[Art RPG] Character Development

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Ongoing Biweekly Challenge

The Paperverse is filled with things to do, places to explore, and stories to build. Through the Character Development Challenges, you can hone in on specific elements of your character’s story to explore the worlds and narratives you want to create! These challenges offer a little more than non-challenge art without the difficulty level of Portal Challenges so that you can keep earning items, XP, and AP on your own time.

The available prompt will cycle every two weeks, so there’ll always be a fresh challenge for you to tackle.

If you would like to submit a new prompt for consideration to add to the list, join our Discord and post it in the #suggestion-box channel!


  • Random item drop
  • 60 XP
  • 4 AP

Art Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of a half-body colored OR half-body multi-tone greyscale sketch of your character that fulfills your chosen prompt. Shading is optional.
  • Tag your work with your character’s ID and the challenge tag PDARPGCD.
  • After your work is uploaded, Submit it to the PD Art RPG > Character Development Queue.
  • When you submit your work to the Art RPG queue, in the form provided paste the prompt you're using.

Writing Entry Requirements

  • 500 words with your character playing a major role that fulfills your chosen prompt.
  • After your work is uploaded, Submit it to the PD Art RPG > Character Development Queue.
  • When you submit your work to the Art RPG queue, in the form provided paste the prompt you're using.


You may only complete any given prompt ONCE per character.

Collaboration Requirements

Optionally, you can do this challenge as a collaboration. Learn more about how rewards work for collabs.

  • A character owned by each person must be included in the piece.
  • The base requirements are doubled (a minimum of TWO half-body characters or 1000 words)
  • The prompt must be fulfilled for BOTH characters in order for both of them to receive awards.
  • Both of the characters’ owners must be involved in the creation of the piece.


Every two weeks, a new prompt will be added below and to the list of challenges in The Inn. You can only redeem the rewards for the challenge while it is still active, so make sure to submit your work to the ARPG queue when you post and to claim your XP in the inn.

You may participate in as many or as few prompts as you would like, but you may only participate in each prompt once per character.

Prompts that call for a second character can be any character-- they do not have to be registered or even humanoid. You are also welcome to collaborate with other players on both multi character and single character prompts.

Current Prompt

Submissions for this prompt are open from Monday, October 18, 2021 to Sunday October 31, 2021

Does your character have a favorite outfit? Show them strutting their stuff!

Tag your submission with PDARPGCD.

Past Prompts

Want to complete an older prompt?


Purchase a Bookwyrm Bookmark with Trokens which will allow you to complete a prompt past the deadline.

  1. [June 28, 2021 - July 24, 2021] It’s the start of summer, and the start of a little extra time off for some denizens of the Paperverse. Does your character have any hobbies outside of their adventuring that they might spend their vacation on? Show your character stacking rocks, weaving, skydiving, or whatever their hobby is.
  2. [July 12, 2021 - July 25, 2021] Does your character collect anything? Show them with their hoard.
  3. [July 26, 2021 - August 8, 2021] Does your character have any terrible habits? Show one of them.
  4. [August 9, 2021 - August 22, 2021] What is your character’s favorite food? Show them eating it or making it-- or maybe dropping it on the ground by mistake!
  5. [August 23, 2021 - Sept 5, 2021] What is your character’s favorite color, or a color you associate with them? Draw them using shades of that color only.
  6. [September 6, 2021 - September 19, 2021] Show your character with their favorite weapon, or show what the first thing they'd pick up to fight with would be if they were in a pinch.
  7. [September 20, 2021 - October 3, 2021] Your character has come across a few abandoned gold coins… is this a fortune to them or a pittance? Show your character’s reaction to finding a month’s worth of rent on the ground.
  8. [October 4, 2021 - October 17, 2021] Does your character have a pet? Show them meeting or spending time with their animal (or alien, or robot, etc) companion.