New Years Art RPG Cross Over Challenge. Earn 50-100 XP, 7AP, 50 gold for participating. Now through Mar 10

[Art RPG] New Years Crossover Challenge

New Years Cross Over 2021

This event will run January 13 - March 10, 2021.

The New Year is upon us, and with it comes a new creative challenge. This challenge is in collaboration with Dracostryx, Dragons of Aquella, and PaperDemon. You’ll have multiple prompts to choose from so you can tailor your creative work to your comfort, but we highly encourage you to collaborate or create gift art for players of other ARPGs! Check out Dracostryx’s New Years Crossover event and Dragons of Aquella’s New Years Crossover event to find guidelines and rewards for participating with those ARPGs!

Avangard’s worlds-famous Year’s End Journey brings together airships from across the multiverse to deliver fireworks and goods for New Year’s festivals. But a storm is brewing, and they’ll need more help than they expect to make it to their destination.

In this challenge, you will earn gold and XP for your entries, with a boost for collaborations and gifts.

2020, however, refuses to go out without a bang…

Thunder rumbled ominously through the skies, strong enough to shake the Journeyships’ solar masts. The storm had roiled up from the horizon in the span of a handful of heartbeats, nearly unnatural in its speed. The caravan of airships hadn’t the speed to outrun it, and no portals to safe shores existed for miles in any direction. All they could do was pray that their ships would hold.

Lightning snapped across the bow of a smaller ship. Crates of fireworks exploded across the deck in a riot of colors, setting the ship aflame. Its crew scrambled to put out the fire, but even through the driving rain it persisted. The ship limped low, crew throwing boxes overboard to keep it in the air.

Suddenly, sleek shapes appeared in the water below. Aqrions, beckoning to the crew to abandon ship. Above, massive feathered dragons rocketed down through the clouds. Dracostryx, seeking to pull people from the flaming ships.

The heroes of the Paperverse portal in from countless worlds, teaming up with beasts of sky and sea to bring the Journeyships home.

Now it’s your turn!

Option 1: The Rescue

Rewards

  • 100 XP

  • 7AP for your character

  • 50 Gold per entry

Challenge Requirements

For this crossover challenge, you will be joining in on the rescue with your own original character. You will be using the character you registered in our Character Creation Challenge. If you haven’t registered a character yet, follow that link to do so!

Pick one of the prompts below and draw or write your registered character engaging in the New Year’s story!

  • If you are submitting art, it should be a full color piece that shows at least half of the required characters’ bodies and a background that matches the prompt you have chosen. Shading is required.

  • If you are submitting writing, your registered character should be the focus of the piece. The piece should be at least 1000 words and it must match the content of the prompt you have chosen.

  • Submit your entry to PaperDemon.com and copy paste the prompt you selected into the submission description. For artwork, tag pdarpgny2021 for 100 XP! For artwork, please also tag your character id.

  • To redeem your character’s AP and earn your Gold reward, use the [Add to ARPG Queue] button on your submission's page and select "PaperDemon ARPG" and "Portals". In the form, add your character’s name, ID number, and which option and prompt you are submitting art for. Example:
    Mike PD333
    Dragons of Aquella Crossover prompt for The Rescue Challenge.

Prompt #1 - DracoStryx Crossover

The lightning from the storm has set fire to several airships, and they need fliers to help bring people and possessions to safety before the ships go down. Draw or write your character assisting in the rescue efforts alongside a Dracostryx. The submission must include your character and a Dracostryx. If you don’t already know any Dracostryx players, join the Dracostryx Discord and ask for volunteers!

Prompt #2 - Dragons of Aquella Crossover

Cargo and crew are scattered across the rough seas below the disaster in the sky. Boats and swimmers rush to their rescue, with you among them. Draw or write your character assisting in the rescue efforts alongside an Aqrion from Dragons of Aquella. The submission must include your character and an Aqrion. If you don’t already know any Aquella players, join the Dragons of Aquella Discord and ask for volunteers!

Option 2: The Celebration

Rewards

  • 50-60 XP

  • 7AP for your character and 7AP for your partner’s character

  • 50 Gold per entry

Challenge Requirements

For this challenge, you will be creating artwork solo or in collaboration with another player. You will be using the character you registered in our Character Creation Challenge. If you haven’t registered a character yet, follow that link to do so!

Prompt #1 - Collaboration

Find a partner and create a celebratory New Years piece together! Draw your character and your partner’s character together during the holiday celebrations. They can be exchanging gifts or valentines, sharing a mug of hot chocolate, watching fireworks, anything that captures the holiday spirit!

  • If you are submitting art, it should be a colored sketch that includes at least a half-body of your character and your partner’s character. There should be at least one holiday themed element in the piece. Both you and your partner should contribute to the piece.

  • If you are submitting writing, your character and your partner’s characters should be the focus of the piece. The piece should be at least 600 words, and include a holiday themed element. Both you and your partner should contribute to the piece.

  • Submit your entry to PaperDemon.com and copy paste the prompt you selected into the submission description. For artwork, tag pdarpgnycollab for 60 XP! For artwork, please also tag your character id.

  • To redeem your character’s AP and earn your Gold reward, use the [Add to ARPG Queue] button on your submission's page and select "PaperDemon ARPG" and "Portals". In the form, add your character’s name, ID number, and which option and prompt you are submitting art for. Example:
    My character: Mike PD333
    Partner’s character: Bob PD999
    Collaboration prompt for The Celebration Challenge.

  • If you’re not sure how to find a partner, join the PaperDemon Discord and ask for volunteers!

Prompt #2 - Solo

Create a celebratory New Years piece! Draw your character enjoying the holiday celebrations. They can be opening gifts, having a mug of hot chocolate, watching fireworks, anything that captures the holiday spirit!

  • If you are submitting art, it should be a colored sketch that includes at least a half-body of your character. There should be at least one holiday themed element in the piece.

  • If you are submitting writing, your character should be the focus of the piece. The piece should be at least 500 words, and include a holiday themed element.

  • Submit your entry to PaperDemon.com and copy paste the prompt you selected into the submission description. For artwork, tag pdarpgsolo for 50 XP! For artwork, please also tag your character id.

  • To redeem your character’s AP and earn your Gold reward, use the [Add to ARPG Queue] button on your submission's page and select "PaperDemon ARPG" and "Portals". In the form, add your character’s name, ID number, and which option and prompt you are submitting art for. Example:
    My character: Mike PD333
    .Partner’s character: Bob PD999
    Solo prompt for The Celebration Challenge.

  • If you’re not sure how to find a partner, join the PaperDemon Discord and ask for volunteers!

Challenge written by Shyftlock. Artwork created by BogusRed.