29. Commander’s Horn: Challengers with Rethaz

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 29, Hosted by Dane “McBeard” and Josh “Greyboxer”, and we are joined by Rethaz, from the Gwent design team.

Gwent Challenger has been announced! This is the Gwent event we’ve been waiting for. A balancing patch is currently on the test server, which has allowed a number of players to test and experiment with some big changes. Rethaz joins us and shares his thoughts on community feedback, game balance, and some of the specific changes coming to the closed beta.

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Sources:

Commander’s Horn Video: Test server footage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JElQc-ko5nk

Gwent Challenger tournament details: https://www.playgwent.com/en/tournament

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Dane can be found @McBeardCH on Twitter, McBeard on YouTube, and mcbearded on Twitch.

Josh can be found @GreyboxerGwent on Twitter, Greyboxer on YouTube and greyboxer on Twitch.

28. Commander’s Horn: The Golden Ceiling feat. SuperJJ

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 27, Hosted by Dane “McBeard” and Josh “Greyboxer”.

CD Projekt Red has revealed  many, many changes incoming in the next Gwent balancing patch, and we’re here to comb through the details with you! Also, we have a chat with SuperJJ about his thoughts on Gwent.

Note: The SuperJJ interview was done over Skype, and as a result, the audio quality ended up a little different than what you might be used to. The quality does improve over time.

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Sources:

 

CD Projekt Red Video-On-Demand of the Tuesday patch reveal stream: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/128689778

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SuperJJ can be found @coL_superjj102 on Twitter, Superjj on YouTube and superjj102 on Twitch

Dane can be found @McBeardCH on Twitter, McBeard on YouTube, and mcbearded on Twitch.

Josh can be found @GreyboxerGwent on Twitter, Greyboxer on YouTube and greyboxer on Twitch.

27. Commander’s Horn: Positioning and Passing with Dale

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 27, Hosted by Dane “McBeard” and Josh “Greyboxer” – With special guest, DaleMartel aka Thewhitewolph!

Commander’s Horn has a list of cards that will see changes in the new “Positioning Patch” – we speculate on what these changes might be. Later, Dale joins us to have a discussion about passing.

Note: At the very end of the podcast there is an audio issue. Our apologies for this.

We are supported by our listeners. For more information on how you can support the show, find us on Patreon. at www.patreon.com/commandershorn

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Sources:

PAX East Panel Announcement: http://forums.cdprojektred.com/forum/en/gwent/news-ab/7973780-gwent-coming-to-pax-east-2017

Dale’s Discard Skellige: http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/12352-disco-king

 

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Dale can be found @thewhitewolph on Twitter, and thewhitewolph on Twitch

Dane can be found @McBeardCH on Twitter, McBeard on YouTube, and mcbearded on Twitch.

Josh can be found @GreyboxerGwent on Twitter, Greyboxer on YouTube and greyboxer on Twitch.

26. Commander’s Horn: Gong Show with ChaoticPriest

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 26, Hosted by Dane “McBeard” and Josh “Greyboxer” – With special guest, ChaoticPriest!

One of the most prolific and successful Hearthstone streamers has entered the scene, and has brought a lot of new players with him. We sit down with Chaotic priest to discuss the growth of Gwent and its playerbase, talk about our favourite and least favourite decks, and respond to a lot of community feedback.

We are supported by our listeners. For more information on how you can support the show, find us on Patreon. at www.patreon.com/commandershorn

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Sources:

Lifecoach YouTube Video: “No More RNG Please”: https://youtu.be/egkNbk5XBS4

“Lifecoach Retires From Hearthstone, Citing Imbalance In Competitive Scene” – http://compete.kotaku.com/lifecoach-retires-from-hearthstone-citing-imbalance-in-1792761466

Lifecoach Liquipedia: http://wiki.teamliquid.net/hearthstone/Lifecoach

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ChaoticPriest can be found @chaoticpriest on Twitter, chaoticpriest on YouTube, and chaoticpriest on Twitch

Dane can be found @McBeardCH on Twitter, McBeard on YouTube, and mcbearded on Twitch.

