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Ecosystem

Learn about the pieces of the PFL ecosystem.

Currencies

Photo Finish Live uses two main currencies, Derby and Crown.

Derby

Derby is the main racing and breeding currency of Photo Finish Live. It is used to enter races, breed horses, and pay most game costs. Race winnings pay out in Derby and horses are bought and sold for Derby on the marketplace.

Currently, fake Derby is disbursed to beta participants to fuel testing activity. Come full release – Derby will be available for purchase in-game with a variety of currencies including crypto.

Crown

Crown is a special currency that exists in a limited supply. Players may use Crown for special ownership actions like Track Investments. Crown cannot be purchased from within the game.

The primary way to accrue $CROWN is by owning an NFT from the Photo Finish PFP collection(link), these PFPs yield $CROWN in accordance with their overall collection trait-combination rarity. 50% of the total supply of $CROWN will be distributed to PFP holders in this manner.

PFP collection

The Photo Finish PFP Collection is a 15,008-count merged collection of all Photo Finish cartoon horse profile pictures – from the Stylish Studs (10,000), Marvelous Mares (5,000) and Spooky Studs (8) collections.

Stylish Studs were the debut Photo Finish digital asset

Holders of the Stylish Studs had a 1/4 chance PER STUD of being airdropped their female counterparts – the Fine Fillies. Half the supply of Fine Fillies were airdropped to Stud holders, the other half of the supply was minted at 1.2 SOL per. The Stylish Studs and Fine Filly PFPs were then bred together to create the Generation Zero in-game racehorses which provide the bloodline foundation for Photo Finish ™ LIVE. Stylish Studs were able to breed as many times as their owners desired, while Fine Fillies each were able to breed a single time. Once bred, the Fine Filly became a Marvelous Mare.

Stylish Studs

Stylish Studs minted on Sept 26, 2021, selling out over the course of about an hour. Legend has it that what started as a slow mint became a frenzied, sellout mint after Sol Big Brain brought the SOL NFT space’s attention to the project.

Stylish Studs were able to breed with as many Fine Fillies as their owners wished. Once the PFP breeding window opened, the Stylish Stud NFTs gained another trait – the amount of times they bred.

Each stud has 5 traits which comprise their rarity – background, head, face, outfit, and coat color. Certain traits within the PFP collection are unique to the Stylish Studs. These traits are… Face: Beatnik, Beard, Mustache, Flipups

Outfit: Flannel Black, Flannel Blue

Head: Fisherman Green, Fisherman Tan, None, Ten Gallon

Fine Fillies / Marvelous Mares

The “MM” plaque shows Mare status.

The Fine Fillies were the female counterpart to the Stylish Studs, their supply was 1/2 of the supply of the Studs (5k vs. the 10k Studs collection).

Holders of the Stylish Studs had a 1/4 chance PER STUD of being airdropped their female counterparts – the Fine Fillies. Half the supply of Fine Fillies we’re successfully airdropped to Stud holders on Oct 30th 2021, the other half of the supply was minted at 1.2 SOL per.

Fine Fillies bred with Stylish Studs, producing a Generation Zero racehorse ticket and converting the Filly to Mare status (as denoted by the above ‘MM’ plaque in the background of the NFT).

After the breeding window closed – ALL Fillies were converted to Mares. Today, only Marvelous Mares remain. Fine Fillies were able to product ONE generation zero ticket each.

Each Mare has 5 traits which comprise their rarity – background, head, face, outfit, and coat color. Certain traits within the PFP collection are unique to the Marvelous Mares. These traits are…

Coat: Appaloosa, Apricot Dun, Buckskin, Champagne, Cremello, Dapple Grey, Grey, Grullo, Perlino

Outfit: Flannel White, Flannel Purple

Head: Big Hat, Big Hat Carnations, Big Hat Roses, Big Hat Susans,

Face: Beauty Mark, Cat Glasses, Freckles, Eyepaint

Spooky Studs

Spooky Studs are a collection of 8 different Halloween-themed PFPs. They don’t posses the utility that Stylish Studs have, and thus couldn’t breed to create Generation Zero tickets.

Even so, due to the way that $CROWN is distributed according to overall collection rarity, Spooky Studs earn the most possible $CROWN per month from the 50% PFP allocation.

Generation Zero tickets

Each ticket is redeemable for a Generation Zero in-game racehorse.

Generation Zero racehorse tickets are the offspring of the Studs and Fillies. They are essentially a coupon which can be redeemed for an NFT racehorse in Photo FInish ™ LIVE. These tickets were created by mating Stylish Studs with Fine Fillies during The Great Breeding Event. Generation Zero refers to the fact that they are the first generation of race horses to enter the ecosystem, setting the foundations for all future bloodlines.

Each ticket has spread of Attributes and Preferences which are based on the combination of Stylish Stud and Fine Filly traits used to produce them. Generally – the rarer the combination of traits, the higher the grade of the offspring ticket.

Additionally, since the PFP sires and dams used to create the tickets possessed traits in common between sexes – the more of these traits that matched (up to a perfect 5/5 trait match) the more bonus points the offspring received to their Attributes and Preferences.

An early version of the Breeding Tool – Note the ‘Matches’ field.

Attributes and Preferences both have a 3 unit max to boosting. This means within a grade – every Attribute (Start, Speed, Stam etc.) on a ticket is between 0 and 3. Likewise for Preferences, however only Preferences increase in increments of 0.5.

Attributes with Boost between 0-3 as shown on Racer’s Edge(link).

Preferences with Boost between 0-3 as well.

This means since there are 9 total Stat fields to a ticket – a maximum Boost for a Gen 0 ticket is 27 (3*9). However, this overall Boost score applies WITHIN a horses grade only. The grade is always the baseline racing ability of the ticket – Boost score applies atop that baseline to provide an edge.

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