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    Gwent - The Witcher card game

    Gwent is an online F2P CCG based on the witcher series of books and games. It is currently in closed beta

    It was a minigame in Witcher 3 and was so popular they developed it into a full blown game with proper deckbuilding, balance and mechanics.

    The most obvious comparison to another game is to hearthstone. The game itself apparently borrows a lot of things from hearthstone like the rarity system and the card crafting system. I have never played hearthstone myself though so I have no idea if this is accurate or not.

    The game itself is really interesting. Gwent is mostly about bluffing your opponent and managing your resources to take a best of three match. Instead of resetting both players decks in each round and starting from scratch , like for example in Magic, the cards you draw from your deck at the start of the match are the ones you keep until the best of three is over. You get to draw two cards at the start of the second round and one card at the final round if it goes there. To win a round you need to get a higher total than your opponent through the use of unit cards. Each unit card has a corresponding strength attached to it and these get totaled once both players have decided to pass the round and stop playing cards. Its very important to note you HAVE to play a card in Gwent and will be forced to pass otherwise. Cards left on the board are destroyed after a round, so you need to be careful you do not overcommit too many resources to win. Of course, the game is much more complicated and some cards can do some crazy shit to affect the board, but that's the basics.

    I have been playing this for something like 3/4 hours a day for the past couple of weeks and honestly loving it. Even know it is F2P I find the reward system to be quite reasonable and you are able to be competitive fairly quickly. You get cards from "kegs" and you can easily farm 3-4 a day with a couple of hours of gameplay thanks to the daily missions. You can also "mill" unwanted cards and craft new ones.

    You can sign up for the closed beta here: https://www.playgwent.com/en/faq

    Some gameplay / tutorial footage:

    Last edited by Shaftoes; November 19 2016 at 11:05:48 PM.

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    sure, why not

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    Looks p. good tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoirAvlaa View Post
    Looks p. good tbh.
    It is. I am loving it.

    Scratches my Magic itch without bankrupting me and games are fairly short so its not a huge time investment unless you want it to be.

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    Quite enjoying this. Bit disappointed at the lack of chat capability...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkonis Trassler View Post
    Quite enjoying this. Bit disappointed at the lack of chat capability...
    Apparently that's common with online card games like this for some reason. Supposedly all chat does is get clogged with salt and tears.

    What faction did you pick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaftoes View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Larkonis Trassler View Post
    Quite enjoying this. Bit disappointed at the lack of chat capability...
    Apparently that's common with online card games like this for some reason. Supposedly all chat does is get clogged with salt and tears.

    What faction did you pick?
    Monsters weather deck

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    J/K... quite enjoying Northern Realms atm though I see some potential in Skellige, just have to craft a few more cards


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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkonis Trassler View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaftoes View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Larkonis Trassler View Post
    Quite enjoying this. Bit disappointed at the lack of chat capability...
    Apparently that's common with online card games like this for some reason. Supposedly all chat does is get clogged with salt and tears.

    What faction did you pick?
    Monsters weather deck

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    J/K... quite enjoying Northern Realms atm though I see some potential in Skellige, just have to craft a few more cards
    I played Monsters weather until I got the cards to assemble Scoia control.

    http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/7197-sc...control-0-8-16

    Pretty much what my deck looks like right now.

    If I was playing NR I would try to assemble the Radovid removal deck, that shit is brutal.
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    I am in for almost half a month now. Great fun but balance is in absolute shambles imo.

    As a noob i was playing NR exclusively building a good deck but then my mate asked me to play the Monster one which i wasn't planning on at all so had shit for cards and oh boy it's so ez.

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    Still no invite

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazoR View Post
    I am in for almost half a month now. Great fun but balance is in absolute shambles imo.

    As a noob i was playing NR exclusively building a good deck but then my mate asked me to play the Monster one which i wasn't planning on at all so had shit for cards and oh boy it's so ez.
    I think monsters will most likely be the best faction after the rebalancing patch that is coming in on monday.

    Well, apart from Nilfgaard who look stupidly op.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoirAvlaa View Post
    Still no invite

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    The only people worse than Monsters weather decks are the Skely 'Res everything but spend 5 minutes picking each card when it's clearly obvious it's going to be the skirmisher'.


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    Bunch of keys just got given out for this.

    You can grab one here: http://www.gwentdb.com/news/64-10-00...rab-yours-here

    Open beta is coming soon with a wipe, but you get to keep two kegs (packs) per five levels and per single rank for when the live game hits, along with any you have bought already.

    From playing since the beta since the beginning it means I get a juicy 42 fee kegs to open plus the 20 or so I bought. It wasn't even that much effort to be honest.

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    Slightly interested..

    When is this gonna hit open beta?

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    Soon, may should be the cutoff as CDPR like to release in may.

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    Got three beta keys for this if anyone is interested.

    If they are not claimed by tomorrow I'll post them on reddit

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    Im interested!

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