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Add +1 CON to at most 3 colonists. Don't forget your XP + RP counts and breakdowns!

Details

To show to the world that they have vitality, your colonist must do one of the following:
  • You must escort a lost native through harsh weather to return them to their tribe.
  • You must swim deep underwater to retrieve a fragment from a destroyed ship off of the coast.
  • Hold a solitary vigil for the victims of a natural disaster.
  • Survival. You must survive alone in the wilderness for a week without help.
  • Climb to the highest point in your home region and remain there for a full day.

Rewards

Reward Amount
Research Points 2

Skills

No skill increase.

Stats

1 CON (Constitution)

XP

No Bonus XP Rewards

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Unlocks

This prompt requires all focus colonists to be at least Level One

Add +1 INT to at most 3 colonists. Don't forget your XP + RP counts and breakdowns!

Details

To show to the world that they are intelligent, your colonist must do one of the following:
  • Tame a wild creature and convince it to allow them or their Researcher to ride it.
  • Meet with either a researcher of another colony or a tribe leader and learn from them.
  • Win at a game of dice or cards.
  • Experiment with unknown herbs and fruit and document their effects.
  • Figure out a way to cross the great ravine without using the current bridges.
  • Discover where a creature's secret nest is.

Rewards

Reward Amount
Research Points 2

Skills

No skill increase.

Stats

1 INT (Intelligence)

XP

No Bonus XP Rewards

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Unlocks

This prompt requires all focus colonists to be at least Level One

Add +1 WIS to at most 3 colonists. Don't forget your XP + RP counts and breakdowns!

Details

To show to the world that they are wise, your colonist must do one of the following:
  • Bestow your wisdom upon a whelp so that they may learn from you.
  • Go to the elders of an ancient tribe to seek wisdom and answers.
  • Walk among some wildlife that usually do not allow any to come close.
  • Meet with a parent and try to learn from them.
  • Stop a friend from making a bad decision.

Rewards

Reward Amount
Research Points 2

Skills

No skill increase.

Stats

1 WIS (Wisdom)

XP

No Bonus XP Rewards

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Unlocks

This prompt requires all focus colonists to be at least Level One

Add +1 CHA to at most 3 colonists. Don't forget your XP + RP counts and breakdowns!

Details

To show to the world that they are charismatic, your colonist must do one of the following:
  • Travel a long distance through the wilderness to bring important news to a tribe or colony.
  • Gather a crowd to inform them of some announcement - be it an enemy's approach or a birth.
  • Bluff their way into somewhere they may not allowed to be.
  • Negotiate peace between two warring natives.
  • Convince a stranger that they are their long-lost relative.
  • Convince a creature to choose another nesting ground.
  • You are tasked with preparing an important dinner for a lover, a native, a group of visiting diplomats, etc.
    • Either show your colonist preparing the food or presenting it to the recipient(s).

Rewards

Reward Amount
Research Points 2

Skills

No skill increase.

Stats

1 CHA (Charisma)

XP

No Bonus XP Rewards

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Unlocks

This prompt requires all focus colonists to be at least Level One

Fauna

Category: Worldbuilding

Details

Worldbuilding: Fauna

The beasts that roam the earth, sky, and waters.

Requirements

Illustrate a creature, beast, insect, etc of the sky, water, earth, etc that may be found on Xiunus.

One entry per day. Once we have a good backlog, this may be reduced to weekly for a time.

This prompt requires an art component. If you are a writer, you are free to collaborate with an artist!

  • Draw the beast on the supplied Dossier template.
    • Crisp, clean lineart
    • Fullbody (How else are we to know what we're looking at?)
    • Coloured

  • Fill out the following form in your submission:
    • Species Name:
    • Regions Found In:
    • Carnivorous/Omnivorous/Herbivorous:
    • Height (usually at withers) in metric and imperial:
    • Variants:
    • Able to be Domesticated/Use:  (Pet, Wool, etc)

  • Bonuses:
    • Include more than one view of the fauna (Up to 2). +10 Xen each
    • Include at least 150 words of description. +10 Xen
    • Include a visual size comparison to a human. +5 Xen

 

If your submission is incorporated, you will receive 50 extra RP and 50 extra Xen.

