The homepage for Heroic Story describes it as a massively multiplayer TTRPG hosted by the world’s greatest game masters.
It also says it’s sold out.
The site uses Discord to organise play and Owlbear Rodeo for the virtual tabletop.
Sound like an RPG community to you? They’ve raised $6m to build a web3-enabled RPG platform. Web3 isn’t defined in Venture Beat’s coverage, but Jay Rosenkrantz, CEO of Heroic Story, said in an interview;
The intersection of storytelling and technology has been the theme of my career, from my early years as a top online poker pro and entrepreneur, to designing and directing one of the first adventure games for consumer VR.
At Y Combinator, Scott and I doubled down on solving problems for storytellers, the world’s most undervalued talent, and after spending the last year and a half exploring Web3, we truly believe smart contract powered platforms will transform gaming, storytelling, and community building.”
Heroic Story takes the traditional RPG experience and brings that online with looking for group services, NFTs for ‘story-led digital collectables’ and celeb GMs.
The NFTs will turn off many in the current RPG communities, and some publishers will refuse to work with them.
We started experimenting with NFTs where we built this collaborative storytelling game, and built a creator community of writers who really love to write fanfiction around sci-fi and fantasy franchises, and fan artists who really love drawing,”
Luke Gygax is involved, using Heroic Story himself. Gygax and NFTs? Rosenkrantz continues;
Heroic Story is building with a very principled approach. I think our game masters are really like great resource in bridging the gap between the mainstream and Web3 right now.”
Author M Harold Page is a writer on the project, along with Ruth, and the head Game Master is Ron Ogden.
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