Someone’s Girlfriend Made a Real Life Gwent Set from The Witcher 3

CD Projekt Red did some incredible work on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, earning them mass recognition and even a Game of the Year award at The Game Awards. The world of The Witcher 3 teems with intrigue, engrossing side-plots, and lots of information that make the Northern Kingdoms truly come to life. Among these little details is an in-game tabletop video game called Gwent.

The card game is an optional option for gamers, and some may have bypassed the entire Gwent experience entirely. Those who didn’t, nevertheless, discovered a deceptively simple-looking game which would eventually lead them to an in-game Gwent tournament to test their mettle against NPC competitors. Suffice to say, lots of gamers wound up delighting in the imaginary online game of Gwent, and now someone has actually gone ahead and made an amazing real life Gwenmt set that’s every bit as good as the digital one.

The real life Gwent set was made as a gift by a gifted creator with the online pseudonym of Waffleguru, and I’ve got to say that I’m pretty damn impressed, especially as a big fan of Gwent from the video game itself. From a genuine wooden case to a high-quality cardstock rulebook and a cotton/canvas play mat, it’s clear Waffleguru put a great deal of effort into this Gwent set, and it shows.

The set was developed as a present for Waffleguru’s sweetheart, who supposedly spent an unhealthy amount of time in-game playing the card game. Fans of The Witcher 3 have reacted with hilarious positivity to her creation, with many saying that the boyfriend should marry her immediately for being so damn awesome. I think they’re right.

Gwent has actually ended up being so popular in the world of Witcher 3 that the studio has pushed out updates to bring fresh material to the minigame, and some fans – like Waffleguru’s partner – apparently invested half their time playing Gwent instead of actually playing the video game!

Those thinking about trying the video game aren’t entirely out of luck if they have not gotten The Witcher 3, nevertheless, as one fan of the online game ported his own version of Gwent into TableTop Simulator, a lot more cost effective title for those who just want to get their card-based action on.

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