Announcing the Kickstarter Legendary Summoners!

in steemmonsters •  2 months ago

You may remember that our Kickstarter campaign launched back in September included a "YOU ARE LEGENDARY" reward tier that allowed up to 5 backers to design their own Legendary Summoner card to be included in the game.

It took some time, but we are excited to announce that the 5 new Legendary Summoners, one for each of the 5 primary Splinters, have been designed and are ready to release into the game!

In this post we announced that if less than half of the Beta edition booster packs were sold (450,000) by the time that the new Summoner cards were ready, we will air drop them to players based on the number of Beta edition booster packs they have purchased and then include them in new packs purchased going forward.

Since currently less than half of the Beta edition booster packs have been sold, that's what we're going to do! More details below.

Shut Up and Show Us the Cards!

Without further ado, here are the new Summoner cards:

As you can see they all cost 5 mana and have some pretty significant stat buffs for friendly Monsters and/or debuffs for enemy Monsters. Our hope is that these new additions feel "Legendary" through their strong stats while still being balanced due to the higher mana cost. Ideally, in mid-range mana cap battles, it will be a very tough decision whether to use a new 5-mana summoner or one of the older 2 or 3 mana summoners and have some extra mana to use for the Monsters.

Airdrop Details

All Beta edition pack purchases made prior to block number 30,000,000 (which should occur around 11 AM ET, Saturday, February 2nd) will be eligible for the air drop, and the hash of that block and the previous block will be used to seed the random number generator for the air drop.

The airdrop is based on what would have happened had these summoners been included in the set since the beginning. So, for each pack that was purchased since the beginning of Beta, we will do a random roll (based on the block id of block #30,000,000) to see if you would have gotten one of these cards. If you would have, then you will receive one in the airdrop. It also has the same 2% chance of being gold foil just like normal.

If you'd like to get in on the air drop, make sure you purchase packs over the next week before block 30,000,000! Please note that after the airdrop these cards will be added to the Beta edition set so they have a chance to be found in any new Beta edition packs purchased from that point forward just like any other card in the set.

It will take some time after that block passes to actually award the air dropped cards due mostly to limitations around custom JSON operations on the blockchain, but once it's done you can log into steemmonsters.com and you will see a gift notification if you received any of the new Summoners!

Thank You to Our Legendary Supporters!

We want to take this opportunity to give a huge shout-out to our "Legendary" supporters who worked with us to design these awesome new cards:

Each of them will be receiving both a regular and gold foil version of the card they designed as part of the Kickstarter reward.

Thank you for your continued support!

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Cool to see summoners with multiple buffs. These are definitely a welcome addition.

With the current summoner buffs, they always do something positive for the player who uses them. It would be interesting to have summoner buffs or monsters abilities that did something negative in return for a reduced mana cost. For example, reduce friendly monsters health by one but for a 0 mana cost.

Compared to summoners like Neb Seni which cost 4 mana and give only +1 speed, those summoners are soo OP. For only 1 extra mana they get 2 additional very important buffs. Their bad balancing will be very visible in game modes like “back to basics” where if you don’t use one of the new summoners you’re dead...

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Neb Seni also gives access to the Dragon Splinter cards which these don't, and also these cards are Legendary vs Neb Seni who is rare (I know that doesn't really apply to Neb Seni since he was a KS exclusive card, but nevertheless higher rarity cards are supposed to be more powerful).

Also it doesn't make sense to look at things from the perspective of just one ruleset. The point is to balance the game overall meaning that some cards are over-powered in some rulesets and under-powered in others. For example, while these cards will be amazing in "Back to Basics", they will be useless in "Silenced Summoners".

Really really looking forward to them... and of course the white splinter one.
There's a lot of spoken worry about the stats which may or may not be too powerful.

I think it just would have been way more fun for the game for them have them do interesting things instead of just playing around with the same ol' stats... so yeah I'm a bit bummed they went with stat changes instead of cool abilities like the kickstarter creators were hoping for. Oh well.

They May end up being strong cards but they're also not going to be very exciting for game play which is too bad. I'd rather have a fun and interesting card even if niche.

