History YMMV / TheWitcher

2nd Apr '17 5:11:40 PM Zaptech
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* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:Geralt and Yennefer. [[WordOfGod Although Sapkowski did say that that Geralt and Yennefer did indeed survive the events of the books]] around the time the first game was released.]]
13th Mar '17 12:01:57 PM Tharkun140
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* HoYay: While both of them are strictly hetero, Geralt and Dandelion seem to be a little bit to close to each other for being just buddies. At one point, Geralt finds himself unable to kill a doppelganger who took his friend's form, because the sole thought of doing it fills him with disgust. He wouldn't have any problems killing the monster when it took his own form, but Dandelion is in a whole different league.
2nd Mar '17 8:21:39 AM SorPepita
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Who do you want to root for? A bunch of back-stabbing racists? The evil empire conquering known world? Mages and sorceresses playing their own game of world domination? Cruel elven supremacists? Or maybe an ignorant [[TheWitchHunter hunter]], who kills everyone in his way? Oh, and you know from the start how meaningless everything is, since you are informed before the ''title page'' of the first book about the incoming ice age.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Who do you want to root for? A bunch of back-stabbing racists? The evil empire conquering the known world? Mages and sorceresses playing their own game of world domination? Cruel elven supremacists? Or maybe an ignorant [[TheWitchHunter hunter]], who kills everyone in his way? Oh, and you know from the start how meaningless everything is, since you are informed before the ''title page'' of the first book about the incoming ice age.
18th Feb '17 9:34:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Who do you want to root for? A bunch of back-stabbing racists? The evil empire conquering known world? Mages and sorceresses playing their own game of world domination? Cruel elven supremacists? Or maybe an ignorant [[TheHunter hunter]], who kills everyone in his way? Oh, and you know from the start how meaningless everything is, since you are informed before the ''title page'' of the first book about the incoming ice age.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Who do you want to root for? A bunch of back-stabbing racists? The evil empire conquering known world? Mages and sorceresses playing their own game of world domination? Cruel elven supremacists? Or maybe an ignorant [[TheHunter [[TheWitchHunter hunter]], who kills everyone in his way? Oh, and you know from the start how meaningless everything is, since you are informed before the ''title page'' of the first book about the incoming ice age.
16th Nov '16 10:23:17 AM Divra
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*** When Jaskier and Baranina became Dandelion and Ramsmeat rather than Buttercup and Mutton in the English translation, exactly no-one complained.
7th Nov '16 5:21:12 PM Berrenta
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* InkStainAdaptation: Initially played straight after the film adaptation (still getting a lot of bad air after ''a decade''). When the first game was released, the execs were seriously afraid of the outcry the film left. But since the games expanded into a trilogy and generated enough hype to convince the books' author to write a {{Prequel}}, it's now a very good subversion.

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* InkStainAdaptation: Initially played straight after the film adaptation (still getting a lot of bad air after ''a decade''). When the first game was released, the execs were seriously afraid of the outcry the film left. But since the games expanded into a trilogy and generated enough hype to convince the books' author to write a {{Prequel}}, it's now a very good subversion.
11th Oct '16 12:49:15 PM Forenperser
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* TorchTheFranchiseAndRun: [[spoiler: Geralt]] gets killed by a bumpkin with a pitchfork in the last book of the Saga. Most of the named characters by that point are already dead, are dying, or will be dead soon. And just to SaltTheEarth, ''as if being doomed to die in an ice age wasn't enough'', the whole world will soon plummet into another outbreak of Catriona (the bubonic plague, which Ciri accidentally brought to her home world from one of her dimensional jumps). [[VideoGame/TheWitcher The video game]] comes out with a CosmicRetcon about a few things. [[SmallNameBigEgo The author]] threatened to introduce another CosmicRetcon of his own with a new book he's writing, disregarding the video game continuity, as he officially claimed during 2012 Polcon that he considered the new continuum to be crap and that he won't go back to writing about Geralt... but he will stick with his world, so the fandom still can't rejoice.
** Luckily, the new book turned out to be not only about Geralt after all, but also rather non-conflicting with the games, the story being set long before that of the Saga.

