Lepricon is thrilled to announce that the auction for our Legendary and Rare Genesis NFTs is now open. These NFTs pack a real lucky punch, and you want one, or more, of these in your wallet.
There are three tiers of NFT up for grabs. Nine Legendary, 77 Rare, and 111 Uncommon. Additionally, there is an open-ended number of common NFTs which offer a little bit of power, There are also seven unique Pot O’ Gold NFTs that money cannot buy, but we will airdrop one to someone very lucky.
The auction starts now and will stop at precisely 1PM UTC / 9PM Hong Kong on Tuesday, the 23rd March. You will need an ERC-20 wallet and some Ether.
The URL is nft.lepricon.io.
Now, read on, learn about the NFTs, the artists behind them, and how you can get your hands on some Lepricon magic.
Meet the NFTs
First up, meet our three Legendary characters; Witty King Patrick, Sneaky Luckleaf, and Merry Molly Nakamoto. Each will adorn three Legendary NFTs for a total of nine. They all have serious superpowers, but they also have their unique personalities.
All Legendary NFTs grant the following powers:
- Access to a premium Discord Channel
- Early Beta access to all our new games and services
- L3P Millionaire Drops
- Pot O’ Gold Drops
- A share in Uniswap Fees
- A significant reduction in Swap Fees on the Lepricon platform
- Private invitations to co-invest in new Gaming and Blockchain related projects in the future
Individually, however, they have other abilities:
Three Legendary NFTs are on sale right now on our auction site, three are about to go on sale on OpenSea, and we will airdrop one to the tweet we find with the most engagement around Lepricon’s Uniswap listing.
Meet the Lucky Lepricat. There are 77 of these rare NFTs, and all of them are exclusively for sale on our auction site. They are not quite as strong as the Legendary crew, but they come with some pretty extraordinary powers of their own.
- Access to a premium Discord Channel
- Eary beta access to new games and services
- L3P Millionaire drops
- A reduction in swap fees, although not quite as significant a reduction as the Legendaries.
- 3% APY Boost for life
Now, here is a reason to collect as many of the Lucky Lepricats as you can. If you stake seven of them, you get a 7% APY booster. That could add up to a lot of L3P!
Finally, we have our uncommon NFTS, also known as the Cool Lepricats. There are 111 of these. Have one of these in your wallet, and you can get the following powerups:
- Early beta access to new games and services
- L3P Millionaire drops
- 2% APY boost for life.
Entry Level — The Common Lepricat
If you are beaten out on all the tiered NFTs there is a fallback. The Common Lepricat. So, no contributor will walk away empty-handed. Own one of these and you get an APY booster of 1% for life.
But, What About the Pot O’ Gold?
Here is something that money can’t buy. One lucky person will find themselves with the ultimate token powerup. It’s called the Lucky Pot O’ Gold, and we will mint seven of them. We will keep six for now, but one of them will be airdropped into a bidder’s wallet after a random draw. If you have this, we guarantee a minimum of 77% APY in our staking pools for life.
About the Artists
Lepricon traces its roots from the love of videogames and animation. To commemorate our launch, we chose veteran artists who have been working for years creating digital art for games and animation but who will debut their first NFT works with Lepricon. We chose them for their style, passion, and potential as emerging fine artists within the nexus of digital entertainment and the decentralized space.
Sherman3D is a game and art development company founded and led by Sherman Chin. Sherman3D has worked on videogame art for games like Seal Team Six mobile and Scribblenauts on the Nintendo DS. Sherman3D also released Alpha Kimori, a turn-based anime-inspired Japanese Style Role Playing Game for PCs.
Sherman3D will release three iterations of Sinead the Lepricat for Lepricon’s NFT sale. We asked Sherman to describe the backstory of Sinead:
“Once upon a time, a cat read that Leprechauns had shiny pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. So, she built herself a spaceship to find the end of the rainbow. She knew light was just a photon but was it a wave or a particle? Deeper into space, she traveled to find her pot of gold while riding rainbow waves, and hence started the legend of Lepricat.”
