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MetaZoo Hour Summary • Mar 27, 2022 • 65 Questions

On Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 4:01pm EST, MetaZoo Games founder Michael Waddell started up another MetaZoo Hour on the official MetaZoo Discord server.

There were a total of 64 MetaZoo related questions & 1 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.

The Discord usernames of those who asked the questions is also now being provided at the end of the questions themselves.


If you’d rather have the hour read out to you so that you can multi-task, or whatever the reason may be, and hear further discussions on the topics that were brought up, MetaZoo HQ’s Video Partner Fizggig🕊️ will be live streaming the MetaZoo Hour with some of the Caster Society team on the Caster Society Twitch Channel🕊️ (No live stream due to audio issues) Here is the solo video:

Michael Waddell at 4:01pm EST:
@everyone MetaZoo Hour begins now! Ask me anything in 📝-metazoo-chat

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” or “Magicast” to narrow-down the results. It all works dynamically. 🙂

MetaZoo Questions

  • Whats releasing on april 1? — PHIL


    Wilderness and something else

  • Is it true PSA is no longer grading Metazoo cards?? — POKEBUMS


    Lol wut, we are announcing an expanded partnership with them this week that includes a promo card

  • Does MetaZoo have a location where most of the people work together or is it all remote? — minman


    all remote

  • When will NFT holders be able to add the guilding option to the Kickstarter? — CasterMJ
  • When can we possibly expect the kickstarter to ship? Obviously I know it depends on manufacturing constraints — Warden


    May/June

  • @MetaZoo what are the new promos coming up this year before the release of UFO? — danny_boy


    Hold onto your hat, we got some crazy collabs coming

  • Has the customer support position been filled? Applied and didnt hear anything back — CaptainSk0r


    it has, yes

  • Any news on the art contest? Is it this month or next? — lorezokaz


    April/May

  • Mike, will the game being developed actually be in the metaverse? —Poyistro
  • What wilderness card are you most proud of? —Zacikarp


    I’m proud of all the work our artists and staff did. It’s our best set so far

  • Is Metazoo considering opening it's own brick and mortar stores/play arenas, in the future? —Anitheos


    yes, but first, a pullback from LGS

  • So no 1st edition in big box stores. But still expect wilderness to be in Walmart and target in April. Does this mean we will see 1st and 2nd edition drop at the same time — Rafael_glass


    Wilderness in walmart will be 1st edition, but moving forward it won’t be 2nd edition, but rather specially labeled collabs specific to that big box location, like a 7-11 blister pack with 7-11 on the cards themselves

  • Will USPCC promos be legal in the casters cup? — Peazful


    if they are out by then

  • @MetaZoo are we going to see new apparel such as backpacks or fanny packs? — danny_boy
  • Will we ever see STAR rares, not secret rares whatever those are, in products that aren't booster boxes? — Artz
  • Can we get fan art Blister packs, magicast, and wilderness all dropping on the 1st please? — dsparkerzerps


    I wonder

  • Mike, I have heard there is a scavenger hunt happening. Will this be in the Metaverse? Also, will this be linked to the future online game where things found can be linked to your account!? — MrMedaris


    scav hunt will be in person, real world

  • is yokai still being planned for '24? — L0ung3r
  • Any thoughts of using another shipping courier if usps starts to delay packages or would you think this is a temporary thing and it’s not a big enough impact ? Thx — alunjai


    We are working seriously with amazon for our bulk dtc fulfillment.

  • What sort of print run we expecting for Magicast? — DisKrete


    1 billion

  • Is there a 7-11 collab coming? —buddymac28
  • Possible cryptid crate collab again? — Justmatty


    if they reach out to me, sure

  • How do you guys decide on upcoming cryptids for each set? Is it like a voting process for a group or do you basically choose? — landon616


    I work with the team to choose

  • @MetaZoo will there be UFO spoiler packs at the Charlotte, NC collect-a-con? — 歹 Sirius
  • What does the process look like for your artist? Do you give them specific prompts like mtg? Or do you guys let them have more creative control? —lucio


    Our process is complicated, but everyone gets creative input

  • Will magicast cards be tournament legal? —Cole.604


    Mike says “1st” not connected to this question, but this might be a hint for Magicast release?

