An objective look at NovaBlitz - A Blockchain Trading Card Game
Nova Blitz is a Blockchain Trading Card game that I recently started following.
Before I can get started with Nova Blitz, I need to go back to where it all begun. I need to talk about cats, I am not talking about the kind of cats that made the internet a better place:
Im talking about these cats, the cats that clogged Etherium:
That is duke, Duke was a generation 6 Crypto Kitty that I bred and sold for more than I paid for both his parents.
If you have been a part of the Crypto community you would have most likely been involved with Crypto Kitties. I personally owned 4 Generation 0 cats in the past and although I only started on 23 December 2017. I feel lucky that I managed to break even with my initial expenditure. I got over excited by the Hype of Crypto Kitties and spent a few Etherium on cats.
After a week of playing, I had to sit down and ask: What are the use of these cats? You cannot really use them. That is when I had the thought. If a blockchain based trading card game comes out. That will be where my attention is. And after some research, I found one. This is where my journey with Nova Blitz begun...
A Brief Summery of the Nova Blitz game
Nova Blitz is a same turn Trading Card game where two players build a deck of cards and face off against each other. In the beginning players start with 40 life points and the aim of the game is to reduce your opponent's life points to zero. This is similar to the way Heathstone or Magic the Gathering works with some core differences.
One major difference between Nova Blitz and its predecessors is that Nova blitz is a same turn game where both players need to make their moves at the same time. Nova Blitz is also extremely fast paced ("Blitz").
With regards to strategy and game play the game is very well made. There are still some bugs that I have run into but many of these bugs has been fixed and dealt with by developers.
Gameplay - From the Last Match I played
The Nova Blitz Token
Nova Blitz is in process of implementing the Nova token. This token will be used as an in game currency that users can use to trade Nova Blitz Cards.
One important thing to note is all new Nova Blitz cards are staked. By holding Nova Blitz you will receive your share of any new cards released.
Below is an example of this stake:
Please note that this is simply an example shared by developers and subject to change
These cards exists as ERC721 cards on the block chain. Therefore they belong to the owner of the Etherium wallet which contains the cards.
The CEO of Dragon Foundry (Creators of Nova Blitz) is Paul Barklay. Paul Barklay has worked on Magic The gathering (The world's first Trading Card game) for 12 years. He also knows the Creator of Magic The Gathering personally (Richard Garfield) who is an advisor to Nova Blitz.
Some Advantages of Nova Blitz
From a Gamer's point of view. Since Nova Blitz cards are staked, You could invest once and always get the latest cards as they come out, never needing to pay to play again. This solves a large problem with trading card games where you need to constantly spend money to keep up with the game.
From an Investor's point of view. You could trade the cards you stake for profits. Unlike most other Crypto coins where the coin itself is the asset. Nova Blitz's cards are a different asset which could also be traded for profit.
There are far more information found in the whitepaper linked at the bottom of my post.
We are already late into the Bounty Program, But some users have earned enough Nova Tokens in Bounty to potentially stake a play set of legendaries as they come out.
Some current issues I experienced with Nova Blitz
Nova Blitz does not have a large player base at the moment. This often results in playing the same user or the AI regularly. This does have some advantages as the AI is easier than other human players.
The Nova Blitz game works well and they already have a working product. Unfortunately the Block chain implementation is still in progress. This means that we do not know exactly how the system will work until complete.
What the future of Nova Blitz as well as the Nova Token Holds I do not know. I have personally invested some of my trading profits because I enjoy the game and would like to see what it does when given a chance.
If you are interested in getting involved in the Nova Blitz project, You can do at the following links:
Bitcoin Talk: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2398316