Rules of NeonMob

On NeonMob, there are only a few rules. We have these rules to protect the health and experience of our entire community.  Read below to learn more.

1.  You may create and operate only one (1) account.  Owning more than one account is basically the only way to "cheat" on NeonMob.  Real artists earn a living through sales on NeonMob, so obtaining free packs beyond the standard daily allotment is stealing.  Collectors who participate in NeonMob fairly become enraged when they see people using multiple accounts to funnel pieces into one account.  So don't do it.  Don't make your best friends sign up only to make them trade you all their best pieces either.

2.  Don't be predatory with your trade offers.  Offering your common for someone else's extremely rare, particularly a new users who is unlikely to know better, is like stealing candy from a baby.  Don't be that guy or girl.

3. Don't harass, threaten, or say bad things in messages.  As a member of a community, you should treat your fellow collectors with respect in your messaging.  

Violating any of the above rules can be grounds for suspension or deletion of your account, including the seizure of your entire collection. 

How does trading work?

There are several ways to start trading on NeonMob.  You can visit other collectors' profile or series pages.  You can search for artworks you need.  You can also get started trading from within your own collection.  The image below shows an example of a view of one of your very own collections.  You can the artworks you own, while empty slots appear for ones you do not own yet.

When you don't own an artwork, you can hover your mouse over the area the print should appear and you'll see a button to show "Owners", like this:

Clicking on "Owners" pulls up a list of all owners of the artwork, as seen below, along additional information about them. "Trader Grade" tells you how responsive the trader is, "# owned" tells you how many prints a trader owns, and "completion" tells you whether or not a trader might be done with a particular series.

It is important, and sometimes challenging, to find an optimal trading partner. There are no rules, but it helps to start with traders with high trader grades, because this means they are more likely to accept or decline your trade offer, rather than allowing it to expire.  Traders with duplicates (2x or more) are also more likely to part with their prints.

Once you have selected a trading partner, you then begin the process of assembling a trade offer.  The image below shows a trade window with the beginnings of a trade offer.  You must add artworks to offer before you can submit the trade offer to your trading partner for consideration.

After submitting your offer, your trading partner has 48 hours to respond before the offer automatically expires. They may accept, decline, or counter-offer your trade. Likewise, you may withdraw or modify your trade offer.  You will have to wait and find out!

Can I publish a series on NeonMob?

Are you an artist? We'd love to see your ideas for a digital trading card series and are inviting select people to publish their art on NeonMob. To be considered, submit an example of your art on our Submissions page and get feedback from other users.

We're inviting artists with popular submissions, and those we believe would make especially good series, to create and publish their own series on NeonMob. 

When collectors purchase packs of your series, you can earn earn up to 70% of sales. Exclusive series provide 70% of sales to artists while non-exclusive series provide 30% of sales to creators. To be paid on NeonMob, you must have a PayPal account and be able to receive payments.

Learn more and submit your art

Artwork from Marija Turina's Art Snacks

Artwork from Marija Turina's Art Snacks

What are the rarities?

All artworks are categorized with a rarity.  There are five rarities considered part of the “core” of a collection: common, uncommon, rare, very rare, and extremely rare.  In addition, collections may contain special artworks with a “variant” or “chase” rarity.  These rarities represent variations of another artwork, while chases are meant to represent special or unique artworks.

Are all artworks of the same rarity equally rare?

No! Within the same series, you can assume that artworks of the same rarities (Common, Uncommon, Rare, Very Rare, Extremely Rare) have equal print counts. Across different series, artworks will often have very different print counts. Be sure to look at the detail page of an artwork to see how many prints of it exist, and read the details when trading.

Some artworks have thousands of prints, while others have just a few hundred or even just a few dozen. Some artworks have no print limit whosoever.  So be careful assuming that all artworks of the same rarity are equally scarce or valuable!

As an example, the following trade shows each trader offering an artwork with the extremely rare rarity.  However, these pieces are not equally scarce because one has 200 prints while the other has 1200 prints.

What is a "chase"?

A "chase" is an artwork designated by its creator as special in some way.  It may be extremely limited or different somehow.  It is represented by this rarity symbol:

A chase artwork does not show up as an empty slot in your collection if you do not own it, so you may not even know it existed when you come across it.  Do not assume chase artworks within the same collection are equally scarce. The best way to find the print count of a chase artwork is to look at its detail page.

The following chase artwork, for example, has 500 prints total:

What are trader grades?

Trader grades reflect how responsive a collector is to trade offers.  Having an A+ grade does not mean this collector is more likely to accept than decline an offer, but it does mean they will respond.  Traders receive lower grades for allowing trades to expire without responding.  

All collectors start out with a trader grade of B, and depending on how responsive they are to trade offers they receive, the trader grade will improve or worsen.  In this case, Happy the Dog has a trader grade of A+ (the best possible).

You will also be shown collectors' trader grades when you see a list of owners of artworks.  This helps you determine who you may want to propose trade offers to.

I have two prints of the same artwork. Which will I give away if I offer one in a trade?

When a collector owns more than one of the same artwork, the highest numbered print will always be traded away.  This is the case regardless of whether the collector has initiated the trade or is responding to another collector's offer.  Having this rule ensures a collector won’t accidentally trade away prints with low-numbed print counts, which are typically valued more highly.

Can I offer the same trade to more than one person?

Yes, and then the race is on! The first collector to respond will be able to accept your trade. If a trade cannot be completed due to the artworks no longer being available when a collector responds to an offer, the transaction will not go through.  Be careful, though, if you own two of an artwork and you offer it in two separate trades, it's possible you will give away both if they are both accepted.

What is a "Reward Series"?

Some series are available exclusively through our rewards program.  You receive bonus packs that may be redeemed on from special series for inviting friends to join. You can't get packs for these series in any other way.

Reward collections are identified by their blue "Reward" banner.

Reward collections are identified by their blue "Reward" banner.

Go here to find your unique referral link, which you must use to invite friends.  When you do so, we'll reward you with free credits that you can use to get packs from a reward series of your choice.