But i'm looking forward to Feb2

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As am I, cool unique abilities would have been great, but I'm still plenty happy with what we got. I understand there's only so much the SM team can do, and with automated tournaments taking longer than anticipated I suppose plans had to be scaled back a bit elsewhere to avoid pushing the roadmap back too much.

These are still going to make for some very interesting choices in high mana battles. Greatly looking forward to Feb. 2!

OMG these Summoners rock, hard!
Can't wait to play with some.

Very awesome! I've been waiting a long time to see these unveiled and it was worth the wait. Fantastic art and suitably powerful stat buffs. Can't wait to do battle with Crypt Mancer leading my team!

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I can't wait to do battle with you leading my team either! :-P

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Seems overpowered :P

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nope ....

Amazing, but they make Selenia seem under-powered

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Selenia is the most OP card in the game right now. She is still 2 mana less than these cards and has access to the dragons + any splinter. I don't think she's going anywhere :-)

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Yeah, I get that. But does dragons + 2 mana = 2 or 3 buffs?

Obviously, I'm just speculating on how these will work in games right now, but it seems like 1 extra buff would be more balanced.

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But does dragons + 2 mana = 2 or 3 buffs?

As far as I can tell from my balancing spreadsheet, play testing, and general intuition - yes, it does.

That being said, obviously we don't always get things 100% right all of the time, and we'll be keeping a close eye on win rates and usage of cards as we always do and make changes if necessary, but to the best of my ability I do think this will be pretty well balanced overall while also allowing the cards to feel "Legendary" and exciting to get and play in battles.

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It will definitely be exciting!

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Hehe. Matt you probably shouldnt be calling any of the game cards overpowered as the dev. :D
When you say that, it means you are aware of the inbalance but arent doing anything about it. haha.
Imo Selenia is just fine as is.. No major complaints there.

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I really meant that Selenia Sky is one of the best, and most used cards in the game, not that she is over powered or needs to be nerfed. It was a misuse of the term "OP".

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I know. Was "trolling" a bit. ;)

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true...but you can definitely say first when they appear on the market and players agree on their price value

Nice work.

Can someone just update me on what block number we are at? And any coders design a countdown for block 30+?

Woot!! So happy to see this. One of the best Kickstarter programs I have been a part of.

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so.. what does this mean in more laymans terms?
will be eligible for the air drop, and the hash of that block and the previous block will be used to seed the random number generator for the air drop.

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You have until Feb 2nd to purchase packs that are airdrop eligible. The cards are distributed based on packs purchased. The exact details of how they are distributed are based on the formula using a random number generator that isn't known until that block is reached and the hashes of the blocks are used to seed the random number generator.

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if its based on how many packs you buy when you buy it what is random about the drop? the way its worded it sounds like only select random people within those that bought packs will get these cards and if you buy more packs then what it increases your chance of being "randomly selected"?
are we talking about just a ticket raffle that the more tickets you own the higher % chance of winning 1 of x number of winners of the raffle?

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The airdrop is based on what would have happened had these summoners been included in the set since the beginning. So for each pack that was purchased since the beginning of beta we will do a random roll to see if you would have gotten one of these cards, and if you would have then you will get one in the airdrop. It also has the same 2% chance of being gold foil just like normal.

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alright thanks makes sense now.

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Will there be alpha version of those summoners?

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No, these are only part of the Beta edition just like the Epic Summoners.

@steemmonsters so if we do not purchase any packs from this post onward but we bought say 500 packs during the beta pack launch we will get these airdropped? Estimated Time of Delivery?

This is So Cool and I hope I am fortunate to Receive some. Thank You @steemmonsters........

Those are some devastating stats.

I can't wait to be airdropped some.

Yaba, is there any way to know how many beta packs a person purchased?

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Go to the discord channel

Isn't that life summoner overpowered? In lower leagues everyone is playing life now, but this one is even more powerful than the old life summoner.

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Do packs "purchased" as crowdfunding incentives count? How about packs earned through PvP rewards?

Do the bonus beta packs received from the Kickstarter count as purchased for the airdrop?

