Announcing the Staked SPS Promo Card Sale!

in #splinterlands11 months ago

Back in January the staked SPS token holders voted and overwhelmingly approved a proposal by @genepoolchlrn8r to mint and sell a new promo card in the game that is based on the amount of SPS players have staked in their accounts (click here to see the proposal post).

The Splinterlands team is excited to finally reveal the new card: Vruz, the Loot Goblin! Even though he might be new to the game as a card, he has been sneaking around the Splinterlands for a while, and you may have seen him running away with his big sack of loot when you submitted transactions on the SPS management page!

Vruz is a Common rarity Dragon element Monster card (only the 5th Common rarity Dragon element card in the game), who packs quite a punch for only 2 mana. He is incredibly quick and can Sneak around to attack the last character on the opposing team before they even know what hit them! Even though he is pretty squishy, he can be tough to hit, and when he dies he bestows his spoils upon those around him, increasing their stats with the Martyr ability. Finally, at max level he also gets True Strike, so no enemies will be able to evade his attacks, even in Reverse Speed!

With those stats, we expect Vruz to be a staple in many low mana cap battles, so players should make sure they have their SPS staked to get enough Vruz cards to combine to their league level before the snapshot!

Sale Details

The promo card sale for Vruz is scheduled to begin after the scheduled maintenance window on Tuesday, March 21st, 2023. During the maintenance, a snapshot will be taken of the amount of staked SPS held in each account at that time. Each player will have the option to purchase one 1 BCX Vruz card for each 1000 staked SPS they have in their account at the time of the snapshot.

Each card purchased will also have a cost of 1 VOUCHER token, which will be burned. A player with 100,943 staked SPS in their account at the time of the snapshot, for example, will be eligible to purchase up to 100 Vruz cards. Each Vruz card purchased will also have a 4% (1 in 25) chance of being a Gold Foil version of the card, and players will be guaranteed to receive at least one Gold Foil version of the card for each 25 cards that are purchased in a single transaction.

The sale will run for 7 days and will end automatically on Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 at 11:00 AM ET / 15:00 UTC. Please keep in mind that there is no rush to claim your Vruz cards when the sale begins. The cards cannot sell out like in a typical promo card sale. Instead, each player will have one card reserved for each 1000 staked SPS in their account at the time of the snapshot, and they will have the full 7 days to purchase them if they wish.

Vruz Lore

Many believe the best thieves are humans. After all, it was humans who founded the Ebonhood, one of the most powerful thieves’ guilds in all of Praetoria. Others say it's the Venari, ratkin and mousekin with a knack for mischief. Perhaps an argument could be made for the light-fingered halflings or brownies, the furtive antoids, and various other races, as well.

But I have it on good authority that the best thieves are actually gremlins, a diminutive race of fey known for their mischievousness, cunning, and tendency to steal anything and everything that isn’t nailed down.

And if gremlins are the best thieves, then Vruz is the very best of them all.

Small even by gremlin standards, Vruz’s mastery of the art of thievery is without equal; they say there’s nothing he can’t steal. He’s stolen milk from the mouths of babies, leaves from the branches of the ancient redwood, mustaches from under the noses of wizards, and crowns from the heads of kings.

Nobody knows where Vruz came from or how he got there, but Davek Lorens, guildmaster of the Ebonhood, woke one morning to find a snotty heap at the foot of his bed. After he sacked his entire personal guard and sent their heads to the guildhall as an example, he tended to this irritating infant that couldn’t seem to keep its hands to itself. You see, even as babes, gremlins have a natural proclivity for pilfering, and Vruz was no exception.

Guildmaster Lorens soon grew fond of the little gremlin and raised him as his own, teaching Vruz everything he knew about the art of thievery. Practically before he was out of diapers, he was considered the best footpad in the entire guild.

Nowadays, Vruz only takes on the jobs that everyone else says are impossible, and he soon proves they’re not. His favorite ventures? Fulfilling contracts for dragons… which usually entails stealing some priceless artifact from another dragon. And with every success, his notoriety has grown.Today, stories of his heists and escapades have become the stuff of campfire tales and folklore. Perhaps you’ve heard one or two of them before.
How about the story about how Vruz stole the High Ring of Thanaloria from the ancient and terrible wyrm, Rage? The Ebonhood had been hired to retrieve it, but no one was volunteering for the job. They all said it was impossible.

Enter Vruz.


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Woah.., that is going to be a staple.., very cool!

Article does not say how much will a single copy of the card cost beside 1 voucher.

1k staked sps?

it's clear information

The promo card sale for Vruz is scheduled to begin after the scheduled maintenance window on Tuesday, March 21st, 2023. During the maintenance, a snapshot will be taken of the amount of staked SPS held in each account at that time. Each player will have the option to purchase one 1 BCX Vruz card for each 1000 staked SPS they have in their account at the time of the snapshot.

That just qualifies you for purchase. 1000 staked = 1 allowed to buy. How do you expect to pay with staked SPS? I don't think this is clearly written at all.

It's just one voucher per bcx. That's all you pay. Each 1k staked sps you have qualifies you to buy one bcx for one voucher.

A great card for a great use of SPS.

VRUZ was created from staked SPS - the most "precious" asset we should all want to hodl!

I'm glad he's amazing, love it!

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Kinda sucks that I live in a third world country that I can't put that much money in SPS at a short amount of time. While $25 worth of SPS might be small to others, here, it's like a week of food for 4 people so.... Yeah, I'm kind of bummed out. I'm happy for those qualified though. The name of the promo is really cool and I might just rent it instead if someone would rent it out.

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Finally, a use case for sps. Please add more of this. It is a no Brainerd to reward players with staked sps. This shiuld also be implemented in the season rewards

I hope I can have this one 🙏
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What will be the cost to buy?

Read it again, then do it as many times as necessary.

So you mean only voucher is needed and nothing else?

Vouchers, and for every 1000 SPS in stake you will be able to buy one BCX.

This is something that has really been missing for a long time. And the ability to spend vouchers, and a reward for those who staked sps.

Very cool card. I'm gonna need to max out this one.

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Cool! I will be able to by atleast 2 of them and to finally use some Voucher :) awesome!

Cool. I will be buying it but prices are not shared

It's written in the blog post...
1 BCX will cost 1 Voucher.

Oh I missed it. Thanks for letting me know

Sneaky little gubbins...

That's great.
Good incentive to stake that sps!

So can we get a squiddo or fishy card for all the sps sitting in a diesel pool too? 😜

This is a pretty fun sale and finally a good use for those vouchers I have stacking up.

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Que buena carta, tiene mucha velocidad

Lit I'll be a little short of a max card unless I really get my butt into gear. Always love a loot goblin though!

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it seems like a good card, I will want some

very good. for those who have SP in stake, now it will be useful and they will be able to benefit from these more vouchers.😄

So ur telling me that in order to be able to buy a max copy(400bcx) u'll need to have staked 400K SPS, at current price, around 12K$... mhhhhh... hello?

yea. lets go!

Great but keep airdroping in reward chests as players upgrade card to max.

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I like the bag :D

Very cool card and great to see that Splinterlands has given the vote the proper amount of credit. For all the negative feedback regarding recent decisions, this is one that deserves praise!

How is the SPS that is being unstaked handled for the snapshot?