As far as I can tell, if you beat someone for the first time you get gold and a card.
Subsequent wins you get Gold + Junk/Crafting material
The only NPC where I got junk the first time beating them rather than a card was the Faroe Island Blacksmith in Skellige
I challange everyone I see, but I can beat none lol
I'm with the same cards from the begining of the game
Any tips for how to get new cards (buy, or something)
I really want to enjoy it, but I can't. When all you do is losing, it gets boring... I know what to do, but the AI allways have better cards than mine. I'm giving up on this.
Arghhh playing against the inn keeper at Oxenford I almost defeated him but he played the Yennefer card and I didn't know it was weather card resistant. If it wasn't for that I would have won, it was a very close match but that mistake destroyed me.
What we tried to do with Gwent is something unique to the Witcher, and a mini game that would be on par with the rest of the game, something fun that links with quests and also something that is rewarding as you can find more cards around the world. Ultimately like anything, this might not be for everyone - had we brought dice poker back I am sure we would have had a few comments too about it - we always try to please as many people as possible and as you know that's simply not possible (but we do try )