StrudelCafe: ARPG Guide



Interested in participating in the ARPG aspect of our group but not sure where to start? This guide is for you!

Do I need a Midveiler to participate?

Some ARPG memories require a Midveiler, but there are many options that do not and you can use an NPC instead! Each memory will list their requirements at the top of the page.

What is a Memory Scrap? How do I complete them?

A memory scrap is a task that must be completed in order to unlock rewards or to progress in the ARPG questlines. Each scrap will have specific rules and prerequisites so be sure to read them before starting a scrap!

A memory scrap can be completed by drawing or writing the prompts outlined under "Memory Steps".

If you are drawing, each part must contain: a full body character, shaded, with a full background (including at least three objects, and depth). ARPG memories can be as big (or any shape) as you'd like but may be no less than 500px on their shortest sides!

What counts as fullbody? Three (3) limbs must be visible, not including head and tail.

If you are writing, each part must have a minimum length of 1000 words. For example, if a memory has 3 parts, the complete memory should be 3000 words total.

What are the drawing guidelines for ARPG memories?

Here is a quick run-down of what our mods are looking for in an ARPG memory!

Image Size

For ARPG memories, we ask that your image measure at least 500px on it's smallest side. You can draw as big as you want, we just ask that it doesn't go under 500 pixels!

If you're still unsure, here's a handy diagram:

Images can be any shape, as long as the "smaller" side (or both if it's equal) does not measure under 500 pixels. You're welcome to get as creative as you like with image shapes!

Scene and Three-Item Rule

An easy way to create depth in your work is to have layers of scenery. At least two is necessary, a foreground and a background, but you can add a middleground to create more depth!

You also need at least three items to complete your scene. This can include plants, pets, objects, etc. These items must be distinguishable from the background.

Three Limb Rule

Make sure your Midveiler has at least three limbs showing in each panel. The head and tail do not count as limbs.

Shading

When shading your ARPG art, make sure your shading is visible and makes sense with the scene. You don't need to be a pro at shading, we just need to see some effort!

If your light source is coming from above, the shadows would fall underneath everything. If your light source is behind your Midveiler, you would have long shadows coming forward and the front of your Midveiler would be in shadow as well.

Greyscale Drawings

It's a bit harder to portray a scene in grayscale, so it's important to use many different tones to give your artwork depth! Shading should be clean and dark to make it stand out against the rest of the drawing. If you are doing a traditional greyscale drawing, make sure your shading is clean and uniform. Messy work will be denied.

What kind of scraps are available? Where can I find them?

All memory scraps are listed in the ARPG Memory Hub.

Origins: Origins focuses on developing your character and rewards Guardian pets that grow with your Midveiler. You need to own a Midveiler to complete these.

Strudel Cafe: These memories unlock special activites, evolve pets, or let you earn some extra crumbs. Requirements differ in every memory so please read carefully before completing them!

Midveil Academy: These memories are part of the Midveil Academy and level your Midveiler in magic! You need a Midveiler with a complete Origins memory to complete these.

How do I get my reward?

After finishing all the steps necessary for the memory, submit an image URL or a sta.sh folder through the ARPG Submit on the website. There is a dropdown menu that lets you choose which ARPG Memory you are submitting for.

Some submissions may have extra dropdown menus that appear after you select the Memory title so make sure you fill out all the information before hitting submit.

Your submission will be queued for approval. If it's approved, you will get a notification and all rewards will be input into your bank automatically. If your submission is declined you will be provided with a reason and given the chance to resubmit after you made the necessary changes!

How many times can I do a memory?

Most memories are repeatable, however some rewards can only be obtained once. Make sure you read the disclaimer in each memory for more information!

What are soulbound pets? How do I customize them?

By completing the first set of Origin memories, you will receive a Guardian pet which will grow with your Midveiler as the game progresses. Currently, these tiny little creatures are pocket-sized, being small enough to fit in your strudel's paw! However, as more and more memories are completed, the guardian will eventually grow into a full-fledged mount! There are different Guardian pets for each Midveil species. Each of these pets are soulbound to your Midveiler, and completely customizable!

Customizing your Pet

How do I get the base? Navigate to the soulbound pet's catalogue listing. Right click on the image and "open in new tab" to get the full blank image and save to your computer.

Submitting your Pet Design: Navigate to your Menagerie and click on the ARPG pet you'd like to design. You'll have an option to submit a design. Click on this button and attach your design file before submitting it!

I've submitted my design, what now? Your pet will go into an approval queue. If it is denied, you will receive a notification and a reason for denial. You can take this time to redo the design and resbumit.

If your design was approved, the menagerie listing will be updated with your design.

What is the Scrapbook?

The Scrapbook is an on-site gallery where you can display your completed memories. These memories are meant to mimic snapshots in a scrapbook! All of those important milestones of your Midveilers' life will be highlighted until they find their very own place in this world.

You can view and edit your Scrapbooks under the "Account" tab, using the My Scrapbook link.

What if I trade my Midveiler?

When you trade a Midveiler, everything resets. Memories, pets, etc, will have to be completed by the new owner. The soulbound pet will be deleted from the original owner's inventory. Memories, stamps, and soulbound pets are non-transferrable.


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