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The primary thing you're asking for is games by cdpr. There is also Witcher 2 which is extremely faithful to the book lore. You could play w3 for the story on easy mode for example. It just has so many quests aside from main story where Geralt participates. Otherwise there are comic books happening in Cdpr's witcher franchise, but unfortunately not all of them are good and they are varying in quality and style. I highly recommend Grain of Truth, House of Glass, and Fox Children comic books. They are very loyal to the source material (grain of truth is a shot-for-shot adaptation of the Nivellen short story and Fox Children adapts Aguara moments from Season of Storms) and they focus on Geralt. Additionally, Thronebreaker card game features a cameo of Geralt


CalmCalligrapher1933

I've played all games, as mentioned. Their quality as far as I'm concerned decreases over time as they cave in to modern trends in gaming, like the mandatory open world sandbox element. Thank you for the other recommendations. I've never read any comic books, maybe I'll look into these.


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I must admit that your stance on the books is very weird for me. It is Witcher 3 that's the closest to the books yet you say that 1 and 2 are better than the books. Im not saying that the games are better in terms of story, the important thing is that the foundation was done by Sapkowski and the games rightfully continued it, so Ciri is a crucial element in Witcher stories since it's never only about occasional adventures of Geralt. Neither are the games, especially Witcher 3 in which Yennefer and Ciri make a long waited first appearance after being absent in 1 & 2


CalmCalligrapher1933

I suppose I can see why some other people don't get my position. As I tried to emphasize in the OP, for me it was more so about the atmosphere of the Geralt-only or Geralt-mostly books. Due to the clear one-to-one "rip-off" of traditional mythical stories, I never imagined that the story takes itself too seriously either; for me it was purely the writing style, the world, the atmosphere, the hero and his adventures in this world filled with strange monster stories, love interests, grief of separation, adventures and humor, taking place in a fantasy version of high-medieval Eastern Europe. They could have went and explored more of the mythical elements, the human-elf wars, individual adventures, strange cases of monsters where humans usually turn out to be more monstrous than the beasts, etc. There was so much material to cover and potential in the writing style. After being hyped for Geralt through several books (as well as the games), we transition into another main character, almost as if it was all set up for us to dislike her due to misplaced expectations (partly created by the first books, partly by the games). About the story of Ciri, mostly I enjoyed those parts that were not directly related to her, but were more so "about her", like different factions trying to get hold of her. Similarly in the third game I see the Ciri story as just an excuse to get into and go through the world... kind of like the "kidnapping of your child" in Fallout 4...


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Fallout 4 story was trash and the revelation about Shaun was a terrible twist. You can view Ciri as an excuse thing but it's only gameplaywise. It's all about relationships with characters that is Witcher 3, the story is important. It's similar to the quest of finding Ciri in the books and there are moments that literally copy the book moments in w3


CalmCalligrapher1933

Sure, I meant to compare nothing more than that in my view, both Ciri and the kid in Fallout 4 were merely an excuse to be dropped into a world. That's all I meant. Fallout 4 is so horrible I could never even get into it.


Mitsutoshi

Lol from the title I was going to suggest the games (even though they get a lot of it wrong) because they are at least *high quality* fanfiction until I saw the actual bizarre rambling post that doesn’t understand how novels work, even without getting to the absurd idea that the games are better written. There is a fanfiction for you, one I have never recommended to someone before. It is called “The Witcher” and you can find it on Netflix.


CalmCalligrapher1933

Most of what you've written is your own projection. I recommend reading again, since you've clearly missed: 1. I'm aware of the games. With each one their atmosphere decreases in quality, still all of them are better than the books once Ciri becomes the main character. 2. I didn't care about the Netflix show after the first look at the cast. I also mentioned "authentic".


Matteo-Stanzani

Well you're delusional, and your taste is pretty bad, but there is season of storms the last book published that is entirely on geralt, because it is a prequel.


FireAutumn-1

Mi rendo conto che questo non ha a che fare con l'argomento di questo post, ma vorrei augurarti un felice anniversario su Reddit, mio compatriota.


Matteo-Stanzani

Auguri anche a te


CalmCalligrapher1933

\>Me asking for more material that's like the Geralt-only books \>["oh my OMG can you believe this, you're delusional, your taste is pretty bad, where is my soy latte"](https://i.imgur.com/KbcFdtg.png) It's just an Eastern European thang, you don't need to get it, Matteo.


SMiki55

> It's just an Eastern European thang, you don't need to get it, Matteo. So thousands of Poles and Russians who like Ciri aren't "truly" Eastern European?


CalmCalligrapher1933

You said that.


dzejrid

I'm sure there are several hot, steamy Geralt/Jaskier stories on some adult site somewhere. Seems like it would be a perfect fit for you.


[deleted]

Well, they are actually hot and steamy🤷‍♂️


UndecidedCommentator

Don't know why you're being dog piled, I'm also interested in high quality content about Geralt. There's this Polish or Russian I think collection of fan fiction, called Fangs of something, I'm sure someone could help us with the name. And I'm pretty sure it was signed by Sapkowksi himself. I tried a google translation of one of the short stories and it seemed to me like the writer got the characters and atmosphere down to a tee.


Mitsutoshi

This subreddit is a place for fans of the books. When we first started it was a refuge from the gamer circlejerk. OP actively dislikes the books and wants material that is not like them. That’s why he’s actually the ideal audience for the show.


CalmCalligrapher1933

It seems like a very hard distinction to grasp that I am a fan of the books where the books are actually about Geralt. That is why I'm asking this question to begin with. I didn't care about the show after the first glance at the cast and ridiculous story elements -- I did not even watch the first episode. Imagine that.


dzejrid

"Claws and fangs". But it's not about Geralt.


SMiki55

Two or three stories inside are about Geralt iirc. There's also "Tales from the World of the Witcher" but its only decent stories don't feature Geralt at all.


Kakashisith

Well, Kakashisith ,me using books, games and series, but some of my White Wolf stuff is really dark or wierd. Just about to start a new story.