Ankh-Morpork Needs YOU!

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Costs: Zip. Zero. Nada. Nil. None.
Frequency: roughly every two days
Type: Fantasy Role-Playing on the Discworld
Last-Update: 2007Dec27
Keywords: free, open-ended, email, www, human, fantasy, rpg


Hello all--

I've been playing with some notions for a play-by-email (or play-by-post) role-playing adventure set in Terry Pratchett's Discworld. Although I will be using GURPS 4th Edition for action resolution, knowledge of GURPS is not required to participate: I tend to be "rules-lite" and am far more interested in story than in dice--but I do find that using a rules system aids tremendously in maintaining play balance and suspense. If need be, I will happily translate character ideas into the game rules. At any rate, for those interested in GURPS, the free GURPSLite rules are available at . And, of course, feel free to email me for more info.

With regard to the game itself:

The game is set in Terry Pratchett's Discworld (more precisely, in one of the countless parallel Discworlds to be found amidst the continuinuua... It all has to do with quantum...). Characters will be part of or associated with the Ankh Morpork City Watch--a special team designated to deal with particularly Odd situations. They will likely be based at Unseen University, where they will double as an impromptu campus police force and have access to faculty consultants. (Characters may in fact BE faculty consultants.)

Although I have read most (if not all) the Discworld books, I do not claim encyclopedic knowledge of the universe, and although I will do my best to stick to the timelines and "history" presented in the books, I shan't sweat the details and will freely chalk up "mistakes" to this not being "that" Disc! Similarly, detailed Discworld knowledge is by no means required of those interested in playing, though I assume that only folks with at least a passing familiarity with Pratchett's Discworld stories will be interested!

Characters should be original concepts--all established Discworld characters will be NPCs, if they appear at all. However, characters may be related in some way to established characters, provided there's a good backstory to be had.

Please forward questions, ideas, initial character concepts to me at

Thanks for bearing with me through this post--

Let's all be careful out there!



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