Or, more likely, this was well before TP had fully explored the marvels he was to unleash on us. There must be so much that he wishes he could change about the first couple of books...
I reckon Cimbar the Assassin is just a barbarian with what he imagines to be a cool name. The first couple of books were much more obviously Dungeons and Dragons/bog-standard fantasy parodies. I don't imagine Assassins in the context we know them should be invoked here at all. --Knmatt 14:37, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
I wonder how the Terry Pratchett of today would re-write The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic as Discworld books to fit in with the "modern" ethos of Ankh-Morpork? The Patrician would be more recognisably Vetinari, perhaps, or if meant to be a predecessor, it'd be one who fits more, like Snapcase. --AgProv 15:54, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
- There's tonnes he would do, I'm sure. For a start, it might iron out a few of the more unyielding kinks in the DW Timeline, and yes - the first Patrician is Vetinari, but fat and jowly... But it also seems unnecessarily daft for him to do - which is presumably why he hasn't. But I bet he sometimes thinks, "if only". --Knmatt 17:31, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
- I am certain he would change Death's stopping someone's heart with a snarl - the emotion and the action are irreconcilably at odds with "our" Death. --Knmatt 09:17, 3 February 2010 (UTC)