NFT Steez, a new weekly podcast from Cointelegraph exploring non-fungible tokens and Web3 projects, spoke with Comic-Con legend Gareb Shamus about how he has used storytelling to drive engagement and a “creative world” that grows and strengthens. to the communities.

What began as a comic book newsletter, Shamus’s passion project, eventually became known to the world as Wizard magazine. According to Shamus, Wizard was a medium where he could “create a voice” and share with his friends the things he had discovered that moved him.

Shamus spoke of the importance of building elements of engagement and not limiting creativity within communities to “unite them around what they love.” More importantly, he explained how generating engagement enabled him to reach billions of people around the world in a way that made it “fun to be a culture fan.”

According to him, there is a natural synergy between comics and NFTs.

“We need to promote storytelling”

When asked about the role storytelling will play in the Kumite NFT project, Shamus explained that Web3 allows for greater participation and engagement whereby multiple stories can be told and expressed, from multiple points of view. Shamus described Kumite NFT as a way to bring the hero’s journey closer to the headlines, and in this way, “everyone can be a hero on their journey.”

Regarding sustainability, Shamus said it was essential for Kumite to develop “gameplay” from day one, one that allows holders to not only participate but recognize that the story is non-linear, as the community can participate and comment on how to do it. the story will progress.

Reflecting on future trends for Web3

When asked about future trends for NFTs, the community, and Web3, Shamus took a chance and suggested that there certainly has to be some semblance of “morality guideline,” but the ultimate goal in exploring these uncharted Web3 territories is to allow that people to “explore their creativity”.

Shamus believes that it would be a “mistake” to assume that the team behind Kumite will take full control of the project’s story. Instead, the incumbents can create and develop their respective characters’ story, as according to Shamus, the fans can “create better stories” than the team.

Putting restrictions on creativity is the way it “has always been,” Shamus and Web3 said, and NFTs have unlocked the means to tap into “global creativity,” especially when it comes to storytelling. The most exciting element of unlimited creativity, Shamus said, is that “you don’t know where it’s going to go,” and therein lies the fun.

For more on the chat with Shamus, be sure to listen to the full episode of NFT Steez on the new Cointelegraph Podcast page or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or TuneIn.

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