CryptoBlades is an NFT-Crafting Role-Playing game on Binance Smart Chain where players can craft powerful weapons, recruit heroes, and battle enemies to earn SKILL tokens, making CryptoBlades a true Play-To-Earn game.
CryptoBlades is a web-based NFT roleplaying game launched on the Binance Smart Chain and created by Riveted Games. 
The core of the game revolves around rewarding players with SKILL tokens after defeating enemies and participating in raids. They can hire additional characters, forge unique weapons, and reforge those weapons to increase their overall power. Players can also trade their characters and weapons on an open marketplace. They can also stake their SKILL earnings and receive additional SKILL as a reward. 
Playing CryptoBlades, the players own their minted NFTs (characters and weapons). The right to sell and trade is wholly owned by the player. CryptoBlades implemented a market to make this process trustless.
The player can search characters and weapons that have been listed by other players, as well as list their own characters and weapons. There is a small buyer fee added to each transaction. 
The marketplace is used to list weapons of high and low value alike, with stronger weapons granting more SKILL tokens per victory. Low-grade weapons can be burned to increase power on valuable ones, leaving value in every item crafted.
SKILL tokens are stored in the contract to be accessed by players, developers who have no ability to withdraw from the contract. SKILL serves as the native game currency for CryptoBlades. Players leverage SKILL to acquire characters, forge and reforge weapons, and to buy and sell on the CryptoBlades Marketplace.
The supply of SKILL is designated as follows:
- IDO – 35%
- Gameplay Incentives – 20%
- Development – 20%
- Initial Liquidity – 15%
- Liquidity Incentives – 10%
The development fund vests at a rate of 25% per quarter. The Investor fund vests at a rate of 25% per month.
CryptoBlades rewards players by paying out SKILL Tokens when they defeat enemies. The popularity of CryptoBlades is currently attributed to its fast Return on Investment, with players currently earning an estimated $1,800 per year on a $150 investment.
There are four different elements present in the game which include Fire, Earth, Lightning, and Water. All characters, weapons, weapon attributes, and enemies are assigned an element. Elements increase or decrease the chances of success when battling. Each element trumps and is trumped by another element, as follows:
- Fire: Trumps Earth, and Trumped by Water
- Earth: Trumps Lightning, and Trumped by Fire
- Lighting: Trumps Water, and Trumped by Earth
- Water: Trumps Fire, and Trumped by Lightning
The player starts in the Plaza, which is where they can mint their first character (4.6 SKILL). The element of the character is assigned at random. The first character minted comes with a starting weapon, so there is not a need to mint a weapon before entering combat. Each minted character starts with 200 stamina which is enough to compete in five battles. The battles each cost the character 40 stamina. Stamina regenerates at a rate of one per every five minutes. A player can have up to four characters at any given time. Each character minted currently costs 4.6 SKILL to mint.
The player chooses the character they want to enter combat with on the Plaza screen. They then can enter the combat section of the game and four enemies appear at the bottom of the screen after a weapon is selected. It is advantageous for the player to align the elements of their character with their weapon and choose an enemy that is trumped by this element.
The player should also consider the power of the enemies before deciding which one to fight. The game refreshes the available enemies each hour – there may be times it is in the best interest to wait for a refresh to increase the chances of winning. The player spends a nominal BNB gas fee to enter combat against a chosen enemy.
The game then rolls for the outcome of combat and writes the results to the blockchain. The player is awarded in SKILL and character experience if the outcome of the fight is in their favor. There is nothing awarded to the player if the outcome is a loss. Experience is gained when a player defeats an enemy in combat. Experience is used to level up a character, which in turn increases the character’s overall power.
There are five tiers of weapons obtainable in "CryptoBlades". The tiers are rated from one star up to five stars. The player receives a one-star weapon which is minted when their first character is minted. Weapons, like characters, will be minted with one of the four elements (fire, earth, lightning, fire).
- Forging: Players can increase their overall combat power by forging new weapons at the Blacksmith. The forging process utilizes RNG and the chances of minting each tier of weapons.
- Reforging: Reforging is the process of combining one weapon into another. Reforging will not increase the tier of the weapon, nor will it change the weapon’s attributes or attributes’ stats. Reforging lets the player upgrade their better weapons by burning less valuable weapons. Reforging, like forging, takes place at the Blacksmith. The player chooses the weapon they want to add power to and then clicks the Reforge button. They can then select the weapon they wish to burn
Combat is where the action takes place. The player first selects the character they want to enter in combat within the Plaza. They then select to enter Combat where they will choose their weapon. Once the weapon has been chosen, four enemy combatants will appear. The player can then select the combatant that they want their character to face off against.
The player receives two types of rewards when they successfully defeat an opponent, SKILL and character experience. The SKILL reward is dependent on the power of the enemy defeated. At the time of the writing of this whitepaper, the formula is 0.111627 (awarded as a gas offset) +.014651 per 1000 power of the enemy defeated.
Experience earned is assigned to the character that won the battle. The player receives two types of rewards when they successfully defeat an opponent, SKILL and character experience. The SKILL reward is dependent on the power of the enemy defeated. At the time of the writing of this whitepaper, the formula is 0.111627 (awarded as a gas offset) +.014651 per 1000 power of the enemy defeated. Experience earned is assigned to the character that won the battle.
- Philip Devine - CEO
- Daniel Karsai - Blockchain Developer
- Raymond Hammarling
- Backend Developer
- Kyle Kemp
- Front-End Developer
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