The Witcher puts its stamp on Poland with a Geralt stamp

The stamp honors Poland-based developer CD Projekt Red


The Witcher series of RPGs is one of Poland's biggest and best exports, and a new stamp featuring series protagonist Geralt of Rivia celebrates the mark developer CD Projekt Red has made on its country.

"Geralt is getting his own Polish stamp," gushed CDP Red designer Damien Monnier, who posted a picture of the stamp on Twitter (via Monnier went on to describe the stamp as "very humbling."

The stamp, featuring cover art from The Witcher 3, measures 31.25 x 39.5 mm, and will get a run of 180,000 complete with a First Day Cover envelope.

This is hardly the first honor a government official has paid CDP Red's interactive export. GameSpot noted that President Barack Obama was presented with a copy of The Witcher 2 when he visited Poland in 2011.

"The last time I was here, Donald [Tusk, former Poland prime minister] gave me a gift, the video game developed here in Poland that's won fans the world over, The Witcher. "I confess, I'm not very good at video games, but I've been told that [The Witcher] is a great example of Poland's place in the new global economy. And it's a tribute to the talents and work ethic of the Polish people as well as the wise stewardship of Polish leaders like prime minister Tusk."

CD Projekt Red closed the book on Geralt's adventures (for now) with this year's release of Blood and Wine, the final expansion pack for The Witcher 3. The studio's next game, Cyberpunk 2077, is still in development, and will remain so for the foreseeable future.

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