Josh can be found @GreyboxerGwent on Twitter, Greyboxer on YouTube and greyboxer on Twitch.

25. Commander’s Horn: Hotfixin’ with Merchant

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 25, Hosted by Dane “McBeard” and Josh “Greyboxer” – With special guest, Merchant!

A hotfix was applied this weekend and changed up a number of things. Merchant joins us in the the Commander’s Horn “studio” to talk all about it, his content, and the state of Gwent in general. We also cover the latest tournament news, and some interesting developments on a future build which adds in card positioning.

We are supported by our listeners. For more information on how you can support the show, find us on Patreon. at www.patreon.com/commandershorn

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Sources:

Vishra’s Championship Monsters: http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/12413-vishras-tgo-feb-championship-monsters

Hotfix Notes via Gwentdb.com: http://www.gwentdb.com/news/65-gwent-update-balance-changes-bug-fixes

Kingblacktoof’s Video on upcoming positioning changes: https://youtu.be/TF-w_gfSg90

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Merchant can be found @MerchantYT on Twitter, Merchant on YouTube, and rsMerchant on Twitch

Dane can be found @McBeardCH on Twitter, McBeard on YouTube, and mcbearded on Twitch.

Josh can be found @GreyboxerGwent on Twitter, Greyboxer on YouTube and greyboxer on Twitch.

24. Commander’s Horn: Elves and Empires

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 24, Hosted by Dane “McBeard” and Josh “Greyboxer.”

There’s not a lot of news this weeks, so McBeard and Greyboxer take some time to go through some new decks they have been trying, and answer some great listener questions about tournament formats and multiplayer formats.

We are supported by our listeners. For more information on how you can support the show, find us on Patreon. at www.patreon.com/commandershorn

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Sources:

Mysling’s Control Nilfgaard: http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/11184-cahirs-dream-team-70-wr-at-4k-mmr

Swim’s Dwarf Hybrid Scoia’Tael: http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/11515-swims-dorf-hybrid-4200-mmr

Jazz music provided by http://audionautix.com/

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Dane can be found @McBeardCH on Twitter, McBeard on YouTube, and mcbearded on Twitch.

Josh can be found @GreyboxerGwent on Twitter, Greyboxer on YouTube and greyboxer on Twitch.

23. Commander’s Horn: Five Faction Action

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 23, Hosted by Dane “McBeard” and Josh “Greyboxer.” Nilfgaard is here! The public has seen many permutations of the build, but the empire is ready to engage the other four factions in a brand new metagame that is already seeing lots of exploration.

We talk all about how each faction is settling in with new cards, changes and archetypes of play. We also talk specifically about Northern Realms, who may finally have a deck that doesn’t rely on an abusive tactic to win.

We are supported by our listeners. Thanks to some very special people, we have reached our January goal. Onward to February! For more information on how you can support the show, find us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/commandershorn

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Sources:

Closed Beta Status Update: http://forums.cdprojektred.com/forum/en/gwent/news-ab/7627510-gwent-closed-beta-status-update

Wednesday Feb 5 Hotfix: http://forums.cdprojektred.com/forum/en/gwent/news-ab/7702420-hotfix-for-gwent-the-witcher-card-game#post7702420

Ruben and Dunkoro’s Punisher Radovid: http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/10943-dunkoro-rubens-punisher-radovid

McBeard’s Monster Weather:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4cIoFm6C9o

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Dane can be found @McBeardCH on Twitter, McBeard on YouTube, and mcbearded on Twitch.

Josh can be found @GreyboxerGwent on Twitter, Greyboxer on YouTube and greyboxer on Twitch.

