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  1. In this final episode of The Lost Previews, we discuss chapters 16 to 18! We can't wait for the release next week! 00:00 Introductions 01:00 Chapter 16 11:25 Chapter 17 21:45 Chapter 18 34:10 Scadrian Numerals Chapters 16 to 18 on Tor.com: https://www.tor.com/2022/11/07/read-the-lost-metal-by-brandon-sanderson-chapters-sixteen-through-eighteen/ Thumbnail art is by Elisgardor: https://coppermind.net/wiki/File:Wax_and_Steris_finances_by_Elisgardor.jpg If you like our content, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/17thshard For discussion, theories, games, and news, come to https://www.17thshard.com Come talk with us and the community on the 17th Shard Discord: https://discord.gg/17thshard Want to learn more about the cosmere and more? The Coppermind Wiki is where it's at: https://coppermind.net Read all Words of Brandon on Arcanum: https://wob.coppermind.net Subscribe to Shardcast: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:102123174/sounds.rss Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]
  2. This week on The Lost Previews, we talk about chapters 14 and 15 of The Lost Metal! 00:00 Introductions 00:40 Chapter 14 10:20 Chapter 15 Chapters 14 and 15 on Tor.com: https://www.tor.com/2022/10/31/read-the-lost-metal-by-brandon-sanderson-chapters-fourteen-and-fifteen/ Thumbnail art is the Alloy of Law Graphic Audio cover by Alex Allen: https://coppermind.net/wiki/File:AoL.jpg If you like our content, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/17thshard For discussion, theories, games, and news, come to https://www.17thshard.com Come talk with us and the community on the 17th Shard Discord: https://discord.gg/17thshard Want to learn more about the cosmere and more? The Coppermind Wiki is where it's at: https://coppermind.net Read all Words of Brandon on Arcanum: https://wob.coppermind.net Subscribe to Shardcast: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:102123174/sounds.rss Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]
  3. The Lost Previews continue with a short chapter 12 followed by rather spicy chapter 13! 00:00 Introductions 00:40 Chapter 12 08:30 Chapter 13 Chapters 12 and 13 on Tor.com: https://www.tor.com/2022/10/24/read-the-lost-metal-by-brandon-sanderson-chapters-twelve-and-thirteen/ Thumbnail art is by Ashley Coad: https://www.reddit.com/r/brandonsanderson/comments/y004yj/painted_a_scene_from_lost_metal_ch3/ If you like our content, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/17thshard For discussion, theories, games, and news, come to https://www.17thshard.com Come talk with us and the community on the 17th Shard Discord: https://discord.gg/17thshard Want to learn more about the cosmere and more? The Coppermind Wiki is where it's at: https://coppermind.net Read all Words of Brandon on Arcanum: https://wob.coppermind.net Subscribe to Shardcast: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:102123174/sounds.rss Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]
  4. Continuing on from last week, we talk about chapters 10 and 11 of The Lost Metal! 00:00 Introductions 00:30 Chapter 10 16:50 Chapter 11 Chapters 10 and 11 on Tor.com: https://www.tor.com/2022/10/17/read-the-lost-metal-by-brandon-sanderson-chapters-ten-and-eleven/ Thumbnail image is the Polish cover for Lost Metal: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=pfbid02RjckYZCw88u97A9FRHnMYE5MNi8Mnm3hV5nETVXJmjSr4vZh2sfgZDNYcM88GQoVl&id=100063520722581 If you like our content, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/17thshard For discussion, theories, games, and news, come to https://www.17thshard.com Come talk with us and the community on the 17th Shard Discord: https://discord.gg/17thshard Want to learn more about the cosmere and more? The Coppermind Wiki is where it's at: https://coppermind.net Read all Words of Brandon on Arcanum: https://wob.coppermind.net Subscribe to Shardcast: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:102123174/sounds.rss Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]
  5. Lost Metal sample chapters continue, and we have two weeks to catch up on! Beginning with next week, we should be back to a weekly schedule. 00:00 Introductions and Summary 00:47 Chapters 5, 7 & 9 17:01 Chapters 6 & 8 34:28 Broadsheet Chapters 5-8 on Tor.com: https://www.tor.com/2022/10/03/read-the-lost-metal-by-brandon-sanderson-chapters-5-8/ Chapter 9 on Tor.com: https://www.tor.com/2022/10/10/read-the-lost-metal-by-brandon-sanderson-chapter-nine/ Thumbnail image is the Spanish cover for Lost Metal: https://coppermind.net/wiki/File:TLM_ES_Cover.jpeg If you like our content, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/17thshard For discussion, theories, games, and news, come to https://www.17thshard.com Come talk with us and the community on the 17th Shard Discord: https://discord.gg/17thshard Want to learn more about the cosmere and more? The Coppermind Wiki is where it's at: https://coppermind.net Read all Words of Brandon on Arcanum: https://wob.coppermind.net Subscribe to Shardcast: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:102123174/sounds.rss Send your Who's That Cosmere Characters to [email protected]
  6. Danielle was on vacation last week so we weren't able to record an episode, @Nitpicking! We're both doing fine and you can expect an extra large episode today
  7. In this inaugural episode of Splintercast (or is it a revival?), we take a look at the Cradle series by Will Wight! As you're used to from Shardcast, there's lots to talk about. Splintercast is a new spin-off series where we discuss media outside Brandon's works and the cosmere. New episodes will come out sporadically, don't expect this to become a regular thing! This episode we have Ala (Rasarr), Evgeni (Argent), Shannon (Grey), Ben (Overlord Jebus), and Ian (Weiry)! This is also the first episode edited by Marvin (Paleo), so please excuse any jankiness in the episode. Abidan Archive (Words of Will Database): https://www.abidanarchive.com/ Thumbnail art is by Ashley Mackenzie, featured as the cover of the Rise of Lords omnibus. If you like our content, support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/17thshard For discussion, theories, games, and news, come to https://www.17thshard.com Come talk with us and the community on the 17th Shard Discord: https://discord.gg/17thshard Want to learn more about the cosmere and more? The Coppermind Wiki is where it's at: https://coppermind.net Read all Words of Brandon on Arcanum: https://wob.coppermind.net Subscribe to Shardcast: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:102123174/sounds.rss
  8. Hi @Robin Sedai, we're unfortunately experiencing issues with our forum hosting right now and are working with our provider to fix the issue. I thought for some time that it was solve, but the problem persisted unfortunately. I have put measures in place that at least make the forums somewhat usable again for the time being. You might still see timeouts for some actions like posting, though. I'll post an update here when the issues are fully resolved.
