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  1. Hey Lanny, unfortunately I didn't see this sooner. As the designers have said, the game looks more complicated on the surface than it really is. It's really pretty intuitive how everything works. There is a playthrough video on their kickstarter page so you can get a feel for it.
  2. This song. I use the username virtually everywhere, and there has only been twice that someone has ever beaten me to it (Curse you Twitter scum!) so if you ever bump into a Herowannabe on another site, odds are it’s me.
  3. You exclude Mistborn for being too powerful and then immediately claim what is arguably the most powerful power-combination in the Cosmere?
  4. A friend and former roommate of mine is something like 90% deaf and gets fine just fine with hearing aids, but at night he takes him out and he can’t really hear anything. So many times when we were roommates our neighbors would be throwing a rock party or whatever in the middle of the night and I'd be laying there, wide awake, feeling so jealous of my roommate for being able to literally turn off his hearing and sleep like a baby. Allomantic iron would be nice to have just tape some tinfoil to everything around your house and you’d never have to get off the couch to get something. Although really I’d be drawn to any of the powers that allow (pseudo) flight, practical or not. It would just be so much fun!
  5. So most of you have probably seen that there is a Kickstarter going on for a board game based on Brandon’s Reckoners series. If not, you should check it out. Many of you may not have seen that they are doing a contest to win a free Epic (all the bells and whistles) version of the game along with a signed set of the Reckoners books and copies of the two other games that Nauvoo Games has produced. Most of the things you can do to get entries aren’t too bad as far as these types of contests go- they’re mostly “visit this site” or “watch our livestream video” and there isn’t really an onus to share it with all your friends via social media (though of course you can if you want, like I’m doing right now). But currently if you do all the things in their list it gives you enough entries to have about a 2% chance at winning the grand prize, so hey, that’s not too shabby. And yes, I realize that this is blatant promotion and yes, if you use the link above to enter the contest it gives me 1 bonus entry too, but I figured that there would still be people who are interested who haven’t heard about it yet. I don’t really care about the contest so much as I care about making sure that other interested sharders out there find out about it.
  6. @Arraenae Seriously, you had me fooled! I was totally convinced you were Wyrm/Kas. Bravo! You know, aside from Arranae, none of the other player reveals inspired that big of a reaction in me, other than “Huh. Okay.” In otherwords, I think the anonymous accounts were a resounding success! It didn’t matter who was who, I was able to just enjoy the game and take each player at face value and make judgements based on that. Thanks to @Orlok Tsubodai and @STINK and @Elbereth for running the game!
  7. I just got a notification from the site that said “faceless mistwraith is now following you.” If you were to take that out of context it would be incredibly creepy. :lol:

  8. @hippiedogmom @Draginon Both of you, don’t worry about the destination, just enjoy the journey.
  9. I'm surprised nobody has mentioned "airsick lowlanders" yet. I wish I could claim that was mine, but I probably use "storming" more than any of the others.
  10. It’s confirmed: “the Biography of Lopen (the welsh corgie, not the one-armed herdazian)”
  11. So in my family we love the game Codenames, and I got to thinking how fun it would be to play a Brandon Sanderson themed version. And then it occurred to me, why not adapt it to play on the forums? Should be easy enough, so let’s take a crack at it, yeah? As for the nitty gritty: I’ve never played Codenames, what is it? Okay, I get how to play, but how are we going to Sanderson-ize it? Will there be spoilers for any of Brandon's books? Short Answer: Very Possibly. Play at your own risk! Long Answer: the codenames used in each game will not contain any spoilers for any of the books. However, they will be linked to their respective coppermind wiki entries, which can contain spoilers for Brandon's books. Also, I can't guarantee that the clues that the spymasters give and/or the teams' discussions won't contain spoilers. Again, Play at your own risk! I will try to post at the start of each game which of Brandon's books the codenames are drawn from for that game, so you can know if you need to avoid a particular game. How are we going to make this work on the forum? What if I want to take a turn being a Spymaster? EDIT 2/5/2018: I have updated this post with the rules we have settled on after a couple of games. So far everything seems to be working smoothly, and people seem to be enjoying it. So if you'd like to play, just reply to this thread and say so! Also, I have edited the next post to include quick links to the first post of each of the games played so far, and I will continue to keep the list updated as time goes on. Feel free to skim over any previous games if you wish to see how they played out, or jump straight to the first post of the current game. For posterities' sake, this spoiler box contains the rest of the text from the original post:
  12. Thanks @luckat for finishing up the round. I’ve had a fever for the past 2 days and it finally broke this morning, but I’m still feeling pretty crappy. It was a really close game- I thought for sure the red team had it. We’ll start round 4 in a couple days when we have enough people signed up and two volunteers for Spymaster and when I don’t feel so miserable. What does everyone think of the eightball variant? Should we do it again? Personally I like eightball the best but I’m up for whatever so so right now I’m seeing the following players signed up: @Jondesu @Scion of the Mists and @recneps, are you officially signing up? also @luckat @xinoehp512 @[email protected] @Darkness_ Who wants to keep playing?
