History Franchise / TheWitcher

26th Jun '16 7:46:49 AM Hanz
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** ''Gwent'', the minigame from 3 made into a full game.
8th Jun '16 3:01:18 AM Erpegis
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** The supplementary materials (like Pamiętnik znaleziony w smoczej jaskini) explain why do the elves have no canines: [[spoiler: there aren't a product of evolution]].


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** Which doubles as FridgeBrilliance [[spoiler: when she meets Galahad]].
7th Jun '16 6:41:08 AM jormis29
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''The Witcher'' franchise started off as a collection of [[CharacterOverlap loosely connected]] {{dark|Fantasy}} [[LowFantasy Low]]/HeroicFantasy short stories that deconstructed classic FairyTales, before evolving into a five novel-long series with a strong MythArc. Written by the Polish author Creator/AndrzejSapkowski during TheNineties, the books were translated into multiple languages (including Russian and German) and eventually adapted into comics, a Film[=/=]LiveActionTV series ''The Hexer'', and [[TabletopGame/TheWitcher tabletop RPG]]. However, the franchise first gained widespread attention in the English-speaking world with the release of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'', a video game adaptation-slash-sequel by a then-unknown Polish developer studio, Creator/CDProjektRed. Since then, English translations of the original books began to appear. As of 2016, six of the now-eight books have received an official English translation, but the English versions released in the 2010s have also been fan translated, and are freely available at The Witcher Forum (Video Game) Community "Our Community Fan Translations" Page.

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''The Witcher'' franchise started off as a collection of [[CharacterOverlap loosely connected]] {{dark|Fantasy}} [[LowFantasy Low]]/HeroicFantasy short stories that deconstructed classic FairyTales, before evolving into a five novel-long series with a strong MythArc. Written by the Polish author Creator/AndrzejSapkowski during TheNineties, the books were translated into multiple languages (including Russian and German) and eventually adapted into comics, a Film[=/=]LiveActionTV series ''The Hexer'', and [[TabletopGame/TheWitcher [[TabletopGame/TheWitcherGameOfImagination TheWitcher tabletop RPG]]. However, the franchise first gained widespread attention in the English-speaking world with the release of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'', a video game adaptation-slash-sequel by a then-unknown Polish developer studio, Creator/CDProjektRed. Since then, English translations of the original books began to appear. As of 2016, six of the now-eight books have received an official English translation, but the English versions released in the 2010s have also been fan translated, and are freely available at The Witcher Forum (Video Game) Community "Our Community Fan Translations" Page.



* ''The Witcher Role-Playing Game'' by [[TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}} R. Talsorian Games]] (mid-2016)
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* ''The Witcher Role-Playing Game'' by [[TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}} [[/index]][[TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}} R. Talsorian Games]] (mid-2016)
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7th Jun '16 6:16:36 AM jormis29
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* ''TabletopGame/TheWitcher: Game of Imagination'' by [=MAG=] (2001)

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* ''TabletopGame/TheWitcher: Game of Imagination'' ''TabletopGame/TheWitcherGameOfImagination'' by [=MAG=] (2001)
3rd Jun '16 6:30:49 AM WildCardCourier
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''The Witcher'' franchise started off as a collection of [[CharacterOverlap loosely connected]] {{dark|Fantasy}} [[LowFantasy Low]]/HeroicFantasy short stories that deconstructed classic FairyTales, before evolving into a five novel-long series with a strong MythArc. Written by the Polish author Creator/AndrzejSapkowski during TheNineties, the books were translated into multiple languages (including Russian and German) and eventually adapted into comics, a Film[=/=]LiveActionTV series ''The Hexer'', and [[TabletopGame/TheWitcher tabletop RPG]]. However, the franchise first gained widespread attention in the English-speaking world with the release of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'', a video game adaptation-slash-sequel by a then-unknown Polish developer studio, Creator/CDProjektRed. Since then, English translations of the original books began to appear. As of 2015, only five of the now-eight books have received an official English translation, but the other three have been fan translated, and are freely available at The Witcher Forum (Video Game) Community "Our Community Fan Translations" Page.

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''The Witcher'' franchise started off as a collection of [[CharacterOverlap loosely connected]] {{dark|Fantasy}} [[LowFantasy Low]]/HeroicFantasy short stories that deconstructed classic FairyTales, before evolving into a five novel-long series with a strong MythArc. Written by the Polish author Creator/AndrzejSapkowski during TheNineties, the books were translated into multiple languages (including Russian and German) and eventually adapted into comics, a Film[=/=]LiveActionTV series ''The Hexer'', and [[TabletopGame/TheWitcher tabletop RPG]]. However, the franchise first gained widespread attention in the English-speaking world with the release of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'', a video game adaptation-slash-sequel by a then-unknown Polish developer studio, Creator/CDProjektRed. Since then, English translations of the original books began to appear. As of 2015, only five 2016, six of the now-eight books have received an official English translation, but the other three English versions released in the 2010s have also been fan translated, and are freely available at The Witcher Forum (Video Game) Community "Our Community Fan Translations" Page.



