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Discworld: Adventures in Ankh-Morpork from Modiphius Coming to Kickstarter This Year

Modiphius announced the new licensed TTRPG based on the works of Sir Terry Pratchett

Modiphius announced a licensing deal to create games based on Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld universe with a Kickstarter coming in late 2024.


From the announcement page:
Modiphius Entertainment has secured the license to create games based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld universe... and we couldn’t be more excited!

Initially, we will be looking to publish a tabletop roleplaying game set around the city of Ankh-Morpork and the wider Disc, with a Kickstarter for the tabletop roleplaying game planned for late 2024!

As huge fans of the series, we want to make sure that we do Discworld justice. That's why we are looking to find out a little more about other Discworld fans like yourselves! Tell us about your gaming habits (if any), your love of Discworld, and a few bits about you so we can tailor our games for those who love the world the most.

Update! Modiphius released a press release with a tiny bit more information:

Modiphius Licences Tabletop Games for Terry Pratchett's Discworld®

Tabletop Roleplaying Game and Board Games to be Published​


London, ENGLAND:
Thursday 29th February 2024

Publisher of tabletop RPGs, wargames and board games, Modiphius Entertainment Ltd. has secured the rights to produce tabletop games for Terry Pratchett’s internationally bestselling Discworld series. After negotiating an agreement with the estate of the late Sir Terry, Modiphius looks to publish tabletop games that honour the humour, satire, and darkly entertaining fantasy series.

With this year marking the 40th anniversary of the release of The Colour of Magic, Modiphius intends to publish a tabletop roleplaying game around the city of Ankh-Morpork and the wider Disc, with a Kickstarter for the tabletop roleplaying game planned for late 2024.

Modiphius is reaching out to the wider Discworld fanbase to ask for input into the games they will develop with a survey that can be found here: https://forms.gle/SE9752fDAug2qpua7

Modiphius’ roleplaying game will be the first RPG for Discworld since 1998, when Steve Jackson Games published a sourcebook using its GURPS rules.

Modiphius has a reputation for creating authentic and immersive licensed tabletop games around global IP’s, having produced award-winning games for Conan™, Star Trek™, John Carter of Mars™, Fallout™, and The Elder Scrolls™.

Speaking about the deal, Rob Wilkins said on behalf of the Pratchett Estate, “Terry had a lifelong affection with roleplaying games and it’s an entirely logical path along which you can follow his career from Dungeon Master to him becoming one of our most celebrated and beloved fantasy authors of all time. We are delighted to be partnering with Modiphius. We love their work and we love their ethos and we entirely trust them to get things right.”

Modiphius founder and chief creative officer Chris Birch said, “I’m sure many of us have Terry’s unique world in our mind's eye when we’re roleplaying. Ankh-Morpork has had such a special place in the community and is full of so much character it was a great place to begin our journeys on the Disc.”

You can sign up to be among the first to hear about Discworld updates here: https://www.modiphius.net/pages/discworld-adventures-signup

DISCWORLD® and TERRY PRATCHETT® are registered trademarks of Dunmanifestin Limited. All trademarks used under licence. Discworld properties © Dunmanifestin Limited. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Modiphius has also opened a survey aimed at Discworld fans more than players of Modiphius's other games. Questions in the survey focus on what sort of "non-digital" games you like to play, how often you play, what rules systems you prefer, and ends with the most difficult questions: Choose your favorite Discworld novel and favorite characters, with both limiting you to only three choices. Next to impossible. Respondents to the survey are entered for a chance to win a $100 voucher for the Modiphius store at the end of March.

This is the second licensed RPG based on the Discworld franchise following GURPS Discworld released in 1998 by Steve Jackson Games with Sir Terry Pratchett himself assisting with development, which at the time of writing is still available for purchase.


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Darryl Mott

Darryl Mott


I've been pretty happy with the games I've purchased from Modiphius, and purchased the GURPs 4E Discworld game because I love the Discworld novels and that game might have been (at the time) the only RPG of Discworld to ever be produced.

So I am ecstatic to hear that Modiphius is going to make this.
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I was interested, but then I saw it was being done by Modiphius. I really don't like their system and only buy their books for the lore if I can get all of them for around 20$ on humble bundle.

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