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What is a Parallel?
  • Parallel is a Sci-Fi Trading Card Game (TCG) utilizing the power of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) to give players ownership of their cards and other game assets. The cards can be used to build a deck and play in an online client / mobile game which is currently in development.

What are the five Parallels?
  • A Parallel is one of the five streams of evolution that humans have undergone simultaneously. They are Augencore, Earthen, Kathari, Marcolian, and The Shroud.

What does Parallel have to do with NFTs?
  • Each card is original 3D art of a character or object rendered by the artist. Each piece is represented by an NFT on the Ethereum network. The purchase of this NFT is subject to our terms of service.

    By purchasing an NFT you are supporting Parallel development. As is always the case in supporting an early-stage project, by purchasing the NFT you accept the risk that the project may experience changes, delays, and/or unforeseen challenges and you acknowledge that aspects of the project may not come to fruition.

What do you need to play the Parallel online game?
  • A deck contains 40 cards and may consist of those from a single Parallel, plus Universal cards. Universal cards do not belong to any Parallel and may be used in all decks. Each deck is limited to three (3) copies of a card, except in the case of Legendaries which are limited to one (1) copy. This limitation applies to both the deck’s Parallel-specific cards and Universal cards.

    You may create more than one (1) deck, and play as any of the Parallels for each match.

Do I need all Parallels to play?
  • You will need at least one (1) complete deck. You can collect cards from all Parallels and have multiple decks so you can choose which Parallel to play for each match.

When are Parallel cards released?
  • Parallel Studios intends to hold quarterly pack drops.

Will NFT cards contain their in-game stats/attributes?
  • Character/affect attributes will not be minted to the NFT for in-game balancing purposes.

Do I need an Ethereum wallet to buy Parallel NFT cards?
  • As of Feb 23, 2022 users may use Moonpay or another Ethereum wallet* to participate in Pack Drops. When you use an Ethereum wallet, the cards use the The Vault system (see below).When you use Moonpay, the cards are shipped to the Ethereum wallet that Moonpay created for you.

    *MetaMask is a Chrome browser extension that supports all Ethereum addresses and is recommended. See MetaMask documentation for installation details.

What is The Vault?
  • The Vault is an upgrade to the Echelon smart contract Pack Release System PR[SYS].

    PR[SYS] is the contract architecture by which all cards are distributed to their owners. In previous pack drops, PR[SYS] managed the distribution of cards based on broader Ethereum network conditions--the system released cards in batches depending on network congestion.

    The Vault serves as an upgrade to this architecture offering the owner of a card the choice of when to remove it from The Vault and send it to their wallet. The owner will pay the active network gas fee for the transaction. In order to trade a card on a secondary marketplace, you must withdraw it from The Vault, and you may only withdraw to a single address.

    You may choose to leave the cards in The Vault in the event of high gas conditions. The cards are still held in The Vault contract and tied to the account & wallet address that paid for the pack(s), and you may still view them on the parallel.life website.

    Note: If purchasing cards during a drop via MoonPay (credit/debit card), The Vault contract is not utilized; cards will be distributed via PR[SYS] in the same manner as previous pack drops.