Take your Original Character on an adventure
Find self-confidence and get motivated to create with the PaperDemon Art Role Playing Game.
Overcome art block with our creative challenges
PaperDemon's challenges are structured as an Art Role Playing Game (or Art RPG).
Draw or write fiction of your original character using the prompts provided.
Earn gold, XP, and other loot to gain power and abilities for your character.
Work together with other players to defeat monsters.
How it works
1. Create your original character
Our game is flexible enough to work with your OC.
🖼 Start by drawing a portrait or writing a short story about your OC.
🎠 Don't have an OC? We'll help guide you through creating one.
🎲 Submit it to our queue and we'll register your character in the game.
2. Complete Challenges
Draw or write from provided prompts.
🎨 Complete apprenticeship challenges to prepare your character for adventure. Each challenge will teach you the basic mechanics of the game.
🌌 Visit other worlds with our Portal challenges to expand your character's adventure.
✒ Each challenge includes a choice of prompts to use as a starting point for your creativity.
3. Submit and Review process
Submission and queue systems make it easy to redeem rewards.
🚩 After completing a challenge, submit your art to one of our queues for review. Each challenge will include detailed instructions on how to do so.
✅ Within a few days, a friendly PaperDemon staff member will review the work to ensure it meets requirements, and then deliver you your rewards.
4. Power up
Rewards motivate you to keep adventuring through art and writing.
💰 Completing challenges earns you Experience Points, achievements, and virtual items you can use to increase your character's attack power and defense.
✨ Customize your character’s abilities and spells.
⚔ Equip new gear by earning it in challenges or purchasing it with gold in the store.
5. The Power of Friendship
Make new friends along the way
🔥 Join forces with your friends to fight monsters.
💫 Collaborate with other players to create joint adventures for your characters.
💖 Find acceptance and support from our community.
Are you ready for adventure?Start playing today
Who is this for?
Our Art RPG and community were created for those that
💪 want to create more art or writing
💗 struggle with 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?
PaperDemon.com is also advertisement free. We are supported primarily through partnerships with other Art RPGs (which you are welcome to explore!). Additional support provided by our generous Patreon subscribers and members who purchase premium memberships.
Want to help support the vibrant PaperDemon community? We will soon have premium items and currency available for purchase which will allow you to achieve more powerful items quicker. Your support will help us to cover operating costs and staff expenses.
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?
Every 1-2 months we release a new challenge 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. Creating art or writing for these is optional as it is mostly a chance to flex your character's abilities which you earned from completing previous challenges.
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.
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.