The upcoming NFT Broadside is a unique new project that aims to create a complex and captivating “world of stories” and might just make it onto the New York bestseller list. Like all good NFT projects, if you’re one of the 7290 anonymous heroes in this story, you could be part of a new bestseller.
We’ve been talking about NFTs for a long time, and my guide “What is NFT?” goes into detail, but essentially, non-fungible tokens are a way to register digital files on the blockchain and create scarcity.
Vector Meldrew, co-creator of Broadsider, has compiled a list of the best NFT games for Creative Bloq, not for the first time. Vijay and the artist has sold out collections with Bonhams, Nifty Gateway and Foundation to name just a few of the successes. Co-author Matt Mason, also known as Charlie Stratford-Rex, pseudonym for the author of the Broadside story.
One of the benefits of NFT is that buyers can own the artwork and use it, and Broadside NFT will either ship with cc0 (no license) or full commercial rights – take a look at the Broadside website. (will open in a new tab) More details. If you get the Broadside NFT, you can design your own fantasy, decide how to use your character, and more. You can really start telling your own stories. But also, as, perhaps, others (which we will talk about a little later).
NFT years in development
Each Broadside owner will be given 11 NFT episodes and artifacts that tell a deep and intricate story of a decentralized future. The story took 10 years for creators Mason and Meldrew to develop and became NFT because the mainstream media couldn’t figure out how to tell the story.
Stratford-Rex told me that he had many meetings with DreamWorks to develop the script, but the animation studio was lukewarm about the film with the anonymous character and couldn’t make the project work.
“I wanted to make this very funny fictional book. And we wanted the main character to be anonymous and decentralized in a way, so it was in development at DreamWorks for a while, but they didn’t really understand what a decentralized anonymous hero was. ” explains Mason.
“I had a story about these kids playing this weird AR game in the future and they decided to pirate it and hack it,” author Broadside says. “Of course things go terribly wrong and they are forced to think about abundance and scarcity in decentralization and centralization, but in a very personal journey, the hero’s journey, [with an] action movie story arc.
NFT Broadside could be a bestseller
The story is told like an NFT “book” released in chapters featuring the owner’s specific character in both text and cover. Once all 11 “episodes” have been deleted, owners can write those chapters into an NFT 1/1 book with their Broadside character on the cover. The owners can print and sell this book, and each one will have an ISBN number so you can sell it on Amazon, and this is where Broadside gets ambitious.
“All 7290 possible versions of Broadside will have different ISBNs. We can crack the New York Times bestseller list if we get everyone to start selling them on the same day. With this amount, it will be more like a DDoS attack,” Mason jokes.
He continues: “Let’s take this to the most old-fashioned post ever with the community that’s growing around Broadside. And let’s do something crazy to put this decentralization story in a completely different context, a completely different environment at the end of the first phase. .”
Who Really Owns Broadside?
There is a playful approach to Broadside that can be found when Mason discusses the main themes of the project, which in general vex the NFT. The reason for offering both cc0 (actually Creative Commons, unlicensed art) and commercial licenses for Broadside is to generate debate and draw attention to how NFTs are being used.
“There was a big debate in NF T about full commercial rights compared to cc0,” Mason begins, explaining that Meldrew brought in several big names to the Broadside project, including XCOPY, Cryptopunk #5046 and Rektguy.
Some Broadside NFTs will feature the work of these major NFT artists, but they will be under cc0 contracts. “That means you can go out and open a restaurant, make a movie, or do whatever you want with it,” adds the writer. “Like anyone else, it’s not only not only yours.”
Overall, the story will dive into the future of decentralization, but the NFT itself is asking questions right now about how far decentralization can go, what communities can do and build around these unique ownership and copyright models.
According to Mason, there is “tension” around owning Broadside, as the models ensure you can do whatever you want with your Broadsider, and those already involved are developing video games and new fiction, but between ccO and a full-fledged commercial the product is wrestling. licensing, with different Broadside NFTs using one or both of the licensing models.
Mason explains, “The only tension we had to play with was that you can do whatever you can with your Broadsider without affecting what anyone else can do with theirs.”
Broadside shows ambition
It’s been a while since I’ve seen an ambitious NFT project like Broadside. In a way, the current decline in NFT value and the “crypto winter” that the scene is suffering from means that creative NFTs like Broadside who are looking for new ways to use non-fungible tokens may have gone unnoticed a year ago as all those interested people were flipping through NFTs. not collected.
Artist Vector Meldrew has his own take: “We’ve seen this crazy low-effort stuff where people just put out something just because they knew the market was hot and people were ready to drop everything. And it just led to mania. […] We felt that a lot of what was missing there started with a story that we think is the root of all good projects or all good intellectual property. So we definitely wanted to drive the story, and then we wanted to take our time with the ark.”
Characteristically, Meldrew says: “Even if we wanted to, we could not really mint coins in a period known for such work. [NFTs such as Pixelmon] because I just want it to be right and that’s why it took so long.”
Broadside has been in the making for years, the Rex-Meldrew duo have been working together since high school. And it shows in their passion for what Broadside represents. “Hopefully this will change people’s minds about what NFT is,” Meldrew says thoughtfully.
Broadside is currently being minted and you can find the project on the NFT OpenSea marketplace. (will open in a new tab)and follow the community news on wide twitter (will open in a new tab).