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Parallel Introduces New Planetfall Expansion

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A new expansion arrives soon in Parallel named Planetfall. This expansion brings new cards, new faction abilities, new Keys, new Paragon skins, and more! There will be a presale phase starting on October 25th, with the public sale opening on the 28th.

It’s time for some new stuff in Parallel! Specifically, a new expansion which will be sold in two phases — pre-sale and public.

Players and NFT holders will receive access to a pre-sale. The snapshot for pre-sale access takes place soon (or has already been taken) and includes Prime Key holders. Avatar holders, Masterpiece holders, Terminal holders, Premium Battle pass holders, Active Parallel Players [who’ve achieved an MMR within the current season], and PRIME holders who have a balance of over 111 PRIME.

The presale snapshot will take place on Thursday, October 19th at 5pm EST. Planetfall presale begins on October 25th at 3pm EST and runs until October 27th at 10am EST. Public Sale starts on October 28th.

Three tiers of Packs are available for Planetfall, the Player Pack, the Collector Pack, and the Collector Crate. The total supply for Player Packs is 50,000, priced at 0.02 ETH each. There are 18,646 Collector Packs available, priced at 0.2 ETH apiece. And Collector Crates are a bundle of 10 Collector Packs, priced at 1.8 ETH (10% discount).

Player Packs are basic packs, containing a random card selection. Collector Packs also include cosmetics, keys, a first edition Planetfall Promo Card Back, and one Raffle Ticket to the Ultimate Pack Giveaway.

Players will be able to start opening their packs sometime in Q4 of 2023 and won’t be able to transfer them until October 29th.

We don’t have many details about the expansion yet. Though we do know it will contain 120 new cards and new faction abilities. In addition there will be new Keys to find. Keys provide various bonuses to the holding players such as increasing the amount of PRIME tokens earned for winning matches. Some of the cosmetic items include new Paragon skins, and new ‘Field Backs’ or game boards.

What is Parallel?

Parallel is a sci-fi themed TCG with some interesting mechanics. A lot of it is the standard stuff we expect with a digital TCG these days. Two players build a deck of cards and then take turns drawing and playing these cards in a duel. The first player to reduce their opponent to zero life wins. Cards come in three types — units, effects (spells), and relics. Parallel offers five ‘Parallels’, which are similar to gods / summoners / champions / etc. in other games.

Players build decks of 40 cards in Parallel. Each deck can have up to three copies of a card in their deck, except for Legendary cards, which may only be included once. Each deck can use cards from one Parallel and also cards marked as Universal. In addition, players choose a Paragon for their deck. Paragons offer passive bonuses throughout the match no matter their status, and then also function as in-play units with stats and potentially other bonuses or effects.

The mana / energy system in Parallel requires players to ‘bank’ cards from their hand. Each card banked provides one additional maximum energy each turn. Players begin the game with zero energy, so they will need to bank at least one card. Players can bank one card per turn. And on a turn that they bank a card, they draw an extra card at the end of their turn.

Players who win matches with NFT cards in their deck receive PRIME tokens. Parallel will include a free to play option as well.

PRIME is the main game token, and card collectors can already earn some by staking their cards. Also, Parallel offers a card creation tool called Payload. Players can pay a fee in PRIME tokens to generate new cards. In addition, Parallel supports ‘Artigraph’ cards — NFT cards that are digitally signed by the artist. Players can acquire these limited edition cards by paying a fee and upgrading an existing card.

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

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