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March 7th, 2015


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08:21 am - #32
Earlier this week, I finished reading a book by Terry Pratchett called Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook to Travelling Upon the Ankh-Morpork & Sto Plains Hygienic Railway. The book was referred to in a recent Discworld novel, Raising Steam which dealt with the Discworld coping with the onslaught of railroads. There's a bit of amusement here, but it's not an adventure, just a variety of very short pieces about the destinations covered by the fictional railway. Not a book I'd give someone who hasn't read other Discworld novels.

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From:mythusmage
Date:March 7th, 2015 11:10 pm (UTC)
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And I decided to give Aerth railroads. Guess I'll have to read the book for ideas.

(Credit Gary Gygax who, in 1992, decided the French of Aerth could have a railroad just north of Paris. Knowing how people can be, I decided that railroads have spread to other countries, and steam engines have been used for a variety of tasks since 756aaf (After Atlantl's Fall) (1756 our reckoning)
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From:mycroftca
Date:March 8th, 2015 04:13 am (UTC)
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Then I recommend you read both.
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