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Gwent's upcoming Novigrad expansion adds a new faction and keywords

CD Projekt's Witcher-based card game Gwent is getting a new expansion later this month called Novigrad. Named after one of the largest cities in the North, the expansion will reflect its beauty, wealth, and rotten core with the addition of a new faction, the Syndicate, and a quintet of five new, thoroughly unsavory Leaders. 

Novigrad will also add a new resource to the game called Crowns that can be used to activate the new Fee keyword, enabling powerful abilities on cards that bear it. A second keyword, Profit, opens the door to increased Crowns, as do Crimes, a new kind of card coming in the expansion that can also trigger secondary effects like Intimidate. Bounties can be placed on enemies, and some cards can trigger more powerful abilities if you're able to cover the cost—which doesn't always have to be paid in gold. 

Gwent: Novigrad is set to go live on June 28, and can be preordered now in one of two flavors: With 15 Novigrad card kegs and an Eternal Fire premium cardback for $25, or 20 Novigrad premium kegs and a Spectrial Fire cardback for $52. More cards coming in the expansion can be seen on Facebook

Andy Chalk
Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.