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The next great trading card game, Emergents TCG, is launching its public beta today and it’s giving fans of the genre lots of reasons to be excited. Not only does the game bring an entirely new economic model to the digital trading card game space, but the cards themselves feature stunning visual art from some of the best artists within the InterPop comic book universe.
Emergents TCG is a unique digital trading card game that lives on the Tezos blockchain and is based on the popular InterPops comic book series titles, including The Nine, Emergents Presents, #ZOEMG, The Abyss, and The Rejects. It makes use of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, that represent each card, giving players a way to actually own their cards.
The game has been under development since 2018 and is based on a free-to-play model, with players able to obtain a set of “free” cards and upgrade their decks by purchasing additional cards each week.
It’s not an entirely new model as similar games have appeared on the blockchain before, but where Emergents TCG differs is with its promised ease-of-use. Users won’t need to create a digital wallet, nor will they need to know how one works. They won’t even have to buy cryptocurrency, as Emergents will accept payment in both fiat and XTZ, the native token of the Tezos blockchain.
The game is aiming to take on the likes of Magic: The Gathering and Pokemon, with the main difference being it will live in the digital realm. Trading will remain an important aspect of the game, with players able to buy and sell cards on various NFT marketplaces. Some, of course, will be much rarer and more valuable than others, adding to the excitement.
For instance, Emergents TCG has already launched a batch of highly exclusive cards through its Super Booster packs, which are on sale now to coincide with the launch of its public beta. These packs are said to include at least 6 NFT cards of varying levels of rarity. Buyers are guaranteed to get their hands on at least one Rare Super Booster Exclusive NFT card and at least 4 Super-Booster Exclusive NFT Cards. They’ll also obtain a Player Avatar NFT and a digital NFT comic book that’s available to read on the InterPop Comics site.
Those who’re willing to spend more can obtain a Rare Super Booster pack that contains at least one Epic Super Booster Exclusive NFT Card and up to 3 Rare Super Booster Exclusive NFT Cards, plus two player avatars and comic books. Moreover, there are just eight Epic Super Booster packs going on sale via auction, which are guaranteed to include at least one first-minted, edition of one, Super Booster Exclusive NFT cards (these will be incredibly rare) and also an original Scot Kolins Comic Art NFT that can be redeemed for a physical comic. Each of these NFTs represents a specific, physical piece of art by Scott Kolins from Interpop’s comic book series, and can be redeemed for the actual IRL art, which will be then shipped to the user who redeemed the NFT.
What’s more, all of the NFT cards in the Super Booster packs will feature art that cannot be found on any of the standard Emergents TCG card packs that are currently on sale. The packs are ready to open, and the cards can be played the moment players get their hands on them.
Pro trading game player Corey Burkhart liked Emergents TCG to working on a puzzle, only one where players lack all of the available pieces. As a result, they’ll have to work hard to keep getting those pieces to put the puzzle together.
“The cards as you design them make up the individual puzzle pieces, but you quickly notice, there’s not just 1 solution to the puzzle,” Brukhart said. “It’s a constant learning adventure, challenging what you think you know and what you expect, and growing both who you are and the game you’re putting together. And that’s what we’re doing with Emergents. We’ve challenge the status quo on how a turn works.”
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