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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E-mail us at commandershornpodcast@gmail.com or contact us on twitter @commandershorn. Live shows and video post on YouTube at commandershorn.

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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E-mail us at commandershornpodcast@gmail.com or contact us on twitter @commandershorn. Live shows and video post on YouTube at commandershorn.

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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E-mail us at commandershornpodcast@gmail.com or contact us on twitter @commandershorn. Live shows and video post on YouTube as commandershorn.

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.

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

    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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E-mail us at commandershornpodcast@gmail.com or contact us on twitter @commandershorn. Live shows and video post on YouTube as commandershorn.

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.

19. Commander’s Horn: The Four Fourse-men

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 19, Hosted by Dane “McBeard” and Josh “Greyboxer.”

This is an audio-only episode.

The meta has settled down, and the competitive decks have carved out their place on the ladder. Sounds like a great time for McBeard and Greyboxer to experiment with underplayed cards, such as the newest faction silver cards released in 0.8.33. Are any of these cards sleeper hits? Join us as we talk about this, upcoming tournaments, and some speculation on the single-player campaign.

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

    1. Patch 0.8.37: Patch to fix exploits and game desyncs: https://playgwent.com/en/news#4250
    2. The Gwentlemen’s Open January: Open tournament beginning on January 21. Information here: http://thegwentlemensopen.challonge.com/43fiyjjb

Greyboxer’s Trololo: http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/9873-trololo
McBeard’s Katakan: http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/9875-katakan
Greyboxer’s Champion of Champions: http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/9874-champion-of-champions
McBeard’s Malena Madness (Full guide!): http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/9769-mcbeards-malena-madness

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E-mail us at commandershornpodcast@gmail.com or contact us on twitter @commandershorn. Live shows and video post on YouTube as 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.

18. Commander’s Horn: Live in 2017

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 18, Hosted by Dane “McBeard”, and Josh “Greyboxer”. Recorded live on January 5, 2017.

Video link here: https://youtu.be/0Iy-g7aqW8k

Happy New Year! There are high expectations for Gwent in 2017. Join McBeard and Greyboxer as they muse on the future of Gwent, look forward to more competitive events, and discuss dwarves and Scoia’Tael.

We have launched our Patreon page! Find it here: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4772571

Shownotes:

    1. Exploits/Bug Abuse:
    2. December Beta Brawl Championships:
      • 1st Place: Back2Kill
      • 2nd Place: RandyofCintra
      • 3rd Place: Greyboxer
    3. The MMR Grind
      • Climbing is slower than developers intended.
    4. Upcoming Competitive:

Greyboxer’s December Beta Brawl “Championship Dwarves”
http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/9260-championship-dwarves

Scoia’Tael Cycle (submitted by Nub of Gwentlemen.com)
http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/9574-nubs-scoiatael-cycle

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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.

17. Commander’s Horn: Latest and Greatest

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 17, Hosted by Dane “McBeard”, and Josh “Greyboxer”. Recorded live on December 19, 2016

Video version here: https://youtu.be/uZ39Azlr3yM

Back again sooner than expected, but Patch 0.8.33 hit us sooner than we expected! As usual, we went live on Twitch following CD Projekt Red’s developer stream to talk about the big changes to the game, as well as all of the new cards. Get comfortable – this is our longest cast yet! Hope it entertains you if you’re travelling for the holidays.

Last week’s exclusive card reveal video can be found here: https://youtu.be/7Q0PUP-Hybk

Last week’s 40 Card Showdown video can be found here: https://youtu.be/DGf0rxogEBY

Sources for this podcast:

0.8.33 Patch notes and new card images (courtesy of GwentDB): http://www.gwentdb.com/news/43-gwent-patch-0-8-33-official-patchnotes-new-cards

Video-on-demand of the CD Projekt Red livestream: https://www.twitch.tv/cdprojektred/v/108560321

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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.

16. Commander’s Horn: Size Matters

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 16, Hosted by Dane “McBeard”, and Josh “Greyboxer”.

Previously unrevealed and unconfirmed news has come out of a Chinese press release, and it promises some exciting things in the future of Gwent. Expectations have been set on the launch-day card pool, leaders, and more. Our topic the week is all about deck size. Is the 25-40 card limit strategic, or is it only an illusion of choice?

Join us on Thursday, Dec 15, 2:00pm EST, 8:00pm CET on Twitch for the 40-card showdown! McBeard vs. Greyboxer, live from https://www.twitch.tv/commandershorn

Update – 40 Card Showdown VOD can be found here: https://youtu.be/DGf0rxogEBY

Sources for this podcast:

List of news items and images from the Chinese press release (courtesy of GwentDB): http://www.gwentdb.com/news/37-china-press-meeting-new-info-about-the-future-of

Full broadcast – Passiflora Championship (Patch 0.8.16) live commentary by KingBlackToof, ShifuOfTheCards, ImDelude and McBeardCH: https://www.twitch.tv/seraxia/v/106320796

CBC News: “It’s not a bug (anymore); it’s a feature: Why people love video game glitches” http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/video-game-glitches-1.3873588

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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.

15. Commander’s Horn: Legendary Friends feat. Faramir

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 15, Hosted by Dane “McBeard”, and Josh “Greyboxer”. Today we are joined by Faramir, a digital card game veteran, who has competed at a high level.

Patch day has arrived! We’ve spent the week playing with some new decks and exploring the new meta. Faramir joins us to talk about his experiences competing in e-sports, and how he approaches Gwent. Lots of new cards and big changes to discuss – we hope you enjoy!

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Faramir can be found @FaramirHS on Twitter, and Twitch.

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.

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