In-Game Currency

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In-Game Currency

Seashells are the official Isomara Island game currency
Sand Dollars are the official Isomara Island premium game currency

Seashells can be used to buy items from shopkeepers, members, and can be used in Crafting.
Seashells were chosen due to their common appearance on the Island. You can explore almost anywhere and find some.

Other ways seashells can be used for is entering into contests & events, buying commissions (Ex. Someone will draw your Isomara for 200 seashells). There also may be random events throughout the group which if you participate will reward you with seashells and other things. 
Sand Dollars are the premium currency. They can be used to craft various items as well as currency for certain shops such as Hasha's Hut.

How Do We Get Seashells?

    Seashells can be obtained in many various ways. The easiest way is just to draw or write about any official Isomara. Every time you draw a picture with an Isomara or write a story involving an Isomara you will be given seashells. The amount varies as it depends on the drawing and amount of words in stories, so any drawing/literature you do for Isomara-Island will reward you with seashells.
    The best way to get a lot of seashells at one time is by doing 
Explorations on the island. 
    Each time you draw or write about an Isomara whether it be yours, someone else's, or an NPC exploring in a specific region of the island will allow you a chance of finding varying amounts of seashells as well as other items. The premium currency, Sand Dollars, can be found by exploring the beach and at times gotten through events, games, and activities.

        - Another way is to enter into contests, one of the prizes will almost always be seashells. 
        - Selling items to the shopkeeper Pacings, at the General Store, is always looking for items and will gladly fork over seashells in return.
        - If you want to get some quick currency you can purchase a Seashell or a Sand Dollar bundle from IsomaraIndex's shop tab.        
        - Any form of art whether it be digital, traditional, arts n crafts, and literature will earn you currency.

Well if I can get seashells by just drawing or writing general stories Isomara why should I explore for them?

    Exploration yields not only seashells but other items that can be sold for seashells or can be used to craft items that may help you find more items and seashells the next time you explore. Exploration is the basis of the activities for the ARPG. Items are needed at times for events, random challenges, and courtship. Exploring gives you items, items can be used for crafting, and crafted items can yield a better and easier playthrough of the game by giving you more bonuses and allowing you to indulge in all the facets of the ARPG.
    Also, many items found are edible and can be used to increase your Isomara's Hunger meter and make them better at training, exploring, and more.

Seashell Rewards for 2D Art

This is how many seashells you are awarded for a drawing

Full Body: 25
At least 75% or more of the Isomara is visible
Bust: 10
74% or less of the Isomara s visible in a picture
    Ex.  Ask an NPC #3 - Pacings by SlayersStronghold Here's Your Eggs Ba- Wha! by SlayersStronghold Quiet Couple by SlayersStronghold

Color: +5
Fully colored, if the picture is partially colored 0 ss are awarded
Simple Shading: +5
Applies to partial shading, little to no highlights, barely noticeable, not blended, nor a wide range of values
    Ex. Flyin Shark by SlayersStronghold No Stone Left Unturned by SlayersStronghold
Complex Shading: +15
More range of values, detail, Somewhat proper lighting, blended well
    Ex. Happy 4Ever by SlayersStronghold Gotta Slow it Down by SlayersStronghold It's Been A Long Day by SlayersStronghold

Partial Background: +5
Backgrounds that are barely identifiable, abstract, or have limited colors and contents
     Ex.  AF06 - Laiska by SlayersStronghold What If...? by SlayersStronghold
Basic Background: +10
Can be seen as scenery or an environment. Grass, blue sky, and a tree is an example of a basic background
    Ex.  Heck of a Time by SlayersStronghold Light Night Jog by SlayersStronghold Cold Night Next to the Lavaplace by SlayersStronghold
Advanced Background: +25
Detail, textures, more variety of objects, and items in the scene (rocks, fallen trees, not just grass and trees alone). Good composition and placement also applies
    Ex.  [ARPG] Takes by SlayersStronghold Roe the Runaway Isomara by SlayersStronghold Predatorial Hunt by SlayersStronghold

Basic Animation: +20
Includes, but not limited to - blink, bob, bounce, tail wag, wiggle
    Ex.  Dancing Rabbits by SlayersStronghold Fidgety Slay by SlayersStronghold Eris Icon by gavinom123

Intermediate Animation: +60
Includes, but not limited to - Walk/Run/movement cycles, head turns, limited areas are actually moving
    Ex.  Setting Up Shop {Step One} by Cocopet2 Slayer Walk Cycle by SlayersStronghold Isoling Jump [Isomara - Animated Art] by Cocopet2 Blepper Alarm Animation Sketch by SlayersStronghold

Advanced Animation: +150
Above and beyond, original animations, not choppy, dynamic actions, lengthy animation
    Ex.  Setting Up Shop {Step Two} by Cocopet2 Sand Castle Troubles [Isomara - Beach Exploration] by Cocopet2

Voyage: +2

Large Companions: 5
Include Memics
Small Companions: 3
Includes Memora, Goom, and Bleppers

Collaboration: +10
Did you and another member split the work?

