Cryptid Nation – Promos & Medals

The following MetaZoo secret rare, medal and promo cards were available as a gift or for purchase around the release of Cryptid Nation: Base Set – 1st Edition. Nightfall promos are here. Tap any image to enlarge it.

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THE SECRET RARES


RED INK/CN1E

Red Ink - Secret Gold Rare

Thanks to Isaiah Hager for the Red Ink photo
More about this card:
  • There is only one secret rare in all of Cryptid Nation: Base Set – 1st Ed. This is that card.
  • Available only from Cryptid Nation: Base Set – 1st Ed. booster boxes; within the sealed boxtopper.
  • Only 100 copies of this secret rare card were put into circulation.

BLUE INK/CN2E
Blue Ink - Cryptid Nation 2nd Edition Secret Boxtopper Card
Blue Ink – Cryptid Nation 2nd Edition Secret Boxtopper Card
More about this card:
  • There is only one secret rare in all of Cryptid Nation: Base Set – 2nd Ed. This is that card.
  • Available only from Cryptid Nation: Base Set – 2nd Ed. booster boxes; within the sealed boxtopper.

 

 


MEDALS AWARDED


METAZOO KICKSTARTER MEDAL
MetaZoo Kickstarter Medal - The MetaZoo Fan ClubMore about this card:

METAZOO PLAYTESTER MEDAL

MetaZoo Playtester Medal Card

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METAZOO STAFF MEDAL

MetaZoo Staff Medal Promo

More about this card:
  • Only given to MetaZoo Games LLC Staff Members.
  • There are at least 30 people working for MetaZoo Games as of Nov. 21, 2021.

METAZOO ILLUSTRATOR MEDAL

MetaZoo Illustrator Medal Promo

More about this card:
  • Only given to MetaZoo Games Illustrators.

APPRENTICE METAZOOLOGIST MEDAL

Apprentice MZO Medal

More about this card:
  • Only given to MetaZoo’s Apprentice MetaZoologists.

METAZOO DIPLOMAT MEDAL

MetaZoo Diplomat Medal Promo

More about this card:
  • Only given to those who referred a MetaZoo Retailer, Distributor or Reseller.

KICKSTARTER RELEASE EVENT MEDAL

Release Event Medal

More about this card:
  • Given to those who attended a Kickstarter MetaZoo Cryptid Nation Release Event.

PATREON CASTER MEDAL

MetaZoo Patreon Caster Medal

More about this card:
  • Available to those who were a part of the MetaZoo Patreon Caster Tier.

PATREON MASTER CASTER MEDAL

MetaZoo Patreon Master Caster Medal

More about this card:
  • Available to those who were a part of the MetaZoo Patreon Master Caster Tier.

PATREON ARCH CASTER MEDAL

MetaZoo Patreon Arch Caster Medal

More about this card:
  • Available to those who were a part of the MetaZoo Patreon Arch Caster Tier.

1ST PLACE CASTER MEDAL

MetaZoo 1st Place Caster Medal

More about this card:
  • Available from the Cryptid Nation: Base Set – 1st Edition Release Tournament and other subsequent Sanctioned MetaZoo Tournaments.
  • Given to 1st place casters during specific MetaZoo Sanctioned Tournaments.

2ND PLACE MEDAL

MetaZoo 2nd Place Medal

More about this card:
  • Available from the Cryptid Nation: Base Set – 1st Edition Release Tournament and other subsequent Sanctioned MetaZoo Tournaments.
  • Given to 2nd place casters during specific MetaZoo Sanctioned Tournaments.

3RD PLACE MEDAL

MetaZoo 3rd Place Medal

More about this card:
  • Available from the Cryptid Nation: Base Set – 1st Edition Release Tournament and other subsequent Sanctioned MetaZoo Tournaments.
  • Given to 3rd place casters during specific MetaZoo Sanctioned Tournaments.