22. Commander’s Horn: Glory to the Empire feat. Rethas

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 22, Hosted by Dane “McBeard” and Josh “Greyboxer.” We have another massive episode! We are live following CDPR’s live stream all about Nilfgaard and the latest content patch. We also have Rethas for part 2 of our interview with him about the design of Nilfgaard. (Interview inserted at 1:03:26)

The audio from the interview with Rethas is taken live from our hotel bar in Warsaw, and has a little background noise. Thanks for understanding 🙂

Content creators have released a flood of new information on Jan 30th, and CDPR followed with a stream of the latest changes. There is a lot coming – over 200 changes, 44 new Nilfgaard cards, and 19 new non-Nilfgaard faction cards. The patch arrives on Feb. 6th! Where do we even begin?

We are supported by our listeners. Thanks to some very special people, we have reached our January goal. For more information on how you can support the show, find us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/commandershorn

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Sources:

CD Projekt Red Nilfgaard Livestream VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/118977789

Gwentleman’s Open February signups: http://thegwentlemensopen.challonge.com/14ap8h9s

Passiflora Tournament February:
http://challonge.com/PassifloraChampionship2

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Dane can be found @McBeardCH on Twitter, McBeard on YouTube, and mcbearded on Twitch.

Josh can be found @GreyboxerGwent on Twitter, Greyboxer on YouTube and greyboxer on Twitch.

21. Commander’s Horn: Warsaw feat. Rethas, Merchant, KingBlackToof, ChaoticPriest and MegaMogwai

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 21, Hosted by Dane “McBeard” and Josh “Greyboxer.” What a huge episode! Our guests are CD Projekt Red’s Rethas, as well as appearances by Merchant, KingBlackToof, ChaoticPriest, and MegaMogwai.

This is an audio-only episode. Much of the audio is taken live from our hotel bar in Warsaw, and has a little background noise. Thanks for understanding 🙂

The hosts were flown to Warsaw, Poland this week to meet the Gwent team at CD Projekt Red headquarters. We are able to talk about all of the new content on Jan 30th, so episode 22 will be out early next week, and will be packed with new information, content, a video component, and an additional interview with Rethas. Do not miss it!

We are supported by our listeners. For more information on how you can support the show, find us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/commandershorn

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Check out our guests! In order of appearance:

MegaMogwai can be found @megamogwai on Twitter and MegaMogwai on YouTube

KingBlackToof can be found @kingblacktoof on Twitter and KingBlackToof on Twitch and YouTube

Merchant can be found @rsMerchant on Twitter and Merchant on YouTube, and @merchantYT on Twitter

ChaoticPriest can be found @chaoticpriest on Twitter and chaoticpriest on Twitch

As for us,

Dane can be found @McBeardCH on Twitter, McBeard on YouTube, and mcbearded on Twitch.

Josh can be found @GreyboxerGwent on Twitter, and greyboxer on Twitch.

20. Commander’s Horn: City of Gwent feat. HG3 and ManteXD

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 20, Hosted by Dane “McBeard” and Josh “Greyboxer.” Today our guests are Gwent City’s HG3 and ManteXD

This is an audio-only episode.

The ranked ladder has had the ceiling blown off, and the climb to rank 15 has begun. The metagame is in its final weeks, and HG3 and ManteXD join McBeard and Greyboxer to talk about each factions journey through the first competitive Gwent season.

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    1. Ladder MMR change (Official statement): http://forums.cdprojektred.com/forum/en/gwent/tech-support-ac/7510130-ranked-games-points-distribution-update
    2. The Gwentlemen’s Open January: Open tournament beginning on January 21. Information here: http://thegwentlemensopen.challonge.com/43fiyjjb

McBeard’s “True King Eredin” Monsters Control (full guide) Deck: http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/9997-mcbeards-true-king-eredin

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HG3 can be found @hgthr33 on Twitter and h_g3 on Twitch

ManteXD can be found @XD_Mante on Twitter and mantexd on Twitch

Both can be found on YouTube at Gwent Cityhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkSgeKYXEVJIKyG8cW27acQ

Dane can be found @McBeardCH on Twitter, McBeard on YouTube, and mcbearded on Twitch.

Josh can be found @GreyboxerGwent on Twitter, and greyboxer on Twitch.