* ''Literature/LadyOfTheLake'' (''Pani jeziora'', 1999; English fan translation)

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* ''Literature/LadyOfTheLake'' (''Pani jeziora'', 1999; English fan translation)translation; English edition due in 2017)



* AlternateContinuity: Sapkowski [[WordOfGod has stated]] that while he fully trusts the developers' skill at storytelling, the game is not a part of the books' canon -- arguably, a high-budget fan sequel. He compares their canonicity to the relationship between a novel and a FilmOfTheBook. However, the basic assumption of the games' plot (the fact that [[spoiler:Geralt and Yennefer as such survived the events of the books]]) is canon.

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* AlternateContinuity: Sapkowski [[WordOfGod has stated]] that while he fully trusts the developers' skill at storytelling, the video game series is not a part of the books' canon -- arguably, a high-budget fan sequel. He compares their canonicity to the relationship between a novel and a FilmOfTheBook. However, the basic assumption of the games' plot (the fact that [[spoiler:Geralt and Yennefer as such survived the events of the books]]) is canon.



** It's pretty evident however that the game developers consider their work to be in the same continuity with the books, rather than your typical adaptation. They pretty much [[ShownTheirWork use any given opportunity]] to add [[ContinuityNod Continuity Nods]] to the events in the books, even when it might do nothing but confuse any poor player who enjoys the game but has never read the source material. If Sapkowski one day writes something new that directly contradicts the games' canon, it's closer to a case of AlternateTimeline than having different continuities with common elements in their respective backstories.

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** It's pretty evident however that the game developers consider their work to be in the same continuity with the books, rather than your typical adaptation. They pretty much [[ShownTheirWork use any given opportunity]] to add [[ContinuityNod Continuity Nods]] {{Continuity Nod}}s to the events in the books, even when it might do nothing but confuse any poor player who enjoys the game but has never read the source material. If Sapkowski one day writes something new that directly contradicts the games' canon, it's closer to a case of AlternateTimeline than having different continuities with common elements in their respective backstories.



* LockedIntoStrangeness: Total loss of hair pigmentation. Possibly due to his unique heritage, Geralt received minimal side effects from the Trial of the Grasses. His teachers decided to subject him to additional experiments, which he survived, with the most noticeable results being his white hair, totally devoid of pigmentation.

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* LockedIntoStrangeness: Total loss of hair pigmentation.Geralt's milk-white hair. Possibly due to his unique heritage, Geralt received minimal side effects from the Trial of the Grasses. His teachers decided to subject him to additional experiments, which he survived, with the most noticeable results being his white hair, totally devoid of pigmentation.
1st Jun '16 12:29:43 AM DivineDeath
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* TheSpartanWay: The process of becoming a witcher is so unrelenting, that few survive it. Seven out of ten typically die while undergoing the mutations in the Trial of Grasses. Even after that, there's more rigorous training to be done and more brutal trials to complete, many of which can have similarly fatal results.

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* TheSpartanWay: The process of becoming a witcher is so unrelenting, that few survive it. Seven out of ten typically die while undergoing the mutations in the Trial of Grasses. Even after that, there's more rigorous training to be done and more brutal trials to complete, many of which can that have similarly fatal results.
1st Jun '16 12:28:53 AM DivineDeath
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* TheSpartanWay: The process of becoming a witcher is so unrelenting, that few survive it. Seven out of ten typically die while undergoing the mutations in the Trial of Grasses. Even after that, there's more rigorous training to be done and more brutal trials to complete, many of which can have similarly fatal results.
22nd May '16 8:54:19 PM IronicMouse
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* TheWarJustBefore: The saga of novels follows a war between the Northern Realms and Empire of Nilfgaard. CD Projeckt Red's trilogy of VideoGame adaptations take place after this war and lead into another. Protagonist Geralt was the personal friend turned enemy of the Emperor, Emhyr var Emereis, and is also the adoptive father figure of Emhyr's daughter Ciri. In ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3'' Emhyr hires Geralt to find the missing Ciri while he is in the midst of invading the North.
15th May '16 3:21:52 AM Tharkun140
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* AllMythsAreTrue: Averted. There are many examles of false hoaxes and folk tales during the series. There are various myths about vampires, witchers and monsters that people groundlessly believe. Though some of them turn out to be more or less correct, like the story about [[spoiler:golden dragon]], or belief in destiny.

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* AllMythsAreTrue: Averted. There are many examles examples of false hoaxes and folk tales during the series. There are various myths about vampires, witchers and monsters that people groundlessly believe. Though some of them turn out to be more or less correct, like the story about [[spoiler:golden dragon]], or belief in destiny.
9th May '16 9:58:28 AM Sephira
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* LockedIntoStrangeness: Total loss of hair pigmentation. Possibly due to his unique heritage, he received minimal side effects from the Trial of the Grasses. His teachers decided to subject him to additional experiments, which he survived, with the most noticeable results being his white hair, totally devoid of pigmentation.

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* LockedIntoStrangeness: Total loss of hair pigmentation. Possibly due to his unique heritage, he Geralt received minimal side effects from the Trial of the Grasses. His teachers decided to subject him to additional experiments, which he survived, with the most noticeable results being his white hair, totally devoid of pigmentation.
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