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My question as well @gregory-f... You would think so since they were purchased, but lets see what they say.

I feel like these are too strong.. well we will see

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If they are too strong, I think they will unbalance the game

Interesting. I've bough packs in the past so hope that i can get some of these.

Nice Summons .... we going to rock with these legends ...

Wow, nice ranged attack debuff summoner lol

Thanks for listening to community suggestion :)

Neat additions, I think this will definitely help booster pack sales, which is always great for sustainability to the game on the most fundamental level. I like the high powered abilities of the newer cards, they can always be dialed down in the future if need be.

we will do a random roll (based on the block id of block #30,000,000) to see if you would have gotten one of these cards. If you would have, then you will receive one in the airdrop.

Writing purchased packs are raffle tickets for airdrop would be more accurate, it seems.

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random number generator that isn't known until that block is reached and the hashes of the blocks are used to seed the random number generator

Thus hash will be the source of a new seed for (pseudo) random generator, thus one will be rolled different cards than received in the past. Also, no cards will be taken, so lucky one will get one or a few more cards than would have if they were included from the beginning.

In short - we cannot repeat random lotteries, as drawing each next card should be independent from what cards have been drawn before.

Looks pretty juicy.

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So cool. I hope I get lucky. 🤞

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Not a fan of the Fire and Earth splinter summoner. Pretty weak buffs imo considering the rooster available for both splinters.
The other 3 splinter summoners will be OP.

This seems broken but will be very exciting to use! Im excited again! LOL

Will the beta packs that were purchased during Kickstarter count as packs purchased for the airdrop?

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yes, fundition too

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What about beta packs won from previous season rewards & daily quests? Is it basically any beta pack that you happen to have acquired, regardless of the means (purchasing, gifting, kickstarter, quests, etc)?

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Thanks for the quick reply

Incredible stuff. That life splinter summoner is OP though. These damn bots will have a field day with the +3 shields but it is better to wait and see what happens before jumping into any serious conclusions.

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Do the packs have to be opened. I bought 110 packs, and am slowly opening them and documenting my finds. Will it impact me if they are not all opened by the 2nd?

very single of them seems outstanding,... the design is very premium! thank you @fulltuimegeek for your design... I like it the best.
@steemmonsters I am also a gamer and I am playing games on different platforms since 2000. I am also an active player in steemmonster and I have some very cool ideas for the game....
Give me a chance and let us discuss it. I hope you will like my ideas!

stay well and keep it going!

Are all those -1 abilities to affect the enemy or your own team?

This is awesome @steemmonsters ! "I am a Pisces and love the water element, its the only Splinter My summoner and most cards are maxed on, so my fav. card is @bitcoinflood designed Valnamor; ❤👍 Although I would certainly be happy to own any of these awesome cards, by these awesome backers, Great job guys!"👍
💁upped and resteemed! I will hopefully be sharing a photo of them on Appics.Foe some reason the photo is not showing up on my cell phone photos that have here on my chromebook and I cant figure out how to get it over there to post it onto Appics , lol! Ediit: I figured it out.

What will be the probability for a drop? I mean something like "one legendary summoner for every X booster packs"...

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I believe on average there is a legendary card in 1 out of every 25 packs. Now there are already 10 legendary cards in the Beta edition set, and these new Summoners will add 5 more, so that means approximately 1 in 3 legendary cards would be one of these new Summoners. So that means there should be one new legendary summoner for approximately every 75 booster packs purchased.

I should mention that just because you purchased 75 or more Beta edition booster packs does not mean you are guaranteed to get an airdropped summoner. Some people will have bought a bunch of packs and not get any and someone who bought only one pack may get one. That's just the luck of the draw, and since we are using unpredictable public data from the blockchain to generate the random results it will be provably fair.

These are awesome! Love it.

Nice! I buy packs every chance I get. Not as this account, though. 😜👾

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Woosh! Battles leveling up with those legendary summoners!
Hope to be one of the lucky players that will get picked :-D

Finally, I can kick ass to selenia, it has been torturing me for a long time.
I hope I'll get one to give him his well-deserved Muahahaha
Good job guys, they're crazy cards