the intercom buzzes..
"GOOD MORNING STUDENTS OF LEFT 4 MIDDLE SCHOOL, this is your principal speaking and I have a very important announcement to make."
Starting today we will be implementing a CURRENCY SYSTEM within the school. So whenever you draw, write, or participate in events at the school, or in town, you can earn some money to spend. But this isn't your typical dolla bill you earn or spend at the store, no no, this is L4MS exclusive cash. For every piece you submit to the gallery, you will receive a certain number of JB based on its components (listed below). What are JB? I'm glad you asked! As most fo you are aware, there is a dragon that lives in the ceilings and walls of the school. Their name is Jellybeans and the dragon will spit out JB, or Jelly Bucks, at you. This currency is worthless anywhere else, and don't even think about printing off your own JB to cheat the system. It's not rumor that Jellybeans eats misbehaving students....
But you may be asking yourself, if my JB is useless everywhere, where is it useful? Ah, you naive children, you can use your JB to buy things for yourself, or for your creator, at the shop right outside the school. If you look beyond the playground, there is a bush you will find is sparkling-- shake it and a magical wizard hobo will appear. This strange man will assess your JB and give you items based on the amount you give him. Fret not! The man is not dangerous. Welllll-- that's all I have for you today! Have fun! Learn a lot! And whoever is sticking gum to the drinking fountains so they splash people in the face... you can turn yourself into the office, or Betsy will find you.
THE JELLYBUCK BREAKDOWN
Note: Character Refs do not count for JB
Written Pieces get $2 JB per 35 words.
RP Logs split the total JB among each individual by dividing total by number of RP participants
Chibi gets $10 JB
Portrait/Bust gets $5 JB
Half body (knee-up) gets $15 JB
Full body gets $20 JB
Simple BG (one color or pattern) gets $3 JB
Complex BG (something that depicts a clear setting) $5 JB
Add if applicable...:
Rough Sketches get $1 JB.
Cleaned Sketches get $5 JB
Linework gets $10 JB.
Flat Colors get $5 JB
Cel-Shading gets $10 JB
Complex/paint shading gets $15 JB
If you draw another character that you own (Extra Own), add $3 JB
If you draw another character that is not your own (Extra Other), add $5 JB
If you draw character(s) interacting with the setting (Extra Setting) (playing with a dog, climbing a tree, playing a sport etc), add $10 JB
I submit a work of my character dancing by themselves. It is lined, flat colored, and there is a polka-dot pattern as the BG
( Full Body + Linework + Flat Color ) + ( Simple BG + Linework + Flat Colors ) = $53 JB
I submit a work of my character and their 2 friends, half bodies, in town on their skateboards. No lines done, cel-shading.
( Half body + Cel shading + Extra Setting )
( Half body + Cel shading + Extra Setting + Extra Other)
( Complex BG + Cel shading )
Total: $135 JB
Add these to the total after you've done the base calculations:
if it's a COMIC (that is at least 3 panels) add $15 JB count each panel as its own piece
if it's a SIMPLE ANIMATION (like eyelids blinking, swaying motion, etc), add $5 JB
if it's an ENTIRE ANIMATION add $20 JB! AND add $5 JB for every 30sec after the initial 30sec.
CLUBS add $10 JB
SPORTS add $10 JB
PART-TIME WORK add $10
if it's for an EVENT add $10 JB
if it's for an EVENT that has passed, add $5 JB
if it's for the MONTHLY ROTATION AU add $15 JB
if it's for the MONTHLY CHALLENGE double the JB!! (can only be done once a month per character)
PLEASE calculate your own JB for each piece and put it in the artist description. This makes it easier for us mods to collect data. We will keep a bank of EXP written in a doc for you, but we encourage you to keep records yourselves as well, in case we make a mistake!
L4MS Character Slot || $150 JB || In Stock! :: Opens one additional character slot beyond the 3 slots you start with. Must purchase this before buying a Registration Slip, Employment Form, Entrepreneurship Form, Verified Name Tag, or other character forms.
L4MS Registration Slip || $250 JB || In Stock! :: Allows you to bring in a new student into the school!
L4MS Employment Form || $500 JB || In Stock! :: Allows you to bring in a new teacher! (Please ask for available positions before purchasing to reserve a subject)
L4 Entrepreneurship Form || $250 JB || In Stock! :: Allows you to create a Vendor character! (Please state where they work in their bio)
L4 Verified Name Tag || $200 JB || In Stock! :: Allows you to turn a family NPC into a fully role-playing character!
L4 Club Form || $100 JB || In Stock! :: Allows you to start up your own club! Work submitted for clubs will receive a bonus!
L4 Sports Form || $100 JB || In Stock! :: Sign up for a sport! Works submitted for sports will receive a bonus!
