[Art Writing Challenge] Create a Character

Create a Character

Hello PaperDemons! Welcome to the merry month of May. This month, we’re bringing out some of our brand new art role playing game (ARPG) content! To participate in this challenge, you’ll need to register your character!

The character you submit will be used for the May Portal Challenge (details to be announced), where your character will enter a new underwater world. Your character will be used for future challenges as well!

Pick one of the following methods to submit your character, and an admin will contact you with your character's ID number and confirmation of their registration.

Character Creation Requirements - Art

  • You will be submitting a portrait sketch of your chosen character!

    • The portrait sketch should be art that you personally created.

    • The portrait should include the shoulders and head and be a ¾ view of the head. Including more of the body is optional.

    • The character’s features must match the attributes you select in the form.

    • Face should be clearly lit with no dramatic lighting.

    • Character should be humanoid. See the Characters wiki page for details on allowed species.

    • The portrait should be in full color so we can see the character’s hair, eye, and skin color!

    • The portrait doesn’t have to be perfect, don’t overthink it!

  • You will also be submitting a brief bio for your chosen character.

    • Check the Character Bio Wiki for more detailed information as well as some hints and tips.

    • The form details the information we need-- you don’t need to add more than a few words per answer if you’re not ready to write extensively!

  • Submit your character portrait to PaperDemon.com and fill out the form linked below before entering the May Portal Challenge. Tag ARPGPortrait for 30 XP!

Register your character here!

 

Character Creation Requirements - Writing

 

  • You will be submitting a written description of your chosen character!

    • The writing should be work that you personally created.

    • The description should include details that match and elaborate on the features you fill out in the form (eye color, hair color, ect.)

    • Describe what style your character tends to wear and how they do their hair, if applicable.

    • Describe your character's physical form. Are they short? Are they muscular? Do they have pointed ears? Do they have fur?

    • Character should be humanoid and capable of manipulating objects. Tails and animalistic features are okay, but they must be generally person shaped. Two arms, two legs, ect, allowing for injuries and prosthetics. See the Characters wiki page for details on allowed species.

    • Add some personal flair! Consider using language that not only describes your character but also gives you some insight into them as a character. Do they have a refined vocabulary? Try looking up some SAT words to add.

    • The written description should be at least 100 words.

    • The writing piece doesn’t have to be perfect, don’t overthink it!

  • You will also be submitting a brief bio for your chosen character.

    • Check the Character Bio Wiki for more detailed information as well as some hints and tips.

    • The form details the information we need-- you don’t need to add more than a few words per answer if you’re not ready to write extensively!

  • Submit your character portrait to PaperDemon.com and fill out the form linked below before entering the May Portal Challenge. Tag ARPGPortrait for 30 XP!

Register your character here!

 

UPDATES:

  • Per your feedback and questions, we've expanded the list of species allowed to participate in our ARPG. Please read the Characters wiki article and if you have further species or other related questions, please post them here or in the discord.
  • Open/closed species are not currently allowed unless the species is one that you created.
  • There is no deadline for this challenge.
  • Your character will be with you through future challenges.
  • You are limited to one character per player. We'll be expanding it to multiple characters later.
  • 7/9/2020 Clarification added regarding what is required to be drawn