The opening quest of The Witcher 3 – Lilac and Gooseberries – is relatively eventful. First an encounter with a Griffin, then a visit to the White Orchard Inn where Geralt buys some Gwent cards, uses Axii on someone, then plays a round of Gwent with Aldert Geerd.
Winning the Toussaint Gwent tournament isn’t easy – unless you practise with the Skellige deck beforehand. If you go in blind you might not succeed. You’ll need to learn what the new deck can do, and what mistakes to avoid. Plus, you’ll need a bit of luck with the draw.
Before commencing the Toussaint Gwent tourny Geralt must qualify his Skellige deck with Count Monnier. He’ll then tell you to return in two (in-game) days for the tournament itself.
Syanna points out the obvious when you destroy the house containing the Three Little Pigs (“Oh bumbotch – they didn’t like that!”).
You need to visit Shani one more time – BEFORE going to the Temple of Lilvani to meet Olgierd and Master Mirror – in order to play her at Gwent.
I thought I was a bad loser at Gwent – until I met Hilbert… Beat him and you get a nice Gaunter O’Dimm Gwent card as a reward.
Time to beat Olgierd von Everec at Gwent, and turn in the completed quest “Dead Man’s Party”. All done at The Alchemy Inn in Oxenfurt.
When you first approach the Gwent table in Dead Man’s Party, Shani says “In the mood to lighten Geralt’s purse?” which is a warning of what’s to come.
So who stole the money from the high stakes Gwent tournament organisers? All is revealed in this video, which of course contains spoilers.
The final round of the high stakes Gwent tournament at the Passiflora. Geralt beats the final man – Count Tybalt – but then discovers that the prize money is missing.