Month: October 2015

Out of the Abyss: Session 7

Some sessions, you make a ton of rapid progress, and you learn a lot about the world and the characters and the unfolding story. Some sessions, you spend two hours fighting off centipedes and spiders in a fungus thicket. There’s…

Thief of Time

Consider this – the anthropomorphic personification of Time is having a child. Her first child. In the moment, she freaks out and panics, and – because she is Time – gives herself a little do-over. This results in two children…

The Truth

The Truth is one of the few stand-alone Discworld novels – it’s not part of a major sub-series, and although some of the main characters make appearances again later on, they’re never the focal point of any later books. It…

The Fifth Elephant

I don’t even know where to begin with this book. This book is a lot to handle. It covers a lot of territory. Fairy tales, the Cold War, gender identity, royal succession, religious extremism, labor unions, the importance of bread.…

Out of the Abyss: Session 5

After last week’s session – and the big revelations within – it seemed like everyone could use a bit of a breather. So, this week’s installment got a little bit silly, which I’ve never been one to discourage. It helped…

Carpe Jugulum

Carpe Jugulum is not only one of my favorite witch books, it’s one of my favorite Discworld books overall. In my bizarre system of folding down the bottom corners of pages to mark my favorite passages, this book has the…

Out of the Abyss: Session 4

In every D&D campaign, there is at least one session where the stakes escalate dramatically. If the campaign goes on for a decently long time, there’s usually several times that this happens. A moment when the story goes from moderately…

The Last Continent

I know The Last Continent wasn’t the first Discworld book that I read, but I feel like it was the first one I really “got”. A lot of these books flew right over my head on initial reading, because I…