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Verses TCG Drop
is Now Live!

World Class Art. Legendary Artists.

Now on sale at MinterPop.com. Holders of Foundation and Signature Edition cards will receive air drops of all future editions of game cards that use this art!

Take me to the NFT drop!

Collect NFT Artwork

by Legendary Artists

Over 365 days Verses will take you on a journey throughout the multiverse.


Each day, the bold and ingenious explorers from the Para Initiative will break into different realities and discover new pieces of art and the stories behind them.

Images the Para Initiative finds, many by legendary gaming artists, will be auctioned off at MinterPop.com. Original art, signed limited editions, and cards for use in the Verses trading card game will be available on Earth Prime, starting January 18 of 2022.

Drop Rate

Schedule:

1 piece of art dropped per day starting January 18, 2022.
Drops occur daily around 12 AM ET / GMT-5.

Tiers:

1/1 Foundation Edition - Sold by auction over 48 hours.
1/100 Signature Edition - Sold by fixed price sale.

Mint Now!
  • 1 of 1, sold by auction
  • Playable in Verses TCG as "full art" style card
  • Holders will receive airdrops of derivative card editions as they are minted
  • Limited to 100 cards
  • Fixed price of 100 XTZ
  • Playable in Verses TCG as "full art" style card
  • Holders will receive airdrops of derivative card editions as they are minted

Universal Edition

  • Available to all players at Verses TCG launch (2023)
  • Currently not for sale

Dragon’s Library Edition

Represents the people, places, and things in the Verses, as recorded in the dragon Omnitongue Sesquipedalius Dexducapheme's infinite library.

  • Available to all players at Verses TCG launch (2023)
  • Currently not for sale

Para Initiative Edition

Represents the people, places, and things in the Verses as seen with technological augmentation by the agents of the Para Initiative.

  • Available to all players at Verses TCG launch (2023)
  • Currently not for sale

MultiPass is your invitation to the Verses.

  • Access to private Discord channel
  • Invitation to closed beta testing
  • Participation in high clearance level events

Currently just .25 XTZ

Features/Game Play

Verses will take the best of deckbuilding and strategy from current generation TCGs like Magic or Hearthstone, and combine them with positional placement like in Scrabble, Dominoes, or Go.

Verses default game mode will use decks of 25 unique cards. Our game will be free to play with staking and virtual card options for players who do not own their own.

A game will take about 10 minutes to play, and will be playable on any phone or computer that can access the web.

The Verses

Existence is defined by six known Verses: Fantasia, Synthex, Kaleidoscope, Gloom, Commedia, and Proxima. Every piece of art and story the Para Initiative discovers belongs to one of them. TCG cards will have powers and utility based on their own story and the Verse they come from.


Fantasia

This is the Verse of magic, high fantasy, and folktale. The level of technology is much lower than our own, because the very essence of Fantasia is a powerful mystical energy, rendering technology in many ways unnecessary. Beings who can manipulate the fabric of the Verse in significant ways either wield arcane power, or are themselves inherently magical. Hobbits, Faeries, Elves and the like are commonly found here. Intelligent animals and beast/human hybrids live in Fantasia. Structures are often organic in material components and appearance, and the very land itself is suffused with a palpable sense of life and sentience.

Much of the scenery is in green and blue, as seas and forests are typical settings, but browns and rusty reds in caves, mountains, and underground lairs are not unusual. The most common forms of cities, when they do exist here, look to have been grown out of plant life, or sung out of living stone rather than constructed according to plan or blueprint. A fundamental premise here is living in harmony, with the environment, and with others.

Synthex

Scientific design and process are the starting points for Synthex. The level of technology is typically advanced far beyond our own. Landscapes are angular, sleek, urban, or aboard spacefaring vessels. Beings who manipulate the fabric of the Verse are mathematical masterminds or skilled inventors who have conquered the environment with technological solutions, or extremely powerful artificial beings. Robots, androids, and AIs are frequently seen. Fires, forges, foundries, and factories are key to the cycle that is the fundamental premise of Synthex. In this Verse, it is simply assumed that reshaping the environment for aesthetic or functional improvement requires significant, even violent, alteration of the old to make way for the new, and the establishment of hierarchal processes to achieve specific results.

