Turning Monsters into Spaceships

in #nextcolony5 years ago

Turning Monsters into Spaceships title image

Flipping Monsters for Explorer Blueprints

My Investment into the Space Race


So far this whole gaming craze on the steem chain has really paid off for me. Investing time into these dApps has probably brought more tokens into my pockets than any of my other regular steem activities.

Most of my steem-activities are strictly not-for-profit to begin with and the ridiculous amounts of time I invest into my regular postings luckily isn't driven by the prospect of earning either. And neither is playing those games, but I have to say, if I check the time investment against the token returns - playing games seems to be my most profitable activity around here!

I'm looking forward to putting a !bookkeeping command in the comments here to see what the actual balances are. I used to keep accurate track of my profits for a while, but at some point it was pretty clear I'd just be in the green and playing games wouldn't ever cost me anything other than just my time, and so I stopped looking at the numbers all together.

The best paying game is definitely SteemMonsters, or Splinterlands, as the hip kids say now. I started playing with a Promo Code, came early enough to get Beta Boosters as rewards, and I've been earning ever since. The profits dwindled for a while, but since those DEC have been introduced, that's been picking up nicely again.

title image of /@mongshter/taking-profits-and-feeling-a-bit-disenchanted as flavour image


But, my heart has always been beating for science-fiction and I really really just want to discover the Legendary Planet Googly, hidden somewhere at an unknown location, out there in steem-space over at nextcolony.io, a game that doesn't pay, and that's actually also what's so great about it.

After some contemplation, today I've sold a Legendary Lord Arianthus for about 10 STEEM and converted tons of surplus reward-edition-cards into about 5000 DEC, which I've promptly sold for more STEEM, in order to finance this 29 STEEM blueprint which will allow me to build up a fleet of extra fast and skilled explorers.

Turning Monsters into Spaceships transfers screenshot

Should I really eventually find a legendary planet, even though the odds are slim, very slim, not a single one has been found in game so far... it will be named "Planet Googly" and donated to @googlyeyes immediately!

Turning Monsters into Spaceships blueprint

I'll see you somewhere in outer space


P.S.: Since there's a complete token craze created by steem-engine right now, I figured I'd give some of those a try, too. #battle and #spt are the obvious choice, because they actually make sense here. #palnet is something that just seems to work quite well and I've been using that a bunch. #steemleo might be a stretch, though... I tried keeping this post "investment" related, but I think it's a bit of a stretch... let's see how this goes :D

P.P.S.: Oh and... if you're browsing this on a frontend that allows switching between day- and night-mode, please scroll back up and try toggling that to see how awesome the images works in both modes... I'm a little proud of that title image actually!


Have you heard of Steemnova? It's the forerunner to Nextcolony and I think is the better game of the two.
There's still no Steem attached thankfully.

I know a few dApp developers and I am really interested in their projects. Exciting times.

Yeah, I've heard about steemnova... I've never given it a try though. Not sure what's holding me back with that one, maybe I'll give it a look.

Thanks for the nudge ;)

When I saw the headline I immediately thought, "That's bananas!" But I can see the logic of what you are doing. Happy exploring!

And I'm afraid to see what the results of this command are going to be.

!bookkeeping steemmonsters

Hi @nealmcspadden!



  • 15.756 STEEM
  • 1.496 STEEM from Affiliate
  • 0.000 STEEM from tournament prizes
  • 8.220 SBD
  • 0.510 SBD from Affiliate


  • 6876.621 STEEM
  • 5.000 STEEM for tournament entry fees
  • 4229.493 SBD


  • -6864.369 STEEM
  • -4220.763 SBD

Ah, that's not right at all.

😱 dayummm!

Yeah, not sure if it's much to do with logic... but nextcolony is definitely the game I really enjoy most these days, it doesn't offer any alleys for returns directly in game... but who knows... maybe I'll get to sell some of those explorers for a pretty buck someday?!

Yeah, I like the game. We'll see how it evolves. With enough players those ships and planets can be worth a lot of money.

Wow. Maybe time to sell or rent a few cards so that the figures look a bit better.

!bookkeeping steemmonsters

Hi @shaidon!



  • 248.490 STEEM
  • 112.900 STEEM from Affiliate
  • 0.000 STEEM from tournament prizes
  • 27.965 vested STEEM
  • 44.604 SBD
  • 0.000 SBD from Affiliate


  • 268.162 STEEM
  • 0.000 STEEM for tournament entry fees
  • 55.535 SBD


  • 121.193 STEEM
  • -10.931 SBD

!bookkeeping drugwars

Hi @shaidon!



  • 6.350 STEEM
  • 24.626 STEEM from daily
  • 16.011 STEEM from heist
  • 0.000 STEEM from referral


  • 44.804 STEEM


  • 2.183 STEEM

First transfer was before 152.17 days.
Your ROI per day is 0.69 % and you are earning approx. 0.31 STEEM per day.

ROI when taking only the last 5 days into account

Your ROI per day is 0.00 % and you are earning approx. 0.00 STEEM per day.

I agree playing the dapps on Steem is really the most rewarding and enjoyable thing to do right now.
I hope that other Blockchain enthusiasts will also find out about the great opportunities here on Steem.

in that respect, steem is really so undervalued!

a zero-tx-fee blockchain with an active community attached to it... yet still we keep losing ranks on coinmarketcap... it's a shame.

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