Heheh, Discworld as a Chessboard

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Do you know how to play chess?

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Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:30 am

Yes that is the set I have, I will take a better picture this weekend and post it. I also have a matching board which I sourced from somewhere else.
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Postby Draywoman » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:32 pm

My 'adopted-daughter/lodger' is one of those crafty people who is never without a string of projects; music/sculpting/knitting/jewellrey-making/de-ya-de-ya-de-yada...

She's best part through making her own chess set of Lancre v A-M and has another planned. If I can get her to sort out the technicalities I'll post a photo. At the moment she's been side-tracked into designing a turtle-shaped chessboard.
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:32 am

Pictures as promised.

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Postby jonny » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:45 am

The Mad Collector that set looks great. do you know where i can get 1 like it ?
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:51 am

Very neat indeed! :D

And, Draywoman - I'd really like to see pictures of the chess set. :D
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:15 am

jonny wrote:The Mad Collector that set looks great. do you know where i can get 1 like it ?


Unfortunately Clarecraft went out of business years ago but you could try Ebay. It was pretty expensive for what it was so I don't think many were actually sold but it might turn up.
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Postby jonny » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:23 am

OK thanks for the tip :D
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Postby Jane » Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:59 pm

Oh, wow!
That set is amazingly detailed; it just makes me go *squee* inside. :cry:
The pieces don't look like your traditional chessmen, with double bishops and knight and rooks...I bet you could reorganise the lineup and no one would care/know.
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Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:56 am

Well Greebo is the rook, just in two different poses. Rincewind is the knigth (good choice bearing in mind the peices ability to make strange moves in and out of trouble) again in two different poses. The problem comes with the bishops which are Nanny Ogg and Magrat. The Magrat figure is too small which breaks the normal pattern of the peices getting taller towards the middle. Death and Granny Weatherwax seem OK for King and Queen and the luggage makes a good pawn. The characters were based on the existing Clarecraft figures so the Patrician couldn't be the King as they only had a model of him seated which wouldn't have worked.
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Postby ghostsecurity28 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:55 am

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:
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Postby Jane » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:54 am

Haha, if I tried to do a homemade DW set, they'd be differently shaped lumps with smiley faces painted on. X__X
Doing 3-D art is actually really hard; my art class sculptures = total fail.

Whoa, 299 euros? That's like AU$500. :shock:
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Postby ghostsecurity28 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:56 am

yes it is rather extreme for a chess set !!! could though commission an artist friend to do the pieces for you Image
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:58 am

Jane wrote:Haha, if I tried to do a homemade DW set, they'd be differently shaped lumps with smiley faces painted on. X__X
Sounds like trolls. :lol:
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Postby ghostsecurity28 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:28 am

Sounds like trolls. :lol:


which trolls ? russ ones with the hair or discworld rocks ?
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:40 am

Well I'm not talking about Internet ones. :wink:

I mean DW ones of course. :D
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