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Claim SCRAP for Synergy of Serra Marketplace

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Synergy of Serra introduces their new, in-game marketplace with an airdrop of SCRAP, the primary game currency. Launching on August 1st, the Synergy of Serra marketplace will be a gas-free zone for trading cards and cosmetic items!

An official marketplace arrives soon in Synergy of Serra, proving one convenient spot for all of your Synergy of Serra trading!

The marketplace will use the game currency, SCRAP. Players can buy SHRAP in the marketplace or they can earn it by selling items, through the leaderboards, or by burning cards (an upcoming feature). There is also a current airdrop of 2,500 SCRAP for anyone who created a Synergy of Serra account before 7th July 2023. The last day to claim the airdrop is 26th August 2023.

You can claim your airdrop of the market page. The market will officially open on August 1st.

The Synergy market wont be just for cards. There will also be cosmetics such as game boards, decorations, card backs, and avatars. But, the first release of these cosmetic items will only be purchasable through Alpha Fame, a game currency earned by holding and staking Synergy of Serra packs. The Alpha Fame marketplace should be available soon after the main marketplace goes live.

Since this is an internal marketplace, there will be no additional gas fees. However, there will be a small fee in SCRAP for every trade. And to help with the ongoing game economy, a percentage of the fees from trading on the official marketplace will be sent to the Rewards Vault, a rewards pool for the leaderboards.

Synergy of Serra is currently in alpha testing and free to play.

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How to Play Synergy of Serra

In Synergy of Serra, both players start off with a small, basic, starter deck of ten cards. In addition, each player brings a ‘suitcase’ to the game. Each suitcase contains 100 cards chosen by the player beforehand. When the game starts, the contents of both suitcases are dumped into a shared card pool. Throughout the game, players take cards from the pool to add to their discard pile. This not only evens the playing field, but it also creates room for strategic deckbuilding and tweaking decisions while playing a match!

The basic card types are Units, Attachments, and Power cards. Attachments go onto units, and Power cards are the ‘spells’ for the game. Synergy of Serra actually has a pretty decent in-game explanation of the game mechanics and keywords. Some interesting features included in the game are cards that get stronger the more they are played, and the fact that when your deck runs out of cards then you just reshuffle your graveyard and start again!

Another twist in this game is that players have no mana / energy / whatever. Instead, players are free to play any and all cards from their hand. Every turn! Any cards not played are discarded, and the player draws a new hand of five cards to begin their turn.

This makes for some quick, action-packed gameplay. Players also gain Faction Points as the game progresses. Faction Points are used to power-up associated unit cards.

As I mentioned earlier, the game is still pretty rough in regards to user interface. For instance, there are no sounds or animations in the game yet. And without these it makes it a little hard to keep up with what’s happening on your opponent’s turn (I never realized how important sounds can be to a TCG!) But the team has been releasing regular updates and fixes to the game, so I imagine this sort of polish will arrive soon as well.

To learn more about Synergy of Serra, visit their website, follow them on Twitter, and join their Discord.

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