PARTICIPATION MEDAL

MetaZoo Participation Medal

More about this card:
  • Available from the Cryptid Nation: Base Set – 1st Edition Release Tournament and other subsequent Sanctioned MetaZoo Tournaments.
  • Given to participants of specific MetaZoo Sanctioned Tournaments.

1ST EDITION RELEASE EVENT MEDAL

MetaZoo Release Event Medal

More about this card:
  • Available from the Cryptid Nation: Base Set – 1st Edition Release Tournament.
  • Given to those who attended the event.

CONTENT CREATOR MEDAL

MetaZoo Content Creator Medal

More about this card:
  • Available to some who have created MetaZoo-related content.

FAN ILLUSTRATOR MEDAL

MetaZoo Fan Illustrator Medal

More about this card:
  • Awarded to MetaZoo Fan Illustrators.

FAN ILLUSTRATOR WINNER MEDAL

MetaZoo Fan Illustrator Winner Medal

More about this card:
  • Awarded to winner(s) of MetaZoo Fan Illustrator event(s).

METAZOO CRAFTER MEDAL

MetaZoo Crafter Medal Promo

More about this card:
  • “This is a very special card made for members of our community that have contributed in major ways to the creative world that is MetaZoo. We are only printing 100 of this card and will only award it in special cases. It has only been awarded once thus far!” – MetaZoo, June 2, 2021
  • 7 have been given away as of November 12, 2022:
    1. “I want to announce a very special medal. It’s one for members of our community that have contributed in major ways to the creative world that is MetaZoo. We are only printing 100 of this card and will only award it in special cases. Many of you elected @Raincoat…, a community member who has contributed majorly to the musical world of MetaZoo, as the first recipient of this medal (it is still on its way from the printer and will likely only arrive this summer). Join me in congratulating @Raincoat… for everything they’ve done for the community!” – Mike Waddell, May 28, 2021
    2. “I am personally honored to announce that the second official recipient of the highly exclusive Crafter Medal is none other than @ArtCrypt for their tremendous contributions to the MetaZoo community, as well as their positive attitude and friendly approach to growing the community! Please join me in congratulating them!” – Mike Waddell, October 12, 2021
    3. “Technically there have been 3 crafter medals! Join me in congratulating @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Andy) for his hard work in creating a line of awesome MetaZoo Carddass Vending Machines that can use MetaZoo Coins! These designs will be featured in our brick and mortar MetaZoo shops in 2022!” – Mike Waddell, October 12, 2021
    4. “The 4th and final Crafter to be given out until Wilderness goes to… @Flork ! Thank you for making thousands of us laugh daily with your flork bot. I can’t imagine the level of effort that goes into making one of each of our beasties, but you did it in fantastic fashion! Please join me in congratulating the last recipient of the Crafter Medal for this set!”– Mike Waddell, October 12, 2021
    5. “It’s that time of the set… who in our community is WORTHY of the new… CRAFTER’S MEDAL?! […]
      I’ll start it off with my first personal choice! is a true creative when it comes to bringing the MetaZoo world to life! I expect great things from him, and I’m very happy to award him the first of the new Crafter Medals!”– Mike Waddell, July 13, 2022
    6. “I’m proud to announce the recipient of our coveted Crafter Medal, ! Unbeknownst to many of you in the community, Art has been helping me work on the NFTs for almost a year now, doing work and pulling info and data and preparing spreadsheet, all out of his love for MetaZoo and our NFT community. I couldn’t be happier to award this Medal to him, and I’m sure those who know him and the work he does would agree on how incredible he is!” – Mike Waddell, November 12, 2022
    7. “I am so happy to announce another Craft Medal recipient, @Jody πŸ₯Ά MetaZooHQ.com 🧊 ! The first and most comprehensive resource on all things MetaZoo. I’ve heard that even grading companies use Jody’s work on a daily basis, and I know the MetaZoo team certainly does! Please join me in congratulating this amazing person for all the hard work he does for our community.” – Mike Waddell, November 12, 2022

APPRENTICE CASTER MEDAL

MetaZoo Apprentice Caster Medal

More about this card:
  • Awarded to those who earn 500 MZ Points through ranked MetaZoo sanctioned tournaments.

