It's a scam. It's fundamentally bad for the environment despite the shady "carbon credit" shenanigans. It's pushed by pyramid schemers that if given a chance would fill every space they could type with pleas to "jump on board" and this encourages them. And I, frankly, don't want to give Chaosium any money while they are doing this.Why? It's a product for those who want it, and the rest of us can just continue playing CoC.
Personally, I don't really get the appeal of NFTs . . . I think they're kinda stupid and faddish. No idea on the cost of these, but I wouldn't be interested if they were free.
But, from a publisher or artist's point of view . . . if folks want to purchase digital art, why not make it available for those who want it?
And . . . I've purchased similar kinds of things within video games to decorate my avatar's personal spaces within the game. I haven't done this a lot or spent any significant money to do so, but I got a minor kick out of it in games I was invested in. This seems similar to me, just minus the video game wrapping.
One question I have is . . . . Why license through Chaosium? They don't hold copyrights on Mythos characters and IP, why license through them at all? Lovecraft's work is all in the public domain (I'm fairly sure).
do as you will