A Twitter user reported that the Wagdie NFT Project stole artwork. Especially from the hugely popular card game, Magic: The Gathering. Of course, it’s unconfirmed, but it looks incredibly similar.
About Wagdie NFT and Allegedly Stolen Art
The Wagdie NFT (We are All Going to Die) project is a 6.7k item NFT project with a current floor price of 0.54 ETH on OpenSea. By all accounts they seem to be a successful collection, and they also have 14,000+ followers on Twitter.
The collection seems to be based on fantasy. They were originally minted for free, which seems to be a trend lately. They don’t have a website and are based solely on Twitter.
Now, the Wagdie NFT Collection has been alleged to have stolen art from the popular card game Magic: The Gathering. Apparently, according to Remi Lemille on Twitter, their NFT is “literally just Massacre Wurm flipped and plotted.” It is also a large worm-like creature with certain dragon-like characteristics.
Magic: The Gathering
Magic: The Gathering is both a tabletop and digital collectible card game created by Richard Garfield. To clarify, it is played with 2 or more players and for those watching from the outside, the rules seem confusing.
The game has an extremely large and dedicated fanbase. All over the world, there are many happenings all the time, and their official Twitter collection has over 320,000 followers.
Although Wizards of the Coast, the game’s publisher has shown interest in getting into NFTs, there have been no official Magic: The Gathering NFTs yet.
An unofficial NFT collection has been created. However, this was cut short as the publishers of the original game brought lawyers into the situation due to their goal of entering space. It may not be a good sign for the Wagdie NFT collection if it turns out that they stole the art.
If they were to enter space, it would definitely be a success. Plus, many of their fans would no doubt buy their favorite characters in NFT form.