13. Commander’s Horn: Playing With Power

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 13, Hosted by Dane “McBeard”, and Josh “Greyboxer”.

We’re kicking off our strategy series on the five type of Gwent plays: Power, Setup, Counter, Stall, and Pass. This week, we’re all about POWER. Huge openers and game closers. We built a few decks to showcase power-style of gameplay available to Northern Realms.

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E-mail us at commandershornpodcast@gmail.com or contact us on twitter @commandershorn.

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.

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Sources for this podcast:

Deck: McBeard’s Power Radovid
http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/7292-mcbeards-power-radovid

Deck: Greyboxer’s Power Henselt
http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/7349-greyboxers-henselt-power-deck

12. Commander’s Horn: Patch Week Live Show

Welcome to a live edition of Commander’s Horn, Episode 12, Hosted by Dane “McBeard”, and Josh “Greyboxer”.

It’s the week of Gwent’s first balancing patch, and we break down the biggest changes. The tournament scene is taking off, and the meta is still in a molten state after the patch. We take questions from the chat, and more!

Do you want to see more live Commander’s Horn content? Let us know here: http://www.strawpoll.me/11672931/r

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E-mail us at commandershornpodcast@gmail.com or contact us on twitter @commandershorn.

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.

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Sources for this podcast:

Gwent Patch 0.8.16 Live – Patch notes in the tweet https://twitter.com/PlayGwent/status/798876419757588480

Upcoming Open Tournament: Beta Brawl #3 (Saturday, Nov 19): https://battlefy.com/gwent-beta-brawl/beta-brawl-15/581fc9255bc99048035bee09/info

 

 

11. Commander’s Horn: Round One: Fight! feat. KingBlackToof

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 11, Hosted by Dane “McBeard”, and Josh “Greyboxer”, with special guest: UK Broadcaster Matt “KingBlackToof”. Thanks for checking out our biggest episode yet!

Damien Monnier has left CD Projekt Red for a new adventure, and McBeard is currently on an adventure of his own after winning the first beta brawl tournament. KingBlackToof joins us to tell us about how he started in game broadcasting and Gwent. The three  then discuss Round One in our strategy section, before digging in to some community feedback.

Stay with us until the end of the podcast to get all the details on our beta-key giveaway!

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E-mail us at commandershornpodcast@gmail.com or contact us on twitter @commandershorn.

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.

Matt can be found at @KingBlackToof on Twitter, and KingBlackToof on Youtube and Twitch.

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Sources for this podcast:

Gwent lead designer Damien Monnier leaves CD Projekt Red: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-11-07-gwent-the-witcher-card-game-co-creator-damien-monnier-leaves-cd-projekt-red

Upcoming Open Tournament: Beta Brawl #1.5 (Friday, Nov 11): https://battlefy.com/gwent-beta-brawl/beta-brawl-15/581fc9255bc99048035bee09/info

Upcoming Open Tournament: Beta Brawl #2 (Saturday, Nov 12): https://battlefy.com/gwent-beta-brawl/beta-brawl-2/581fd0a09a55c8300372c3b8/info

Final Bracket from Beta Brawl #1, hosted by Devizz: https://battlefy.com/gwent-beta-brawl/beta-brawl-1/5817c9c1c8ceb84103bff88d/stage/581dc98917a886300301abf6/bracket/

McBeard’s Tournament Decks (Beta Brawl #1):
Skellige: http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/5446-mcbeards-beta-brawl-1-crach-an-craite
Northern Realms: http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/5445-mcbeards-beta-brawl-1-foltest

Beta Brawl Finals video:
https://www.twitch.tv/mcbearded/v/99211869

Article: “Who’s The Beatdown?”
http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/fundamentals/3692_Whos_The_Beatdown.html

10. Commander’s Horn: Building Blocks

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 10, Hosted by Dane “McBeard”, and Josh “Greyboxer”

A week of Gwent is behind us, and a lot of new players are turning their attention to the game. What better time to discuss some basic Gwent principles? Join us for a detailed look at these Gwent building blocks, as well as a detailed discussion about card value.

E-mail us at commandershornpodcast@gmail.com or contact us on twitter @commandershorn.

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.

Sources for this podcast:

“Beta Brawl” Tournament: http://forums.cdprojektred.com/forum/en/gwent/general-discussions-aa/3450242-tournament-beta-brawl-1
Gnimsh’s First Impressions (Reddit): https://www.reddit.com/r/gwent/comments/5a1lrp/my_first_impressions_and_decklists_3_days_in/

9. Commander’s Horn: Closed Beta Hangover

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 9, Hosted by Dane “McBeard”, and Josh “Greyboxer”

NOTE: Two issues! This is a repost to fix a problem with the file (music was playing during our discussion – not intended). Also, Greyboxer was dealing with a small audio issue that lowered the quality of his side of the conversation. We’ll fix that for next time!

Closed beta is here! We spent a lot of the day cracking kegs, building decks, and throwing down in the tavern. Josh and I discuss our first impressions, some early beta bugs, and our first big decks for each of the four factions! See below for links to these decks!

E-mail us at commandershornpodcast@gmail.com or contact us on twitter @commandershorn.

