On the 1st of October 2021 at 13:00 UTC, Decentralized Club had the honor of hosting Nicole Nguyen, Co-Founder, and CMO from Duelist King NFT for an Ask-Me-Anything session on their Telegram page with a community of over 60,000 people. It was hosted by DC Admin, May.
The session was divided into four segments. Introductions were made in Segment 1, questions from the Twitter and website community were answered in Segment 2 and 3 respectively, and live questions from the community members in attendance were answered in Segment 4.
If you missed this event and would like to know what Duelist King is all about, you can find a recap of the interview here. Note that slight edits have been made for clarity, and links in this recap lead to images, documents, or other media.
Segment 1 – Introduction
Hello, 大家好, नमस्ते, Selamat!
My name is May and I’ll be hosting the AMA with Duelist King.
Today, we have with us a guest from the Duelist King Team.
Hi everyone, thanks for having me 😄
You’re welcome to the Decentralized Club and it’s our pleasure to have you here.
How’s your day going? 😊
Fantastic, can’t wait for the AMA today 😄
Let’s begin then! 😁
Could you quickly tell us more about yourself and your job description at Duelist King?
My name is Nicole and I have been in the blockchain space since 2016 and my most recent job is Head of International Marketing at Tokocrypto – the largest exchange of Indonesia and the company behind TKO token – the 19th project launched on Binance launchpad.
I’m currently the CMO and Co-founder of Duelist King – the #1 Win2Earn-based generational NFT card game. Really excited to be here today.
Excited to have you!
It’s an honor for you to join us as well! 🎉
Let’s get right into the session with some project introductory questions.
Q1. Can you tell us about Duelist King and the inspiration that got it started?
The Duelist King project kick-started in February earlier this year, the founder/CEO Chiro drafted a technical lite-paper around the fair distribution model. The founding team is a strong believer in the power of blockchain in bringing fairness and equality to game assets distribution, defragmenting the centralized power of game distributors, and empowering the community to grow and scale any game.
We’ve built a team of 15 people now working on Duelist King. Community power, democracy, and transparency have become the underpinnings of Duelist King. The project aims to transform the way people play, participate and earn by promoting a Win2Earn system, encouraging users to enjoy and engage in the game and subsequently earn from the game.
This is fairly different from other projects in the market, especially on the Play2Earn side. Please check us out and let us know what you think 🙂
✅Telegram group: https://t.me/DuelistKingNFT
Q2. What innovative solution is Duelist King bringing to topple its competitors with similar offerings in the GameFi and NFT world?
In short, our key differentiators are:
– Absolutely randomized, verifiable, and fair distribution infrastructure infused with gambling excitement through mystery box offering
– Playable demo available ready
– Top-notch game designs and gameplay in progress
– Last but definitely not least, community empowerment.
– Advocacy for #Win2Earn – encouraging people to Enjoy – Engage – Earn from the game for a more sustainable business model and earnings model for the community
We do not just engage the community as gamers but collectors, designers, and investors are more than welcome. Also, our community members can vote and pick their favorite gameplay, game design and also propose how the game operations should take place.
This will follow the DAO governing model that we have designed for Duelist King and also can be leveraged for other gaming studios who wish to pursue the fair distribution and community empowerment features that we advocate.
Make sure you are following us at @DuelistKingNFT to stay ahead of the game 😉
Dear community, please join DuelistKingNFT via these links!
These differentiators are impressive! Well-done!
Q3. Could you talk about the distinguishing features of Duelist King? Are there any you didn’t add above? 😁
We offer a fair distribution platform that allows issuing cards in an exciting mystery box way yet giving everyone a feeling of fair and equal chance of winning. Also, we offer various immediate utilities to our tokens like lifetime discounts to mystery boxes, governing rights in the Duelist King ecosystem, staking to mint rare NFTs, cash-out rewards in the game.
I do believe that the gameplay and game designs are vital for our project to stand out. We are not trying to jam in the P2E space although we do offer a P2E feature. We are investing in Win2Earn – appealing people with our design and gameplay so they can Enjoy – Engage – Earn instead. Also, we do offer lower entry barriers and Free2Play mode for newbies to try out the game.
