Take your OC on an adventure
Get motivated to create and build more confidence with the PaperDemon Art Role Playing Game.
Overcome art block and writers block with our creative challenges
PaperDemon's challenges are structured as an Art Role Playing Game (or Art RPG).
Draw your OC
Draw or write fiction of your original character using the prompts provided.
Earn XP, virtual gold, and other virtual items to gain power and abilities for your character.
Defeat Creative Block
Get more drawing or writing done. Get encouragement every week with inspiring new challenges.
How it works
1. Register your original character
Our game is flexible enough to work with your OC.
🎨 Draw a portrait or 🧾 write a description of your character and submit it for registration.
🎲 You'll get a character sheet for your character to track your character's progress, power, and equipment.
2. Complete Challenges
We provide prompts to keep you creating.
🎨 Learn the game through fun "Apprenticeship" intro art and writing prompts.
🕐 Go at your own pace. Invest as little or as much time as you want.
🧙♂️ Set out on an adventure, and develop your character, through a world designed to keep you creating. See Types of Art Challenges below for more details.
3. Upload your creation
Our game works with all skill levels.
🚩 As you adventure, follow the challenge details to submit to the game queue for review.
✅ Within a few days, a friendly PD staff member will review the work to ensure it meets requirements, and then deliver your rewards to your virtual bank.
4. You get in-game rewards
Rewards motivate you to keep adventuring through art and writing.
💰 In-game points and currency make an enticing rewards system, keeping you creating, defeating art block and writers block one challenge at a time.
👨👩👦 Draw your friends characters to earn extra rewards and gain new abilities in battle.
🐲 Points, Gold, virtual items, companions, gear, collectables, and the ability to team up with other adventurers means the opportunities for creativity just keep coming.
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Types of Art Challenges
Here's a look at the type of game content and prompts included in the PaperDemon Art RPG. Simple prompts are added weekly, while larger events are added monthly.
Portals are new worlds your character can visit with new creatures for your OC to encounter. Some Portals are seasonal, while others are permanently available.
Quests allow your character a chance to find their place in PaperDemon lore and history as well as earn special rewards. Most are only open for a set period of time.
Character Development prompts are short and simple challenges with lower art requirements and are released every week.
Battles are a fun way to pit your characters against a wild variety of denizens of the Paperverse while gaining loot and teaming up with other players.
Here are some characters created by players from our community to help inspire you. We have artists of a wide variety of skill levels.
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Our community is dedicated to fostering a supportive, safe, and inclusive environment - especially for neurodiverse creators!
Find acceptance and support from our safe and encouraging community.
Get help via text chat in our discord server from staff and other players.
Role-play with other players to create joint adventures. NPCs provide new discussion prompts daily.
Who is this for?
Our Art RPG and community were created for those that
💗 struggle with art block, writers block, 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 by
- partnerships with other Art RPGs (which you are welcome to explore!) who use our powerful Art RPG hosting tools
- our generous Patreon subscribers and members who purchase premium memberships.
- players who purchase our game's premium currency or other items from our shop. Premium currency is optional and not required to participate in the game. You can earn premium currency through game participation.
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.
How will I compete with other players?
The game is designed so that no player is competing directly against another player. Boss fights are a collaborative event where players work together to take down a site-wide boss.
Your character will go up in level based on how many artworks you complete, not based on the quality or your skill level as an artist. However, there are minimum art requirements (e.g. full color artwork, depict half the body of the character) to help keep the game fair.
How much time investment do I need to make?
You can participate as little or as much as you want. Many prompts have a deadline but we also have events that are ongoing. Many events with deadlines have special items you can obtain to allow you to participate past the deadline and still get rewards.
Can I use an existing Original Character? Can I use an anthro character?
Most likely, yes. Check the character requirements for more info.
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.
Premium items like the Bookwyrm Bookmark and Junket tank can be purchased to allow you to participate in past challenges.
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.