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This is for anyone to use if it applies to your ARPG or group. Did it up for Tokotas since people seem to be confused as to what semi complex means.

Tokotas requires any activity to have a semi complex background. Semi complex to me and the group means that there needs to be substance to it. More that just a sky and ground. Regardless of skill level its possible to create a semi complex background.




HOW?
Adding details such as grass or flowers creates shape in the background. Adding clouds gives a background more substance, even if its just a simple filler. Adding trees or mountains can transform a plain background into a complex one.

I DON'T HAVE ALL DAY!

Backgrounds don't need to take you hours to create. Use free brushes or textures even if you have the programs for it. If you can draw a tokota you can draw rocks, grass, trees, mountains, clouds, and more. 

WHAT ABOUT TRADITIONAL WORK?
There are plenty of ways to make BGs complex with out using up your colored pencils or supplies. A couple rocks in the foreground and a tree or 2 in the background all create a semi complex scene. If you are drawing a snowy scene, leave the paper blank but add some blue tones to it. Add in a rock with some snow on top of it. You also don't need to color in an entire sky. Use shading and gradients to help build up your pictures. 

BUT MY SCENE CAN'T HAVE SUBSTANCE!?
Rollers take into account artistic liberties. If your tokota is in dark waters or exploring a dark cavern, we wont deny your images (unless you are taking advantage of it being simpler). You can try to add as much detail to your images as possible such as silhouettes in the background or bubbles in water. We can recognize the efforts (usually).

I cant think ofanything else right now
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tfw Morgan's sketchy backgrounds are better than yours