I guess I have to make new graphics…

Ever heard of “Gwent”?

Wait, let me step back a bit. I enjoy playing collectible card games, and have been doing so off and on since back when I first got into “Magic: The Gathering” back in 1994. I don’t play the actual, tabletop versions anymore (they are way too spendy to collect), so I’ve been looking into some digital versions to play.

Of course, I’ve dipped my toe into “Hearthstone”, but I’m not very good at it. And of course I have tried “Magic: The Gathering Online”, but it kinda sucks. I’ve looked at a few other card games for the computer or tablet, and none of them really sparked my interest.

… until now.

That brings us back to the original question: Have you ever heard of “Gwent”? It is a card game that originated in the RPG “Witcher 3”, but has since been converted into both a tabletop collectible card game, and a digital game, similar to “Hearthstone”. While my experience with “Witcher 3” have been limited, I’ve been watching some livestreams of “gwent”, and it looks like a huge amount of fun. It is simple enough to pick up and play in just a few minutes, but has enough depth and complexity to keep even the most hardcore players interested.

Another thing that piqued my interest in “Gwent” is its Twitch stats. You see, it is all well and good if you want to livestream games like “Fortnite”, “World of Warcraft”, or whatever, but that won’t exactly help you gain a following on the service, since you’ll just be one of thousands of other people livestreaming that game. So I did a bit of research, and “Gwent” is actually a good choice for an up-and-coming streamer (or just a two-bit streamer like myself). Why? Because it usually only has a relative few people streaming it (especially when I’m on, in the middle of the night in my timezone), but a great many other viewing those streams. This was one of the reasons why I started out streaming “Lord of the Rings Online”, because there were very few people streaming it, but more people actually interested in watching. Same for “Rift”, for that matter.

So I’ll be downloading “Gwent” this morning, and likely livestreaming some of my misadventures therein this coming weekend. Schedule TBA, because we’re trying to get our D&D 5e group back together for another adventure, but at this time, we could be playing on either Saturday or Sunday evening. I’ll update the schedule on the Twitch page as soon as I know what we’re doing, for sure. As for other games I’ll be playing, I expect I’ll drop some “Rift” in there, and/or maybe something like “Star Trek Online”.

Anyway, see you this weekend!

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