I’ve been a Dungeons & Dragons player and a Discworld fan for the past two decades. Heck, I’m basically Nerdvana’s go-to D&D guy, something I’m quite happy with. I’ve never strayed far from D&D as my main RPG, though the opportunity to play various RPGs pops up from time to time. Rifts, TMNT & Other Strangeness, Ghostbusters: a Frightfully Fun Role Playing Game, Vampire: the Masquerade, Paranoia and GURPS all crossed my path over the years, but I’ve only ever taken the time to play a handful of them.
These days, I’m branching out a bit. I’ve always wanted to get into the Discworld roleplaying game and I discovered it was reprinted recently. Perhaps I’ll finally be able to get a group together and run them through a fun-filled adventure through the streets of Ankh-Morpork, have some fun with Rincewind and Two-Flower, pit them against Death and or perhaps, even the City Watch.
Speaking of the City Watch, IGN, Deadline and Den of Geek all reported a Discworld TV series is on its way. We’re a bit late to the party on this news, but nonetheless excited about this development. The Watch books are among some of my favorites in the series and I look forward to seeing how my favorite band of misfit police are adapted to the small screen.
The series will follow the infamous and hilarious City Watch as they have misadventures across the disc-shaped world. Per Deadline, it’s going to be a six-part series. The BBC and Pratchett’s company Narrativia, Pratchett’s production company helmed by his daughter Rhianna. This is an interesting development, indeed.
Next to the Holy Bible, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels are among the most stolen books in Great Britain. At least, that’s what the internet tells us. My favorite book is probably Moving Pictures, for personal reasons, but I love Soul Music, Pyramids, Thief of Time and Interesting Times.
What are your favorite Discworld books? Are you looking forward to the Watch TV series?
I know I am.