Following-up on my previous post about my Steem Monsters cards collection, last week I got two cards in a giveaway. One was a Giant Roc (again!), and the other card was a gold foil Pit Ogre. My first gold card! I wasn't even thinking about getting gold cards yet, but somehow one came!
Image source: screenshot of Steemmonsters.com showing the gold Pit Ogre card in my collection
As I don't have the funds to buy booster packs, I'm trying to build my collection through giveaways for now. So far, I've been surprised at how my collection has been progressing (you can read about it on my previous post if you haven't yet). If you'd like to take a peek at the whole collection, you can use this page on Steemmonstersdb.com. At the moment of this writing, I have 41 (excluding duplicates) cards out of the 59 total. Still no Legendaries, just a few Epics, and almost all Commons, with the Flesh Golem being the only Common I don't have.
And there's one more thing I'm still missing. The starter pack (required to take part in battles), which I need to get before September because the price will probably increase once September arrives and the game goes out of alpha. I'm saving up STEEM/SBD to buy it, and also doing an #upfundme campaign (all STEEM/SBD earned from the upvotes on the campaign's posts will go towards buying the starter pack, which costs $5 USD). Post #003 can be upvoted until Monday, August 27th (thank you to anyone who upvotes).
The September deadline is approaching, and at the rate it's going, it's obvious that the campaign won't reach the 5 USD goal (I believe it may reach 0.5 SBD at most), but whatever I can get helps. Regardless of how the campaign goes, I'm saving up STEEM/SBD to make sure I'll be able to buy the starter pack, and that I'll still have some left to help grow my Steemit account. Once I get the starter pack (in the last week of August when the last upfundme post pays out), I'll write a post talking about the starter pack, and also the upfundme campaign results.
PS: Some Tips About Giveaways!
To those like me, who are trying to grow their collections through giveaways, below are a few tips:
- @cryptkeeper17 has been giving out some cards to people new to Steem Monsters, to get them ready for September. If you still haven't talked to him, visit his profile and look for his latest post. Leave a comment saying you'd like a few cards, and make sure to mention the word fanfiction somewhere.
- @anixio hosts a Steem Monsters cards giveaway. To win, participants must guess the minutes of the first goal and first yellow card in a given football match. It doesn't need to be an exact guess. The closest guess wins! We have more chances now that not many people are participating yet :P . Let's get those guesses in!
- At the time of writing this post (2018/08/22), @simplymike is hosting a giveaway, where participants must upvote the post, leave a comment saying why they believe they should win, and invite at least two other people to participate. The prizes are 10 booster packs and 10 single cards, which will be raffled among the participants.
- The following users also host Steem Monsters giveaways. Visit their profiles and look for the latest contests: @dosdudes, @jonnyla08, @o07.
Note: this post was written on August 22 along with the Portuguese version but published the following day, so that it could benefit from upvote services that only give one vote a day. This is the reason the post says 22 but the publication date says 23. Just saying in case anyone notices the date differences and gets confused...