I guess ultimately we want people to enjoy the game as a GAME first before the earning part – that’s why everything includes incentives, engagement with the community, gameplay, etc. revolves around gamers. It is a user-centric game instead of a distributor-centric game in the traditional space.
I like that DuelistKing is centered around its users!
The P2E market is saturated and it’s good that you’re being remarkably outstanding with these features!
Q4. Could you briefly talk about your #WinToEarn model?
We are investing in Win2Earn – appealing to people with our design, gameplay play so they can Enjoy – Engage – Earn instead. So the full narrative for users would be Free2Play – Play2Win – Win2Earn – earnings will come with effort and enjoyment in the game. This might sound old-schooled but we believe that’s the sustainable way to move forward with the game.
The game economics and gameplay revolve around how much engagement the players have with the game. We do have some mechanics like energy caps per day for each card to make sure people can engage and enjoy a variety of activities in-game rather than playing. We do have quests, missions, campaigns, and battles to reward users with different schemes.
Even with token holders, the staking rewards correlate with their participation in the game and contribution to community growth.
So we do encourage people to Enjoy – Engage before thinking about Earning 😄
Q5. What are your advantages/strengths in terms of infrastructure development?
We have an awesome team of 15 blockchain experts and gaming experts working on Duelist King.
Wow! Such a formidable number!
Duelist King is built as a multi-chain project offering products across different chains like Polygon, Fantom, and upcoming is BSC and Cardano.
Our Founder also has a background in blockchain security and Random Number Generator – the two underpinnings of our fair distribution-based model.
In the future you might be able to see that Duelist King is not a standalone project – we invite other indie gaming studios to leverage our platform, namely DKDAO, to accelerate their gaming projects and empower their community like never before 😉
I’m glad you mentioned DKDAO because we have a related question coming up! 😁
Great minds think alike 😉
I agree! 😁
Let’s take the last introduction question.
Q6. What major news should we still look forward to from Duelist King by the end of the year?
We’ve just had our first initial NFT offerings with 250,000 cards flying off the racks in less than 45 minutes. We are planning to do more card sales with our awesome designs of batches 2 & 3. Check out some of our designs here https://duelistking.com/card
Also, the most important milestone in our IDO comes around the third week of October – our community is itching to know the launchpad and the final date. Make sure you won’t miss anything by following us @DuelistKingNFT.
Other than that as Builders, we will need to deliver the game asap around early next year while engaging our community till then for gameplay, game design voting, airdrop, art contests, and other exciting schemes. Stay tuned everyone ❤️
We are locked into DuelistKing’s signal for this one! 😁
Let’s take this session further with three questions from our inquisitive Twitter community 😁
I’m ready 😉
Segment 2 – Twitter Questions
Here’s that question I promised ⤵️
Q1. I have learned that Duelist King will be deployed on an emerging blockchain called “DKDAO”. Given that DKDAO is only at its early stages, how would you ensure the stability, security, and sustainability of DKDAO’s ecosystem in both the short and long term?
Twitter Username: @Nguyenhuybach12
There’s a reason why we introduce Duelist King first as the first showcase of DKDAO.
There’s no compromise of technology or security rest assured. Just that we will need time to build the sufficient resources and community to propel Duelist King and the following projects to trust in DKDAO and use it as the main infrastructure.
We have been working tirelessly around our in-house infrastructure namely the oracle, Random Number Generator, and fair distribution process. Also, 20+ backers, partners, and allies are supporting us in terms of payment gateway, marketplace, smart contract auditing, etc. to make sure Duelist King is properly supported before we can replicate its model and success to other players in the DKDAO ecosystem.
Whoa! Impressive 😄
You have strong support to take this project to the skies! 👏🏻
The second Twitter question coming right up.
Q2. Hi! Avid gamer here 🙂 Interested in knowing what the economical incentives available on your pioneer “win-to-earn” model are? How much can I make in about 12 hours and what is the reward currency?
Twitter Username: @TadesCorner
A couple of ways for you to earn in our game
– Win a game to receive cards or artifacts (Win2Earn)
– Win a tournament to win stable coin and DKT
– Lend cards to other players and receive tokens from them
– Sell cards/artifacts on the marketplace
– As a token holder, you might stand a chance of joining our leaderboard club to have rewards from buying cards, holding tokens, calling for, and participating in community voting. The higher rank you have, the more reward you are entitled to.
