What is Emergents TCG?
Emergents TCG is a Trading Card Game that gives players the ability to own their own in-game items. A top-down design-driven game built in the Emergents Super Hero Universe. Emergents TCG is a strategy-first card game, with a focus on deckbuilding and gameplay experiences, for the age of mobile gaming.
What makes Emergents TCG special?
Emergents TCG blends the best gameplay of any digital TCG on the market with a brand new economy experience. Quick action for the digital age, but not sacrificing the depth of the experience that many other card games in the genre go to. New, digital-only mechanics, teamed up with the Tezos blockchain technology, allow the Emergents superhero universe to thrive and be the game we, as game developers, want to play.
Do I need to understand Blockchain or the Tezos Network?
Whether you’re new to Blockchains or experienced with them, you’ll be able to play Emergents. The cards existing on the blockchain allow them to act as unique entities, ones you can unlock special qualities for, trade them, sell them, and track their history. However, you don’t need to know how Tezos or a Blockchain works to experience the Emergents TCG.
Where can I play Emergents TCG?
We are working towards a WebGL open beta by mid-Q1 2022. Sign up to the newsletter and check our development blog for more information!
Where can I learn more about the game cards and mechanics?
Follow us in our social media channels and join our Discord and Newsletter for the most up-to-date information on the game.
Who are we?
Zvi Mowshowitz Director of Gaming and Lead Designer for Emergents TCG
Is a former professional Magic: The Gathering player, as well as a member of their Hall of Fame. In addition to his accolades as a participant, he has also held R&D and consulting positions in a variety of games in the collectible card game industry.
Alan Comer Chief Technical Officer
Is a former professional Magic: The Gathering player, as well as a member of their Hall of Fame. He has built AI and rules engines for popular franchises like Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering online edition and has over 20 years of experience building rules engines and digital card games. He most recently worked at Valve Games, one of the most successful gaming companies in the US.
Corey Burkhart Senior Designer
Is a Magic: The Gathering PT champion and active pro player. A game designer of 10+ years, he’s been the lead on several different games in the industry as well as working on teams for a variety of board and collectible games as well.
Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa Designer
Is the current Magic: the Gathering World Champion and a member of the MTG Hall of Fame. Aside from being a professional MTG player and writer, Paulo is an enthusiastic gamer who frequently plays other card games, RPGs, and autobattlers. He’s a huge League of Legends fan and has also participated in international Bridge competitions in the past
Leonard Perez Product Manager
Is an experienced product manager in the fintech and gaming industries. His previous role was at Scopely’s Star Trek Fleet Command, where he was a key member of the performance / live ops team.
What does owning your collection mean?
Unlike other games, when you buy a card or a cosmetic, you’re just earning the ability to play with the card or cosmetic. In Emergents, the cards are minted to the Tezos network. Thus, as the player you have the ability to sell the item for real money, or use it in a game of Emergents.
What will be my starting collection?
The starting collection will be a collection of “Free Set” cards. These cards will be granted to each and every player who plays Emergents to allow them the ability to begin building decks and playing games or tournaments against other players. The free set will include at least 100 cards.
How do players acquire new cards?
There are no booster packs in Emergents. Players will be able to acquire exactly the cards they want, but not have to collect thousands of extra cards they either don’t need or don’t want. Players will have the ability to acquire new cards each (day or week) through auctions we run. Additionally, once cards have been auctioned off, players will have the ability to purchase the cards directly from us, or trade for them from other players.
Will cards change mechanically (AKA Nerf or Buff)?
Absolutely not. One of the most important things about existing on the blockchain is the ideas that once the card is minted we’re locking into what that card is. Thus, we can’t change the value or power of the item. What you see, is what you get.
What is “card chrome”?
Chrome are different cosmetic features enhancing a card. Special boarders, card titles, and animations are things that cards can unlock on an individual level by completing quests and unlocking achievements.
How Card Auctions works?
