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One of the things that makes the RPR great is the amazing variety of characters and games that are represented here. By now, the "genre jumble" group on the homepage is quite familiar:

2023's genre mascots
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2022's genre mascots
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2021's genre mascots
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See more genre jumbles here!

2020's genre mascots
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2019's genre mascots
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2018's genre mascots
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2017's genre mascots
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2016's genre mascots
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2015's genre mascots
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2014's genre mascots
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2013's genre mascots
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2012's genre mascots
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2011’s genre mascots
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But did you know that those characters were all drawn by members? Now it’s time again for a new group of characters to represent our diversity and creativity!

To enter:
Pick one (or more) of the following genres and draw an original character that you think embodies the spirit of that genre.
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-fi
  • Steampunk
  • Mutants
  • Anthro/Furre
  • Cyberpunk
  • Superheroes
  • Fae
  • Creatures: Wolves, Dragons, etc...
  • Suggest a new one!

Rules:
  1. Must be your own creation.
  2. Cannot be a previously made character. The genre mascot must be your original creation made for this contest.
  3. You must agree that if chosen, your drawing becomes property of the RPR, to be used on the RP Repository website and on promotional material for the RPR. That means your genre mascot could have the chance to represent us far and wide, on and off the homepage!
  4. Large/high resolution images are encouraged, preferably 300 dpi if possible.
  5. Genre mascots should be presented on a transparent background.
  6. All genre mascots must be appropriate for a PG-13 type audience.
  7. You may enter more than one image into the genre jumble, and more than one image can be selected to win -- BUT you will only ever have one entry into the winners' raffle.
  8. Preference is given toward digital art. Please, no photomanipulations.
  9. Absolutely no tracing.
  10. Be cautious if submitting a character that is carrying a banner, such as the Geisha in the 2013 jumble -- be aware that this limits how many positions the character can occupy in the final image, and may mean that it is harder to fit and will have to be cut.
  11. The entries will be judged based on how well they appeal to their particular genre, creativity, effort, and skill to select a pool of finalists.
  12. As many winners as possible will be selected from the pool of finalists based on 1) Space availability in the final image and 2) an attempt to represent as many genres (and other forms of diversity!) as possible.
  13. Number of winners is determined by how many mascots fit in the final image comfortably. This is typically 7 to 10.

Want to enter a collaboration? Please check here for the rules regarding that
I allow two person collaborations if they get pre-approval BEFORE entering.

To get approval, the team needs to do the following things:
  • Declare their intent to collaborate by PMing me, with both of the collaborants included on the conversation recipient list. This means both team members need to be members of the RPR.
  • Explain who is doing what in this collaboration. ("Person A is sketching, person B will color.")
  • Submit a WRITTEN PLAN for how prizes should be distributed and exactly what they plan to do with them, should they win any. This needs to include details for both the Hourglass of Epicness that all winning entries earn, and other possibilities that could be won in the raffle. For example, you might write...

    "If we win, we would want the hourglass sent to Person A. Person A will use it once, then send the remaining use to Person B. Any further digital prizes should be sent to Person B if we get any. If we win a physical prize like a tote bag, Person B cedes any claim to those, they should be sent to Person A at 12345 SW Main st..."

    Another example:

    "We plan to use the Hourglass of Epicness on our Group, Group Y. Neither Person A or Person B will use any part of the Hourglass. Send it directly to Group Y. Any other prizes we might win will be raffled off to our group members, so they can also go to our group treasury. We wish to decline any physical prizes."
  • Wait to receive a reply approving their plan before going forward with the collaboration.

Prizes:
The winning genre mascots will be combined into their own genre jumble, and featured on the home page for a year.

EVERY person who contributes a character used in the final jumble will receive an Hourglass of Epicness (2 use item, 6 month of Epic Membership Status per use).

