Columns and Features

    Hey everyone, earlier this month you voted on our next Coppermind Art piece and it is officially ready to share! Your choice was a scene from Part 1 of Rhythm of War where Renarin saves Kaladin from Moash. We reached out to rspixart (who fans of the podcast may remember as the artist for the glorious depictions of Rlain and Renarin we fawned over  in our Rlainarin/Corrupted Truthwatcher episodes earlier this year). Unsurprisingly, she did an amazing job and we are so glad to be able to share it with you!

    Hey everyone, guess what! Our very first Coppermind Commission is ready to be revealed. After our patrons voted last month to see the interior of the honorspren stronghold, Lasting Integrity, we reached out to friend of Shardcast, Connor Chamberlain. And as always, he knocked it out of the park. 

    Welcome to our How to Play: Call to Adventure Stormlight Archive edition!

    Have you been wondering how to play Call to Adventure Stormlight Archive edition? Do you own the game but don't know how to read? Maybe you're just curious about the game and want to know how it's played before you buy! Maybe you just want to listen to me and Lucy blabber on about a board game. Whatever you are, come watch our video!

    Happy New Year everybody!

    We're honored to say that 17th Shard has been nominated for a few of their annual Stabby Awards! Our community as a whole was nominated for "Best Fantasy Site of 2020"  and our Interactive Map of Roshar has been nominated for "Best Related Work of 2020"! We want to thank you all for your support, Patreon patrons in particular!

    There are several Sanderson-related creations and artists that have been nominated for various awards as well! And that's to say nothing of all the other amazing fantasy content produced over the last year! If you've got a Reddit account, we recommend checking out r/Fantasy and casting your own votes!

    Happy Koloss Head-Munching Eve! Or... eve of the eve? We're getting State of the Sanderson a day early this year! Look for it on Friday the 18th, around 9 or 10 am Mountain Time!

    Yep, it's that time of year again folks. The Christmas trees are decorated, the menorahs are polished, the koloss are looking for some heads to munch... And with birthday cake in one hand, Brandon Sanderson is using the other to type out his annual State of the Sanderson address!

    Stay tuned for more on that... Oh, and sorry of this post title got your heart thumping. ^_^ No, nobody knows exactly when the Sander Claus will come to leave his update in our inboxes. But you can bet that when he does it will be all the buzz in every corner of the fandom. In the meantime, I've got something for you to do before begin your furious CTRL+F5 mashing...

    STATE OF THE SANDERSON 2020 BINGO!

    Welcome to the Overlady Reads Rhythm of War Part Four!!!!

    As with the other weeks, this is a spoiler warning for Rhythm of War Part Four. To click on this article is to summon spoilers unto your eyes, the likes of which have never been seen before! I bid you now, TURN BACK, TURN BACK, RETURN FROM WHENCE YOU CAME. Unless you've read Part Four, in which case that's fine.

    Rhythm of War is OUT! And over on the Coppermind we are moving full steam ahead to get the wiki updated. It's a massive undertaking to update the wiki for a new Stormlight Archive book. By our latest count, we expect that nearly 400 existing articles will need to be updated while at least 150 brand new articles need to be created from scratch. That's over 15% of the wiki that will need to be updated in some way due to a single book!

    As always, we're happy for any help we can get, so don't be shy. Editing the wiki is open to anybody and easier to do than you may think. No experience required! We've got several guides available, and an active Discord server where you can get help 24/7. If you want to help with these objectives, please join Discord and say hello so that we can coordinate!

    You can view all the objectives, and claim one for yourself, in our Coppermind Claims spreadsheet.

    Rhythm of War is out, and it sure has some sweet, sweet things in it, so I had to do a video talking about my top ten crazy things that happened in the book. Please note this video has MASSIVE spoilers in it for Rhythm of War, so finish the book first before watching! Put your comments below on your list of crazy things. I couldn't get everything I wanted here, because of course, I had to be Vorin about this and have exactly ten things.

    Welcome, one and all, to the OVERLADY READS RHYTHM OF WAR, PART ONE!!

    For all thinking of watching, THIS VIDEO SPOILS ALL OF RHYTHM OF WAR PART ONE. How did we read Rhythm of War Part One you might ask? Well, we read the wonderful Tor preview chapters, found here: https://www.tor.com/series/rhythm-of-war-brandon-sanderson/

    It's the last Rhythm of War preview chapter, chapter 19, and the end of Part One! Rhythm of War comes out Tuesday! It's nearly here at last! The hype train is rolling, as you can see with Marvin. Though this will be last Rhythm of Previews, we will have Danielle, Marvin, and also Eric on after they've read the book. We're not sure how it'll work exactly--Danielle and Marvin will hash out details after they have read it--but there will at least be full book reactions with us! Thanks for Alyx for editing this. We also have Chapter 19's epigraph in this episode too!

    Dawnshard is HERE, and over on the Coppermind Wiki we are in crunch mode! Before the tidal wave of new Rhythm of War content engulfs us next week we are going to be doing everything we can to get Coppermind updated for Dawnshard, and we need your help! Veteran editors and newbies are all appreciated!

    We're kicking off a 7-Day Dawnshard Blitz, in which we'll be trying to knock out as many updates as possible. You can find the list of objectives here. Each objective has been assigned a point value based on how difficult we feel it will be. The person with the most points at the end of the competition is the winner! The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive a one-time-only Chiri-Chiri Award to show off on their user page! And that's to say nothing of the self-satisfaction I can guarantee as well as the undying gratitude of countless Cosmere fans!

    The competition begins NOW! Let's do this!

    Welcome to the Overlady & Overlord take the Knights Radiant quiz!

    After many many requests we make this video, we thought we'd finally sit down and do the Knights Radiant quiz! But this time, with a twist! Though it's not much of a twist, it's the exact same thing that Brandon did with his friend Dan where they took the test for each other and compared it to actual results. We didn't know when we'd release this video so we thought, screw it, we'd make it a Halloween video, Happy Halloween!