Magicave is a game development company, set up to create digital hobbies, based around beautiful, playful, collectible virtual items. The first product range we are building is called dNo (short for ‘D-Number’).
dNo can be thought of as akin to a hobby like Warhammer or Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) – but is entirely digital. When someone walks into a Warhammer/Games Workshop store, they are greeted with all the ingredients of a multifaceted and sophisticated hobby. There are the games – rulebooks and boards, collectible dice, miniature figures along with paints to decorate them, campaign manuals – which detail the game worlds and the stories that take place therein. Importantly, these stores nurture communities, running game nights where people get together to play. A game like D&D appeals to different people in different ways – from the detail-oriented fan who loves to learn every statistic in the game, the creative type who likes to decorate figures, the dungeon master who creates and narrates the worlds and stories people play through, and those who primarily enjoy the social and role-playing aspects of the game.
That’s what we’re building – a hobby, based around digital collectibles, games to play with them and a community of players and creators.
Players use collectible, digital dNo dice – like the ones you’d play D&D with. There are free sets but players can buy others, which are made of different (virtual) materials, have different carvings, fonts, items inside and behaviours.
These dice can be used to generate characters – players drag different dice into the dNo Character Creator, and new characters are generated taking on the characteristics of the dice. Drag in a set of wizard dice and you’ll create a magical character. Add in some warrior dice and you might improve their fighting skills, physical strength or replace that magic wand with a sword. Add in some rogue dice for stealth, and you’ve created yourself a unique new hero!