwax.
Then there's the wonderful bit in the village inn where the witches remain happily oblivious to the fact that the village is being terrorised by a vampire.
amazon.co.uk /Witches-Abroad-Discworld-Terry-Pratchett/dp/057506580X   (1559 words)

  
 Witches Guild - To know whots true, whot's not, and the difference!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A true Witch knows that she (or he but I wont get into that) has to find out on her own how things work.
Witches once you are polite the Hags will be glad to reply to your questions and help you around.
Witches are a tight bunch and we like it.
users.forthnet.gr /the/siel/dwitches.html   (395 words)

  
 Herbie's Page
But for the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, travelling to the distant city of Genua, things are never that simple...
But he'd better not, because the world's cleverest inventor and it's most devious politician are on their way to the battlefield with a little package that's guaranteed to stop a battle...
Discworld goes to war, with armies of sardines, warriors, fisherman, squid and at least one very camp follower.
members.tripod.com /herbies_home/discworld.html   (2189 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Witches Abroad (Discworld): Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The story goes that the three witches have to travel to Genua to stop a servant girl from marrying a prince - with some difficulty even though she doesn't want to marry him.
As in most Discworld books, the reader may be able to see a faint outline of what's going to happen, but some aspects could not have been anticipated (such as what Nanny Ogg's fierce and malodorous tomcat Greebo undergoes).
Witches Abroad is a captivating read.In Witches Abroad Granny Weatherwax,Nanny Ogg,Magrat Garlick and Greebo the cat have to go to the city of Genua to stop a serving girl from marrying a handsome prince.If you like sci-fi,fantasy or fairy tales then read Witches Abroad.If you enjoy this book then read books 3,6,14,18 and 23.
www.amazon.co.uk /Witches-Abroad-Discworld-Terry-Pratchett/dp/0552134651   (2012 words)

  
 Musing On Terry Pratchett
The tour continues, with all of Discworld in hot pursuit, because the dropout wizard Rincewind actually does have one working spell — the most dangerous spell in Discworld.
This was the first Discworld novel I read; the one that inspired me to read all the others.
Not read yet: The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, a Discworld novel "turned down a notch to be accessible to children," so far available only in the UK, apparently because US publishers disagree about what should be accessible to children.
anitra.net /books/fantasy/pratchett.html   (1420 words)

  
 Discworld Monthly - Issue 11
The three witches challenge the traditional historical roles allotted to women: those of the maiden, the wife and mother, and the crone.
The stereotypical witch and crone is selfish and preoccupied with her own situation in life, whereas Granny is concerned with global affairs.
Discworld women are as fallible and flawed as the men, and it is this equality, rather than an equal nobility or heroism, which makes them credible characters.
www.discworldmonthly.co.uk /dwm0011.php   (3977 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Witches Abroad: Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
So while the two elder witches head for Desiderata's cottage to search for the wand, Magrat gets a package at home (where she is practicing New Age self-defense) and finds that she is now the only wet hen who can turn absolutely anything into a pumpkin.
The food is wonderful, Voodoo witches ride their huts through the swamp, stories always come true, and everyone is either happy or dying in the effort.
Witches Abroad was published first (copyright 1991, compared to Lackey's 2004), and neither is in any way a copy of the other.
www.amazon.com /Witches-Abroad-Terry-Pratchett/dp/0061020613   (2824 words)

  
 Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
I was fortunate enough to read Witches Abroad while on holiday in a country I'd never visited before, where the common language was one I spoke little of.
As the witches -- bickering amongst themselves, as usual -- travel by broom, boat and other means of conveyance across the varied landscape of the Discworld, they meet, often offend and sometimes inadvertently help an amazingly varied population.
A working knowledge of the witches, who've appeared previously in Equal Rites and Wyrd Sisters, is useful but not necessary to enjoy this book.
www.rambles.net /pratchett_abroad.html   (314 words)

  
 Amazon.de: Carpe Jugulum (Discworld Novels (Paperback)): English Books: Terry Pratchett   (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 onwards.
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-sized Phoenix in a seamless, completely absorbing and feel-good-about-the-universe mixture.
It's difficult to review a Discworld novel because they manage to be both amazingly funny and poignant at the same time.
www.amazon.de /Carpe-Jugulum-Discworld-Novels-Paperback/dp/0061020397   (1491 words)

  
 Amazon.frĀ : Lords and Ladies: A Novel of Discworld: Livres en anglais: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It's circle time on the Discworld; portentous round depressions are showing up everywhere, even in bowls of porridge.
Only the three wacky witches, formidable Granny Weatherwax, crusty Nanny Ogg and scatterbrained Magrat Garlick, can ensure that the worst does not happen: the return of the elves.
When an invasion of elves from another world threatens the Kingdom of Lancre, only the intervention of Granny Weatherwax and her sister witches can keep the human populace from succumbing to the enemy's fatal spell.
www.amazon.fr /Lords-Ladies-Discworld-Terry-Pratchett/dp/0061056928   (561 words)

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