Heheh, Discworld as a Chessboard

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Do you know how to play chess?

Yes
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No
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Kind of
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Heheh, Discworld as a Chessboard

Postby Jane » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:54 am

If the Ankh-Morpork characters were one of those Dunmanifestin gods' games, who would be what?

I think I would arrange them as:

King - Lord Vetinari
Queen - Lady Margolotta
Bishop #1 - Commander Vimes
Bishop #2 - Aunt Bobbie
Knight #1 - Moist
Knight #2 - Captain Carrot
Rook #1 - Drumknott
Rook #2 - William
Pawn #1 - Lord Downey
Pawn #2 - Leonard da Quirm
Pawn #3 - Lord Rust
Pawn #4 - Archchancellor Ridcully
Pawn #5 - Mr Slant
Pawn #6 - Mr Boggis
Pawn #7 - Random dwarf
Pawn #8 - Random troll


What a fun game! How would you guys do it?
Then there's the other side, with a villains gallery. :D I guess it would all be foreigners and creepy supernaturals like Auditors and evil werewolves.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:16 am

:lol: OK - easy ones 1st. No need to be random with the Dwarf and Troll pawns - how's Cheery and Detritus sound? 8)

Not at all happy with the Queen as this is definitely an Ankh Morpork set - Margalotta may be the nearest Vetinari has to a significant other (although I have deep suspicions about his 'Aunty' :wink: ) but she's in Uberwald and anyway isn't in the books too much as an active participant aside from Fifth Elephant.

What about Susan? She's working in A-M most of the time these days and she's certainly the smartest female aside from Granny and Nanny in Terry's leading character lists.

Why's Rincewind not in there? He's a pawn if ever there was one! :lol: Take Mustrum out and put Rinso in there for UU and I think you're about there :lol: :
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Postby BatrickPatrick » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:03 pm

What about the Low King or Mr Shine?
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Re: Heheh, Discworld as a Chessboard

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:20 pm

Good idea! :P

Jane wrote:King - Lord Vetinari
Queen - Lady Margolotta - Granny Weatherwax
Bishop #1 - Commander Vimes - Tiffany
Bishop #2 - Aunt Bobbie - Nanny Ogg
Knight #1 - Moist - Vimes
Knight #2 - Captain Carrot
Rook #1 - Drumknott - Magrat
Rook #2 - William - Ridcully
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:12 pm

Good ideas for a Ankh Morpork set - how about a Lancre set for the other side

King - Verence
Queen - Magrat
Bishops - Granny and Nanny
Knights - Jason and Shawn Ogg
Rooks - The Dancers and the uncountable stone on the moor
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Postby Jane » Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:57 am

It would be very cool if someone made a lifesize A-M chess set, just like that room in the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone movie. :D


Not at all happy with the Queen as this is definitely an Ankh Morpork set - Margalotta may be the nearest Vetinari has to a significant other (although I have deep suspicions about his 'Aunty' ) but she's in Uberwald and anyway isn't in the books too much as an active participant aside from Fifth Elephant.


Yeah, I was a bit iffy about choice of Queen, because it the books don't really mention much about Vetinari's love life. (Sadly. :()
But the books mentioned him clacks-chatting with her all the time, and playing semaphore-Thud!, so I just stuck her in.

Susan would be a good Queen, probably. :) Since she's met Lobsang, she can move in all sorts of cool directions, like through time.
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:02 pm

I bring you this lolcat in relation to the poll :P
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Postby raisindot » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:06 pm

Right before I saw this thread I was thinking about how cool it would be if someone created a DW-based pinball machine. I even started sketching some rough layouts

Of course, this could only be done in Britain, since there'd be no market for it stateside, especially since it wouldn't be based on a subpar action movie.

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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:34 pm

There actually is a Discworld chess set.
I'll try to find some info on it. :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:16 am

I believe that people used the Clarecraft pewter figures as chess pieces. Presumably you could do the same with the new figures, which are a little smaller and would probably work very well.

There's a picture of a Discworld chess set HERE. You'll need to enlarge the picture to get an idea - it looks to me as if they are using The Luggage as pawns. :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:07 am

Dat's der bunny! :D
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Postby lothlann » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:40 am

I was just considering geeting an awesome chess set. Me an my house mate currently play on my LOtR set. Think il try and get a discworld one :)
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Postby madam » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:54 pm

i like the idea of having the two chess sides divided into villians and good guys , so:

White (good guys) :D

King: Vetinari
Queen: Granny weatherwax
Bishop 1: Susan/Death
Bishop 2: Angua
Knight 1: Vimes
Knight 2: Moist von Lipwig
Rook 1: Polly/Maladicta
Rook 2: Ridcully
Pawn 1: The Librarian
Pawn 2: Igor
Pawn 3: Cheery
Pawn 4: Nobby/Colon
Pawn 5: Greebo/Gaspode
Pawn 6: Nanny Ogg
Pawn 7: Drumknott
Pawn 8: Detritus

Black (villians) :twisted:

King: Reacher Gilt
Queen: Queen of the Elves/Lady Margolotta
Bishop 1: Lord Hong
Bishop 2: Mr Slant
Knight 1: Lacrimosa
Knight 2: Mr Teatime
Rook 1: Carcer
Rook 2: Lilith Weatherwax
Pawn 1: Auditer
Pawn 2: Vlad
Pawn 3: Mr Pin/Mr Tulip
Pawn 4: Wolfgang
Pawn 5: King Golem
Pawn 6: Mr Gryle
Pawn 7: The Dragon
Pawn 8: Dungeon Dimension Thingy
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Postby Jane » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:16 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I believe that people used the Clarecraft pewter figures as chess pieces. Presumably you could do the same with the new figures, which are a little smaller and would probably work very well.

There's a picture of a Discworld chess set HERE. You'll need to enlarge the picture to get an idea - it looks to me as if they are using The Luggage as pawns. :lol:



Sexy velvet jacket in that pic. :wink:
Very Hugh Hefner. :D
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Postby ghostsecurity28 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:24 am

found a close up of the chess pieces

looks like greebo is the rooks

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