NPC Involvement: +5
By including one or more NPC Isomara you'll receive bonus seashells as a thank you
    Small note: NPC Owners will not be given the bonus for drawing their own NPC Isomara.
Isomara of the Month: +15
By including the Isomara of the month you'll receive bonus seashells as a thank you

Event: +20
Work that relates to events and challenges

Seashell Rewards for Literature

You can also write stories to earn seashells. You can also use literature as an add-on to art in the description.

100+ Words: +5
200+ Words: +15
400+ Words: +35
600+ Words: +55
800+ Words: +75
1,000+ Words: +95
1,500+Words: +145
2,000+Words: +200

Every 100 additional Words passed 2,000 you will get +10 

Story needs to be at least 350 words for a single Isomara
Story needs to be at least 500 words and includes biome description
Voyaging: +5  
Story needs to be at least 500 words

Large Companions: 5
Small Companions: 3

RP Collaboration: +10 
Collaberate/ Roleplay with multiple people to gain this bonus
Multiple Isomara: +15
When you feature more than one Isomara in a story

NPC Involvement: +5
By including one or more NPC Isomara in a story you'll receive bonus seashells as a thank you
    The person who owns the NPC will not be given the bonus.
Isomara of the Month: +15
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Event: +20
Work that relates to events and challenges

*If you include small bits of art with your story, embedded or whatnot, created by you, it will also be given seashells based on the Seashell rewards for art.

Resources & Tips:

1. Looking to enhance your grammar, punctuation, and spelling? Check out Grammarly It is completely free and very useful to quickly check your errors. 
2. Need to figure out how many words are in your literature? Word Counter will help you out with that.
3. When drawing a background try to make the canvas follow a 16:9, 9:16, 7:11, or 11:7 ratio (1920px x 1080px or 16 inch x 9 inch canvas for example)
        (Why these ratios? It'll look good! Google the rule of thirds and the golden mean ratio)

Seashell Rewards for 3D Art

This is how many seashells you are awarded for 3D models and various crafts.

If the bonus ss has a + then it adds onto ss earnings based on the 2D Art
(Ex. You make a full body clay model that is painted. 25ss for the full body, +5ss for color, and +15ss for being a general craft.

General Craft: +15
Things such as pumpkin carvings, clay models, Styrofoam, etc.

Simple 3D Model: 60
Simple classifies as chibi, anatomically incorrect, low detail

Complex 3D Model: 120
Anatomically correct, more detail, usually higher polyed

Textured: +15
More than just one full color
Rigged/Posed: +30
Model is in a pose other than a standard standing/ T-pose

NOTE: If the model is animated, or is in an environment the 2D Art bonuses will apply!

Seashell F.A.Q.

Q. Do I have to be a member of the Isomara-Island group to gain seashells?
A. Yes, if you are a member you get seashells no matter if you have an Isomara or not. If you draw/ write for the group you can earn them.

Q. If I draw my Isomara as a human will I get seashells?
A. Yes, If you depict your Isomara as Human, a gijinka, or anthro/furry you will get seashells. Drawing an Isomara as a companion will reward ss similar to that of a companion.
You won't get seashells if you depict your Isomara as another original species, animal, creature.

Q. Can I earn seashells by drawing other members Isomara?
A. Yes, this also includes NPCs. Get permission before drawing another member's Isomara, please.

Q. Do other people get seashells for my art?
A. No, only the artist gets seashells for their art. Even if you draw someone's Isomara; that person will not get seashells, but you will.

Q. What if I make a comic/or multiple drawings on a single deviation, how will that be counted?
A. Each panel/drawing will be judged as if it is its own individual picture. Unless the panels are so similar.
Ex. If you do a five-panel stripe and all the backgrounds are simple, they might get clumped together and be counted as an advanced background.

Q. What if I do a YCH/ use a base for multiple pictures?
A. The first one will be counted, but anything more will not.

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