Well met, traveler. You are about to enter The Forsaken Lands on a journey alongside many others.
There will be many choices, perils, and discoveries through your adventure. You will make friends and foes, discover powers incredible or fearsome, and shape the world with your actions. Though, one constant will always remain...
We are All Going to Die (WAGDIE) is an interactive narrative experience based in dark fantasy.
The game is primarily played through Twitter, via the official account (@wagdie_eth).
There is an expansive storyline that continues to grow with each passing day.
Players take on the role of travelling adventurers exploring a realm shaped by powerful beings, opposing gods, and the many groups and personalities that exist within it. Through their journey they will make choices, both individually and as a collective, that will alter the story and change the future of the world forever.
Most players represent themselves with one of the 6,666 unique NFTs, giving them a personal identity within the community and an asset representing their very life. In addition to their character earning additional tokens through participation, there are also opportunities to risk or sacrifice your character to progress the story in particular directions.
Sacrificing characters is purely optional, and should only be done after clear instruction from the official @wagdie_eth account. There is no known benefit for doing so otherwise.
For those who enjoy evolving narratives with ample opportunities for roleplaying and creative expression, WAGDIE provides an immersive fantasy experience like no other. It supports a community of talented individuals creating amazing experiences, stories, and social spaces while innovating at the intersection between tech and fantasy.
While many web3 projects have approached interactive storytelling, there are a number of very important differences that set WAGDIE apart as the original and premiere experience for those who enjoy immersive and involved narrative gameplay.
The core world of WAGDIE, including its locations, history, characters, factions, and more were developed over a nearly year-long period before release. As a result, the level of depth to its campaign is unparalleled. There is so much yet to be discovered, and with every step, the adventure continues to broaden our horizons to this massive experience.
While a majority of the narrative experience is released via Twitter, the content very frequently includes professional voice acting spots, video animatics, and detailed pixelart imagery. Atop this, there are routine live events held through Twitter Spaces featuring top-tier audio production with real-time, on-chain consequences.
All of the content from WAGDIE operates on a Creative Commons (CC0) license, meaning that anyone is free to use its artwork, narrative elements, and more to produce their own content. Whether you want to make a companion novel, sell your own merchandise, or develop an entire video game - the freedom is yours!
Beyond the direct influence offered to all players through voting and participation mechanics, there's opportunity for participants to play a greater role in the story through roleplaying their character, organizing groups and guilds, or developing their own companion projects. Nearly everything in WAGDIE is community-organized.
There is even a community-controlled wallet to support creators who wish to put forth proposals and receive funding to advance their initiatives. In many significant ways, the future of the game is in the hands of those who wish to shape it.
WAGDIE is open and accessible to all. Everyone can enjoy the storyline as it unfolds, and use the content to create their own fanworks. However, joining WAGDIE as a player provides an opportunity to directly influence the storyline through community votes, and your character's actions through on-chain events.
There are over 6,000 characters available as NFTs in the game. Purchasing one from the Official Collection on OpenSea using an Ethereum wallet will allow you to own your character, and utilize them within the game.
There are hundreds of different traits, including different armor sets, weapons, and masks — all changing how your character will appear. Some traits are more rare than others, but none are inherently better or worse by any mechanic in the game.
Some groups have formed based on certain traits, but an overwhelming majority are either open to all participants or require a Token of Concord unrelated to your character's traits.
It is best to simply find one that fits your personal aesthetic taste, and your budget.
Once you are in posession of your character, think about who they are and what their role in the overall storyline will be.
Are they a hero? Antagonist? Carefree explorer?
Who are their friends and enemies? What are their goals?
Whatever you decide is up to you!
Once you've made up your character's identity and history, you can cement it in the narrative by contributing a page to the Community Characters section of this wiki. Doing this ensures that as your roleplay interactions on Twitter and elsewhere have impact on the storyline, you can be properly referenced in the recorded storyline and make your mark on WAGDIE history forever.
There's a lot going on in WAGDIE and if you're just joining us now, it can be a little daunting to enter. However, know that nobody can experience all of WAGDIE — it's just too big. Every player lives their own independent side-story, there are secret groups operate in shadow, and not everything is made visible to the public.
Despite this, there are a great number of community-driven initiatives to help you recap the narrative and understand much of what's going on.
This wiki contains both excellent long-form entries for each of the storyline's major chapters, as well as a bullet-point recount of the most crucial moments for those with limited time. Either option is a read worth your time if you want to dive in.
Produced by The Concord of Research, this audio series delivers theatric retellings of the WAGDIE storyline in 5-10 minute episodes. It's published on Spotify as its community-driven production schedule allows.
Developed by 0xThriving, this short-form website feed provides bite-sized updates to the most important moments within the WAGDIE storyline. It's available at wagdie.org and is routinely updated with new information for those who only need the overview.
WAGDIE is a project that encourages active participation, either through reaction and roleplaying alongside the storyline as it unfolds, or through community-driven initiatives fueled by its Creative Commons license. If you wish to participate beyond enjoying the storyline on Twitter, there are a few ways to get involved.
Although the project does not have an official Discord, there are a few community-organized ones, including The Library of WAGDIE. It is an excellent place to introduce yourself to the community, as well as ask questions about lore and mechanics.
The Conclave is a community forum and proposal platform that allows all members to develop concepts, request funding, and bring them to public vote for approval. Anyone can use the platform to bring forth their ideas, and vote on those put forth by others.
There are several groups that have organized within the world of WAGDIE, and joining one can be a very fun way of connecting and participating with other members of the community. Some guilds are open to all, some are top secret, and others require a Token of Concord to enter, but each group has its own goals and motivations. Finding the right one for you can be a lot of fun.