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Caught this exchange on Twitter today. 🙂 BioWare community is best.


I adore Patrick Weekes so much. 


This just in: Patrick Weekes is literally Iron Bull.


Part of Video Game Sophistry’s interview with Dragon Age writer Patrick Weekes is finally up!

In this interview, VGS and Weekes go over:

  • His origins
  • Training the player to do the wrong thing
  •  Looking at the evolution of the media comparing it to the beginning of film
  • It’s harder now to get a job than ever before, focus on the nonlinear narrative
  • About the application “Twine,” and how it can help.
  • Weekes talks extensively about the HORROR of “Peer Reviews”
  • The most common mistakes that still happen in the writer’s room
  • Key piece of advice “Make sure the player knows where to go next, and what he has to do when he’s there” 

If any of this sounds interesting to you, I highly suggest taking a look! I think there’s more videos to come from more of their interview, as well!


I feel so pedantic, but solas doesn’t speak in iambic pentameter, he speaks with the cadence and rhythm of the song “Hallelujah” … it’s not iambic pentameter, it’s not the same amount of syllables… …

it goes “8 / 8 / 11 / 8 / 8 / 11 / 8 / 9”

I’ve journeyed deep into the fade (8)
in ancient ruins and battlefields (8)
to see the dreams of lost civilizations (11)
I’ve watched as hosts of spirits clash (8)
to re-enact the bloody past (8)
in ancient wars both famous and forgotten (11)
every great war has its heroes (8)
I’m just curious what kind you’ll be (9)

you could sing those lines to Hallelujah, if you wanted. Like starting with “I heard there was a secret chord (8) that David played and it pleased the Lord… (8)” – it’s that same rhythm every time he starts talking poetically, he even does it twice in Trespasser.

And if I recall a Patrick Weekes tweet correctly, that’s intentional – he wrote Solas’ lines specifically to “Hallelujah’s” rhythm.

The one who does, however, speak in iambic pentameter, is Maryden Holywell. All the time. And that “embarrass my rival” quest of hers on the War Table even gets Josephine and Leliana speaking in iambic pentameter for a moment.



In dragon age, if a character who is half-human/half-elf has a child with an elf, would the child still look human or would it have chances of looking elf?

i think i read somewhere that the kid would still look human, an example of that would be Alistair i think the elf traits dont get passed down

The child would be human, unless both parents are full elves. I’ve seen some things that suggest *some* elven traits might show up in elf/human offspring, like how Feynriel in DA2 is on the willowy, angular, large-eyed side of human characteristics; but they’re not going to have the distinctly elven traits like the pointed ears or the extra-large eyes of DA2 elves. Anyway though, sources: Patrick Weekes said on Twitter that there “are no half-elves” in DA. 

And there’s a forum post also where he addressed adding another generation of elf into the mix:


The BioWare devs make me laugh.


“Carry on my wayward elf, bring the Fade down on yourself, lay your weary egg to rest, DONCHA CRY NO MORE.”

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