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Discworld Monopoly

Postby AgProv » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:52 pm

After Making Money came out and I got most of the Monopoly references, I set about designing a Discworld monopoly board based on Ankh-Morpork.

somoebody told me this had already been attempted, but was unable to provide references.

Does anyone know where to look for this, and if nothing ever came of the idea, anyone want to join me with ideas to pick up where I left off?

What would an A-M board, for instance, have by way of utilities (no public running water and certainly no electricity - and as for railway stations...) and what would the wording on Chance and Community Chest cards be?
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:29 pm

For your public utilities there's always the other sort of water - and genial Harry King (of the Golden River) :wink: and I suppose UU provides power of a magical kind? :wink:

Chance - Fate and/or The Lady? :lol: Community Chest - :? Undead Coffers (Whom's Tomb?) perhaps? The Luggage might be best for that :wink:
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:46 am

Chance cards can be 'orrible sometimes but Community Chest are usually good, so taking what Jan said how about;

Chance = Fate
Community Chest = The Lady. :D
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Postby Bickaxe » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:21 pm

Rather than stations you could have Guilds
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Postby Macarona » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:14 pm

You could have watch houses for stations.
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Postby AgProv » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:54 pm

Interesting ideas!

Ilike the take on chance and community cards - Fate and The Lady.

Thinking streets: the Brown set (low-value) are obvious: the Old Kent Road becomes Shamlegger Street and Whitechapel Road becomes Elm Street.

The blue set, Angel Islington/Euston Road/Pentonville Road are next and slightly higher in value, but not much: Cockbill Street should be one. Pentonville Road has a prison on it. (and it's right next to the Go To Jail corner.) The Tanty?

Of course, at the high-value deep purple end, Park Lane can stay the same: Mayfair might become Scoone Avenue.

The green set are London shopping streets - so The Maul is a shoe-in for Oxford Street. Regent Street and Bond Street? (Zephyr Street, perhaps - the upmarket choclatiers. And Tenth Egg Street, home to dozens of small traders. )

Strand/Fleet Street/Trafalgar Square (red group) Fleet Street with its association with newspapers must become Gleam Street - home of the Times and the Inquirer. The Strand - University Fronts? Trafalgar Square - Broken Moons Plaza?

Whitehall/Northumberland (purple group ) . Whitehall is the centre of government - Broadway (Patrician's Palace) Northumberland -

Orange group - Bow/Marlborough/Vine. Bow Street is easy - Cable Street, perhaps, given its policing associations.

Yellow group - Leicester Square, Coventry Street, Picadilly.
Picadilly - Pseudopolis Yard?
Coventry - Holofernes Street
Leicester Sq -


The four stations - Guildhouses? (Assassins, Seamstresses, Beggars and Thieves).
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Postby Macarona » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:33 pm

How could you miss Trafalgar square being Sator square??!??!? :shock:
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Leicester square could be broken moons Plaza, or you could swap them.
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Postby archerinwood » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:32 am

I agree with macarona.
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Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:18 pm

same here
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Postby argre000 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:52 pm

I think this thread should be called discopoly!

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Re: Discworld Monopoly

Postby Periwinkle » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:32 am

I wish the powers that be would do an officially licensed Discopoly- I'm sure it would be an instant hit - are you listening Rob? Terry? Can this be done? Pretty please with a cherry on top! :roll:
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Re: Discworld Monopoly

Postby Katblossom » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:34 am

I would get that, sound like a brilliant idea and the potential for some beautiful artwork.
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Re: Discworld Monopoly

Postby TwoShotTino » Mon May 12, 2014 5:05 pm

I think the utilities could be The Clacks and The Post Office?
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