[Official Thread] GWENT - The Witcher Card Game
NOVIGRAD EXPANSION ARRIVES ON JUNE 28 2019!
Quote:Welcome to Novigrad!
Don’t be fooled by the city’s beauty and wealth — it’s rotten to the core. Crime lords are vying for control of the streets using any means at their disposal. Yet strange events are becoming more commonplace. Once rival gangs are now being seen working together. The chaos is evolving, but why? And more importantly, into what?
New faction name: The Syndicate
Release date: June 28
- Redania was planned as 6th faction 2 years ago, but they wanted to do something more unique - centered around coins and crime.
- Lorewise it's after Vizimir assassination & before Witcher 3 in Novigrad. New characters have been created only for this expansion.
- 94 unique Syndicate cards
- 15 dual faction cards are included in these 94 Syndicate cards. Dual faction cards can be played in 2 factions.
- Not all premiums will be ready on June 28, but probably in July.
- New board & soundtrack for Syndicate
- Hemmelfart leads the Firesworn (Cross faction: Northern Realms)
- Cleaver leads the Crownsplitters (Cross faction: Scoia'tael)
- Gundrum Bjornsdaughter leads the Tidecloaks and also starter deck leader for Syndicate (Cross faction: Skellige)
- King of Beggars leads the Blind Eyes (Cross faction Nilfgaard)
- Whoreson Junior leads the Cut-Ups (Cross faction: Monsters)
Faction Mechanic & Key Words
- Syndicate faction mechanic: You can have up to 9 coins, which can be spend to play / enhance units. Half of the unused coins carry over to next round (rounded down).
- Profit: Amount of coins you get from playing the card
- Fee: Amount of coins you have to spend for playing the card
- Bounty: If unit with bounty dies, you get coins equal to units base power
- Tribute: Amount of coins you can spend to have more powerful card effects
- Intimidate: This unit is boosted by 1 whenever you play a crime.
- Hoard: Amount of coins you need to play the card (they will not be spent)
- Insanity: If you do not have enough coins, you can pay with card's health instead.
- Crime: New special card type