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Special episode of A ROUND OF GWENT out now!

Join us for a special anniversary episode of A ROUND OF GWENT, celebrating 10 years of The Witcher game franchise. We talk with our guest, Marcin Iwiński, co-founder and joint CEO of CD PROJEKT RED, about the beginnings of the company, the development process of The Witcher, and, of course, how GWENT became a standalone game!

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The Evolution of GWENT’s Factions

Imagine for a moment that you are the Lady of Time and Space herself, Ciri, and you’ve just travelled back to November 2016. Would you recognise the GWENT you’ve devoted hundreds of hours to? While it’s enjoyed a loyal following, there are many popular players that weren’t around during the very early days of Closed Beta. This was back when there wasn’t even a ranked mode and a “pro ladder” was the stuff of a Dragons Dream. The archetypes that made up the various factions have been through months of evolution – something which we recently covered in “5 Gwent cards that defined the past” – but with everyone gearing up for Homecoming, let’s take a more in-depth look at how the factions have changed.

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Moderator Posts: 7176 Joined: 2016-11-17

Junior Member Posts: 213 Joined: 2017-05-24
I see marcin i click the video
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Moderator Posts: 3013 Joined: 2016-05-31
Leek spotted!

The history of CDPR is always nice to learn about. Also, was certainly interesting to hear Mr. Iwiński's views on Gwent.

Praise be to the Great Sun!

Moderator Posts: 13191 Joined: 2015-03-10
Happy anniversary, CD Projekt RED!

(And thank you, alkozera , for inserting the video directly!)

Moderator Posts: 13191 Joined: 2015-03-10
In a way, this episode seems an extension of the recent noclip documentary series. (Parental discretion advised.)

And now, a bit more feedback: A much more intimate setting this time, with far less distraction, and a greater feel of a friendly, informal chat. Although, I will note that Dandelion began interacting with the ladies just as Marcin began to talk about Gwent, thus giving -- some -- viewers something else to arrest their attention. While this did concentrate the 'action' around the speaker, it can, yet again, detract from the conversation, since a flamboyant bard, a cloaked woman (a sorceress, perhaps?), and a mercenary are only slightly more entertaining and intriguing than the co-founder. Sorry, Marcin!
Poser Posts: 1105 Joined: 2015-10-26
Watched this the day it came out... was a good one!

Been really busy this week and the interwebs I have missed