  9. Shardle, our Brandon-themed version of Wordle, is now live! Feel free to share and discuss your results here. Read our full announcement if you have no idea what I'm talking about.
  10. Happy Birthday Paleo!! Thank you for Administrating the 17th Shard!

  11. There actually was a lot of debate on the cut among us staff when we decided which shape a perfect gem should have. Some of us are on the side that they're likely to be perfectly spherical (or at least approximating a sphere with many facets), while others - including me - think they have more "realistic" interesting cuts like we have here on earth. The internal crystal structure and purity probably plays a more significant role in determining the quality of the gem than the cut, but we do of course know that "better" cuts affect it as well - we just don't know what qualifies a good cut. I personally think it's got something to do with the cut "fitting" to the underlying crystal lattice. There's probably a compelling argument to be made for it also being somewhat affected by perception, too. That is, a technically perfect (in an IRL sense) brilliant cut might be suitable for a perfect gem since people perceive it as beautiful and perfect. Regarding your point about the gems shining themselves, an important distinction to make is between light and Light here (very unfortunate terminology xD). I don't think the cut is all that much about "trapping" rays of light inside the gem, they do glow after all. It's about containing the gaseous stuff inside them and the considerations for that are likely to be completely different than for the light they emit (or refract and reflect in the case of external light). So in that sense the cuts might indeed be completely different than on earth, but it doesn't have anything to do with the fact that the gems shine by themselves.
  12. Thanks for pointing that out, @King of Herdaz! I forgot that they'd make it available to everyone. The article has been edited accordingly.
  13. It's been a hot minute since we've last consolidated Brandon related news, so there's a bunch of stuff to talk about. Between Skyward 3 draft #3 being done, the Mistborn: House War game on Tabletop Simulator, and an art contest by Brandon's Spanish publisher, a lot of other things have happened! Skyward 3 status Brandon took to his social media to announce that he has turned in the third draft of Skyward 3, which he still tentatively titles Nowhere. The final title will depend on how much Brandon's publisher likes his current suggestion, as previous mentions of Nowhere always came with the caveat that they are not particularly fond of the idea. If you are unfamiliar with Brandon's writing process, the third draft usually is the last one before the book goes to the beta readers for feedback, which Brandon will incorporate into draft #4. After that, there's the final draft consisting of proofreading and finishing touches. We also got a Reddit update back in January after Brandon had finished the second draft of the novel. In the update, he talks about the tie-in novellas he plans to write with Janci Patterson. These will focus on what different characters are up to concurrently to the main book. Currently, Brandon wants these to release in the months leading up to Skyward 3, but doesn't provide a guarantee as it depends on both authors' schedules. Note that the novellas will release in audio and e-book form first, with print editions maybe coming further down the line. The Way of Kings Kickstarter and related updates Things have been moving on multiple fronts for Brandon's Kickstarter campaign! Physical editions of Dawnshard should have started going out to both US and international backers who did not also order the physical edition of The Way of Kings Prime, or any of the physical swag in the case of international backers. The swag pack was only waiting for the playing cards to be finished as of late January and the team is currently estimating both domestic and international shipments to start going out in early April, potentially stretching into July to get through all backers. In the meantime, you can admire all the wonderful art in the digital art package which has already gone out via BackerKit! Those of you who are in one of the tiers with a 2021 printing of the leatherbound edition might have to wait until November for your book to be shipped, although shipping might start as early as July. Brandon has finished signing the signatures for all books, so production at the printer and the bindery afterwards can continue! There have also are great news for the audiobook listeners among us. The wonderful Michael Kramer and Kate Reading churned through recording Dawnshard in only three days and are almost done with The Way of Kings Prime by now. After the recording is through proofing, it'll only be a matter of time for it to be released for free! Mistborn: House War now officially on Tabletop Simulator The Mistborn Era 1 themed board game Mistborn: House War by Crafty Games is now available as official DLC for Tabletop Simulator. Especially in the current situation, that's a fantastic opportunity to check out this board game while having fun backstabbing your co-players. Crafty Games have also started shipping the first official expansion to the game, entitled The Siege of Luthadel. Brandon's Spanish publisher is running a Mistborn Art Contest The wonderful folks over at cosmere.es are collaborating with Brandon's Spanish publisher to run an art contest for the upcoming illustrated Spanish editions of the first three Mistborn books. They're looking for 24 pieces in total, so if you're an artist, give entering a shot! You may participate as an adult regardless of your country of residence and besides your art being printed in one of the three illustrated books, there's a prize of 500€ and a selection of Brandon's books in it for you! The contest runs through March 29, so be sure to participate before that. Go check out the conditions to get the full picture. That's it for this news roundup! If that's not enough Brandon content for you, you can always check out his YouTube channel and watch his livestreams. Note that they have shifted from Thursdays to Wednesday, in case you want to catch them live. In the most recent one, Brandon had Dan Wells as a guest, and it's definitely worth a watch!
  14. Did you get a promotion?