Heheh, Discworld as a Chessboard

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Do you know how to play chess?

Yes
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71%
No
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5%
Kind of
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Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:49 pm

ghostsecurity28 wrote:it is a great looking set !! I found its approximate cost on an european site which i cant seem to find now they had a list of clarecraft images i think the chess pieces alone were 299 euros wish i could remember the site :oops:

making your own chess set !!! hmm!! i fancy getting some clay :wink:


Yes that sounds about right, I did say it was expensive for what it is. :roll:
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Postby andybatelondon » Sat May 28, 2011 10:14 am

I have for sale the chess pieces and board mentioned above.

The pieces are dark brown and beige, and are made of plaster (I think). They are quite nicely detailed, and it looks like the original artist inscribed them "RJP 1997". Each player has:
8 x the Luggage
2 x Greebo (in different poses)
2 x Rincewind (in different poses)
1 x Nanny Ogg
1 x Magrat
1 x Granny Weatherwax
1 x Death.

The board itself weighs a ton (OK, 5kg) and is in an octogaon shape. The Black squares are denoted by an inscribed open book (presumably the Octavo?). The players' ends feature Great A'tuin, and the sides feature Death's face amongst a sea of hourglasses. The board bears (I presume) the designer's name R. Banks.

I will post some photos in a moment.

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Postby Tonyblack » Sat May 28, 2011 10:15 am

Welcome to the site, Andy. Good luck with the sale. :D
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Postby andybatelondon » Sat May 28, 2011 10:47 am

Thanks, Tony!

I've been a big Discworld fan since I read Mort more than 20 years ago.
(How can it possibly have been that long?!)

This chess set was bought for me as a present and I've been waiting until I moved into a bigger house so I room to display it properly. Looks like that's not going to happen any time soon, and it seems like a very unusual pice, so I'm sure it would be better off on someone else's coffee table than in a box on top of my wardrobe!

It's just a shame that none of the City Watch feature on the board...
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Postby Cool Middle Name » Sun May 29, 2011 2:54 am

I NEEEEEEEEEEED ONE

Good rough idea of what the characters look like now, though I can't get Josh Kirby's L&L Nanny and Granny out of my head, although they were completely inaccurate (like every single one of his covers).

Keep finding it hard to imagine Magrat - always thought of her as having curley red hair rather than the blonde do described in Wyrd Sisters. Her hairstyle is remarkably similiar to my own - a yellow tangle beyond repair by simple brush. (My hair has broken hairbrushes and elastic bands before)

There are only two characters here not described in all the early Lancre books - Rincewind and the Luggage. Otherwise this is a full Lancrastian set. ^^
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Postby archerinwood » Sun May 29, 2011 3:44 pm

I was in the national chess championships at the age of six and I was my regions champion for my age group two years running. I love chess, and this board is awesome.
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Postby Prolekult » Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:44 am

that set is awesome indeed, maybe someone should tell them they set it up the wrong way round :)

archer are you going to watch the Kings tournament tomorrow, looks like it could be a good one. I was a junior national as well, sadly my chess career peaked at age 11 though :)
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Postby archerinwood » Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:32 am

Where can I see it?
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