Earning Coins

Earning Coins

Coins are the main currency of Pouflons! You can earn coins by completing prompts or submitting other art and writing, and then use your new riches to buy traits, MYO slots, pippets, and accessories to create and customize your characters. 

Please refer to the Submission Guidelines for art and writing term definitions.

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Any submissions that include bonuses require a breakdown in the submission description! Breakdowns will include the base coin reward and list out any bonuses claimed for the piece!

   

Example: A prompt has a base reward of 7 coins and requires one fullbody adult character and a basic background. If you draw a piece with two fullbody adult characters, one pippet, and an advanced background, your breakdown should look something like this;

Base: 7c
Bonuses:
+1 fullbody adult (+3c)
+1 pippet (+1c)
+advanced background (+8c)
Total: 19c

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I claim coins for Alternative Universe (AU) art and writing?
Yes, as long as your characters are still recognizeable in their alternate forms!

Can I customize my pippets?
Yes, you can give your pippets colors and markings that do not exist as an official recolor. For example, you can have a loupine that you draw as black, but you cannot use a regular loupine as a lovepine!

Do other species count for coin bonuses?
It depends! Currently you can include woolynes as side characters and claim them for coin bonuses as long as it's clear that the main character(s) of a piece are Bellacoste species! No other species are claimable for bonus coins at this time.

When counting additional words for writing bonuses, which word requirement number do I use?
If a writing requirement lists a range (e.g. 250-500 words), you will use the upper limit as your baseline. For example, if a prompt has a requirement of 250-500 words, and you write 761 words, you have 261 extra words, which means you will get +2 coins for that piece!

Art Rewards

When you submit prompts, you'll want to make sure you claim all your applicable bonuses so you get the coins you earned with your work! Anything not stated as a requirement for the prompt is considered a bonus, so if you go above and beyond the requirements, you'll get extra coins.

You can also earn coins for general art that is not submitted for a prompt! The same rewards and bonuses apply.

Please note that you may not claim coins for the following;

art that has already been claimed, including art based on claimed sketches or sketches from claimed art*,
art that is not your own,
free or purchased bases,
and art completed before January 10, 2021.

* Thumbnails may be claimed for bonus coins when submitting prompts that offer a thumbnail bonus.

Art Rewards

Rewards listed are for adult characters only unless otherwise noted.

Sketches & Lineart*: 1 coin
Headshot or Bust: 1 coin
Halfbody: 2 coins
Fullbody (~75%+): 3 coins
First YCH Base Use: 3 coins
Subsequent YCH Base Uses: 1 coin each

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Silhouettes that contain little to no detail in their design will be scored at 1c each.

Astral Projection and Possession forms may be eligible for the usual character bonus if they are identifiable as their own entity.

* Large sketch compilations must be clearly numbered. Sketches of baby characters may be claimed for coins. 

Other Bonuses

Featured Character*: +2 coins

Pippets**: +1 coin each
Fauna***: +1 coin each
Megafauna****: +2 coins each
Baby Characters: +1 coin each

Basic Background: +4 coins
Advanced Background: +8 coins

* The featured character can be found on the homepage. Be sure that the character is open to gift art!
** Pippets must be colored.
*** Fauna encompasses Wanderoot and Peskitts. They must be colored.
**** Megafauna encompasses Fulgulisk. They must be colored.

Pouflons with one or more Gold Calling Badges can earn additional coins per piece if they are actively doing something related to the calling in the piece. Calling bonuses only count for characters you own!

Gold Calling Badges: +1 coin each
Gold Tamer Badge: +2 coins each
Gold Overachiever Badge:* +5 coins each

Up to three badges may be claimed per character per piece.

* The Gold Overachiever Badge does not count towards the three badge limit per character per piece.


Animations

Animation bonuses are counted per unique frame.

Simple* Animations: +1 coin per frame per element, maximum +16 coins
Complex** Animations: +(3+X) coins per frame, where X is the base reward for the body coverage

* Defined as small loops including, but not limited to, blinking, single limb motion (e.g. ear flicking or tail wagging), and looping background elements (e.g. rolling waves, grass blowing in the wind).
** Defined as animations that are more complex than single limbs moving, including, but not limited to, running, flying, jumping, and multiple characters interacting.

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All submissions with complex animation are required to include a frame breakdown or the animation timeline. This may require multiple screenshots to show the full animation, and may look different depending on your program;

   


Collaborative art

Collaborated art may be submitted for prompts and/or general claims under the following conditions;

each artist consents to submit the piece for rewards,
only specific prompt bonuses are claimed (i.e. no calling bonuses, no mage/knight bonuses),
individual contributions to the piece are included in the reward breakdown,
and artists each submit the prompt or claim individually to claim their own rewards.

Writing Rewards

Most of our prompts have writing alternatives! If a prompt allows writing, the writing requirements will be listed below the art requirements. These are in lieu of, not in addition to, the art requirements!

You can also earn coins for general writing that is not submitted for a prompt! The same rewards and bonuses apply.

Please note that you may not claim coins for the following;

writing that has already been claimed,
writing that is not your own,
and writing completed before January 10, 2021.

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To count towards prompt requirements and for bonus coins,  characters and pippets must have significant interaction.

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All writing must be PG-13. If sensitive topics are mentioned, warnings are required at the top of the writing or in the submission comments for the safety and comfort of our mods.

Writing Rewards

You may "bundle" short poetry or flash fiction to make the minimum wordcount for general writing claims!

250-499 words: 2 coins
500-749 words: 4 coins
750+ words: 6 coins + 2 coins per 250 words, maximum 12 coins

Other Bonuses

Bonuses apply to anything not required by a prompt.

Featured Character*: +2 coins

Adult Characters: +1 coin each
Pippets: +1 coin each
Fauna & Megafauna**: +1 coin each
Baby Characters: +1 coin each

* The featured character can be found on the homepage. Be sure that the character is open to gift writing!
** Fauna & Megafauna bonuses only includes official fauna (Wanderoot, Peskitts, Fulgulisk).

Pouflons with one or more Gold Calling Badges can earn additional coins per piece if they are actively doing something related to the calling in the piece. Calling bonuses only count for characters you own!

Gold Calling Badges: +1 coin each
Gold Tamer Badge: +2 coins each
Gold Overachiever Badge:* +5 coins each

Up to three badges may be claimed per character per piece.

* The Gold Overachiever Badge does not count towards the three badge limit per character per piece.


Collaborative Writing

Collaborated writing may be submitted for prompts and/or general claims under the following conditions;

each writer consents to submit the piece for rewards,
the writing is canon to the Pouflons ARPG,
each writer reaches the wordcount minimum individually,
writing is safe for work (cursing is allowed, but no strong adult themes),
applicable bonuses are awarded to all writers (e.g. pippets are counted for the piece overall, not per writer),
all participating writers are listed, along with their characters, in the submission description,
and writers each submit the prompt or claim individually to claim their own rewards.

Roleplays

Roleplays may be submitted for prompts and/or general claims under the following conditions;

each participant writes 750+ words,
and a short description (2-4 sentences) is included.

Roleplays will be awarded as follows;

General claims: 10 coins to each writer, no bonuses apply
Prompts: base rewards and applicable bonuses, no other bonuses apply