Does anyone know if BioWare used the Night's Watch as an inspiration for their Grey Wardens?

Duncan could be Benjen Stark and the Human story could be right out of A Song of Ice and Fire.

In addition, the oaths the Grey Wardens take and the training they go through are very similar.


From David Gaider's tweet (lead writer for Dragon Age: Origins), I'd assume there was no direct inspiration from the Night's Watch when creating the Grey Wardens

Link to David Gaider's tweet

Sure, because those books were the first fantasy tales to ever have an order of knights like that.

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    Nice answer. Hope you don't mind me adding an image. Our usual format is provide the image and then quote the text for those that can't see it.
    – Edlothiad
    Aug 21 '17 at 15:01
  • @Edlothiad I was actually going to but was interrupted
    – Mart10
    Aug 21 '17 at 15:41
  • Ah ok. Well there it is for you :)
    – Edlothiad
    Aug 21 '17 at 15:42
  • Quickly skimming through both of these, it seems crazy for people to assume it came from ASOIAF (having neither played the game or read those books). It sounds a lot like the "Children of the Light" from Wheel of Time, which also aren't unique at all.
    – JMac
    Aug 21 '17 at 16:43
  • @JMac personnaly I think the Grey Wardens are more similar to the Witchers
    – Mart10
    Aug 21 '17 at 16:44

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