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Witcher Dev Note #15: World States

Hey there, everyone! It’s been a busy time for us here at Talsorian. Last week we were running around the convention floor at the GAMA Trade Show, scoping out the industry and talking to distributors and retailers about the Witcher RPG! Back at the office, things are going well and the book’s layout is coming along smoothly. I want to talk about the world state part of the GM section. One of the great things about setting the PNP RPG in-between the settings of the Witcher 2 and the Witcher 3 is that the setting can change based on the events of the first 2 Witcher video games. I know that I love to reference things that happened in my play-throughs. It allows you to continue your story that you played through in the Witcher video games. And if you haven’t played any of the Witcher video games, this small section allows you to customize the world that you play in. All of the major world decisions are listed with their outcomes.

Granted, this choice can be difficult. Describing world lore in other sections of the book without mentioning any of the direct outcomes is a bit challenging, (especially when you have to describe the fate of an entire region). But we feel that it would be cheating to just decide on one world state and throw all of the other options to the four winds. If you played the video games we want you to be able to play in the world that you built and if you didn’t play the video games we want you to be able to customize your world and decide how the events of the first two Witcher games unfolded.

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  1. Hey, is this thing purchasable or still in development? I only found articles about 2016 releases, but I didn’t find anything on the actual phase. Sooo, is there something I missed? Please help. T_T

      • Greetings! I think I just sent a message to you a moment ago that was addressed to some one else. Sorry about that! Are there any questions I can answer for you?

    • Greetings Bryan;

      Thanks for the message.  We are in editing now and our next step is to send the book to CDPR for the approval process.  We will not announce a release date until we have the book approved.  But we are excited to be coming to this stage of development and will let you know any news as we find out on the blog.

      Cheers

      Kirin Michaels
      Community Manager,
      R. Talsorian Games

    • Greetings Angelo;

      Thanks for the message.  We are in editing now and our next step is to send the book to CDPR for the approval process.  We will not announce a release date until we have the book approved.  But we are excited to be coming to this stage of development and will let you know any news as we find out on the blog.

      Cheers

      Kirin Michaels
      Community Manager,
      R. Talsorian Games

  2. So, it’s been almost 2 months since the last developer diary. I’m really curious, does this mean we’ll be getting some info about the release date soon?

    • Greetings John;
      I am Kirin Michaels, the Community Manager for R. Talsorian Games. I am handling all of the social media and other community press for the company to help the developers stay focused on creating. Nice to meet you!
      We can’t give a release date at this time but rest assured, the team are hard at work on layout! It just so happens that Cody released a DevNotes for Witcher yesterday afternoon. You can find it here:
      https://rtalsoriangames.wordpress.com/2017/05/18/dev-note-16-an-update/
      Best;
      Kirin

    • Greetings John;

      Thanks for the message.  We are in editing now and our next step is to send the book to CDPR for the approval process.  We will not announce a release date until we have the book approved.  But we are excited to be coming to this stage of development and will let you know any news on this blog as we find out..

      Cheers

      Kirin Michaels
      Community Manager,
      R. Talsorian Games

  3. Almost two months since any update. Can we get a release date soon? When can I tell you to shut up and take my money?

    If not a release date, can we please get another Dev Note?

    • Greetings Bryan;
      I am Kirin Michaels, the Community Manager for R. Talsorian Games. I am handling all of the social media and other community press for the company to help the developers stay focused on creating. Nice to meet you!

      We can’t give a release date at this time but rest assured, the team are hard at work on layout! Your message came like a psychic call; Cody released a DevNotes for Witcher yesterday afternoon. You can find I there:

      https://rtalsoriangames.wordpress.com/2017/05/18/dev-note-16-an-update/

      Best;
      Kirin

    • Hey Bryan, I just emailed you from my personal account instead of here with the info we have. But when I ran across this message it made me laugh again. LOL thanks!

      Cheers

      Kirin Michaels
      Community Manager
      R. Talsorian Games

    • I just sent you a message through my email account, but I am never sure if those make it out properly. Just to let you know, we are in editing and will soon be sending the book to CDPR for the approval process.

      Cheers

      Kirin Michaels
      Community Manager
      R. Talsorian Games

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