This review is one for the fans of the Discworld novels and Terry Pratchett! Which includes me of course. From somewhere in my teens I discovered Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels in the local library. The covers alone made me curious enough to start reading this delightful fantasy novel series!

And a few years later I discovered that they also made a pc game from my beloved series, this was somewhere around 1995.

A short introduction to the novels

If you are familiar with the books, I think you rather know what to expect. If you never read a book of Terry Pratchett… well… SHAME ON YOU!

Discworld is based on various characters that all live in a world that is really… a flat disc! Wow! You didn’t see that one coming now, did you? Well, it’s not just a disc, you see. The disc is balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle, Great A’Tuin.

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So, the novels common focus is the Discworld, since several books can have many different lead characters. So a side roll in one book might be a lead in an other. A few of the characters that you’ll run into in-game and in the books are Rincewind, the wizard, the librarian and Death.

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I introduce to you

Rincewind, the protagonist in this game’s storyline. He is a rather big cowardly wizard that evens fails to achieve the basics of wizardry, even though he’s been enrolled to the Unseen University for years now. The reason behind this is because there are eight ultimate spells and one has lodged itself in Rincewind’s mind. So no other spell will stay in his head since they are all scared of this highly destructive spell.

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Intro

Like I mentioned before the game starts with A’Tuin floating in space and then zooming into the darkest part of Ankh-Morpork. The leading city in many Discworld novels that is build around the river Ankh. Somewhere in that darkest part of the city a secret brotherhood is summoning a dragon from its native dimension. Their goal is of course to cause destruction and mayhem across the city of Ankh-Morpork.

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Quickly after its arrival the dragon starts with its habitual people roasting and rampaging. The following day, rumours of the dragon’s rampage across the city reaches Unseen University. The head of the university, the Arch-chancellor, summons Rincewind to solve the matter.

After a short speech he gives Rincewind his first assignment, collect a book from the library on learning what is needed to track the dragon to its lair.

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You’ll quickly notice that Rincewind has a rather unusual companion. Luggage! walking around on it’s own with many many legs that follows him everywhere! And not to mention a very stubborn personality.

And so the adventure begins!