Summoned from the Core

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In less than 24 hours, Runi printing will begin, with "Runi" being the Splinterlands Runicore card which will be minted on the Ethereum mainnet, which complicates the process a fair bit for people like me, who aren't into Eth or OpenSea, but hey... if other people can work it out...

they might write an idiot's guide for me.

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I don't care what my Runi looks like, but while there are only 6500 maximum supply (all maxed) and over a billion possible combinations, the chances of any two being the same is slim to none. What I am hoping for however, is a gold version - because there will only be around 130 of them, as there is a 2% chance of minting a gold. That gives me a 4% chance, since I will be minting two "for the price of one", as I was able to whitelist for them.

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The stats are well...ummm... interesting. It is a "bitsa" card.

A bita this and a bita that.

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I think the hardest of the attributes to get right is the Reflection Shield, but the others are going to be quite useful in a reverse speed round, with a decent punch at +4 Melee that will target the weakest monster on the opposing team with opportunity, and it can't miss with True Strike. It also introduces a new ability which I hope doesn't get spammed in the future card designs, "Rebirth" - Self-Resurrection. Which should be an interesting addition.

And, it is a neutral

But it is no Doctor Blight.

While the whitelist meant there were 2000 listed at 50% discount of the $500 worth of Eth price tag, It is going to be interesting to see if the remaining 4500 will sell through, as after 30 days, the minting will be stopped. I have a sneaking suspicion that these aren't going to sell out, in the same way that the second half of Waka Spiritblade didn't sell so well off the Hive chain. That means that the supply might be significantly less than the 6500 maximum, though I might be well off base here and they will sell out completely.

If they do, that is an additional 2.25 million in card sales, for a single card.

What I do like about this card though is that it is going to be individually unique, but it is going to also be usable as such in game. This means that whatever is minted, will appear in game as its unique self, something that I am hoping will be further explored by the Splinterlands Team, where for example, people will be able to mint their own profile pictures and customized guild infrastructure, perhaps using Land in the process. Maybe by combining guilds and land, they become kingdoms instead or something.

What I am happy about for tomorrow though, is that because I have some whitelist spots, I don't have to rush, so there is no stress about whether the interface is going to work, or my fingers move fast enough.

I must be getting too old for crypto shenanigans.

Age is just a number.

All these spends are just numbers too.....

Taraz
[ Gen1: Hive ]



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I just got one whitelist spot, but I honestly really love the idea of not having to rush anything.

I'm so curious to see the implementation and see my card actually represented in the game. I do care a little bit how it looks, just because some of the designs looks cool and some might seem a little goofy, and I'll be keeping this card forever.

With armour, and self-resurrection, I think this'll be a super strong card in the Reverse Speed games. Unless your opponent has super strong magic, it'll likely take 4 proper hits at least to kill.

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I do care a little bit how it looks, just because some of the designs looks cool and some might seem a little goofy, and I'll be keeping this card forever.

If it looks goofy, it just makes it even better when it is last hit for the win :)

I wonder what the resale might be like on these things. I assume it might not be as good for goofy cards :D

It will be interesting in game for sure though.

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I liked the interface you’ve shared. I'm not a gamer but I find this interests. Nice to know about Runi, as I was not familiar to it.

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I didn’t get the memo on the whitelist! Too bad 🥲

Were people able to secure multiple purchases?

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Yeah, multiples were possible, but it was about speed. I only aimed for two, but I think 5 or 6 was the largest buy.

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Age is just a number.

I would like to think so too in the near future whether it is just a number or we constantly grt older as it increase :)

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It is just a number that keeps getting larger and is marked by more wrinkles and pain :D

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"Rebirth" - Self-Resurrection.

That seems like an useful ability. But I also hope that it will not be overused. Normal ressurection is already huge pain in the ...

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Will be interesting to see how it plays, as I think with a little speed added, it will be pretty formidable too.

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!PGM
I cannot afford this one. Good luck with your gold card. He he!

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The card itself might not be the most playable, but the idea is good :)

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This is me reading through and not understanding sh*t. I am feeling heavy FOMO here. I know Splinterlands is no child's play. It may be a game, but to many, it's business.

I used to know a lot about NFTs and minting them and all that with Opensea and the likes. Now, not so much. Which makes it even heavier to think that Splinterlands, that I know nothing about I am interested, though. has such wide expansion.

But I'mma just read posts I find about Spliterlands in hopes everything makes sense someday.

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I really wanted one, but I had to pass due to the whole ETH thing. I Just don't have those kinds of funds over there and gas prices made it pretty impossible to even bother trying. I hope this does well for people, but I guess I am just one of those bitter folks who was forced to miss out.

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Good luck on getting the Gold one!

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Was so confuse about the whole Runi introduction also, but i guess your blogpost helped a little! Even so I guess I am already price out for such stuff in the market :( Still trying to earn my keep here in Splinterland. All the best in getting that GF or did you already get it since I'm seeing alot of people sharing their minted cards already. Fingers crossed!

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I didn't secure any whitelist spot but I'm happy for you that you got one.
So, what did you get there?? Your RUNI?? How it looks like??

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