L4 Part Time Work || $100 JB || In Stock! :: L4HS ONLY -- get a job! Earn a bonus when submitted works for jobs!
Mutation Shot || $1000 JB || In Stock! :: Allows you to change your zombie mutation. Caution!! Excessive use of this item will cause strange side-mutations if abused...
Virus Vaccine || $1000 JB || In Stock! :: Allows you to cure a zombie into a human immune. Caution!! Once this has occurred, you cannot go back!
Magic Bean? || $25 JB || In Stock! :: It might be magic! It might not... What does it even do?
Cat Food || $10 JB || In Stock! :: Use this to feed the cats that lurk outside the school! It might....not be safe to attract too many cats though...
Local Bus Ticket || $100 JB || Out of Stock! :: Use this to travel to a neighboring town or city!
Alternate Universe Worm Hole || $200 JB || In Stock! :: A portal that leads to another world... Lasts for a week. Work submitted for this AU will be given half the AU bonus. (AU must be approved by admins first)
Basement Key || $300 JB || In Stock! :: You managed to forge a key that leads to the basement... I wonder what lurks down there?
??MS Registration Slip || $350 JB || Out of Stock! :: Create a new Student to attend ??MS
FMMS Registration Slip || $350 JB || Out of Stock! :: Create a new Student to attend FMMS
DCMS Registration Slip || $350 JB || Out of Stock! :: Create a new Student to attend DCMS
ALA Registration Slip || $600 JB || Out of Stock! :: Create a new Student to attend ALA
SASA Registration Slip || $600 JB || Out of Stock! :: Create a new Student to attend SASA
FDSHL Registration Slip || $600 JB || Out of Stock! :: Create a new Student to attend FDSHL
Hybrid Character Pass || $400 JB || Out of Stock! :: Grants you the ability to create a character of cross-mutant genes!
Mystery Ticket || $100 JB || In Stock! :: I wonder what this does...? Limit one per character.
Jack o Lantern || $500 JB || In Stock! :: Changes Event Bonus on submitted works from $10 JB to $20 JB!!
Immortal Jack || $1000 JB || In Stock! :: Allows you to continue to get an Event Bonus from Halloween 2017 event works throughout the year!!
Giant Lollipop || $500 JB || In Stock! :: Enters you into the Halloween Event Raffle! One per member.
Magic Candy || $50 JB || In Stock! :: Eat it to gain the ability to float! Or shrink! Or turn invisible! The effect is random! Lasts 24 hrs.
Cursed Candy || $100 JB || In Stock! :: Trick your friends/enemies to eat it and turn them into an animal at random! Lasts 24 hrs.
TRY YOUR LUCK...
Donation Box || $??? JB || Donate however much you'd like! After the total amount collected passes specific benchmarks, things will be unlocked for everyone in the group! They can be special, rare, event-only, or even Donation-Unique items or outcomes! Only time, and money, can tell!
Lottery Ticket || $100 JB || In Stock! :: Try your chance to get a random item in the store! It must be in stock.
777 Ticket || $777 JB || In Stock! :: Try your chance to double what you paid for!
666 Ticket || $666 JB || In Stock! :: Try your chance to triple what you paid for.... but if your luck runs out, you also lose an additional $200 JB...
333 Ticket || $333 JB || Out of Stock! :: Try your chance to buy an item out of stock!
Small City Development || $50 JB || In Stock! :: Add something small to the town, like a fountain! (Must be approved by admins first)
Moderate City Development || $200 JB || In Stock! :: Add something moderate to the town, like a new park! (Must be approved by admins first)
Large City Development || $800 JB || In Stock! :: Add something large to the town, like a new shopping center! (Must be approved by admins first)
Upgrade City || $600 JB || In Stock! :: Change something about the town that already exists to make it even better! (Must be approved by admins first)
Discover a New Landmark || $900 JB || Out of Stock! :: Uncover something new to explore!
Discover a New City || $1000 JB || Out of Stock! :: Expand the map's horizons!
L4Town Officials are working on an official, clean, and pristine map!....... but for now, all we have to work with is a few descriptions. The Principal is working on a temporary map but it is not yet finished. When it is, it shall be posted in the Featured Gallery until the official map is released!
The school sits in the middle, with houses near it. The shopping center and local vendors sit south of the school. The park sits north of the school, along with the community center, gym, and pool. To the east is the beach and the pier. To the west is the hills and where Levi's ranch is located.
Some notable places around town...
Carnival on the Pier
Cliffside Park (up a trail in the woods south of town)
There are 4 outgoing highways. The southbound highway, which cuts through the woods, leads to a New Moon City. The westward bound highway cuts through the hills and leads to ???town. The northbound highway leads to Frankenfort. The eastbound highway is a bridge that crosses the body of water to Mutopolis.