Submissions to this prompt are hidden.

Rewards

Reward Amount
Research Points 25
Monthly Worldbuilding Raffle Box 1
Yearlong 2022 Worldbuilding Raffle (Raffle Ticket) 1

Skills

No skill increase.

Stats

No stat increase.

XP

No Bonus XP Rewards

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Unlocks

Flora

Category: Worldbuilding

Details

Worldbuilding: FLORA

Requirements

Illustrate a plant, fungus, or other organic growth that you might find on Xiunus.

One entry per day. Once we have a good backlog, this may be reduced to weekly for a time.

This prompt requires an art component. If you are a writer, you are free to collaborate with an artist!

  • Draw the beast on the supplied Dossier template.
    • Crisp, clean lineart
    • Coloured

  • Fill out the following form in your submission:
    • Species Name:
    • Regions Found In:
    • General Size:
    • Variants: (optional)

  • Bonuses:
    • Include more than one view of the flora (Up to 2). +10 Xen each
    • Include at least 150 words of description. +10 Xen
    • Include a visual size comparison to a human. +5 Xen

 

If your submission is incorporated, you will receive 50 extra RP and 50 extra Xen.

Submissions to this prompt are hidden.

Rewards

Reward Amount
Research Points 25
Monthly Worldbuilding Raffle Box 1
Yearlong 2022 Worldbuilding Raffle (Raffle Ticket) 1

Skills

No skill increase.

Stats

No stat increase.

XP

No Bonus XP Rewards

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Unlocks

Submit a recipe for use in Xiunus.

Details

Worldbuilding: RECIPES

Requirements

Plot out a recipe for the crafting system. Most of these will require recipe cards to unlock.

One entry per hour. Once we have a good backlog, this may be reduced to daily or even weekly for a time.

  • Fill out the following form in your submission:
    • Recipe Name:
    • Limit: (Research usually, probably from Artisan tree)
    • Ingredients: (include quantities. does not have to be from existing items)
    • Rewards: (include quantities)
    • Category: (Cooking, Technological, Alchemical, Tool, etc)

If your submission is incorporated, you will receive 20 extra RP, 20 extra Xen, and the recipe granted to your account.

Submissions to this prompt are hidden.

Rewards

Reward Amount
Research Points 10
Monthly Worldbuilding Raffle Box 1
Yearlong 2022 Worldbuilding Raffle (Raffle Ticket) 1

Skills

No skill increase.

Stats

No stat increase.

XP

No Bonus XP Rewards

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Unlocks

Items

Category: Worldbuilding

Create an item for use in the Xiunus game

Details

Worldbuilding: Items

Requirements

Create an item for us to use in-game.

One entry per day. Once we have a good backlog, this may be reduced to weekly for a time.

This prompt requires an art component. If you are a writer, you are free to collaborate with an artist!

  • Draw the item in our site items style
    • Pixel (recommended: Paint or Aseprite)
    • Dimensions: 32x32 originally, then sized up x2 to 64x64 using nearest neighbor
    • Avoid the common mistakes of pixel art (don't bother with anti-aliasing)
    • Outlines must be clean. No doubles if you can help it!
    • Shaded
    • Preferably transparent
  • Fill out the following form in your submission:
    • Item Name:
    • Category:
    • Use(s):
    • Found via:
    • Sellable for: (number Xen)
  • Bonuses:
    • Image doesn't require any cleaning up to be used. +20 Xen

 

If your submission is incorporated, you will receive 25 extra RP, 25 extra Xen, and one of this item.

Submissions to this prompt are hidden.

Rewards

Reward Amount
Research Points 25
Monthly Worldbuilding Raffle Box 1
Yearlong 2022 Worldbuilding Raffle (Raffle Ticket) 1

Skills

No skill increase.

