Battles

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Battles are a fun way to pit your characters against a wild variety of denizens of the Paperverse while gaining gold and loot.

How battles work

Battles are a collaborative effort of the community to work together to fight against a common enemy, a boss. Battles are conducted through forum posts. You post a message detailing your attack and an admin replies with the details of how successful your attack is. You may do one attack per day.

  1. A battle opens and is announced on our blog with a link to the forum thread where the battle occurs.
  2. Choose from your list of Abilities what ability you want to use (such as healing, attack, duocast).
  3. Reply to the battle forum thread. The battle will include a form that you will copy paste into a forum post where you'll include a link to your character, the ability you are using, and a link to your art if you're doing an art boost.
  4. A game admin will reply within a few days with a post that details the success of your attack and how much damage you did to the boss. This may also include a counter-attack from the boss and HP damage.

See an example

Today battles are processed manually. In the future, we plan to have more automated and real time responses.

Elements

Different elements will be strong or weak against other elements. Keep an eye out for the elemental alignment of your enemy-- it will affect how effective your attacks are in battle!

In order to officially assign your character an element, you will have to complete the Latent Element Challenge and pick from Sky, Fire, Water, or Earth.


Art Boost

To gain a significant bonus to your attack power, you may add a simple black and white sketch of your character fighting the boss. Each battle includes an image of the boss but you are welcome and encouraged to get creative with what the boss looks like. Upload it to your gallery on PaperDemon and use the thumb code to make it show up in your forum post. You can use each artwork as a bonus only once. Art boosted attacks will never miss. You will also earn XP for the art you submit if you tag it with PDARPGBattle2.

To add an art bonus to a duocast, both characters fighting must feature in the art but only one piece needs to be submitted. It doesn’t need to be perfect, have some fun with it!

Because the forums do not support art filtering, battle artwork must not contain any Mature content.

Writing Boost

To gain a significant bonus to your attack power, you may add a simple +150 word vignette of your character fighting the boss. It doesn’t need to be perfect, have some fun with it! Upload it to your gallery here on PaperDemon and link it in your forum post. You can use each writing work as a bonus only once. Writing boosted attacks will never miss.

To add an art bonus to a duocast, both characters fighting must feature in the art but only one piece needs to be submitted. It doesn’t need to be perfect, have some fun with it!


Rewards

Gold is always a reward for participating. Your gold reward will be based on how much you participate in the battle--the more attacks and supports you make, the more gold you'll receive! If you land the finishing blow, you get an extra gold drop.

There may also be additional rewards such as items. Check the battle thread for details.

You don't need to take any extra action to redeem gold and item rewards. Just follow the normal instructions for the battle

Redeem AP

If you did an art or writing boost, you can redeem your submission for Ability Points. Redeeming AP is not automatically done with your battle form. In order to redeem your AP, you'll need to submit your artwork or written submission to the submission queue.


How to redeem AP

  1. View your artwork or writing submission
  2. Click the [Add to ARPG Queue] button.
  3. Select PaperDemon ARPG and Character and Training.
  4. In the form, indicate it's an art boost and what battle it was for. Add your character’s name, ID number and the AP requested.
 Challenge name: Battle Art Boost (name of the battle)
 My character: (name and id)
 Other character: (name and id if applicable)
 AP requested: (5AP or 7AP)

AP Reward amounts

  • For written submissions, you can redeem 5 AP.
  • For artwork, you can redeem 5 AP for sketches and 7 AP for full color works.

If your submission is a duocast and both characters are present in the art or writing, BOTH characters get to redeem the AP. Only one player needs to submit it to the queue. Both characters AP will be added during the same request.

How to participate

Battles are a special event that occur roughly every three months and last over the period of 3-4 weeks. Keep an eye on the News section for announcements of battles or join the mailing list to get notified when new battles start.

1 vs 1?

We've had requests to allow players to pit their characters against other characters. We aren't able to support this yet but we will consider it in the future.