We asked an art critic their impression of Sinead the Lepricat.
“The Lepricat reflects the vernacular nature of cryptocurrency art and pays homage to the meme origins of the original NFT superstars like Nyan Cat and the crypto kitties popularized by social media. Her style embodies anime, Disney, and that Konichiwa Bitches Attitude all in one.”
Tsang Man-Tsun ( Anthony)
Tsang Man-Tsun is an award-winning illustrator, art director, and one of the founders of Blow Creation. As a manga and video game lover, his illustration works carry a strong manga & anime DNA and emphasize detail and stroke fluidity. His creative enthusiasm can be seen in different creative fields such as advertising, editorial, broadcasting, film, and even theme park design. While working on commercial work, he actively contributed his original artwork to domestic and foreign art/illustration-related events and exhibitions. His works were selected to be The 200 Best Illustrators worldwide 2016/17 by Lürzer’s Achieve.
As a child, Man-Tsun was moved by the art style, story, and characters of the Dragonquest JRPG that resonates with him to this day and remains one of his favorite games and inspiration. “It really moved me and was so touching I was almost moved to tears.”
He is also currently working on a game called “10K & The Kriminal Work” with his company Blow Creation www.blowcreation.com. He describes the game “It is a comic style IP we created, the story is about the survival of 9 assassins within a place called The Kriminal World. We have developed a variety of products, illustrations, and comics based on this IP. Right now, we are working on a PC game and a boardgame. Our ultimate goal is to do an animation with these characters.”
Man-Tsun will be creating the Lepricon super limited edition Pot of Gold NFT for the launch, and his other works will be released as we ship more Lepricon games.
Ty Wright is an award-winning Look Development Technical Director at Sony Pictures Imageworks. He specializes in generating high-end computer graphics for feature films, live events, and social media.
He is most known for his work on Spiderman — Into The Spider-Verse, which won a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.
We asked Ty why does he make art? He replied, “Staring at continuously moving illumination make me happy while coping with past trauma and economic struggles. My goal is to share work that slows time, allows people to be receptive to happiness and accept that there is a brighter side to things while staring into the positive light.”
Ty will be releasing perhaps the most visually complex NFTs among our emerging artists. His depiction of a King, Queen, and Joker coincides with our first prediction game King Queen Joker (KQJ), and renders them with an elaborate animated and hypnotic style. His background in animated movie production is reflected in the unique mesmerizing style of his NFT offerings.
Don’t Delay before your Lucky NFT Flies Away!
Getting your hands on one of these NFTs is really easy if you follow these simple instructions.
- You can toggle between the different tiers by clicking the tabs — Legendary, Rare, and Uncommon.
- You will need to connect your Web 3 wallet, such as Metamask, using the connect wallet button in the top right corner of the page.
- When you decide how much you want to contribute, follow the onscreen instructions.
- We can only accept one contribution per connected wallet. If you want to get two NFTs, you need to use a second account on your wallet or a different wallet.
- The minimum contribution is 0.15 ETH. Worst case scenario, you will get a Lepricat, but you will have to try harder if you want a Legendary or Rare NFT.
- When you come back to check your standing, you might find someone has contributed more than you, and you don’t have the NFT you want. You can quickly increase your contribution and get back to the top of the leaderboard; just make sure the contribution is coming from the same wallet address.
- If you connected via Web3, you will be able to see exactly where you’re currently standing — just look for the green outlined list item.
- In the case of a tie, the first wallet that contributed wins.
- There are no refunds. You are guaranteed the base level Lepricat no matter the outcome.
Please be aware of scammers. Make sure the URL you are visiting is nft.lepricon.io and only connect your wallet on that page.
Now, why are you still here? Go hunt your Pot O’ Gold!