So you want to get started in Cryptoblades, but all you have is FIAT currency? Here's one way to get started.

You first want to secure some BNB (Binance Coin). The easiest way is to use a popular exchange such as https://www.binance.com/. Make sure to do your own research and always be careful when entering money into cryptocurrency.

NEVER PUT IN MORE THAN YOU'RE WILLING TO LOSE

Once you have BNB, you need to get a wallet such as https://metamask.io/. For the purposes of this guide it will be assumed that you are using Metamask.

Instructions on how to setup Metamask to accept BNB can be found here: https://docs.binance.org/smart-chain/wallet/metamask.html

Once your Metamask has been set up to the BSC network, you may withdraw your BNB from your exchange of choice straight to your Metamask wallet. Expect to pay a small fee for gas.

Once your BNB is reflected in your wallet, head on over to https://exchange.pancakeswap.finance/#/swap to buy your SKILL tokens.

SKILL tokens are the currency used by Cryptoblades.io. SKILL is used for creating new characters and weapons.

In the exchange.pancakeswap page, click "Connect" in the upper right hand corner to link your wallet.

In the center of your screen, click "Select a currency" and paste 0x154a9f9cbd3449ad22fdae23044319d6ef2a1fab to bring up the SKILL token.

Be sure to hit "(Add)" before selecting the token so in the future you only need to type SKILL instead of the contract address.

Input the desired amount of SKILL tokens you wish to purchase and click "Swap". Info on suggested SKILL purchase here: How much Skill and BNB do I need to play?

Once you click "Swap" and have confirmed the transactions, wait for your SKILL to be reflected in your wallet. If your SKILL is not visible you can click on "Add Token" in the Metamask extension and paste the contract address for SKILL: 0x154a9f9cbd3449ad22fdae23044319d6ef2a1fab

When your wallet has SKILL and BNB for gas fees, you may proceed to https://app.cryptoblades.io/ and mint your first character. You can ensure that your wallet is connected to Cryptoblades by viewing the "Balance" of SKILL in the top right corner when you first open the site. If you see the SKILL you just purchased, you're ready to start playing!

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