Take your OC on an adventure

Get motivated to create and build more confidence with the PaperDemon Art Role Playing Game.

Overcome art block and writers block with our creative challenges

PaperDemon's challenges are structured as an Art Role Playing Game (or Art RPG).

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Draw your OC

Draw or write fiction of your original character using the prompts provided.

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Gain Loot

Earn XP, virtual gold, and other virtual items to gain power and abilities for your character.

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Defeat Art Block or Writers Block

Get more drawing or writing done. Get encouragement every two weeks with inspiring new challenges.

How it works

1. Register your original character

Our game is flexible enough to work with your OC.

🎨 Draw a portrait or 🧾 write a description of your character and submit it for registration. You'll get a character sheet for your character to track your character's progress, power, and equipment.

2. Complete Challenges

We provide prompts to keep you creating.

🎨 Learn the game through fun "Apprenticeship" intro art and writing prompts.

🧙‍♂️ Set out on an adventure, and develop your character, through a world designed to keep you creating.

3. Upload your creation

Submission and queue systems make it easy to redeem rewards.

🚩 As you adventure, follow the challenge details and submit to the PD team for review.

✅ Within a few days, a friendly PD staff member will review the work to ensure it meets requirements, and then deliver your rewards.

4. You get in-game rewards

Rewards motivate you to keep adventuring through art and writing.

💰 In-game points and currency make an enticing rewards system, keeping you creating, defeating art block and writers block one challenge at a time.

🐲 Points, Gold, virtual items, companions, gear, collectables, and the ability to team up with other adventurers means the opportunities for creativity just keep coming.

Are you ready for adventure?

Start playing today

Get Support

Our community is dedicated to fostering a supportive, safe, and inclusive environment - especially for neurodiverse creators!

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Find acceptance and support from our safe and encouraging community.

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Join forces with your friends to fight monsters. Collaborate with other players to create joint adventures for your characters

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Improve your drawing skills with our free resources and tutorials.

Other Adventurers

Here are some characters created by players from our community to help inspire you. We have artists of a wide variety of skill levels.

Are you ready for adventure?

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FAQ

Who is this for?

Our Art RPG and community were created for those that

  • 💗 struggle with art block, writers block, motivation, productivity, and confidence

  • 🎮 like to play tabletop RPGs, video game RPGs, or role-play online

  • 🦊 Like to draw original characters or write original fiction

How much does it cost?

It's free!

PaperDemon.com is also advertisement free. We are supported by

  • partnerships with other Art RPGs (which you are welcome to explore!) who use our powerful Art RPG hosting tools
  • our generous Patreon subscribers and members who purchase premium memberships.
  • players who purchase our game's premium currency. Premium currency is optional and not required to participate in the game.

How skilled do I need to be at art or writing?

There is no skill requirement. Our staff will judge the completeness of your entries based on your current skill level.

Can I use an existing Original Character? Can I use an anthro character?

Most likely, yes. Check the wiki for character requirements.

What kind of game content can I expect?

  • Character Development prompts are released every two weeks. These are simple prompts like "What is your character’s favorite color, or a color you associate with them? Draw them using shades of that color only.". See the list of past prompts.

  • Every 1-2 months we release a more in-depth challenge such as a Portal or Campaign that you can participate in by drawing or writing. Some are seasonal, while others are permanently available.

  • Most of our challenges take the form of Portals. These are new worlds your character can visit.

  • A battle will occur roughly every 3 months. Each attack requires an art or writing submission based on given prompts. The amount of damage your character does depens on how much you've powered up your character with items and ranking them up.

What if this content is not enough?

You're welcome to create your own quests for your character. Drawing or writing your character outside of the provided challenges still earns you rewards.

PaperDemon isn't the first or only Art RPG. We host many other Art RPGs, some of which have been operating successfully for several years. Sometimes we do crossover events with these other games. If you'd like to explore more than just the PaperDemon Art RPG, or are looking for something that caters more to your interests, check out our ARPG directory - you'll never run out of inspiration.

Premium items like the Bookwyrm Bookmark and Junket tank can be purchased to allow you to participate in past challenges.

What is your staff like?

Our staff is composed of empathetic, kind, and helpful volunteers and paid staff. Discord is a great way to connect with us.

Have more questions?

Don't worry. We got your back. Ask for help in our Discord community or contact us at [email protected]