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

4. Commander’s Horn: Kill The Servers w/ Greyboxer

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 4, Hosted by me, Dane “McBeard”, with my guest host, Josh “Greyboxer”

This week, we have a marathon podcast digging deep into the Kill The Servers event that occurred on Friday, Sept. 23 and Tuesday, Sept 27. We cover almost everything, and then some.

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

Read more for details and sources used for the podcast!

My sources for this podcast:

Greyboxer Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/greyboxer
Greyboxer Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sut_Boxr
Official Gwent page for “Kill The Servers”: https://playgwent.com/en/killtheservers

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

 

3. Commander’s Horn: Stress Test

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 3, Hosted by me, Dane “McBeard”. Thanks for listening!

This week, I talk about the upcoming “Kill The Servers” stress test that we were all pleasantly surprised with on Wednesday. I also talk about some other, smaller news items, such as the reveal of Philippa Eirhart, and CDPR’s transparent stance on charging gamer’s money.

Please e-mail me at commandershornpodcast@gmail.com or contact me on twitter @commandershorn

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2. Commander’s Horn: Unsolved Mysteries

Originally Posted September 14, 2016

Welcome to Commander’s Horn, Episode 2, Hosted by me, Dane “McBeard”. Thanks for listening!

This week, I talk about some confirmed card changes, and the nagging questions we are left with. I also speculate on a card that could affect heroes, and if the Unicorn is that card.

Please e-mail me at commandershornpodcast@gmail.com or contact me on twitter @commandershorn

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