Jan
29
2017
1

Hey, anybody in the Gwent beta?

I completely missed the fact that CD Projekt Red sent me a closed Beta key for their addictive Witcher-themed online card game. Is anybody else in on this?  It might be fun to play online with people.

Jun
14
2016
1

The Gwent card game beta is up.

Am I the sort of person who blogs about such things now? …Why, it would appear that I am.  Also, the cover art here is subtly hysterical. Look at it for a second and you’ll realize why.

Moe Lane

PS: Gwent is a collectible card game found first in Witcher: Wild Hunt that is nigh-worshiped by the Witcher community. Sufficiently so that they’re now trying to sell it as a standalone.

Jun
10
2016
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In the Mail, Part 1: The Other Half of the Gwent decks!

Monsters and Scoia’tel cards, gem pieces, ruleset.  Pretty, no?

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(Note: the other two decks are from the original promotion) (more…)

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Jun
08
2016
11

CD Projekt Red will be releasing a Gwent card game.

This is cool . Via HeartbreakRidge:

 

For those who are unfamiliar, gwent is the in-game collectible card game for Witcher: Wild Hunt.  It was and is addictive; it was also genuinely clever as a CCG. Basically, you get dealt ten cards. You have to win two out of three matches against your opponent, with only those cards; and cards used during a match are discarded going forward*. It’s a perfectly valid strategy to lose one of the three matches, if you think that you can get your opponent to waste his best cards; there’s definite strategic thinking, there.  Plus, since you had to build the deck actually finding all the good** gwent cards meant that you had to explore the entire map and talk to all of the important NPCs, which was a good way to encourage people to progress in the story. (more…)

Jun
12
2015
4

So, yeah, MY readers buy me Gwent decks.

Because MY readers are awesome.

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Please note, by the way, that the only way you can get these decks is from the Witcher Wild Hunt Xbox One Collector’s Edition.  Just the decks are going for triple digits on Amazon, which means that my readers are far more awesome than I deserve.

Moe Lane

PS: As for the decks themselves: these are obviously Nilfgaardian / Northern Realm decks, with enough cards to play but none of the Universal Hero cards that you can get in game (I think).  Still, it’s a viable card game that you’re seeing there; I think that somebody could make some money off of this.

May
25
2015
4

ZOMG THEY MADE PHYSICAL GWENT DECKS.

Gwent, for those wondering, is the game of chance that you play in The Witcher: Wild Hunt – Collector’s Edition – Xbox One (there’s a reason why I put up the Xbox One link: keep reading).  It’s basically a digital CCG that is simultaneously absurdly anachronistic and sweating-blood engrossing.  Which is why Tycho at Penny Arcade is going nuts over it; and why he wrote this:

I was going to say that, unlike many digital card games – ones that play with the mutable data of the cards themselves, or “summon” cards from a superset you don’t own – there’s no reason why this game couldn’t be played on a table.  Except we know it can be, because the Xbox One version I never considered for a fraction of a second includes physical decks in its collector’s edition.

Indeed, there is currently one – one – available on Amazon right now (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt *2 Gwent Card Decks* from Collectors Edition Xbox Version), and if I had eighty bucks to throw at it I would.  They absolutely must sell these decks.  Absolutely.

 

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