On Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 12:27pm EST, MetaZoo Games founder Michael Waddell started up another MetaZoo Hour on the official MetaZoo Discord server.
There were a total of 151 MetaZoo related questions & 5 personal/unrelated questions that were asked by members of the MetaZoo Discord community, and the answers all came directly from Michael Waddell himself; unless otherwise stated.
As always, we’ll start off with the MetaZoo-related questions first, in the order that they were received, and then move onto the personal questions afterward. Try searching for things such as “Wilderness,” “Valentines” or “NFT” to narrow-down the results. It all works dynamically. 🙂
Michael Waddell at 12:27pm EST:
@everyone MetaZoo Hour begins now! Ask me anything in 📝-metazoo-chat !
Yes, it will be called Book 1: Cryptid Nation.
I’m thinking each block gets a book.
Working on it! We gave ourselves plenty of lead time for making sure this release happens all at once
He just finished the script with the help of our MZOs!
specific to the coin
Pinclub is working on them
Yes, very limited drop so that our LGSs are properly supported
Wilderness packs will be given out for free at collect-a-con
A huge collab is happening and will result in a very special blister
Nightfall release happened months ago, and no more 1st edition and 2nd edition will be exclusive to big box in the form of special items
Working on these details!
They debut in chapter 5!
We are planning on this
this is tricky because of those that could make it. I know this is a sensitive subject and we are thinking of ways of making the promos more accessible given the pandemic
We are starting an ambassador program for creators @Chadtronic has more details
tokens are unique, and won’t be remade
seeds of joy
but no, since they go worldwide we want to avoid the product being banned for containing the seeds of foreign trees/plants that might be invasive
Why wait until next year
No, he’s been putting his own loose cards in there to increase the prize pool, but i do love me a conspiracy
end of this month!
nah he’s happy in his new home 😛
they get cards, not medal cards though
MPN releases this month
working on this, but that’s the plan
has he spoiled it?
are you feeling lucky?
it’s being made now
2023, we are announcing our first board hire this week
we released a mechanically similar product this christmas
Cards are finished, heading to printers
not a bad idea
Yep – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
This august, yup! – Answered by @MetaZoo (Michael Waddell)
Not early, not in the context of “shill”. – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
Reach out to @Chadtronic – Answered by @MetaZoo (Michael Waddell)
yes we have a promo event coming up end of this month
Maybe next year! – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
yes, this tech is being developed and hopefully will roll out before valentine’s set
Wilderness is next
Well it wouldn’t be the first anniversary anymore then, would it? – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
Wilderness and Rudy later this month
We want to have a UK convention, yes
They will determine that actually
@Chaos Crystal Enthusiast @Kevin C.
Teaser: we will have a PFP. – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
They are coming soon – Answered by @MetaZoo (Michael Waddell)
No 2nd edition core product line for nightfall, we will have exclusive blisters and what not
You’re going to love wilderness
Trying to get in with tamagotchi, we should all reach out to them, would love to have a metazoo line of beasties
base set of each block, too much of a good thing otherwise
You will have the choice to burn the genesis for another type of NFT, but it won’t be a token
The entire scope of MetaZoo at conventions is changing for 2022. Anyone that saw us in 2021 will not recognize us! – Stated by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
Yes. – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
NOT JUST YET, SORRY – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
Reach out to @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast if you know a contact
MetaZoo x The Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum? I think yes! – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
Now it’s not a secret!
That’s info for PHD to release, not us
up to you! I love the snipe
all been handed out to the winners
We have recently gotten eu distribution and UK distribution with Asmodee and Blackfire. We don’t underestimate you and are working hard to get you product
In discussions for items tertiary to the pins right now, actually! – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
Yes. Amongst other things! – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
No, all metazoo product are made of cryptid meat
Give them some product!
Up to CFB to reveal that
Yes. 🙂 – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
Still figuring this out
Maybe, maybe not, sometimes collecting is fun in and of itself
It’s upcoming in Wilderness
Speaking of that, in the spirit of love.. what could this little guy be up to? – Stated by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
Yes, it’s 1 to 1
Art he did for wilderness will be in wilderness yes
Too many rarities
Hard no – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
NBA collab would be dope
maybe in a topps product
Not from the primary market
you havent seen it yet
In a big way. – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
sent to distributors and they decide
would be dope
I signed more than 1 head
Ghost Train love?.. hmm.. Maybe March. – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
Yes AND yes. – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
yup! For each. – Answered by @MetaZoo (Michael Waddell)
You’ll be able to earn the enjoyment and fulfillment of playing MetaZoo! (And maybe a few other cool things..) – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
We release a full fledged play network software and system end of this month
Would be cool!
Probably not, unfortunately. They take a long time to make. – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
There will be some spicy stuff hidden in there
give her metazoo
14.99 per deck I’m thinking since we are going as high quality as possible
Playing card culture likes their Kickstarters, so does USPCC.
Not the boxtoppers
There will be exclusive, tournament legal promos
Coming out with wilderness
100k of each sku worldwide
Because we want to scale appropriately to support players AND collectors
not just be a cash grab
Yes, separate editions I agree
Maybe, we want the next ones to come direct from USPS
Absolutely! – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
That would be an interesting kickstar– – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
Probably similar to story driven rpg that transitions into MMORPG
It’s less money right now being made by not overprinting, but I think it will result in a stronger brand long term
As time goes on to protect collectibility and address/shift the meta (lol) of the game
Maybe but right now we’d be aimed at a more accessible platform that our Discord members could all engage with immediately: Steam or general PC platform/mobile. 🙂 – Answered by @Chaos Crystal Enthusiast (Head of Product)
You have to think more critically about the dynamics between the reserve list and mechanically unique cards
working on this
I envision about 4-5 different MetaZoo video games in various formats
They start metazoo
Cool ranch dipped in nacho cheese, but the cheap yellow kind that moves on its own
My friend’s snap collar kickstarter is the only KS I’ve supported.
hot dogs in one bite
Michael Waddell at 1:31pm EST:
okay thank you everyone!
awesome hour 🙂
This concludes what we’ve learned from the January 16th, 2022 MetaZoo Hour! A total of 156 questions were answered.
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