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Suvudu

Best of Suvudu Cage Match


Suvudu Cage Match A collection of our favorite write-ups from Cage Match 2010, including pieces by George R.R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, and Naomi Novik!

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SF & Fantasy

Cage Match: Rand al’Thor–Champion!


And thus a winner is crowned!

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SF & Fantasy

Cage Match: The End is Almost Nigh


It’s almost time for choices to be made. Remember: you control their fate!


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SF & Fantasy

Cage Match 2010: The Championship… and an announcement


We all know that Rand won hand down–
yes, hand down–
but the margin was close and the match was tight. Check out the recap with Joe and David (Kaitlin makes a brief but noted appearance) and watch for a special announcement…

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SF & Fantasy

Cage Match 2010: Brandon Sanderson Recaps


I just got an e-mail from someone who works with Brandon Sanderson letting me know that Brandon has written up an essay called “Suvudu Cage Match: How It REALLY Went Down” on his blog. I was told I could repost, so, well–here it is.

I think it speaks for itself, but I just want to [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Cage Match 2010: We Have a Winner!


You know the little kid on the trike in The Incredibles? After they beat Syndrome? How he just stares at them standing in the force field, until he finally explodes “That was totally wicked!”

Well, I think that pretty much sums up my experience with Cage Match 2010.
Now I’m pretty lucky–I have a super-fun [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Cage Match 2010, Championship: 5) Rand Al’Thor versus 15) Jaime Lannister


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Rand Al’ThorThe Dragon Reborn

Age:
20s

Race:
Human

Weapons / Artifacts:
Callandor

Special Attack:
Channeling world destructive amounts of the One Power

Jaime LannisterThe Kingslayer

Age:
34

Race:
Human

Weapons / Artifacts:
Sword (Valyrian steel; borrowed from Tommen)

Special Attack:
“Call Tyrion”

Advantages

Trained to the hilt in swordsmanship–is an unofficial blademaster
Can channel enough One Power to end all life
Has an indestructible sword [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Cage Match 2010, Consolation Match: 14) Kvothe versus 17) Drizzt Do’Urden


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KvotheThe Kingkiller

Age:
Mid-20s

Race:
Human

Weapons / Artifacts:
Magic and his sharp wit

Special Attack:
Misdirection

Drizzt Do’UrdenDark Elf Ranger

Age:
200(ish)

Race:
Drow

Weapons / Artifacts:
Twinkle, Icingdeath, Guenhwyvar

Special Attack:
Two-sword attack

Advantages

Mesmerizes foes with his lute and sing-song voice
Master Namer
A living legend

Advantages

Has killed pretty much everything that walks
Years of experience as a fighter
Familiar can travel between planes

Disadvantages

Just wants to be [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Cage Match 2010: A Response from Rand Al’Thor to Jaime Lannister’s Challenge


A response from Rand Al’Thor to Jaime Lannister’s “challenge.”
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“Ser Lannister, you do not fool me with your ‘challenge’–nor do I feel challenged in any way by our upcoming match.
“I will meet on whatever field of battle you deem fit; it makes no difference to me. If you prefer for your people to be able [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Cage Match 2010: Finalists!


The dust has settled, the arena has been cleared, and the votes are in! Your two worthy finalists will be:

Rand Al’Thor
Jaime Lannister

The final match will go live at 10:30 am Eastern on Tuesday, April 6th. Watch for our next wrap-up video–and a very special surprise!

Photograph: Swordfight at the medieval festival in Dortmund 2004, courtesy of [...]

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