You might not be able to play 12h straight unless you have a large deck – we set an energy cap for the cards so that you need to give them a break sometimes instead of dragging it on for 12h 😄
Depending on your skills, the amount of time and resources that you spend, I believe the earning is commensurate with what you invest in. You will earn either in-game points, sell the cards or artifacts for money on the secondary market or tokens.
Good to know! 😄
I know it might sound anti-heavy gamer but we need to have some balancing in the game so we won’t be blamed for the social aftermaths of your sleep deprivation =))
🤣🤣🤣 Yessss. Balance is necessary!
Let’s take Question 3️⃣.
Q3. I see the gap between traditional gamers and blockchain gamers is still very large. How does the DUELIST KING Platform bridge this to attract more Traditional Gamer platforms to try out new blockchain-based Games? What are your plans for expanding project adoption?
Twitter Username: @Ebenezeraddo700
The great thing about the community and Duelist King in general is it’s open for everybody. We do have a Free2Play version that allows people to come in, check out the game, and get themselves familiarized with the games. We will do more tutorials for gamers and non-gamers; the NFTs are also tradable on OpenSea and Refinable in case you want to trade and exchange your NFTs.
For expanding, we’re working with 20+ KOLs, investors in different countries and regions so we can tap into different local communities. Also, we are acquiring some key partnerships with DePay payment solution provider, Refinable NFT marketplace, Ludena Protocol for social gaming platform engagement, and JennyDAO for rare NFTs as collectibles.
We’ve just got this news coming in today – Duelist King is invested and trusted by 6/10 of the most active crypto funds.
🔝TOP 10 MOST ACTIVE INVESTORS IN SEPTEMBER
The most active crypto investor is @x21_digital with total of 24 investments.
— Chain Broker (@chain_broker) October 1, 2021
We wish you all the success to take this project to the next level! 😁
Let’s now take three questions from our website community.
Segment 3 – Website Questions
Q1. Does DuelistKingNFT have any plans to integrate an NFT mining pool where players can deposit their NFT assets from the game and earn interest?
Telegram Username: @Yomcy01
Yes, with our cards as NFTs you might be able to enjoy them in games or make the most of them as digital assets.
Other than that you can even check these features out:
– Lend cards to other players and receive tokens from them
– Sell cards/artifacts on the marketplace
– If you are one of our token holders, you might stand a chance of joining our leaderboard club to have rewards from buying cards, holding tokens, calling for, and participating in community voting. The higher rank you have, the more reward you are entitled to.
Yes! Everyone would love to level up for more incentives! 🎉
I really like questions from your community – they all seem well crafted and well thought 😉
Q2. Most of the NFT platforms rank their NFTs based on their availability and utilities. So do you plan to rank your NFTs? How many replicas do you plan to create for each card? Are all the cards available by playing the game?
Telegram Username: @albertjaison
We classify cards to be precise – the cards are of course ranked in terms of rareness with Legendary as the most rare and sought after ones.
For each card, we offer multiple replicas with a predefined probability that has been published in our whitepaper
Normally each round of card sales comes with 1 million cards – so you will be able to roughly estimate the volume of the cards of each rareness level.
The cards are available on our website or secondary marketplace – just that if you buy them from our website you will receive randomized designs, unlike with secondary marketplace.
For instance, this (https://t.me/decentralized_club/615127) is our Legendary Card for the second card sale batch. More designs can be referred to here https://duelistking.com/card
Q3. Hi ma’am. Your private fundraising round that raised over $1.3 million drew a lot of attention to Duelist King, and I know this is only the beginning. What other groundbreaking events have you lined up for the NFT and GameFi community? Thank you.
Telegram Username: @Dhir007
In chronological order, we have a Gamify event with Tokocrypto – the largest exchange of Indonesia in early October.
Then followed by this awesome global digital art contest with Ludena Protocol – the leading social gaming platform from Korea with 3+ million gamers.
By next week we will have an announcement of our IDO, launchpad, and a massive Quiz to Win campaign with a giveaway prize pool worth 20,000 USD.
