Marooned in Mushrooms

This campaign is connected to the Faedin Portal.

It will remain open until December 31, 2022.

Greetings PaperDemons, welcome to our second Art RPG Campaign! In the campaign events, you will play an interactive story game where your choices will impact the outcome of the plot. We received some really great feedback on our last campaign, and we’re proud to introduce some new mechanics! We’re continuing to work on campaigns to make them as fun and unique as possible. This time, we’ve introduced Teams. You’ll work together with other players to complete each chapter. At the end of each chapter, you will individually or collaboratively create a piece of art or writing of your characters in the story. You’ll be rewarded with loot and portal-exclusive prizes for each chapter challenge that you complete.

Sign Up For A Team

New to our Art RPG? Check out our beginner’s guide to get started!

This event is currently restricted to Patrons only. We will open it up more broadly once we work out the kinks of our new campaign system.


While traveling through a portal, something goes awry! The magical vortex spits you out in the deep, dark center of a mushroom forest– far from any known portal destination. You recognize the planet as Faedin, but nowhere on Faedin you know. Join up with others stranded by the faulty portal to search and survive your way through a harrowing gauntlet of wild challenges as you make your way back to civilization!


The XP and AP rewards are increased for campaigns as the campaigns require both a roleplay element as well as the usual creative challenge. You may run through the campaign multiple times with different characters for full rewards.

For participating in this challenge...

  • You earn 160 XP per chapter you complete

  • You earn 200 gold per chapter you complete

  • Your character earns 14 AP per chapter you complete. 

  • You earn a random item roll per chapter you complete


If you complete all three chapters of the challenge...


If you are completing the campaign for a second time with the same character, or would like to submit multiple creative works for the same campaign, you may do so after recieving the Campaign Trophy. You will recieve chapter rewards for repeat completion, but you will not recieve duplicates of the campaign completion rewards.

Challenge Requirements

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!

For this Patron preview, your team will be given a discord channel in which you will roleplay based on campaign prompts given to you as you complete each challenge. You will also be able to access an out of character thread for planning, and an administration thread to confirm that you’re done with a challenge and ready for the next.

At the end of each chapter, you’ll be asked to complete a prompt based on that chapter. The prompts will be given to you as you progress through the story.

  • If you are submitting art, it should be a full color or multi-tone greyscale piece that shows at least half of your character’s body and matches the prompt you have chosen. Shading is optional.

  • If you are submitting writing, your registered character should be the focus of the piece. The piece should be at least 700 words and it must match the content of the prompt you have chosen.

  • Avoid directly copying and pasting your team roleplay for the chapter challenges. The chapter challenges are for you to explore what you didn’t get a chance to in the roleplay!

  • Submit your art or writing in the form below for your rewards. Each campaign chapter submission should be a separate artwork or writing chapter in order to get rewards. You will need to complete each challenge while the campaign is running in order to receive the rewards.


Hints and Tips

This style of campaign is very much a collaborative story. That means that your quest involves other players and their needs and wants as much as it does yours. Be attentive to your team! Express your interests and disinterests. Make sure you’re not being overly controlling or taking up too much of the spotlight. Work together and communicate to make sure everyone’s having a good time!


  • Do elect a leader for your team to keep things moving! Asking everyone for their opinion on something sometimes bogs down the process. Picking a representative who will greenlight moving forward when everyone is unsure will help your game keep up the pace.
  • Do let yourself fail! The story is more interesting if the challenges are actually difficult for your characters and they have to come up with clever or interesting ways to overcome them.

  • Do chat with your teammates out of character however much works best for you. If you prefer to sketch out the roleplay out of character before playing it in character, do that in the out of character thread.

  • Do “yes, and.” This is an improv rule where you roll with what your teammates are doing in roleplay. Instead of cutting them off or immediately ending something they started, find a way to move forwards with it. If  you’re not comfortable with where something is going, bring it up in the out of character thread!


  • Don’t “god mod.” This means that you should avoid controlling other people’s characters in interactions. Don’t put words in other players’ character’s mouths. Don’t force other player’s characters to do things that you have not agreed on beforehand.

  • Don’t derail the story. If you’d like to go wildly off the rails, you’re welcome to do so outside of the official roleplay. If a prompt asks you to go pick strawberries and you instead decide to roleplay going to a spa, it’s not going to feel very coherent when the next prompt tells you that you have to bake a strawberry shortcake.


  • Incorporate past roleplay into present-- your characters are in the same story they were three prompts ago. Did one of your characters get hurt in an earlier prompt? How does that impact them now? Have they had a chance to rest? Are they exhausted? Did a boost from their teammates feed their magic into something more powerful than usual? Flex your creative muscles and give your teammates something interesting to play off of!
  • If you'd like to retroactively change anything, make sure to check in with your teammates. You can change anything except which branching paths you chose in the official prompts. We're not going to be policing your lore and continuity-- that's up to your team. We just want you to have fun on this story journey!


Have questions? Ask in our Discord server in the #arpg-discuss or #ask-a-mod channels.