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      Oathbringer Spoiler Policy   11/13/2017

      Oathbringer is out! Let's make our policy on spoilers clear! 1. You must preface topics with Oathbringer spoilers with the prefix [OB] in the front 2. You are only allowed to post spoilers and spoiler topics in the Oathbringer Spoiler Board, Cosmere Theories, and some select work-related forums. 3. For posts in the Oathbringer Spoiler Board you do not need to use spoiler tags inside a topic marked [OB]. For Cosmere Theories, you also do not need to put spoiler tags inside your topic if the topic has [OB] in the title. However, for Cosmere Theories, if you are adding Oathbringer stuff to an old theory without the [OB] tag, those must go in spoiler tags and you must make it obvious outside the spoiler tag that the spoiler is regarding Oathbringer content. 4. For select things that do require talking about OB spoilers, in Events, Coppermind, and Arcanum forums, those are allowed but keep OB spoilers in spoiler tags 5. Avoid and minimize spoilers in topic titles--even though those two boards will not appear in the Recent Topics ticker, topic titles still appear in Recent Activity and the forum home.  6. You aren't allowed to post Oathbringer spoilers in places other than listed, even with spoiler tags.  It will be nine months and then the Oathbringer board will be re-merged with the Stormlight board and you will not need to tag these spoilers. If you'd like to move something in the Stormlight Archive board to the Oathbringer board, to update it with new Oathbringer information, Report the post and we will happily move it to the Oathbringer spoiler board. Part-by-part Reactions Though the Oathbringer Spoiler Board will be very spoilery, very fast (maybe don't come there until you've read the book, as people do have copies that bookstores sold early), you'll have these five topics for reactions if you want to nerd out: Part 1 Reactions
      Part 2 Reactions
      Part 3 Reactions
      Part 4 Reactions
      Full Book Reactions For parts 1-4, they will not include the interludes immediately following it. On Discord All Oathbringer spoilers on Discord will be exclusively in the #oathbringer_spoilers channel for the nine month spoiler period and nowhere else.


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  1. This week, we are delving into the Words of Brandon from the Oathbringer tour (and Brandon's two holiday signings in Utah). There's so much to talk about, especially from the London signing, so we brought Ben--Overlord Jebus--to help us analyze this stuff. There's so much to talk about though that we recorded three episodes worth of content for the Oathbringer tour, and they are meaty ones. Our goal, of course, is to inform you about cool facts as well as analyze, so we hope you like it. Full spoilers for all the cosmere in this episode. We're doing everything! As always, you can go to Arcanum for all your quote needs. If you'd like to help transcribe, you can! Check out our forum and Discord for information on that. Our cast today is Eric (Chaos), Ian (WeiryWriter), David (Windrunner), and Ben (Overlord Jebus). Unfortunately David and Ben's audio was quite poor so I had to use our Skype audio for this, which is of worse quality. I tried to get the volume levels correct and it isn't perfect, so... I know. We'll see you next week for way more quotes. There will be a third installment, too, but we might split that one up with another episode so you don't get bored.
  2. Delightful, I'm not sure what that error means. Maybe it's too big, I don't know. Please email me the image in question to [email protected] and I will try and figure out what's going on. Sorry about that.
  3. Thanks for keeping this topic civil, everyone! I'm so happy
  4. Just so you know you only need to tag Oathbringer stuff in this board, otherwise it is assumed to be full spoilers (sans the new book.)
  5. I don't agree the Nightwatcher is that but maybe. Autonomy's are quite different as the letter seems to imply they talk and act somewhat in a group, though it isn't totally clear.
  6. Honestly I do need to do some software updates and that should improve things.
  7. Apparently we didn't have a topic on this one Most all of this signing, which I attended, is all here: https://wob.coppermind.net/events/314-salt-lake-city-signing/ There were two parts of this signing. The line ended very fast and so some people and I hung out and asked Brandon questions. One was this: https://wob.coppermind.net/events/314/#e8935 where we talked about which Shard Brandon would take, and I casually inserted Autonomy in there as making "aspects", which Brandon didn't disagree with there, as you can see. Anyway, since the line ended fast, we all ended up walking to a nearby games shop to play a Magic draft. He literally wrote "Be back at 5" on the thing that has the Oathbringer cover on it. It was hilarious. As we walked I turned off the recorder and asked him about this line about Autonomy. Roughly, it went: Eric: Did you mean to imply that Autonomy wrote the second letter in Oathbringer back there, with the aspects thing? Brandon: Yeah, I did. He implied that he wasn't trying to make the mystery of the second letter very weird, and thought it was fairly obvious it was Autonomy. He later said that any Shard can make these aspects, which is very cool. Now, I would say we should use the word avatar as that's the word referenced in Oathbringer, but I used aspect in the signing.
  8. I can definitely see that happening too! I'm just super confused by how important the name change to Vyre will be, because it always seemed very superfluous to me. If he sees himself as a totally different person then I think it's possible, if not, I think your interpretation could totally happen. It's very hard to say.
  9. This has never occurred to me and I'm on Chrome on Android, and I have a lot of tabs and apps open. Never occurred to my on my Pixel 1 or 2 XL.
  10. Dropdown under the upper right, under Account Settings: http://www.17thshard.com/forum/settings/username/
  11. No one is forcing you to follow links, and there isn't even very much explicit there. I don't agree that post should be removed, and it's relevant in that thread.
  12. This week on Shardcast we talk about Moash, and the controversy revolving around him in Oathbringer. We analyze his role in Oathbringer, our thoughts, and more. Oh we also talk about Elhokar. No reason... We also make some tangents about Star Wars and Hoid. Of course there are big Oathbringer spoilers here! Our cast today is Eric (Chaos), Ian (WeiryWriter), Matt (Comatose), and Alyx (FeatherWriter). I mostly was able to remove Alyx's microphone whir, and we are saying the word "like" less. Professionalism! Here's a link to at least an image of the Dan Wells newsletter: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/304795942719062017/398891598903246848/received_2181197685227523.jpeg
  13. No, that's how I've pronounced it, but I look in Arcanum and it seems to be that, but with a -dra sound at the end. Oops.
  14. Tone down the rhetoric and chill guys.
  15. It is purely Brandon Sanderson works and his books (noncosmere is in too). The Wheel of Time is a massive thing and if people care to investigate old WoBs they can use Theoryland, as was that site's original purpose.