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* TorchTheFranchiseAndRun: [[spoiler: Geralt]] gets killed by a bumpkin with a pitchfork in the last book of the Saga. Most of the named characters by that point are already dead, are dying, or will be dead soon. And just to SaltTheEarth, ''as if being doomed to die in an ice age wasn't enough'', the whole world will soon plummet into another outbreak of Catriona (the bubonic plague, which Ciri accidentally brought to her home world from one of her dimensional jumps). [[VideoGame/TheWitcher The video game]] comes out with a CosmicRetcon about a few things. [[SmallNameBigEgo The author]] threatened to introduce another CosmicRetcon of his own with a new book he's writing, disregarding the video game continuity, as he officially claimed during 2012 Polcon that he considered the new continuum to be crap and that he won't go back to writing about Geralt... but he will stick with his world, so the fandom still can't rejoice.
** Luckily, the new book turned out to be not only about Geralt after all, but also rather non-conflicting with the games, the story being set long before that of the Saga.
7th Jun '16 6:25:21 AM jormis29
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[[folder:Tabletop game]]
* CrackIsCheaper: ''Brilliantly'' subverted as part of the marketing campaign and the chief reason for the game's success. The shortened "demo" book cost ''3 bucks'', while the source book (available ''only'' in hard cover) and all the supplements (five of them) closed at around 45 dollars. To put that into perspective - that was close to the price of a single starter source book for ''any'' tabletop [=RPG=] in Poland by that time and ''still is'' for most of the titles.
* GameBreaker: The [[TabletopGame/TheWitcher tabletop game]] has a few that can turn fighting into little more than declaring who got killed on your turn. To be fair, [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything every type of character can get their own game-breaker]], and the game-breakers by themselves are nothing more than a way of showing how {{Badass}} your character is at the point when they can actually be done. Each of them heavily relies on [[ReadTheFreakingManual how bonus damage and/or defense ratings are calculated]], so they're [[MundaneMadeAwesome not as obvious as they seem here]]. In the case of a CriticalHit, every of those techniques turns into [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill overkill]]. For more details, check [[GameBreaker/TabletopRPG tabletop RPG section of game-breakers]].
* PetPeeveTrope: The authors have: ArmorIsUseless, ShieldsAreUseless, LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards, and GoodIsDumb. ''Especially'' ShieldsAreUseless. The entire game mechanics and setting are aimed at averting those tropes.
* ShamelessSelfPromoter: There is a short chapter devoted to the history of TabletopRPG. Not counting the necessary cases, ''all'' examples of evolution and new genres are described exclusively with games translated and published by MAG Publishing House, the same one responsible for the Witcher.
* ThatOneDisadvantage: Most of the disadvantages you can pick during character creations are not worth the Stat Points they give. To name a few: obesity makes you slower and less dexterous, leaving you an easy target for enemies; curse is picked by the [[InsistentTerminology story-teller]], so you can end up with a FateWorseThanDeath; and [[CaptainObvious stutter... well, makes you stutter]].
* UglyCute: [[{{Doppelganger}} Doppelgängers]] in their true form.

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6th Jun '16 11:19:14 PM DivineDeath
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* AntclimaxBoss: Both the FinalBoss ([[spoiler:Jacques de Aldersberg]]) and the TrueFinalBoss ([[spoiler:the King of the Wild Hunt]]) are ridiculously easy to kill, especially in comparison to some of the monsters you had to kill throughout the last two chapters of the game.

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* AntclimaxBoss: AnticlimaxBoss: Both the FinalBoss ([[spoiler:Jacques de Aldersberg]]) and the TrueFinalBoss ([[spoiler:the King of the Wild Hunt]]) are ridiculously easy to kill, especially in comparison to some of the monsters you had to kill throughout the last two chapters of the game.
6th Jun '16 11:18:56 PM DivineDeath
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* AntclimaxBoss: Both the FinalBoss ([[spoiler:Jacques de Aldersberg]]) and the TrueFinalBoss ([[spoiler:the King of the Wild Hunt]]) are ridiculously easy to kill, especially in comparison to some of the monsters you had to kill throughout the last two chapters of the game.
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