We will explain this in detail in an upcoming blog post.
How Card Trading works?
Trading will have two different components. The ability to buy and sell directly back to us, allowing players to acquire the cards or sell back ones they no longer want or need at a VERY small cut. However, one thing that we won’t do is appreciate the chrome that has been unlocked on a card. Other players may appreciate that, thus, there will also be peer-to-peer trading in the marketplace. That if you have unlocked special chroming of a particular card you can sell or trade that to another user rather than selling it back to us.
Where is my collection stored?
All of your game asset NFTs are stored in your digital Kukai wallet (“Kukai Wallet”) electronic wallet by our cryptocurrency processor. Kukai is an electronic wallet, which allows you to store and engage in transactions using Tezos cryptocurrency.
Note: It is possible to move your game asset NFTs from your Kukai Wallet linked to the game account to other wallets, any assets outside of your main game wallet will not be represented inyour collection.
How do I set up a Kukai Wallet?
You can create a Kukai account today by visiting https://wallet.kukai.app/ and selecting New Wallet. When Emergents TCG goes live players will have the option to link any existing Kukai wallet or create a new one as part of the new account setup process.
What is tez (XTZ)? Do I need it to play the game?
XTZ, tez, or ꜩ (ua729, “Latin small letter tz”) is the native currency of the Tezos blockchain network.
Owning or holding XTZ is not required to play the game
How do I get tez (XTZ)?
You can purchase tez through any of the major cryptocurrency exchanges, where legal, at the current market rate.
What is the Emergents Universe?
The Emergents universe is a brand-new, character-driven world created by Brian David-Marshall. It is the setting for Interpop’s comic series “The Nine” and “Emergents Presents” among others. These digitally native comics provide true digital ownership. With this ownership comes the ability to engage with the content and direct the story’s outcome. Readers will have power over decisions that range from the cosmetic to the cosmic through voting. Which costume do you all like better? Does the hero stop to read this message? Who should join the team? Who was most responsible for a character’s death? These choices will have real consequences and a lasting impact on the Emergents. Choose wisely; the fate of the universe will be in your hands.
Who are The Emergents?
The Emergents is the name given to the superpowered beings all situated in the city of Culverton. Their powers are native abilities unlocked due to genetic tinkering by the mysterious Aloysius Zeroth, an industrialist who’s fond of a flamboyant appearance in sharply tailored suits and makeup. Zeroth claims to have developed The Emergents as the only solution to stop a massive alien invasion threatening Earth – The alien invasion was repelled, but there was no going back to civilian life for the new Emergents. In the aftermath, some of them embraced their abilities. Others did not. Conflict ensued.
What is the story so far?
As the scheming and battles grew bigger, the Chronarchs, a tribunal of cosmic judges, decided they had enough, the Emergents were not a result of natural evolution, so their presence is threatening all of Earth at the very least. Among them, only the Chronarchivist sees merit in the Emergents, mostly because she’s amused by them. She’s a cosmic fangirl, delighted to have the opportunity to create her own stories or watch superhero fights. She pleads for their existence. Finally, the Chronarchs delivered their verdict. The battle will proceed, and only the winners will survive. As the Chronarchivist takes so much joy in them, the winners will all exist in one collector’s case—an Archival of the Fittest, as it were.
The city of Culverton is recreated and suspended in space and time. The timeline is reset. No Emergents ever existed on Earth as far as the world knows. And everyone has always lived in Culverton, as far as the Emergents know. The Chronarchivist records all this in her Tome of Time.
Whenever someone stops to think about what might be beyond Culverton, they’re unable to retain this line of thought. No one ever seems able to find a way out of town. Life just goes on in a strange, isolated way, with global and galactic threats somehow always finding their center in Culverton.
Where can I find and read more about the Emergents Universe?
Visit Interpop Comics and enjoy our comics for free in our e-reader. If you like them, you can buy the whole issue as an NFT!