The following prizes will also be raffled off between the winners:
  • 2024 RPR tote bag - (Real life prize - we’ll ship one to you) Totebags won in contests have some surprises inside them! Please note that I won’t be able to ship this until after the genre mascot art contest completes and we know what this design will be. :)
  • 2024 RPR tote bag - (Real life prize - we’ll ship one to you) Totebags won in contests have some surprises inside them! Please note that I won’t be able to ship this until after the genre mascot art contest completes and we know what this design will be. :)
  • 2024 RPR tote bag - (Real life prize - we’ll ship one to you) Totebags won in contests have some surprises inside them! Please note that I won’t be able to ship this until after the genre mascot art contest completes and we know what this design will be. :)
  • 2024 RPR tote bag - (Real life prize - we’ll ship one to you) Totebags won in contests have some surprises inside them! Please note that I won’t be able to ship this until after the genre mascot art contest completes and we know what this design will be. :)
  • 2024 RPR tote bag - (Real life prize - we’ll ship one to you) Totebags won in contests have some surprises inside them! Please note that I won’t be able to ship this until after the genre mascot art contest completes and we know what this design will be. :)
  • Wand of Epicness -Grants 3 months of Epic Membership
  • Book of Blank Pages - 5 permanent extra page slots
  • Oil of Epicness - Grants 1 month of Epic Membership
  • Dragon's tooth - 5 extra permanent character slots
  • Box of Rocks - Contains 5 random pet rocks, including a chance for special color variants only available via a box.
  • Throwables collection composed of Glitterbombs, snowballs and fireworks

Deadline:
The last day to post a submission is June 9th
Ohohoho, it's that time of year! :D

How about a spicy cup of tea for the Fantasy/Creature categories?

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Gab

Hoping to get at least a couple entries in!

Starting off with a little lemon floofle for the fantasy/creatures category!

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So excited for this, almost stayed up the entire night to finish this piece! I had so much fun playing with more textures in my art- so enjoy this wonderful earth angel and love them as much as I do! (Entering into the creatures/sci-fi category, whichever fits best!)
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Gab

Made another for the fantasy/creatures (maybe even sci-fi?) category! A little star kitty :3

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Ilmarinen Moderator

solaris_light wrote:
So excited for this, almost stayed up the entire night to finish this piece! I had so much fun playing with more textures in my art- so enjoy this wonderful earth angel and love them as much as I do! (Entering into the creatures/sci-fi category, whichever fits best!)
[img]https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/1151336352256892990/1233958835262324807/Untitled324_20240427204826.png?ex=662efd38&is=662dabb8&hm=2f0096eddbf079e876f98b9beb49a51b800925d6d3a900ea87654aee00d8d778&[/img]

As a heads up, Discord no longer allows hotlinking to images! I suggest you upload the file somewhere like Imgur or FileGarden :)
Ilmarinen wrote:
solaris_light wrote:
So excited for this, almost stayed up the entire night to finish this piece! I had so much fun playing with more textures in my art- so enjoy this wonderful earth angel and love them as much as I do! (Entering into the creatures/sci-fi category, whichever fits best!)
[img]https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/1151336352256892990/1233958835262324807/Untitled324_20240427204826.png?ex=662efd38&is=662dabb8&hm=2f0096eddbf079e876f98b9beb49a51b800925d6d3a900ea87654aee00d8d778&[/img]

As a heads up, Discord no longer allows hotlinking to images! I suggest you upload the file somewhere like Imgur or FileGarden :)

Completely forgot about that, thank you! All fixed!
Here's to hoping that my character makes it in this year! I'm very proud of this piece - representing sci-fi/fantasy
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For horror / ghost / creature

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Really loving the entries so far! <3 Hopefully, I will post my entry soon, too...if ever.
Ah i see, this year people dropping even more amazing art! Here is mine for retro Sci-fi setting.

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Everyone has been sending in some amazing art this year!!!

I have an entry for the Anthro category... MOUUUUUUSE!

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Here is my another entry. A vampire girl for fantasy setting.

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A fairy for fantasy genre.

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So here is a Fairy Tale submission. Fantasy. Something like that.
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For super hero genre

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Gab wrote:
Made another for the fantasy/creatures (maybe even sci-fi?) category! A little star kitty :3

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I adore this
For the Sci-fi / Cyberpunk genre.
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Lyndis wrote:
For the Sci-fi / Cyberpunk genre.
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Oh, thats cool! I bet this one would look great in the jumble with Gab's star cat at their feet if both were to win! <3
Shall this be the year where I finally enter this contest?

The friendly chicken gatherer definitely thinks so!
He's even wearing an enchanted silk cloak to fit in here even though he came from far away.
I don't really know much about his background, but he's a druid type of character, probably best fit in a fairytale or fantasy world. Maybe a type of old forest fairy, maybe just a really short really old little guy?

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tech info
If the quality is not good enough yet, I can definitely export the project in another resolution - or fix the color scheme, as I have no idea why it looks so different on each of my devices.

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