The Universe Point System

The Universe Point System

The Original Character (OC) Universe Point (UP) system is built to help OCs and OC universes expand! This means that OCs, too, can earn points through roleplaying and artwork, with rewards at each level! Only personal art and collaborations done by the phae’s owner may earn points towards this system. Things like commissions and gift art do not count for UP.


The UP system is entirely optional! You do not have to use the system if you do not want to, but it is a great way to earn bacon points to spend on your phae!


Earning Points

Your phae may earn UP through both written roleplays and art! This system is similar to the Championship System for HARPG, with points being earned based on how much of your phae is showing or how many words you have written!


Art Base Points:

+1 UP for headshots

+2 UP for partial body

+3 UP for full body 


Literature Base Points:

+1 UP per 300 words

For example:

+1 points for 300-599 words

+2 points for 600-899 words

+3 points for 900-1199 words

+4 points for 1200-1499 words

. . . and so on!


Bonus Points:

+1 UP for collaborations (stacks on both art & literature base points)

+1 UP for including another species (can be any non-phae species)


Art Piece Requirements

All art must be colored or have clean lineart and must have a simple background. All art pieces are required to have a background. Backgrounds may be self-drawn, premade backgrounds or photo manipulations, the latter two requiring appropriate credits.  All art must be created in-part (collab) or in full by the owner of the phae to earn points.  Backgrounds should not be reused and should have several distinct elements – a gradient or solid colored background does not count.

While we do not allow UP sheets (several unrelated images on a single page to earn UP), we do allow for comics! In comics, each panel is counted as a separate piece as long as it follows the other rules listed above for art pieces and displays a continuous story. 

Art and literature can be combined to earn UP. In this case, the bonus points do not stack, but count collectively across the art and literature pieces.


Literature Piece Requirements

Words are counted per phae in a role play, not as a collective count between all phae in the role-play.  Each character must have a minimum of 300 words to earn points. 300 words is also the minimum requirement for show entries. The UP earned through writing is gained by all characters who play a significant role in the piece. A significant role would be something which would change the piece in a drastic way if they were not there. For example, two characters who go on a walk together and have a conversation would earn full UP but a character who is merely mentioned as they pass by would not gain UP. For example, say you write a literature piece that is 2,500 words with two active characters, and a third character who makes a brief appearance. 2,500 words earns 8 points. The two prominent characters would both earn +8 UP, but the third character would earn +0 UP since they were only mentioned.

In roleplays between multiple players, the word count applies to your own writing, not the entirety of the piece. In stories written by a single player, the UP can be earned by all phae who play a significant part in the story, which means they must actively influence the flow of the story and the story would not be the same if they were removed.

Art and literature can be combined to earn UP. In this case, the bonus points do not stack, but count collectively across the art and literature pieces.


Recording and Validating Points

Please use a journal, google document, a file, or the body of your phae’s reference (or another organized system that mods can easily access; you may not use comments to organize your UP. Sheets submitted with comments as proof will be rejected until reformatted.) to collect a record of each piece your character appears in. Each record should include:

  • A link to the art or literature piece
  • The total of points earned

Format Example:

  • 5 UP – 1266 word individual literature [link]

Once you’ve tallied and double checked your math, you may submit your character through the UP validation form to have your UP count validated! 



Universe Points: Levels and Rewards

Craftsman – 20 UP – basic bacon

Architect – 40 UP – uncommon bacon

Imaginist – 60 UP – rare bacon

Creator – 80 UP – ultra-rare bacon

Universe-builder – 100 UP – legendary bacon


Redeeming Universe Points

Once your UP have been validated through the group, it will be added to your bacon bank as bacon points! You can claim UP system prizes the same way you claim a bacon reward! 


Unlocking Designs

Once you have reached Craftsman, you may unlock an OC-born design for RoE & HARPG! Typically, validation mods will unlock this for you at the point of validation, but if they have forgotten or you want to unlock a design through bacon or tokens, don’t hesitate to send a note with the following format:

Note Titled:  OC UP Unlock for [NAME]


Reference: (link here)

UP Tracker: (link here)

Method to unlock: (UP, bacon, token, etc.)