1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Gaming Discworld: Ankh-Morpork Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 3 Dec 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

    Joined:
    19 May 2004
    Posts:
    916
    Likes Received:
    13
  2. DwarfKiller

    DwarfKiller New Member

    Joined:
    25 Nov 2010
    Posts:
    116
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'm surprised this is the first I'm hearing of it. I suppose I'll have to ask the Hogfather for one this year.
     
  3. Nickel

    Nickel New Member

    Joined:
    19 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Paul, you are awesome for doing this review. That is all.
     
  4. John_T

    John_T Member

    Joined:
    3 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    524
    Likes Received:
    19
    Terry Pratchet is the Jonathan Swift of our age. Only better.

    A pity there's no way I could get any of my friends or family anywhere near a board game, as I would love to play this, especially after that review...
     
  5. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

    Joined:
    10 May 2006
    Posts:
    2,059
    Likes Received:
    36
    Same here. Don't stand a chance; I might get to play it once (if lucky) but then it'd never get played again.

    ...

    Does is say anywhere in it/on it who did the artwork? Doesn't look like Josh Kirby's work...
     
  6. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

    Joined:
    27 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    1,415
    Likes Received:
    10
    I doubt it would be, he died in 2001.
     
  7. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

    Joined:
    10 May 2006
    Posts:
    2,059
    Likes Received:
    36
    Didn't know that.
     
  8. John_T

    John_T Member

    Joined:
    3 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    524
    Likes Received:
    19
    Paul Kidby now does the artwork for the Discworld books, (so assuming he did this as well).
     
  9. favst89

    favst89 New Member

    Joined:
    23 Jul 2010
    Posts:
    390
    Likes Received:
    13
    Excellent I didn't know about this but now I want it.
    I have Thud and much like in the books its quite difficult to play both sides well.

    Should this not be "Wizzard"?
     
  10. Material

    Material Soco Amaretto Lime

    Joined:
    13 Apr 2010
    Posts:
    633
    Likes Received:
    25
    No problem, it was a pleasure, if only they were all this easy

    Ha ha, yes it should. It actually was before a certain editor got hold of it, I'll change it back.
     
  11. Wavefront

    Wavefront New Member

    Joined:
    20 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    103
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thanks for reviewing this paul, im a big discworld fan but I had no idea this existed its defiantly going on my hogswatch list :D
    PS: the artists called Peter Dennis
     
  12. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

    Joined:
    7 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    596
    Likes Received:
    5
    Hum... I've never heard of Discworld or Terry Pratchet. Guess this somehow missed me over all the years that I was immersed in other books of the fantasy genre. Googled it though and it does sound intriguing. I just might have to pick up the first book the next time I go shopping.
     
  13. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

    Joined:
    3 Dec 2006
    Posts:
    968
    Likes Received:
    1
    you'll find the first book to be dangerous for the wallet, for it will be empty and a spare bookshelf full afterwards.
     
  14. TraumaticHug

    TraumaticHug New Member

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2011
    Posts:
    107
    Likes Received:
    4
    It's weird going back to the first books as some of the characters are quite different, especially Death in The Colour of Magic. It is also fun(ny) to see how much his writing has improved over the years.

    I gave my Dad the first book and he wasn't too impressed, but I hope he sticks with it. While the earlier books are not required reading to enjoy the more recent, they definitely make it a much richer experience.

    I also have this problem.. the only other person I know into Terry Pratchett moved down to England :waah: ..may still get it though for that one glorious game with the family on Boxing Day ^_^
     
  15. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

    Joined:
    27 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    2,999
    Likes Received:
    100
    I see a bit-tech Ankh-Morpork ring in the making :D

    Too bad i don't live in the UK, or I'd have a go at setting it up...
     
  16. PingCrosby

    PingCrosby New Member

    Joined:
    16 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    392
    Likes Received:
    7
    Bah Humbug, play a real mans game, like Hide and Seek.....
     
  17. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

    Joined:
    21 Nov 2003
    Posts:
    3,967
    Likes Received:
    79
    By Jingo, that sounds awesome.
     
  18. Journeyer

    Journeyer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    31 Aug 2006
    Posts:
    3,033
    Likes Received:
    97
    Seems interesting. :D

    Although...
    Fourth paragraph: "...summoning a hoard of marauding demons." I will state, for the record, that I am unsure whether or not the actual marauding demons are hoarders, but I feel confident when I ask if that should not be "horde" instead.
     
  19. Digibull

    Digibull Stealth Geek

    Joined:
    19 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    73
    Likes Received:
    1
    I saw this, half choked on my lunch, forwarded it to my g/f and my mum (both huge TP fans) and proceeded to hunt the internet for somewhere I can buy this right the hell now! It's 30 quid on amazon, can anyone recommend another online retailer where the costs is closer to whats quoted by Bit-tech?
     
  20. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

    Joined:
    21 Nov 2003
    Posts:
    3,967
    Likes Received:
    79
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page