Q&A: This AIP Aims To Make A Pokemon Style Trading Card Game Featuring Bored Apes
The ApeCoin DAO is voting on an Ape Improvement Proposal this week that aims to make a Pokémon style trading card game featuring Bored Apes!
AIP-179 titled “NFTCG Generation 2 - ApeCoin DAO Physical & Digital Trading Card Game,” is an ecosystem allocation proposal written by ApeCoin DAO contributor Lycaon.Eth.
In their proposal, Lycaon laid out the idea of a Physically Backed Token (PBT) trading card game featuring Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs. This game would have a style similar to Pokémon but with simpler rules to accommodate a wider range of players.
“Each physical trading card will contain an immutable private key that ties itself to a token on the Ethereum blockchain,” Lycaon.Eth explained. “This not only allows for immediate authentication of every physical trading card, but also allows for future on-chain interaction in order to play NFTCG within the Otherside.”
In total, Lycaon.Eth is asking the DAO to allocate $55,885 USD worth of $Ape to this project so they can produce 1,000 packs of six trading cards featuring 55 different Bored Apes card art designs.
Lycaon.Eth and his team will then sell each pack of cards for $15 USD worth of $Ape and 5% of all revenue generated from this collection, and any future Yuga Labs themed collections, will go back to the DAO.
To find out more about Lycaon.Eth, their proposal and the proposed card game, the Gazette reached out to them for an interview. Check it out below:
Tell me about yourself and how you got involved at the ApeCoin DAO?
“So I am Lycaon, the founder of NFTCG. I have been involved in the NFT space for roughly two years, and have been building products since then. I initially got involved in the ApeCoin DAO about 7 months ago after successfully launching an NFTCG card collection for the Moonbirds community. Upon the success of the collection, I had several ApeCoin members reach out to me, mentioning that I should put an AIP up to make a trading card collection for ApeCoin. 7 months later, here I am, and I couldn’t be more stoked.”
In a sentence or two, tell me about your AIP and what you’re proposing.
“AIP-179 proposes the curation of a Bored Ape Yacht club NFTCG collection to play apart of our universal game. Each card is NFC chipped, has actual playability behind it (like Pokemon or Hearthstone), and has a digital NFT counterpart. Additionally, we are proposing that all future NFTCG collections we release be exclusively purchasable in ApeCoin.”
How did you come up with the idea for a NFT themed trading card game?
“The concept of NFTCG derived from trial and error. I was building several different products (LED displays, figurines, etc.) for the Moonbirds community during their first month of launch and got a lot of feedback stating my products were nice, but weren’t small enough to bring around and show off, nor had any utility/functionality. So, after a month or so of brainstorming and now a full year of hard work, here we are.”
In a sentence or two can you explain the game that goes along with these cards?
“The game is similar to that of Pokemon or Hearthstone, but simpler for the masses to enjoy: Both you and your opponent build a deck of 25 cards each, you randomly pick a card from your deck every round, and attack the opposing players characters. The aim of the game is to deal 20 damage points to your opponent, which lies separate from the health of your card characters.”
Why should the DAO approve your proposal?
“As mentioned on the ApeComms spaces today by several amazing community members, this proposal seeks to gain ApeCoin and NFT exposure outside of the current ApeCoin ecosystem. There are countless similarities between NFT enthusiasts and trading card collectors, yet the worlds haven’t collided. In addition to this, we are a unique solution to integrate countless different NFT collections into one universal trading card game, providing fun gameplay and an easy way to foster connections with those who might not have the same PFP as you.”
Do you have anything else you’d like to add or say?
“Regardless of whether we get approved or not, all I ask is for feedback. This proposal has been 7 months in the making, and our end goal is to truly understand whether this proposal is loved by the community, needs some revision, or is just not a good fit. Thanks!”
The window to vote on AIP-179 is currently open and $Ape holders will have until tomorrow night to cast their coins.