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Brandon Sanderson / Re: I'm very keen to see the Mistborn video game.
« on: July 14, 2011, 03:26:01 AM »
An MMO would probably work better in an Alloy of Law timeline.   Open "breeding" resulting in lots of mistings of both magic types means players could choose 1 of each type, perhaps allowing for a full mistborn with no feruchemy or a full feruchemist (whatever their mistborn equivalent is) with no allomancy. 

Not that I'm saying an MMO would be a good idea.  Far from it.

As a single-player platformer, I agree you need at least some degree of sandboxiness.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: favorite sanderson book?
« on: October 15, 2010, 05:25:59 PM »
3 days later and I'm still the only vote for Warbreaker!  Gooo me!  The Mercenaries?  LIGHTSONG?  But the humor's not why it gets my vote.  It's because by the end of the book, it's the one world I want to know the most about.  The stuff Vasher says in the last few chapters have me wanting that sequel yesterday.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: knights radient
« on: October 15, 2010, 05:21:43 PM »
I DO think there's a magic to the oathstone, but I think it's only for the Shin to track the owners (trusting the owners will have enough honor to keep them).  This explains how they intend to reclaim his shardblade if he dies.

Yeah he's mentioned that a lot about Kaladin's decision.   I'd really like to know the turning point.  I knew about it going into the book, so I was even looking for it.  For a long time, I was convinced it was the part when he's being sold off to the army and telling the woman he can fight, but Tvlak (sp?) says he's a deserter and dooms him to bridge duty.

One very interesting thing I found in the interview:

...some of the magic systems have been discovered on different planets, and some of them do work. A lot of them don't, but some of them do. It depends on your spiritual DNA, what people are able to do and things like that but, you know, if you find a way to do illusion magic in one of my worlds it's gonna work pretty much like Lightweaving, regardless of which planet your on. If that makes sense.

Sooooo Elantrian magic on Roshar, right?  Right?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Cosmere Discussion ***SPOILERS for ALL books***
« on: October 11, 2010, 08:31:35 PM »
It's honestly what I've been seeing it as: a divine take on the Big Bang.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Thunderclasts *WoK Spoilers*
« on: October 09, 2010, 07:44:00 PM »
This tells me that most beings have small gemhearts, likely their metabolisms deposit the gem inside their bodies using minerals gathered from highstorm-watered plants/smaller animals.

Gemstones are made of metabolized crem?  Crem is therefore poisonous to humans because they can't metabolize it.

Just a thought.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Cosmere Discussion ***SPOILERS for ALL books***
« on: October 09, 2010, 07:40:07 PM »
I can't speak for the second half of your post, but for the first half:

For all we know, that first planet was adonalsium itself.  Maybe Adonalsium is the fabric of our universe exploding into shards which spun out new humans and new universes.  Who knows what Brandon's thinking.  The point I'm apparently trying to make is: that planet/plane/universe of the past doesn't have to exist any longer.  In fact, it likely doesn't.  I really don't think it's possible that any of the known planets are "ground zero", but Roshar seems the most feasible (to me).

they were deadening limbs just like Szeth talks about in the prologue, not cutting them off.  If it passes through your arm, it will hang limply for the rest of your life.

Is it possible that the gems in shardblades have death spren trapped inside?

That would make them devilishly difficult and dangerous to make. Apparently, only those very near death can see deathspren. So you'd have to bring yourself to the brink of death every time you made a new Blade? Yikes. Well, it could be. Still, yikes.

Or just kill someone else.  Like your father.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WOK: Horses
« on: October 06, 2010, 06:55:41 PM »
If you start tumbling down the rabbit hole too far, you'll start asking yourself "do the humans of Roshar have exoskeletons like a crustacean?  Why wouldn't they have evolved like everything else?"  In the bridge thread, it was mentioned that Roshar doesn't have birds.  Do we actually know that?  Or did the book just never explicitly mention birds?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: *Spoilers* General Shard List
« on: October 04, 2010, 06:47:37 PM »
You can probably clarify some by saying "how many magic sources are there?"  This turns all of Allomancy into one thing, and only 3 systems in the Stormlight Archives (or so).  But a lot of it is still grey, especially with feruchemy.  It gets worse if you start trying to quantify Hoid's abilities, etc.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WOK Spoilers: Parshmen
« on: October 04, 2010, 06:32:26 PM »
This all sort of reminds me of my theory as to why they assassinated Gavilar in the first place. It seemed apparent to me (of course I could be wrong) that the Parshendi needed a massive army to camp itself in the shattered plains. -Why- they need that is unknown, maybe its just to kill chasm fiends before they become something worse, or maybe its so there will be an army there to fight off an attack of unknown origin (unknown to anyone not Parshendi).
And since it's exceptionally unlikely that the Alethi would believe the Parshendi when they start describing this horrific threat, the Parshendi knew they would have to do something drastic to get them out there. Like killing their king and then luring them right to where they will eventually need them.
Just my thoughts

Just to take this idea one step further, Gavilar was changing before the end.  He was becoming aware of things he shouldn't be aware of.  If your theory is true, then perhaps the parshendi were telling him things (in private).  Things that shook him up bad.  Likely, instead of bringing his whole army out to the shattered plains where they would die in a final desolation, his decision based off of what they had to say was something more in line with "consolidate Alethi.  Weather the storm to come."  Sort of a "lock yourself in the basement instead of helping the other survivors defend the convenience store from the zombies" approach.  So the Parshendi took drastic measures to pull them out.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Hoid's Shard abilities in WoK (minor spoilers)
« on: October 04, 2010, 03:54:40 AM »
Yeah, the real magic (to me) is that Adonalsium should never be reassembled (if it's even possible).  So much has come from its split -- an entire cosmos, in fact.  So I don't like the idea that Hoid wants to reunite it.  But I DO think he has a vested interest in protecting all of its pieces.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Shattered Plain War Questions (Possible Spoilers)
« on: October 04, 2010, 03:34:38 AM »
I just want to mention that in the book, it's mentioned a couple times that Alethi arrows fall very near the bridgecrews while they're placing the bridge.  The reasoning seems simple enough:  the Alethi are far enough away that their hail of arrows don't reach far past the gap.  In addition to protecting themselves from counter-fire, they create a method of area denial: the parshendi who move too close to the edge die.  This protects the landing zone from point-blank archers or soldiers attempting to push the bridge back into the chasm.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Spren - (Major Spoilers TWoK)
« on: October 01, 2010, 07:46:42 PM »
This is probably off-topic, but a thought occurred to me relevant to Spren, so this seemed like the place for it:

**Elantris Spoilers**

While saying in another thread "we can't be sure Seons are the splinters of a shard", I realized the Seons "bind" to people, much like spren apparently can.  This makes me wonder if there's a correlation.  Since there's theorizing of spren being splinters of the Almighty, it would further reinforce this connection.

-A shard needs a consciousness to wield.  Over time, the consciousness becomes the shard.
-A splinter can obtain its own consciousness, but requires a host to realize it.

And that's all I've got.

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