Okay, I've been debating this within my own head for a while, but I've finally decided to let the rest of ya'll into my head. As the title says, I don't have anything concrete yet, because this is kind of a difficult topic for me: A Discworld group game. It's difficult in that I really, really like PTerry's writing style, but as far as I can remember the closest thing to sexual activity he's every described is "The bedsprings went gloink" so I don't really have much of a guide in this area. I also feel that treating sex in a... well, how can I put it? "Typically pornographic fashion" would definitely not be the way to roll in any game set on the Disc.
Okay, okay. Hold up. Back up a bit. What I'm saying is that - unusually for a game based on Elliquiy, I know - sex, or even romance or whatnot wouldn't be the focus. I mean, yes, it would happen maybe, that's why it's not in the non-adult roleplaying forum - but it's not the focus at all. I just want to RP on the Disc with people who can write, and this seems like the most likely place that's going to happen.
The game would definitely be set in Ankh-Morpork - it's the greatest city on the Disc, you know, as well as the best-described. In terms of Canon characters, I'd ask that they be treated in the way that, say, Vimes or William De Worde are treated in the Moist stories; from a distance, in-character, and you would definitely not be playing as them. On a social level, we'd be thinking somewhere around the 'capable of going to the Mended Drum and participating in a bar brawl without arousing comment' level, so say, Student Assassins, lower-level/student wizards, Thieves' Guilds (or otherwise), Thugs, Lower-ranking Watchmen, Seamstresses (hem-hem!), and other types likely to be hanging around such a reputable disreputable pub. As far as plot would go... I don't currently have any ideas for a party to gather. Maybe a group of people are caught up in a bar brawl or something, the Watch grabs them all, and Vimes or Vetinari sets them a 'special assignment'? Or perhaps that's too similar to the Von Lipwig situation for comfort.
The game would be set about 'now' in Canoncity, i.e. after Unseen Academicals (don't worry, the only thing that changed on the social scale in UA was that people like football now). That's to say: the Watch is fairly strong, Newspapers exist, the Clacks exists, the Royal Mint and the Post Office are working again, distant Borogravia is avoiding being drawn into yet more conflicts, the Golem Trust is in operation, Dwarfs, Trolls and the Differently Alive can go around the streets without being immediately lynched.
Thoughts? Ideas? I will be endevouring to make this game accessible to people who haven't read Discworld (or haven't read Discworld to the extent that I have), but I'm looking for people who have right now so I can start plotting properly.