Stats

No stat increase.

XP

No Bonus XP Rewards

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Unlocks

Create a world

Details

Worldbuilding: LOCATIONS

Requirements

Create a location in the Xiunus world.

One entry per day. Once we have a good backlog, this may be reduced to weekly for a time.

This prompt does not require an art component but it is highly recommended.

  • Fill out the following form in your submission:
    • Location Name:
    • Type: (No regions or continents at this time, please)
    • Summary:
    • Which Region:
  • One OR both:
    • Minimum 250 words describing the area and what's special about it in detail.
    • Include an illustration of the location with a good amount of clear effort put in. Min 300x300 px.
  • Bonuses:
    • Both description and HQ illustration:  +25 Xen

 

If your submission is incorporated, you will receive 50 extra RP and 50 extra Xen.

Submissions to this prompt are hidden.

Rewards

Reward Amount
Research Points 25
Monthly Worldbuilding Raffle Box 1
Yearlong 2022 Worldbuilding Raffle (Raffle Ticket) 1

Skills

No skill increase.

Stats

No stat increase.

XP

No Bonus XP Rewards

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Unlocks

Details

Worldbuilding: Prompts

Uno Reverse Card.

Requirements

Write a prompt that could be used for things such as class specialization, events, crucibles, monthly prompts, etc!
These should be things that you could see yourself drawing or writing about.

One entry per day. Once we have a good backlog, this may be reduced to weekly for a time.

  • Fill out the following form in your submission:
    • Prompt Type: (Crucible? Etc?)
    • Region:
    • Prompt: (At least ten words, please!)
  • Bonuses:
    • Include a version in all available Regions. +5 Xen each

If your submission is incorporated, you will receive 50 extra RP and 50 extra Xen.

Submissions to this prompt are hidden.

Rewards

Reward Amount
Research Points 25
Monthly Worldbuilding Raffle Box 1
Yearlong 2022 Worldbuilding Raffle (Raffle Ticket) 1

Skills

No skill increase.

Stats

No stat increase.

XP

No Bonus XP Rewards

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Unlocks

Friendsgiving

Category: Archived
Ends: 3 December 2020, 00:00:00 EST

Check on your neighboring colonies after Tendrils!

Details

A month after the mass of Tendrils flooded across the continent, how are your colony’s neighbors doing?

Visit a colony that isn't yours and check in on them! You may only visit one colony at a time (per submission) and you may only visit each colony once. You should draw or write about at least two of their colonists! These don’t have to be in the same region as you!

Some fun prompt suggestions:
  • You have been working consistently with a neighboring colony and their communications have suddenly gone dark. Are they okay?
  • One of your neighbors has specifically requested medical aid.
  • One of your colonists is worried about their relative in a different colony - depict them going to check on them!

Requirements

No maximum number of submissions.

Minimum 1 colonist from you, 2 from the visited colony
Accurate background/setting of the colony you're visiting

ART

Fullbody + Coloured

300 px on shortest side

LIT

750 Words


Rewards:
  • 100 Xen per submission.
  • 25 Xen for the visited colony.
  • A trophy if you visit a minimum of FIVE colonies. (Art coming soon!)

Stretch Rewards [ 10 visits ]
  • The colony that is visited most gets 100 extra Xen + Trophy (Art coming soon!)
  • The colony that visits others most gets 500 extra Xen + Trophy (Art coming soon!)

Stretch Rewards [ 10 participating colonies ]
  • Every colony that has made at least TWO visits gets a split slot to a random Native!
  • If a colony has made TEN visits, they get a slot to a Native of their choice!

Rewards

Reward Amount
Xen 100

Skills

No skill increase.

Stats

No stat increase.

XP

No Bonus XP Rewards

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Unlocks

This prompt has ended.

Filled meme templates.

Details

Find the empty meme templates here.