INITIATE CASTER MEDAL

MetaZoo Initiate Caster Medal

More about this card:
  • Awarded to those who earn 1,000 MZ Points through ranked MetaZoo sanctioned tournaments.

MASTER CASTER MEDAL

MetaZoo Master Caster Medal

More about this card:
  • Awarded to those who earn 1,500 MZ Points through ranked MetaZoo sanctioned tournaments.

ARCH CASTER MEDAL

MetaZoo Arch Caster Medal

More about this card:
  • Awarded to those who earn 3,000 MZ Points through ranked MetaZoo sanctioned tournaments.

GRAND CASTER MEDAL

MetaZoo Grand Caster Medal

More about this card:
  • Awarded to those who earn 5,000 MZ Points through ranked MetaZoo sanctioned tournaments.

EMPEROR CASTER MEDAL

MetaZoo Emperor Caster Medal

More about this card:
  • Awarded to those who earn 12,500 MZ Points through ranked MetaZoo sanctioned tournaments.

CHAPTER 1, PRINT 2 MEDAL
Chapter 1 Print 2 Medal Illustrated Novel Promo
Chapter 1 Print 2 Medal Illustrated Novel Promo
More about this card:
  • Came as a part of the rear cover of the Chapter 1, Print 2 MetaZoo Illustrated Story that was available for sale on the MetaZoo Marketplace. It needs to be cut out.
  • 5,000 copies of the Chapter 1, Print 2 Illustrated Story were printed.

CHAPTER 2, PRINT 2 MEDAL

MetaZoo Chapter 2 Print 2 Medal

More about this card:
  • Came with the Chapter 2, Print 2 MetaZoo Illustrated Story that was available for sale on the MetaZoo Marketplace and elsewhere.
  • 25,000 copies of the Chapter 2, Print 2 Illustrated Story were printed.
  • Learn more about the Illustrated Novels here!

 

 

 


PROMOTIONAL CARDS


NEW YEAR’S NEW BEGINNINGS 1ST ED

MetaZoo Holiday Christmas Promo New Year's New Beginnings

More about this CARD:
  • Initially released on November 12, 2020 in tandem with the Christmas 2020 Holiday Promos, and then again through a Cyber-Monday deal on Nov 29th, 2020.
  • There were a total of 1,000 copies put into circulation.

NEW YEAR’S NEW BEGINNINGS 2ND ED
2nd Ed 2020 New Year's New Beginnings Promo Card scan
2nd Ed 2020 New Year’s New Beginnings Promo Card scan
More about this CARD:

CRYPTID NATION – KICKSTARTER

Cryptid Nation Kickstarter - Spellbook Promo

More about this card:
  • Only available in Cryptid Nation: Base Set – Kickstarter Spellbooks.
  • A total of 1,000 Spellbooks were printed, and thus the same goes for this card.

CRYPTID NATION – 1ST EDITION

Cryptid Nation 1st Ed - Spellbook Promo

More about this card:
  • Only available in Cryptid Nation: Base Set – 1st Edition Spellbooks.
  • A total of 20,000 Spellbooks were printed, and thus the same goes for this card.

MOTHMAN – KICKSTARTER

MetaZoo Mothman Kickstarter Blister Promo

More about this card:
  • Came with every Cryptid Nation: Base Set Kickstarter blister pack.
  • There were a total of 2,000 Kickstarter blister packs produced, and as such, 2,000 of these cards were put into circulation.

MOTHMAN – 1ST EDITION

MetaZoo Mothman Blister Promo

More about this card:
  • Came with every Cryptid Nation: Base Set 1st Edition blister pack.
  • There were a total of 25,000 1st Edition blister packs produced, and as such, 25,000 of these cards were put into circulation.

FIRST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

MetaZoo First Anniversary Celebration Promo

More about this card:
  • Available on the official MetaZoo Marketplace.
  • 10,000 copies in circulation.

