Kind of switched direction again, had some fun producing 3D models with factory, and wanted to bring all aspects of that process in-house under a new idea.
This gave birth to the pokemon-esque “Synth Monsters” , or I guess – Synthmon
I wanted to steer away from for-sale NFT’s and I also wanted an excuse to check out a few other blockchains. I promptly sank the week’s budget on software, WAX and Tezos.
I decided to produce a series of original monsters. The tokens represent the rights to the characters, and I’ve chosen to base that conceptual system on RVN. There have been some experimental rollouts of these one other chains, but saturation is high meaning success is low – I wonder if RVN will have the same struggles when it comes to cosmetic NFT’s in future.
After spending most of my Tezos on failed transactions (seriously wtf Tezos network), and not being able to spend anywhere near all of my WAX, I came back to RVN to produce some digital/physical tokens – mainly because I wanted to try to make a transparent box.
I’ve been really bad at keeping up with the blog posts, but since I originally started, 15 monsters have been produced, 11 were released, and 5 were printed as physical in 2 colour variants
The first of 5 collectible trading card NFTs is now available, we’ll only mint a new copy when the previous copy is transferred to a new wallet. Each of the 5 starter decks in this series will have 7 1st edition copies available for ravencoin.
The first card series we will label: Series I, and the first deck will be: Undead
We wanted to ensure maximum interactivity to keep to the synth theme, and it’s our intention if we see interest to create “Arenas” within the blockchain where players will be able to use these cards. For now though we’ve achieved a level of interactivity with the 3D variants of the cards, and the various locked files detailed below.
The starter deck contains 7 cards, and there are 6 “fighter” cards and 1 “support” card included. We’ll release detailed rules at a later date, but the game revolves around turn based combat and regenerating action points, with a team of 6 fighters and up to 3 supports.
This NFT features:
– Set of 7 2D NFT Cards
– Same 7 cards as fully interactive 3D NFTs
– Locked file containing card printouts for front and back graphics so you can print the cards on to card paper
– Locked file containing import files for TableTop Simulator
All the files are stored within a single NFT, and each individual card/file has it’s own dedicated IPFS link.
FACTORY smelted some more collectible 3d Models into NFT format and we’ve seen some good results with 2 items.
We minted several normal, rare and epic rarity items, as well as the first legendary item to be released by synth, the “Golden Detail Raven Ring”
In addition to the ring we also have a Raven themed charm currently available in three rarities, we’ll definitely look to add a few more variants of these in future, but each variant will be fully unique.
RVNFT is SYNTH’s choice for art related minting, gallery and agent type services. We hold very limited quantities of private not-for-sale art under the SYNTH token, and so far all of it has been purchased from RVNFT artists.
RVNFT are a not for profit and only charge you the standard minting fees (but make sure you tip them if you can), they can help your NFTs sell at auction or at one of the first frontiers of Ravencoin NFT marketplaces found on their website/gallery.
With one of the best online NFT galleries with many unique offerings, as well as a large booth & display area within the Braveland Virtual Campus – RVNFT is the minting service you should be using for your NFT needs.
I’ve been neglecting the blogs again but it’s been a busy few days. I considered that the cask idea was out of Beta so I produced 3 caskings for May. Scotch, Bourbon and Vodka being the choices. Vodka does not age as well or in the same way as darker spirit, but the darker more aged variants are becoming popular over the least few years. As it’s been a few days since then the Casks have registered their first bit of age.
I’m hoping to Cask some fine Sherry and Brandy later in the month. And no I’m not completely insane, these will definitely be popular!….. and if not I’m happy to keep them forever. They will loop into the virtual economy work of something later on this list when fully aged to 6/9/12/15/21 years.
Some exciting additional items and use cases coming for this soon.
First SYNTH/ARCADE Release – CryptoEater
SYNTH/ARCADE released the first fully within the chain Arcade game on the 3rd of May 2021, it was released on the RVN discord & Reddit as a limited-credit free to play experience -https://www.reddit.com/r/Ravencoin/comments/n40ntx/arcade_game_on_rvn_blockchain_crypto_eater/
Some interesting functionality here which we will build upon and adjust for future titles, a few of which are already in production.
This represents the first in an initial 11 entries to the SYNTH/ARCADE numbered core series – focused on the older retro titles we all know and love – with a crypto-twist.
As you would expect releasing this publicly revealed a ton of bugs. Luckily the ID for this asset was 000, so 001 will effectively be a directors cut of this original with the bugs squashed and perhaps an extra level/final boss.
Watch this space. That’s a figure of speech, news will be in a different future blog post.