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TOPIC: Gwent: Condottiere under a different name

Gwent: Condottiere under a different name 14 Jun 2017 03:01 #249840

Hey guys, don't want to toot my own horn but I think you might be interested on an article I wrote and published this morning about the more-than-heavy resemblance between The Witcher III's Gwent and Condottiere.

I know a bunch of people here have played the latter and perhaps even both so I would really appreciate your thoughts on this issue.

eriktwice.com/en_GB/2017/06/14/gwent-condottiere-copy-name/
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Gwent: Condottiere under a different name 14 Jun 2017 08:00 #249842

I have only played Gwent but can definitely say it's cool.
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Gwent: Condottiere under a different name 14 Jun 2017 09:33 #249846

I haven't played Gwent yet but I will at some point. They just announced that Magic Duels will stop so I'll certainly be switching games eventually. I've heard lots of comparisons with Condottiere which interests me cuz when I eventually get into Gwent one day, I'll be sure to read up strategies and tactics from Condottiere which I imagine might have some decent strategy articles on BGG or something. Just to see if it applies.
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Gwent: Condottiere under a different name 15 Jun 2017 04:48 #249923

hotseatgames wrote:
I have only played Gwent but can definitely say it's cool.
It's ok, though for me my main worry is simply...well, the lack of credit. I feel very strongly about proper crediting game designers so seeing how the next big blockbuster is an uncredited copy of someone's else game is kind of awful and a black mark in gaming culture.
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I haven't played Gwent yet but I will at some point. They just announced that Magic Duels will stop so I'll certainly be switching games eventually. I've heard lots of comparisons with Condottiere which interests me cuz when I eventually get into Gwent one day, I'll be sure to read up strategies and tactics from Condottiere which I imagine might have some decent strategy articles on BGG or something. Just to see if it applies.
There's actually not a lot written about Condottiere's strategy, there are only two posts about the topic at Boardgamegeek. It's not because the game is shallow, though, it's simply very straightfoward in the same sense traditional card games are.

There's also a major difference strategy-wise and that's that Gwent is restricted to 2 player games while Condottiere is multiplayer and actually better on the higher end of the spectrum (5 or so).

Thanks a lot for sharing my article, by the way, I appreciate it a lot :)
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Gwent: Condottiere under a different name 15 Jun 2017 13:44 #249965

How'd you knew I shared it?! Edward Snowden was right!
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Gwent: Condottiere under a different name 15 Jun 2017 14:51 #249973

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How'd you knew I shared it?! Edward Snowden was right!
Haha. Nah, Wordpress just tells me from where incoming visitors come. I noticed I had hits from the No Goblins Allowed forums and saw your posts ;)
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Gwent: Condottiere under a different name 15 Jun 2017 20:46 #249992

It was cool when I found it in Witcher III and thought, "wow what an obscure homage to Condottiere."

Then the physical copy came out and it turned out to just be theft.
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Gwent: Condottiere under a different name 15 Jun 2017 23:37 #250001

I just got Witcher 3. I hope it's as good as they say.
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Gwent: Condottiere under a different name 16 Jun 2017 00:06 #250002

I did a quick check and they said in below stream they have several inspirations.

www.twitch.tv/videos/62397383
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Gwent: Condottiere under a different name 18 Jun 2017 08:49 #250090

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