Aradena: Introduction

Everdawn: Champions
4 min readJan 15, 2022


Aradena: Battlegrounds Trading Card Game

Welcome to Aradena.


We started off as a group of three gamers and best friends who believed that blockchain gaming could be far greater than it is. Our vision is a world where blockchain games should be as fun to play as traditional gaming titles.

So, with that in mind, we set about building our mission to revolutionize trading card gaming within our favourite medieval fantasy genre!

The Journey So Far:

Aradena is a long-term project built for and with its community of warriors. In sync with our community-driven ethos, our first objective before beginning development was to build our community of friends and early investors.

On the 10th of August 2021, just 3 weeks after opening our Discord’s gates, our genesis collection of 8000 Warriors of Aradena NFTs sold out in just 13 minutes, one of the fastest generative avatars NFT sell-outs in history. Since then, a free claim period of Women of Aradena NFTs has released another set of genesis warriors.

Aradena has been a project incubated by Seedify Fund since August, giving us industry-leading support and networks in game development, blockchain development, marketing & PR, and much more.

Since launch, we have reinvested every penny of our initial sales into building the business, making many key and experienced hires, outlining the game design and planning out a next-generation ecosystem, beginning development, and partnering with industry-leading VCs, including Animoca Brands who led our pre-seed round.

An Exciting Future:

We are currently developing Aradena: Battlegrounds, an immersive, turn-based strategy TCG whereby players build and train their army of NFTs and battle other players in complex, strategic gameplay. Players are rewarded with loot chests which contain variable rewards based on their performance in battle, including tokens and NFT collectables which can be traded in our in-house marketplace, or added to a player’s army within the barracks.

Aradena is evolving from previous blockchain games by creating a more sustainable ecosystem, an advanced recruitment (breeding) system that adapts to the number of new players looking to join, and an in-game mercenary (scholarship) system that will make the loaning process more convenient for lenders, and more regulated for new players looking to loan NFTs to play.

The battle system of Battlegrounds will integrate within a land-based strategy game to be released later down the line, including an extensive virtual economy and guild-based diplomacy system.

While Aradena: Battlegrounds is in development, Aradena’s Questing and Skills systems offer early adopters the opportunity to earn exclusive rewards, upgrade their warriors, and begin building their army for Battlegrounds. All whilst playing through the lore of Aradena in immersive storylines.

Summary and Links:

As a team of gamers ourselves, we understand what makes great games. We all agreed that a great game is fun, rewarding and compelling. To achieve this, we have taken our time to develop a top-tier gaming experience and a sustainable in-game economy. Building these concepts into a gaming experience that will hook both traditional gamers and those seeking to earn from competitive matches, we are confident that Aradena will become the go-to trading card game. And pave the way to becoming the long-term market leader in the next generation of blockchain gaming.

We want to leave you with this comment from a member of our community in our Discord. Once Aradena opens its gates, there shall be no looking back.

Please note: At least one warrior is required to play Aradena: Battlegrounds — you can find both genesis collections in the links below.

Genesis Collection (Men):

Genesis Collection (Women):






Everdawn: Champions

Everdawn is a medieval fantasy gaming brand created by Nexus Play. Everdawn: Champions is a tactical TCG where collectable cards come to life.