Once the game is out, you will be much more spoiled with our initiatives 😉 Our game teaser can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoDNydwAeUE
Make sure you follow us at @DuelistKingNFT to get up to date with our exciting campaigns!
A minute for the community to view.
While that’s going on, let’s all prepare for the most popular segment of the AMA – Live Questions! 🎉
In this 4th segment, I will open the group for some seconds for the live community to shoot you some pressing questions.
Please pick four original questions to answer.
Try to ignore generic, vague, and copy-paste questions 😊
As a measure to deter bots, could you please pick an emoji that will be included in the questions so you can tell original questions apart?
Is this one okay?
As are we!
The group will be unmuted now.
—Chat was then opened for the live community to send in their questions—
Segment 4 – Live Questions
Please answer now, and kindly prioritize questions with the emoji 🥳😁
Thank you – will take my time now 😄 🥳
Lately, NFT projects are based on Play2Earn, but it strikes me that Duelist King has focused mainly on promoting Play2win and Win2Earn, could you tell us about why you have taken this decision? What are the benefits of Win2Earn? What positive impact will this design bring to users? 🥳
We believe the current Play2Earn space is getting really jammed and less affordable. We would like to offer Free2Play version so that people can check out our game before actually participating in the standard mode. Also, our cards are priced quite low – 1 USD per card so that people can afford to join our standard mode.
Win2Earn stresses more on the engagement of users in the game instead of just earning. The higher engagement, the higher the earning opportunity. This will allow users to have a more sustainable and organic engagement with and earning from the game.
Who can play Duelist King and are there certain requirements or qualifications to play it? For beginners who want to try playing Duelist KING, is there a step by step or tutorial to play it? 🥳
It’s open to everybody! No requirements or qualifications, We have a Free2Play version that allows people to come in, check out the game, and get themselves familiarized with how the game works. We will be releasing tutorials for gamers and non-gamers with a guide on how the game works and how to play!
The Free mode is definitely newbie-friendly while the Standard version does offer different levels of difficulty.
Are there corresponding incentives, perks, and or maybe rewards for those early adopters and investors of Duelist King? Will there be a bonus if we participate in your pre-sales and buy NFTs early? If so, what are the possible rewards that could be given?🥳
Cards and token holders are entitled to a lot of benefits:
– Early bird access to game: Access to early playable demo & version.
– Owning and trading NFTs: Cards as NFTs are tradeable on popular marketplaces including Opensea.
– Special perks for VIP members: Access to Leaderboard club with special perks (including airdrop, box discount, etc.) for top 100 users with the highest volume/referral on a monthly basis.
– IDO participation: A slot (500 USD investment per slot) to participate in our IDO without having to be whitelisted for the top 50 members in the Leaderboard club and 50 random members who own 10 designs at the minimum. Those who receive a Legendary card in the first Airdrop program will be entitled to one IDO slot without having to be whitelisted. Our IDO is scheduled for early Q4 2021.
What is the algorithm behind the distribution of the CARDS? Is it possible that 1 loot box can contain all the legendary cards?
If so, then how will this algorithm ensure proper distribution?
Thank you 🥳
You can check out our litepaper for a fair distribution algorithm behind card distribution. There’s still a possibility of having more than 1 legendary card if all of your stars align since the probability of having an L card is 1/2000 😄
Each rareness level comes with published and predefined probability. We also built our own Oracle and Random Number Generator to support the randomized distribution process.
The 4 best questions have been picked 🥳🎉🎉
Aaaaaannnddd it’s a wrap! 🎉
Thank you so much Ms. Nguyen for being a delightful guest!
Duelist is power-packed and I can’t wait to share awesome news about you with our community!
Before you leave, could you please give us all your social media links?
Thanks so much for having me – this is definitely one of the most enjoyable and authentic AMAs that I’ve ever been with 😄
As said we are having hyper exciting campaigns coming up for the community so make sure you follow us to stay ahead of the packs 😉
✅Telegram group: https://t.me/DuelistKingNFT
Thank you so much!
Our regards to the rest of the amazing team at the HQ!
Until next time, do have a pleasant day!
The AMA with Duelist King is now over.