Each meme has its own special bonus of RP - please include that in your submission to ensure it isn't missed and you're properly rewarded!

Rewards

No rewards.

Skills

No skill increase.

Stats

No stat increase.

XP

No Bonus XP Rewards

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Unlocks

Spin, Spin, Spin, the Wheel of Mercy!

Details

Wheel of Mercy

You there!

Yes, you! Do you wish to tempt fate? Are you feeling lucky?

Once per month, you are allowed one free spin of the Wheel of Mercy.

The Wheel will then decide your fate.
Will you become injured?
Will your colonists learn something new?
Or even... will you win the jackpot?

The possibilities
  • A random colonist from your colony may become injured.
  • A random colonist from your colony may gain a skill point bonus.
  • A random colonist from your colony may gain levels.
  • You may garner the attention of a new recruit.
  • You may be gifted with a colony upgrade.
  • You may lose a population spot in your colony.
  • You may win an interesting item.
  • You may win Research Points.
  • You may win Xen.
How to Spin

Simply submit this prompt (once per month!!) with the following words as the URL:

I spin, I spin, I spin the Wheel of Mercy. Where it stops only DPIP knows!

Rewards

No rewards.

Skills

No skill increase.

Stats

No stat increase.

XP

No Bonus XP Rewards

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Unlocks

Lay a colonist to rest.

Details

Death of a Colonist

Has a colonist overstayed their welcome in your colony? Has their time come? Are you running out of space in your colony and want to reduce?

If you don't have Overseer's Orders, you can depict your colonist's death, retirement, or funeral, and they will be deceased and be added to your Graveyard, therefore no longer taking up space in your colony.

Up to ten non-dying colonists can get a +5 XP bonus if they are present with the below rules. This does not stack if multiple colonists are dying in a piece. Mark these non-dying colonists as Focus Colonists to get this bonus but do not include it in your XP count or the XP you manually add onto each colonist. This bonus XP does not count for the RP calculation.

Make sure to be clear which colonist(s) is(are) dying!

If you want an Obituary message, please make it clear and concise.

Colonists who are dying don't earn XP and therefore don't earn their colony RP in their Death of a Colonist piece.

Requirements
Fullbody | Bg with at least two different elements
Coloured | 300x300 pixels min

or

min of 1000 words
If including multiple colonists, each should be mentioned by name or nickname at least once per 200 words.

Rewards

Reward Amount
White Flower 1
Random Plasma

This reward is random.

1

Skills

No skill increase.

Stats

No stat increase.

XP

Bonus 5 XP

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Unlocks

Newbie-only prompt!

Details

A Day in the Life

Every colony is different! Some are laid back with little to no routine, others have strict routines for day to day work.

This prompt was made so that new colonies can have a bit of free-form fun to explore and also get a bit of a head start into the game, which we understand can be hard to get started in.
On top of the normal Research Points and Experience Points you get for normal prompts, you earn ten free Immigration Vouchers for use in the immigration center as well as 100 Xen!

Requirements
At least 75% showing | Bg with at least two different elements
Coloured or Shaded | 300x300 pixels min

or

min of 800 words
For every colonist you include (up to 10 for you) that isn't yours, both you and the owner get one additional Immigration Voucher! Please make sure to make it clear in your submission comments who is being included and from where so that we can be sure to distribute points correctly!

Rewards

Reward Amount
Xen 100
Immigration Vouchers 10

Skills

No skill increase.

Stats

No stat increase.

XP

No Bonus XP Rewards

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Unlocks

Are you bummed by your RNG first colonist? We'll reroll it once!

Details

Submit this prompt with your colonist's geno URL as the URL!

We will reroll the colonist's genome and determine two ancestors based on the genome. Stats are not rerolled.

After a reroll you may not choose between the original or the reroll, so be sure you're certain you want the reroll!

Submissions to this prompt are hidden.

Rewards

No rewards.

Skills

No skill increase.

Stats

No stat increase.

XP

No Bonus XP Rewards

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Unlocks

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