Character Development

Ongoing Weekly 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.

A new prompt is posted every Monday. You have two weeks to complete each prompt.

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!

Rewards

  • 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.
  • Click on the prompt event at the bottom of this page.
  • Click Upload new submission at the bottom of the event. After your work is uploaded, submit it to the queue at the bottom of the prompt page.

Writing Entry Requirements

  • 500 words with your character playing a major role that fulfills your chosen prompt.
  • Click on the prompt event at the bottom of this page.
  • Click Upload new submission at the bottom of the event. After your work is uploaded, submit it to the queue at the bottom of the prompt page.

Restrictions

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.

Prompts

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, Dec 5, 2022 to Sunday, Dec 18, 2022

#43 Draw or write about your character finding a person or creature lost in the forbidding snows of winter. Does your character help them? Do they just pass by? Do they steal their boots? 

Past Prompts

To view the past prompts and submit an entry for a past prompt, click the button below.

View old prompts