  13. He has said multiple times before that there are no plans to write any more in the WoT-verse. However, if it is a WoT story, that would explain why it’s up there as a “secret project.”
  14. Scientists. 2. Link to spreadsheet @Jondesu @xinoehp512 @Totally_Not_A_Worldhopper
  15. Remember we’re doing the eightball variant this time around. You have to get all of your agents and then get the assassin.
  16. Thanks @Kurkistan! I agree with all of Kurk’s answers. Yes you can (EDIT: yes you can play last chance cards before a card erupts, that is), but note the “before.” Once the problem card erupts it’s too late, but if you see that a card is about to erupt you can hurry and play cards before it does. Note that, as Kurk pointed out with the “Queue,” you could use this to your advantage by playing a rioter to cause a problem to erupt prematurely, and the other players wouldn’t be able to play cards in response (other than playing a hazekiller or smoker on your rioter). I don’t remember where it was either, but the question was whether or not you could play a Smoker on a Seeker to changes who gets to look at the hand and steal a card. The answer was no. You can play a smoker to change which player’s hand gets looked at, but you can’t change who does the looking/stealing.
  17. the Reod and the Ire are both blue agents. And it looks like @luckat already marked them on the spreadsheet. Thanks. the countdown timer has ended though, so it’s the Red Team’s turn now.
  18. I have, several times, and I still don’t get the reference...
  19. Eh... I don’t know about that. I doubt he’s going to start calling all of his books in progress Secret Project #X just because Apocalypse Guard had issues. Anything that is a sequel or has already been previously announced and talked about will likely just be called what it is (e.g. “The Aztlanian,” “the Lost Metal,” etc). I suspect it’s something new or something that hasn’t really been talked about much (like “the Dark One” or the Threnody novel(la))
  20. The second picture is the original. When firefight was published they redid the Steelheart cover to the top picture to match the style of the Firefight cover. Notice how the top picture says “the Reckoners book 1.”
  21. That’s easy, you reread all your Sanderson novels! Right now I’m rereading Steelheart as part of the Reckoners (Re)read Challenge for the Reckoners board game Kickstarter. The goal is to read (or reread) the entire Reckoners series before the Kickstarter campaign ends. But it you insist on having some non-Sanderson recommendations, then fine. Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicles is really the only fantasy series that I have read that can stand toe to toe with Brandon’s stuff, though be prepared to wait for sequels. Book 2 came out in 2011. Still no release date announced for book 3. The Night Circus is a story about two competing magicians (real magic, not stage magic) who use a circus as their “playing field.” It is incredibly good and it really makes you feel like you are there, experiencing the wonder and magic of the night circus yourself. Can’t recommend enough. If you’re up for a fun Sci-fi read with lots of entertaining pop culture references, I have two recommendations: 1. Ready Player One. Imagine if World of Warcraft took over the world. Literally. The movie adaptation hits theaters next month. Especially fun if you are old enough to remember the 80s. 2. The bobiverse trilogy. Same sort of feel as RPO.
  22. Personally, I’m hoping for it to be the behind the scenes Marsh story he mentioned to me at a signing a couple months ago. It’s probably not, but I can hope, right? EDIT: by the way @Dunny, you totally failed with your thread title. You should have named it “there’s always another secret project”
  23. Okay, my turn. Cataclysm. 3. Link to spreadsheet @Jondesu @xinoehp512 @Totally_Not_A_Worldhopper
  24. @Scion of the Mists is right. You guys should still have about 38 hours left.