  • Will Metazoo ever make a coin like BAYC for APE — Wheelgun44
  • You mentioned a pull away from LGS', can you elaborate on that a bit? — Beeman, Devourer of Bulk
  • Metazoo tarot deck KS ?— KeekOnFire


    Tarot for seance

  • Mike do you watch any sports/esports? Any thoughts on future sports/games collabs or advertising? —Huneter


    We will be working with Topps and Fanatics on athletes with cryptids

  • Thoughts on so many sellers selling wilderness early with seemingly no repercussions? — TMXcomics


    Let’s just say MTG and sports cards are moving to more of a DTC(Direct to Consumer) method for a reason

  • Will you be in New York City Comic Con this year and if so will you be there all week or just the weekend — mnap129


    yes, and all weekend

  • Everything on track from the latest Kickstarter? — DisKrete
  • Are there any parameters for the fan art pack submissions and where can we submit our artwork? — vincenzoplenzo


    we will announce rules soon

  • What is the name of the tiny baby god who fell into the forest amber?? — Amber Addict Kemyst


    Will be revealed in Grimm’s Kingdom

  • @MetaZoo any updates on the comic? — danny_boy


    Announcement coming this week

  • What will be the biggest collab for 2022 ?? — foundmycards


    Hasn’t been announced yet, but when it is..Minds will be blown ( Chaos Crystal Enthusiast)

  • Will Alistair crowley make an appearance in seance? —Spaghettimon


    No, but he’s in the book

  • Is UFO still running on schedule for summer release? — CallMeCinema
  • When will the global ambassador cards be released? — PaulAtreides


    April/May

  • Any mothman or beastie plushies in the works? — emilynancy
  • Is the $250k tournament purse in Dallas the biggest to expect this year or more announcements upcoming? — GottaKetchumAll


    Biggest this year, bigger next year

  • Does MetaZoo plan to regular pricing a bit better for future sets? —Trading_card_Vault


    Yes, but we won’t babysit LGSs. There’s an alternative way to regulate pricing

  • Have you been working on your signature reconfiguration for next con — FullCircle5and10
  • Will magicast card be tournament legal? — PHIL


    (Chaos)-We don’t and don’t plan to put out cards[barring any that don’t inherently have any actual gameplay mechanics or use] that are not tournament legal. After all, why would we make fun cards nobody can play with?

  • What do think about a big poster displaying all the cryptids? —Tobias Storm


    (Chaos)- They’ll be going to LGS’ soon.

  • As time goes on and print runs increase, will the number of secret rares go up as well? Maybe multiple secret rares per set or just a higher print run? — Cole.604


    Even when we 10x our fanbase this year, print runs won’t increase

  • What is the main goal of Metazoo in term of global expansion in 2022 ?? — foundmycards


    lol, you wouldn’t believe me if I told you

  • Hey Mike! Hope all is well, I wanted to see if y’all plan to remove post cards anytime soon. I want to make sure to get each one before you put any new ones up PS post card mini binder??... — Raincoat


    Probably end of this week

  • Will there be a secret surprise for people who bought last kickstart?— PHIL


    No, we will deliver on the product advertised

  • In light of the MTG/Hasbro document discussed in “May The Zoo Be With You”, is Metazoo’s plan going into the future to focus predominantly on in-person gameplay or online? — ianh
  • What is the main thought process when partnering with another company to do a special release? — SolidDante


    will our fans like it, will it expand the fanbase, does it make sense

  • Any plans for a Metazoo manga? — cheto tcg


    Announcement coming this week

  • When will we get Metazoo cryptocurrency? — TrueReclaim3r
  • As CEO, how do you plan MetaZoo resiliency during potential downturn of economy and/or general gaming market? — minman


    By being realistic, and by removing product from the hands of people who don’t know how to be resilient

  • Hello ….any event in france or Europe ? —Djiss


    Oh yea we are going to france in april

  • Will retailers get access to the sleeves and binders? — KentuckyFriedCharizard.com


    Maybe partners

  • Is there any big plans to be announced soon? — Thomasmax105


    Next 2 weeks are stacked

  • Are wilderness spellbooks still reverse Holo heavy? — DisKrete
  • Cryptids from what all sets can we expect to see as NFT PFP's? —Zeles
  • Do you plan to make all PFPs the same number (ie Mothman /500, Hodag /500, BIgfoot /500 etc) or do you plan to make them more like how the Genesis was done (/100, /200, /300 etc)? — collectandinvest


    there will be rarity

  • Do you see the Collector / Player ratio shift more towards players over time? What is MetaZoo going to do or continue to do to gain more players rather than just collectors? — WheelerTheSlug


    No, collectors/investors/players all have a place in metazoo

  • Will there be a limit to the number of people who can compete in the Caster Cup? — andrewstacks


    realistically no, practically if 1 billion people sign up, then yes

  • Hey Mike, last question Can you give us any update on when we can expect to see shelves full of Metazoo product at the big retail stores like target, Walgreens, etc? — MrMedaris


    Already at walmart, coming to target soon, and lots more big box on the way

  • Personal Questions

    Michael Waddell at 5:00pm EST:
    okay thank you everyone!!! Have a wonderful weekend. Well, end of the weekend lol


    This concludes what we’ve learned from the March 27th, 2022 MetaZoo Hour! A total of 65 questions were answered.

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