Richard Garfield, Magic: The Gathering card game’s creator, decided to emerge in the world of web3 gaming and launches a new PvP Card Game in the Blockchain Brawlers ecosystem in collaboration with Tyranno Studios – previously WAX Studios.
The Wax wrestling game, Blockchain Brawlers, has been around for quite some time and having a revamped game developed by someone as successful in web2 as Garfield might positively impact the project. This will bring more players to this play-to-own universe and more users to the blockchain Wax.
Revamping the ecosystem will also create a more diverse player base. On one side there will be wrestling fans and on the other side there will be card game fans, which will be beneficial for the project’s growth.
Meanwhile, Michael Rubinelli, Chief Gaming Officer at Tyranno Studios shared his vision about a competitive new game when he said:
‘We have a matchmaking ranking (MMR) system in place, and soon league play will start where we will be hosting global competitions with incredible prizing. We expect these events to be live-streamed and sponsored in the future, replete with shoutcasters.’
Sponsored tournaments are a growth strategy and a way to reward players that are starting to be used more and more in the NFT Gaming space.
How to Play Blockchain Brawlers
The Brawlers which exist in the form of NFTs are the fighters that will be present in the ring. Each brawler has twenty Health Points and the match will end when one of the Brawlers’ health is depleted.
To perform moves and eventually outplay the opponent players must also play with their cards in a poker-like game.
Each player gets three cards from their deck. When the match begins players have to either bet with one, two, or three or fold. This is like in a poker game where players have different bets. To play a card a player must select it to be shown face up while the other card stays face down. If the face-down card has a lower value this is called ‘flexing’ which is identical to bluffing in a real poker game.
If the opponent folds during a regular hand, then damage will be dealt to his Brawler. The amount of damage will be equal to the Power Meter (one, two or three). If the winning hand was ‘flexed’ then one extra damage point will be dealt. So for example, if the winning hand’s Power Meter was at two and the winning hand was ‘flexed’, then three points of damage will be dealt to the opponent ( 2(Power Meter) + 1(‘Flexed’) = 3). But if a player ‘flexes’ and the opponent ‘calls’ and matches the bet, then the player who ‘flexed’ will lose.
When betting players must take three mains decisions:
- Bet or fold
- Bet size (one, two, or three)
- If both players bet and the amount is not the same, then the player with the lower bet must either call and match the bet of his opponent, or fold
As soon as bets are matched or a player folds the Showdown will begin. During this phase, both players’ cards are revealed.
The player with the higher amount of points in his cards deals damage to the opponent and will not get damaged. The amount of damage dealt will be equal to the size of the bet multiplied by the power meter (Example: If the bet was 2 and the power meter 2 then: 2*2=4 points of damage).
By winning, players will earn valuable assets that can be used to upgrade their cards. The odds of winning matches will depend on players’ cards and skills.
To start playing Blockchain Brawlers, you’ll need the following:
- A Wax Cloud Wallet account
- Eleven cards
- Number Cards 1-8
- One Attack
- One Taunt
- One Finisher
- One Brawler