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Your search for the tag 'games in wot' yielded 11 results

  • 1

    Interview: Nov 21st, 1998


    Does the Snakes and Foxes game played in the Two Rivers have anything to do with the 'finn?

    Robert Jordan


    John Novak

    (My answer: Duh?)


  • 2

    Interview: Oct 19th, 1994

    Compuserve Chat (Verbatim)

    Ben & Chris

    Is stones based on GO, the Asian game of skill? It is more complex than it is appropriate if so. And what stones are used (type of stone)?

    Robert Jordan

    Stones is based on Go, and the actual stones used can vary.


  • 3

    Interview: 2010

    Matthías Páli (8 November 2010)

    How many rounds are there in the Age of Legends game sha'rah?

    Brandon Sanderson (8 November 2010)


    Maria Simons

    I can't answer that MAFO off the top of my head.

    Maria Simons

    (later) I don't know.


  • 4

    Interview: Apr 3rd, 1995

    Robert Jordan

    There is more to making the Myrddraal sword than simply quenching it in a living body. Though I am not going to go into details here, it must be a human body. Trollocs, for instance, though much easier to procure, would not work. I wonder what you would get using, say, rabbits? A blade that made your wounds break out in Easter eggs?

    The piece in the game could be said to still be human—those pieces that came from humans, anyway; there were other sources too—though they are about the size of moderately large chess-pieces. They retain memories, souls, personalities, but they are part of the game now, permanently slaved to the game and part of it as surely as a cog in a clock is part of the clock. They have no personal volition, though they do have awareness. The only lives they can live are being used in the game. In the Age of Legends, these games were destroyed when found; the choice for the pieces was to remain part of the game or death, since removing them from the board/field meant death in any case. The game is all one, board and playing pieces together. And that is much as I will tell you of it. I don't want to give away what I might use later on, after all.


  • 5

    Interview: Sep 20th, 1999

    Robert Jordan

    I asked about Ishamael's bit in the book 8 prologue, but got two RAFOs so we won't know whether it is set before hand, or (the first question I asked) if the nine mentioned were all Forsaken.


  • 6

    Interview: Nov 11th, 2000

    Lars-Remi (Kagato) from Norway

    Is there any chance whatsoever that you could explain to us the full set of rules for the game 'Snakes and Foxes'? I would really like to try playing it.

    Robert Jordan

    (laughs) Not tonight! There's a fair description in one of the books, though—perhaps someday I'll put it down in print somewhere. Really, it is a child's game.


  • 7

    Interview: Oct 4th, 2005

    Robert Jordan

    For Paetram, the game of Stones is very much like Go. No, I don't play go myself, only go-moku. It is remarkably hard to learn the game when you have no one to play against. I would love to find a computer game to practice against, but I haven't been able to find one. I probably haven't looked hard enough. There must be one out there.


  • 8

    Interview: Dec 19th, 2005

    Robert Jordan

    For Weasel, my idea of the game of stones hasn't changed, though my way of describing it may well have. I try not to describe things the same way all the time. It gets boring after a while. I mean, think of Homer, who used some of the first macros. He gestured so, and the scribe taking the story wrote, "When first dawn with rosy fingers caressed the sky," or he gestured thus and the scribe wrote, "They sat at the oars row on row and smote the wine-dark sea to foam." Okay, okay; every time and culture has its catch-phrases which haven't yet become cliches. (Though they will. For anyone who has attempted, foolishly, to connect with a son or daughter or any other young person, especially one under the age of 25, by attempting to use their speech, take heart. Remember how you talked at 25, 18, 15? Nowadays, it would be good for a laugh from the younger set, right? Well, in another 15 years, the insular speech those younglings use today will be sufficient to send them scurrying from the room. And better still, sufficient to set their kids off in attacks of giggles and/or near-terminal eye-rolling. What goes around, comes around.)


  • 9

    Interview: 2001

    Thus Spake the Creator (Paraphrased)

    Question (What are his sources and inspirations?)

    Are the names "Dragon", "Coramoor" and "Car'a'carn" based on chess openings?

    Robert Jordan



    This surprised me, there has been a thread around here in which was stated that Dragon, Caro-Kann and the Coramorant (I'm not sure of the last one) are chess openings. If he had answered with a yes then I would have asked why because they're all variants played by black and rather defensive but I needn't.


    It's Cormorant.


  • 10

    Interview: Nov 21st, 1998

    Jason Atkinson (22 November 1998)

    I just remembered one more thing. My brother, who has just decided to join the newsgroup, asked if Robert Jordan had any of the rules worked out for the games mentioned in his books.

    Robert Jordan

    His answer was "Some of them." As RJ was literally walking out at the time, there was no chance to ask which ones or if he would market any of them.