Colors are likely to include the red glow of combustion, the greys and silvers of metal, and even the highly charged brights of excited noble gases. A guiding principle here is that “destruction” per se isn’t seen as a moral quandary, rather as a step in the never-ending process of directed evolution. 

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope is a surreal and abstract plane/space/volume/place where pattern, connectedness, and allusion trump any sense of logic, or cause and effect. It is less of a landscape and more of a mindscape. Iterative forms and fractals swim wildly among the background while avatars and archetypes dominate the fore with universal implications. Quotidian reality can be altered in subtle, unexpected ways that surprise and delight in moments of wondrous discovery. No particular type of form is more or less common in the endless dance, the only constant is the manner in which any form implies every form and recurses itself. Psychedelia, indigenous medicine, shamanism, divination, trance—these are some of the gateways from our world to catch a glimpse of the infinite chaos. 

Every color, and even unknown, invisible, and undiscovered colors are a part of glossy Kaleidoscope. Magic and technology are irrelevant to this Verse, as they are a means of controlling or changing the environment—when one has complete understanding of fundamental existence, control and change fall away into the acceptance that all is as it is and as it should be.

Gloom

Where do the things that go bump in the night live during the day? In Gloom. All living things fear for when they will come to an end, except perhaps the inhabitants of this Verse, and it is from this fear that Gloom derives its essence. Whether they can truly be said to be “living” is a matter of individual case, as well as debate. The landscape is dreary, dark, or even unfathomable. Some say that a part of Gloom even exists outside of time and space, and that to glimpse it would drive a mortal mad instantly. The power of this Verse is invoked by warlocks, necromancers, and cursed kings, who would bargain with malevolent entities in desperate attempts to stave off their own demise. Demons and phantoms, brutal insectoid killers, and even worse are the denizens of the threatening place that takes purchase in our world’s collective unconscious. 

The black of Gloom is cold and hungry, its greens and blues nauseatingly virulent or shockingly offensive, and its red is the iron red of spilled blood. The silence of space in our world is but a tiny approximation of this Verse’s deafening void. Magic and technology both exist in Gloom, but only as means to sinister ends. Threat—and making good on it—can be said to be its guiding principle. 

Commedia

Commedia isn’t really a place, but an idea. Well, it’s not really an idea, but a lot of ideas, or maybe even every idea, or maybe it’s the idea of how every idea interacts with every other idea. Maybe it is a place, after all, or the idea of a place? Nobody seems to be quite sure, but sometimes its residents have the gall to break your immersion and ask you if you have any idea. Other times, when they break your immersion, they tell you that they’re sure that you have no idea. This Verse is the joy inherent in communication, the happy shock of the unexpected, the timing of the setup and the delivery of the punchline. Its physical features can take any shape, so long as they are relevant to the point at hand; its citizens are equally diverse. One persistent feature of Commedia’s landscape, fittingly occupying the highest elevation, is the headquarters and distribution center of the ACME corporation.

The advent of the internet in our world has given the Verse much greater purchase than in the old days when it had to rely on the printing press or occupy the fleeting moments of a performance. Dank Meme Stashes abound in the 21st century, and Commedia couldn’t be happier about it. If a guy with a newspaper on his head tells you his Halloween costume is “Newspaper Head Man,” you should probably give him some candy. He’s from Commedia. 

Proxima

Proxima is a lot like our world, with one exception—an event transpired that made it diverge from our world. It’s the Verse with technology at a level similar to our own, or in the very least developed parts, at a level in our recorded history. It’s the place where things that could have happened, but didn’t, actually happened. It’s full of romance and sadness, and great achievements and terrible loss. It’s full of wild places and cities, and horses and airplanes. The most common magic there is found in the same places we find it—the laugh of a child, an unexpected kindness, the thrill of new experience. Adventurers raiding for treasure among the ruins of long-lost civilizations, cases of mistaken identity with unexpected consequences, alternate histories; these are some examples of the fabric of Proxima.

