Hi all, here’s a proposal for a derivative project I am currently spending some time on. Looking to judge community sentiment on this and get feedback. I am working on this myself, so while it’d be great to get some funding allowing me to spend more time on it, but happy to discuss what the community finds appropriate.
Looking forward to comments:
Proposal Name: Wagdie Visions
Abstract | Two or three sentences that summarize the proposal.
A wagdie NFT derivative project consisting of visions of important landmarks in the world from past cycles. These can be discovered by travelers through a short “side-quest” story line, with riddles, told on twitter.
Motivation | A statement on why the WAGDIE Community should implement
Generate additional interest from within and outside the community by fleshing out the world.
Rationale | An explanation of how the proposal aligns with the WAGDIE Community’s mission and guiding values.
We don’t know much about past cycles, but I imagine each cycle sharing similarities, such as important landmarks (e.g. church of her). These will be present in all of them but in a different form/location. The idea would be to generate diverse images for each of the landmarks currently on the map for each of the 17 past cycles. This would be a way to flesh out past cycles and put more visual aspect to landmarks we see on the map and hear about. Visions will be varied (different themes, but all pixelart). They can be considered subjective to the traveler experiencing them, so there is no claim that these are canon should we learn more about past cycles as the main story progresses.
Specifications | A detailed breakdown of the platforms and technologies that will be used.
This will be contract and twitter, art will be ai generated and cc0. Twitter will be in character, telling a short story of us meeting an “experiential historian”, someone who studies history be experiencing it, through help of a sage and mind altering substances. We will be directed towards the temple, there will be small riddles to find the contract, open minting and then every travelers can experience 1 vision. The first batch of images will be 9 landmarks marked on the map * 17 cycles = 153, but max supply will be dynamic and more will be added once the map expands further. Minting will be free, but donations are accepted by the temple. Vision will not be constant, but will fade with time and token transfers, but revisiting the sage will clear them up to their original state again.
Steps to Implement and timeline | The steps to implement the proposal, including associated costs, labor, and other resources for each step where applicable.
Generate Art (pixel art disco diffusion): in progress, expected to complete End Aug
- Implement ERC721A contract: done and successfully tested on Rinkeby
- Finalize twitter storyline: draft available, completed end of July
- Write metadata, upload to ipfs… : End Aug – mid Sept
- Expected mint: Mid sept, twitter engagement to start early sept
- Total time estimate would be around 200h
Overall Cost | The total cost to implement the proposal (in ETH).
Subscription costs and deployment costs: 1 Eth
Partial funding for all activities: 4 Eth
Total: 1-5 Eth
Some early examples:
Church of her