LOVELAND MAILMAN

MetaZoo Loveland Mailman Promo

More about this card:
  • Available on the official MetaZoo Marketplace.
  • A total of 2,000 copies put into circulation.
  • The first 2,000 people that purchased the ‘First Anniversary Celebration’ promo card (just above this card) also received this Loveland Mailman card.

DINGED DINGBELLE

MetaZoo Dinged Dingbelle Promo2

More about this card:
  • Only available through local game stores.
  • There were 10,000 copies printed.
  • A gift that was created for the larger-than-normal portion of Cryptid Nation: Base Set 1st Edition orders that arrived dinged up due to product packaging in early stages of the companies existence.
  • Also, I noticed it contains a rare error.

METAZOO x MEGACON

MetaZoo x MegaCon Promo Card

More about this card:
  • Available during the MegaCon event in Orlando, Florida.
  • A total of 1,000 copies were printed.

METAZOO x COLLECT-A-CON

MetaZoo X Collect-A-Con Promo

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FATHER SAM, BBQ REVOLUTIONARY

Father Sam, BBQ Revolutionary

More about this card:
  • Available through the official MetaZoo Marketplace.
  • 2,000 copies of this card were put into circulation.

FIREBALL

MetaZoo Channel Fireball Promo

More about this card:
  • Available through Channel Fireball by spending $500 on a MetaZoo product bundle deal in December 2021.
  • Available again later in January 2022 by spending $250 or more on MetaZoo product through one of Channel Fireball’s vendors.
  • Channel Fireball is one of MetaZoo Games’ US-based distributors. See all of MetaZoo’s distributors here.

PEACHSTATE HOBBY DISTRIBUTION CHUPACABRA

Chupacabra - Peach Hobby Distributors PHD Promo - Andrew Wilson Guest Artist

More about this card:
  • Was available through a Peachstate Hobby Distribution exclusive bundle purchase from their website.
  • It is unclear how many of these cards have been printed.

RUDY INVESTMENT SASQUATCH

MetaZoo Rudy, Investment Sasquatch

More about this card:
  • Available to ‘Alpha Investments’ / ‘Rudy The Magic Guy’ Patreon members only.
  • 2,000 copies have been printed.
  • 1,000 copies have been distributed by Rudy, with uncertainty as to what Rudy will be doing with the other 1,000 copies.

RUDY CLAUS

Rudy Claus Promo MetaZoo Card

More about this card:
  • First announced to the world on the official MetaZoo Discord server on November 27th, 2021.
  • Was probably meant to be released for Christmas 2020, since it is a Cryptid Nation: Base Set promo, and not a Nightfall one. Also, Michael Waddell said the following while revealing it, “The Rudy promo that never was… wonder what he will do with these?”

NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION
1st Ed 2021 - New Year's Celebrations - Spell - Pepper DeLuca - PROMO scan
1st Ed 2021 – New Year’s Celebrations – Spell – Pepper DeLuca – PROMO scan
More about this card:

WALMART PIASA BIRD PROMO
Piasa Bird Walmart Promo
More about this card:
  • First revealed, for a split second, on the official MetaZoo Discord server on Dec 16, 2021.
  • It is the promo card that came with the premiere MetaZoo Walmart exclusive product. This Walmart 3x booster pack box was meant to be available in over 4,000 Walmart’s across the United States in January 2022, but ended up being available in early February 2022 due to logistical issues.

DBRUZE x METAZOO PROMO

More about this card:
  • Was distributed randomly in an estimated 1 in 6 boxes.
  • There are estimated to be less than 500-to-700 of these cards in existence.
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SECOND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

MORE ABOUT THIS CARD:
  • Available exclusively on the official MetaZoo Marketplace on August 1, 2022.
  • It is unclear how many copies were available for purchase, but the card was removed from the Marketplace after no more than 30 minutes. There was a purchase limit of 5 cards per person.

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