[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 cycles every two weeks, so there’s always a fresh challenge for you to tackle. Starting in October 2022, the prompts change every week.

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, September 19, 2022 to Sunday, October 2, 2022

#33 What is your character's room like? Neat? Messy? Do they make their bed every morning? Do they HAVE a room? Show your character in their private space/where they sleep. Or write about your character and their room.

Tag your submission with PDARPGCD.


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Past Prompts

These are all the past prompts for the Character Development challenge along with their original deadlines. If you'd like to complete one of these prompts passed the deadline, see info above on the Bookwyrm Bookmark.

Number Prompt Original dates
32 What is your characters morning routine? Show or write about your character doing something that is a part of their morning routine. Sept 5, 2022 - Sept 18, 2022
31 Crossing a thousand universes sometimes brings you face to face with things you’d never expect. Your character has met an alternate version of themselves! Show them with their alternate and how they would react. Aug 22, 2022 - Sept 4, 2022
30 Show your character helping a younger character pick out their talisman. The other character does not have to be registered in the game. If you use someone else's OC, please get permission first. Aug 8, 2022 - August 21, 2022
29 What was the most embarrassing moment of your character's life? Show them doing something foolish. July 25, 2022 - August 7, 2022
28 If your character was an animal or non-humanoid fantasy creature, what would they be? Draw your character with their creature self, or write about them transforming or finding themselves in a universe where they are not what they were. July 11, 2022 - July 24, 2022
27 If your character had a chance to go back in time and tell their younger self one thing, what would they say? Show or write about your character telling that thing to their younger self. June 27, 2022 - July 10, 2022
26 Show your character in beachwear or write about them going on a beach vacation or mission. June 13, 2022 - June 26, 2022
25 Show a moment in your character’s past that they *really* regret. May 30, 2022 - June 12, 2022
24 Does your character have an archenemy? A childhood rival? Show your character facing off with them. May 16, 2022 - May 29, 2022
23 How does your character show other people that they love them? Gifts? Hugs? Scathing insults? Show your character being affectionate (platonically or romantically) to another character. May 2, 2022 - May 15, 2022
22 Show your character with a completely different hair style or color than the one they usually sport or write about a situation in which your character has to or chooses to dramatically change their hair and how they feel about it. If your character doesn't have hair, use their equivalent. Fur, paint job, aura, etc. April 18, 2022 - May 1, 2022
21 Your character has to turn to research for an answer-- maybe they have a big school exam coming up, or maybe they stepped on an unidentifiable plant, and now their foot is starting to turn a weird color. Draw or write about them studying for something important! April 4, 2022 - April 17, 2022
20 Depict your character as either a more mature version of themselves if they're a child, or a child version of themselves if they're an adult. If your character wouldn't have a child-like form, you can do them as elderly instead. March 21, 2022 - April 3, 2022
19 Show your character teaching or helping another character deal with their emerging latent element. The other character does NOT have to be registered in the game. It can also be a made up character just for this challenge. If you use someone else's character, please get permission from the owner. March 7, 2022 - March 20, 2022
18 Show your character dressed in a fancy outfit. February 21, 2022 - March 6, 2022
17 Show your character flirting or expressing affection for another OC. If you use another person's OC, please get their permission first! February 7, 2022 - February 20, 2022
16 Show your character encountering a piece of technology that is nothing like anything they've seen before. January 24, 2022 - February 6, 2022
15 Show your character cuddling a plushy or other comfort or security item such as a security blanket. January 10, 2022 - January 23, 2022
14 Show your character dressed in pajamas or whatever they sleep in. December 27, 2021 - January 9, 2022
13 It's the holiday season in the world of the Paperverse. Show your character celebrating the seasons either alone or with another OC. Are they wearing a festive outfit? Or enjoying a traditional holiday dish? Or maybe drinking some hot cocoa? Or stringing up some lights to decorate their home? December 13, 2021 - December 26, 2021
12 Does your character like music? Show them singing, playing an instrument, or reacting to someone else doing one of those activities. November 29, 2021 - December 12, 2021
11 Show your character down and out with an injury or illness. November 15, 2021 - November 28, 2021
10 Someone just stumbled into your character and dumped a drink on them. Show how your character reacts. November 1, 2021 - November 14, 2021
9 Does your character have a favorite outfit? Show them strutting their stuff! October 18, 2021 - October 31, 2021
8 Does your character have a pet? Show them meeting or spending time with their animal (or alien, or robot, etc) companion. October 4, 2021 - October 17, 2021
7 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. September 20, 2021 - October 3, 2021
6 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. September 6, 2021 - September 19, 2021
5 What is your character’s favorite color, or a color you associate with them? Draw them using shades of that color only. August 23, 2021 - Sept 5, 2021
4 What is your character’s favorite food? Show them eating it or making it-- or maybe dropping it on the ground by mistake! August 9, 2021 - August 22, 2021
3 Does your character have any terrible habits? Show one of them. July 26, 2021 - August 8, 2021
2 Does your character collect anything? Show them with their hoard. July 12, 2021 - July 25, 2021
1 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. June 28, 2021 - July 24, 2021