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The plate is set... posted 23 December 2004 in Author Q & AThe plate is set... by Atanvarno, Peralogue

Re-reading the two books again, I got struck even more by the depth of the world; the caste system, jnan, and most of all benjuka (now I don't have the books to hand, so I can't guarantee my spelling of that).

Now I was wondering, when you described benjuka, were you just putting down abstract ideas that sound cool, or do you have a vague sketch as to how to play the game, because I'd love to give it a go... view post


The plate is set... posted 23 December 2004 in Author Q & AThe plate is set... by Fell, Peralogue

Yes, I was curious about that myself. And I did really enjoy how he tied rhetoric in as jnan, very cool idea. One of my favourite chapters was when the nobles were trying to humiliate CnaiĆ¼r with the withered figure of his old war chief, and his retort demanded that they acknowledge that their narrowmindedness had assumed that their collective gestalt affected him. He was not affected, and it only made them look ridiculous in the end (with the aid of Kellhus, if I remember correctly).

I will need to re-read them all, too. I admit, lots of names, and I still get them mixed up occasionally. view post


The plate is set... posted 24 December 2004 in Author Q & AThe plate is set... by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Benjuka is something I've had swirling around conceptually for some time now. I've tried a couple of times to cook up an actual version of it, only to be stymied (things got pretty complicated pretty quick!). The hard thing is determining how various configurations of pieces would reconfigure the rules in a manner that could be manageable.

There's a million questions... view post


The plate is set... posted 24 December 2004 in Author Q & AThe plate is set... by Atanvarno, Peralogue

You know if you were to write some of your ideas down I'd be more than happy to work on them... <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) --> view post


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