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.

Read more for the decks mentioned in this podcast!

Sources for this podcast:

McBeard’s All Bran, All The Time (Skellige):http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/4185-all-bran
Greyboxer/Noxious Seven Dwarves Bluff and Buff (Scoia’tael):http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/4483-seven-dwarves-bluff-and-buff-deck
McBeard’s Dine And Dash (Monsters): http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/4488-dine-and-dash
Greyboxer’s Beauty and the Beast (Northern Realms): http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/4254-beauty-and-the-beast-nr-supremacy

8. Commander’s Horn Live! Developer Stream Afterparty

Back so soon? Yes – we streamed our first live Commander’s Horn today on Twitch, October 24th, 2016. Happy Gwentmas Eve from Dane and Josh!

I hope you enjoy these fresh reactions to the stream. Please note: There seemed to be a Priscilla nerf happening in the short time period of our cast, but it turns out she is not nerfed in the way we were describing (and lamenting, in Greyboxer’s case).

Please excuse any noises during the cast, such as incoming message blips. Live casting, everyone.

E-mail us at commandershornpodcast@gmail.com or contact us on twitter @commandershorn. Follow Dane @McBeardCH, and follow Josh @GreyboxerGwent

Commander’s Horn Twitch: commandershorn
Dane’s Twitch: mcbearded
Josh’s Twitch: greyboxer

See you tomorrow!

-d.mcb

7. Commanders Horn: Calm Before The Beta

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 7, Hosted by Dane “McBeard”, and Josh “Greyboxer”

This week, we try to keep calm, as we are less than a week from the Gwent Closed Beta.

Warsaw games week has passed, but we had a listener attend the event and report back on a few things he saw. Also, we’ve had a lot of great developer interaction in our various chat and forum channels.

Later, we talk about leaders of Scoia’Tael and Skellige, and which new cards have the best synergy.

Finally, we go through some community threads and direct messages to us.

E-mail us at commandershornpodcast@gmail.com or contact us on twitter @commandershorn

Read more for details and sources used for the podcast!

Sources for this podcast:

  • Gwent: Gnimsh vs. Lothar @ Warsaw Games Week: https://twitter.com/commandershorn/status/786969005902991361
  • “Countdown to Gwent” McBeard’s Twitch Channel (Weekdays 3pm-6pm EST): https://www.twitch.tv/mcbearded
  • GwentDB (All cards + deckbuilder): http://www.gwentdb.com/
  • Gwent Forum Thread “Precise “Tribal” Description”: http://forums.cdprojektred.com/threads/136971-Precise-quot-tribal-quot-descriptions?p=3125161&viewfull=1

Gwent Forums: http://forums.cdprojektred.com/forums/281-GWENT
Gwent Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlayGwent
Gwent Twitter: @playgwent

6. Commander’s Horn: The Big Card Update

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 6, Hosted by Dane “McBeard”, and Josh “Greyboxer”

This week, we talk about the huge card update on GwentDB with an official list of a lot of closed beta cards (possibly all?)

Warsaw games week is upon us! Hearthstone pros Lothar and Gnimsh will be playing an exhibition game on Sunday, Oct 12, 3:30 CEST (local time) – very cool news.

Later, we talk about leaders of Northern Realms and Monsters, and which new cards have the best synergy.

Finally, we look at the community conversations on reddit and the official forums.

E-mail us at commandershornpodcast@gmail.com or contact us on twitter @commandershorn

Read more for details and sources used for the podcast!

My sources for this podcast:

  • Gwent: Gnimsh vs. Lothar @ Warsaw Games Week: https://www.facebook.com/GnimshTV/photos/a.235006219990764.1073741828.231724430318943/706879432803438/?type=3&theater
  • Warsaw Games Week (English): http://warsawgamesweek.pl/en/
  • “Countdown to Gwent” McBeard’s Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/mcbearded
  • GwentDB (All cards + deckbuilder): http://www.gwentdb.com/

Gwent Forums: http://forums.cdprojektred.com/forums/281-GWENT
Gwent Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlayGwent
Gwent Twitter: @playgwent

5. Commander’s Horn: Nuggets of Knowledge

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 5, Hosted by me, Dane “McBeard”, and Josh “Greyboxer”

This week, we talk about how the game of Gwent feels compared to how we thought standalone Gwent was going to turn out. Is our passion keeping us from looking forward to an otherwise excellent game?

Also, we talk about some of our favourite cards, and how their characteristics and story have translated into great card design.

E-mail us at commandershornpodcast@gmail.com or contact us on twitter @commandershorn

Read more for details and sources used for the podcast!

My sources for this podcast:

  • Commander’s Horn Video: “Gwent Science Montage”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usfv68YsHuM
  • KingBlackToof YouTube video “New Unseen Cards #3”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaFR0vU75DI
  • A Round Of Gwent: http://www.aroundofgwent.com/
  • Chesshaha’s Twitch (feat. State of Gwent w/ McBeard + KingBlackToof): https://www.twitch.tv/chesshaha
  • Warsaw Games Week (English): http://warsawgamesweek.pl/en/

Gwent Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlayGwent
Gwent Twitter: @playgwent