The RPG Discworld Read-a-thon!

A painting of the Discworld by Paul Kidby. It's a flat planet, on the back of four giant elephants, which are on the back of an even bigger turtle swimming through space.
Great A’Tuin, by Paul Kidby

Come with me and step into a second hand set of dimensions, as we read through the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, one book at a time. Starting this month (May 2021), as we celebrate 50 years of Pratchett, we’ll be digging into The Colour of Magic, first book in this extraordinary series of 41.

I’ll be posting one blog post per month, talking about some of my favourite aspects of that month’s book, and seeing how we can take inspiration from them for TTRPGs. These posts won’t be reviews, but simply me gushing joy about books that I love, and how they spark creativity.

If you’d like to join in, then feel free to sign up to the reading challenge on The Storygraph (a non-amazon alternative to Goodreads), or pop into the Discord to talk about the books, and maybe your own RPG ideas that they provide you. You don’t have to participate every month. This is going to be quite the long haul (taking us to September 2024), so feel free to pop in and enjoy at your own pace, because this is meant to be fun, not a slog. You also don’t need to be active on the RPG side of things if you just want to read along, we’re just here for the journey.

If you don’t know anything about the Discworld series, and you want to know more about it before joining, then I invite you to check out the video below. I could wax lyrical for many lines about the lovable characters, the never ending humour, the witty social commentary, the endless flow of creativity, all told in a voice that will seep into your bones and mark you for life. However, that would leave me with less to talk about later on, so I invite you to check out Daniel B Greene’s presentation below (even if we’re going to ignore his advice for where to start, because while I agree with it for a first time read, I’m going into this as a re-read).

“Discworld: Before you Read” by Daniel B Greene

I hope to see you all later this month with the first installment, as we dig into what treasures can be found in The Colour of Magic to spruce up your next gaming session.

Be more kind,

TTFN,

Sam

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