Photographic images are an art style that is quite common in this Verse. Proxima is a pretty cool place all in all, not without its trials and tribulations, but more often than not, what happens there happens for a reason.

The Art

Verses has partnered with a long list of creators, many of which are household names in concept art, illustration, tattooing, and more.

Drew Tucker

Drew Tucker has been making art professionally since 1992.

His work was famously used in the Alpha edition of Magic: the Gathering! Since then, he has illustrated fantasy and horror for companies like Fantasy Flight, Upper Deck, White Wolf, and many others.

His unmistakable style comes to NFTs for the first time ever in Verses. 

Pat Lewis

Pat morrissey-Lewis boasts an over thirty-year career in the production of artwork for fantasy and science fiction book covers, magazines, and collectible card games.

While some of her illustrations have been turned into permanent form during the 10 years she owned an exclusive tattoo studio, Verses is the only way to collect those without going under the needle! 

Stephan Martiniere

Stephan Martiniere, one of ImagineFX magazine’s “50 Most Inspirational Artists,” brings his award-winning visual futurism to bear on the NFT world in Verses.

Besides his hundreds of book and comic book covers, his work on movies like Alita: Battle Angel, The Suicide Squad, and Avengers: Age of Ultron speaks to just how amazing his vision and execution of digital art are. 

Many more artists of this caliber will feature significantly in Verses, don’t miss your chance to grab a piece of history!

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Sign up for special art previews and meet ups. Meet world class artists. Get previews of future Verses TCG releases. Many more artists of this caliber will feature significantly in Verses, don’t miss your chance to grab a piece of history!

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Questions
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Do I need to buy Verses NFTs to play the Verses game?

How do I buy Verses NFTs?

Will Many Hands mint more cards and affect the rarity of my cards?

Roadmap

  • Game Vision Design and Prototyping - Q1 2021
  • Key Artist Partnerships - Q2 & Q3 2021
  • React Three Fiber Tech Demo - Q3 2021
  • InterPop.io Partnership - Q3 2021
  • Narrative Vision Design - Q3 & Q4 2021
  • Launch Social Media and Website - Week of Dec. 19, 2021
  • Launch Narrative Experience - Week of Jan 17th, 2022
  • Begin Daily NFT Drops & Auctions - January 18th, 2022
  • Expand Game Design and Tech Teams - Q1 of 2022
  • Principle Game Design - Q1-Q3 of 2022
  • Chess on LIGO Tech Demo - Q1 of 2022
  • Interactive Explorable Map of the Verses - Q2 2022
  • Game Rules Engine - Q2 of 2022
  • Internally Playable Alpha - Q3 2022
  • Card Teasers Begin - Q3 2022
  • Closed Beta of Verses TCG - Q4 2022
  • Production Versions of Cards Revealed - Q1 2023
  • Open Beta of Verses TCG - Q1 2023
  • GG

Meet The Team

Dan Burdick
Vision Officer &
Game Design Lead
Alex West
President &
Executive Officer
Brittney Bergeron
Vice President &
Artist Relations
John Tigue
Technology Officer
Sam Black
Game design
Dan Clegg
ANALYST &
AUDIO DESIGN
Zac Elsik
Game Design & Software Developer
Zvi Mowshowitz
Economic Advisor
Jed Dolbeer
Project Manager
Hannah Pearlman
Graphic Design Lead
Deja Hyatt
Graphic Design
Leo Lima
Communications & Blockchain
Jody D
Narrative Design
Evan 'Tron' Stanfield
Marketing &
Blockchain
Devyn Session
Social media &
Community Manager
Elias Casas
Social media &
Community Manager
Karen Degi
Product Manager
Helen America
narrative design
Eleanore Drummond
narrative design
Michael Trapp
narrative design

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