SwanDive's avatar By SwanDive, June 28, 2019
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The Novigrad expansion is upon us, introducing Gwent players everywhere to a handful of new keywords and mechanics that might, at first, seem unclear. No fear! Lothari and SwanDive have been hard at work, updating the Aretuza Academy Glossary to include all of these and more to make sure everyone can go into the new expansion with as much understanding as possible.

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Not only is CD Projekt Red adding an entirely new faction to Gwent, it is adding a new resource to the game at the same time. Either one would be a major undertaking for any collectable card game, paper or digital. Doing both simultaneously is a staggering challenge.

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A wild Eternal Fire leader has appeared and with him many more old favourite from the Gwent Beta: Philippa Eilhart and Sigi Reuven aka Dijkstra!

We go through each of the cards in detail and discuss their viability in a possible Gwent Novigrad meta.

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JMJWilson23 and Green Cricket catch up on all the Gwent Novigrad cards, that have been revealed over the course of the weekend!

We go through the cards more quickly this time (because there are so much of them), but take enough time to discuss the viabilities and possibilites of each card.

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RyanGodric is on the road, so master JMJWilson23 himself teamed up with Green Cricket to talk about the 4 new cards from today!

And with the cards before them, crowns are all that matters...

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Wednesday is Gwent Novigrad Day with the first leader reveal of this expansion: Gudrun of the Tidecloaks.

As always RyanGodric and Green Cricket discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each revealed card of today (Wednesday).

Easha Dustfeather's avatar By Easha Dustfeather, June 19, 2019
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Straight off the back of her guide to playing and improving the Scoia’tael starter deck, Easha Dustfeather now brings you guides for both Monsters and Nilfgaard, found in the Aretuza Academy’s Deckbuilding course.

As with Scoia’tael, Easha will first give some pointers on how the deck is built and played, before going on to suggest how you might improve it as you start to spend scraps and kegs on improving your collection.

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Another day, another Gwent Novigrad card review!

Watch as RyanGodric and Green Cricket discuss today's revealed Syndicate cards and how they think they'll perform when the expansion is released!

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Starting today, RyanGodric and Green Cricket will gather all the daily revealed Gwent Syndicate cards and do a quick review.

The first episode is a bit longer since a ton of new Novigrad cards have been revealed in the dev-stream and each new keyword needs to be explained as well!

Easha Dustfeather's avatar By Easha Dustfeather, June 17, 2019
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Today we’re pleased to announce the start of another new series for the Aretuza Academy, as guest writer Easha Dustfeather returns once again to kick off her run of guides to Gwent’s most up-to-date starter decks; going into detail on how they are built, how they play and how to improve them as you start building your collection. Today’s release is an extensive introduction on the starter decks, alongside the first of Easha’s more detailed guides, focusing on the starter deck for Scoia’tael. Her guides for the other factions will follow in the coming days and weeks.