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Fri Sep 8, 2017, 5:13 PM by loppyrae:iconloppyrae:

The Basics! 

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What are Strudels?


Strudels are tiny household spirits, quite reminiscent of the brownies of Scottish folklore! These little creatures have quite the appetite, and gather in places where food is abundant! They are small enough to fit in the palm, and tend to make their residence in little nooks and crannies in kitchens! They are beloved by professional chefs and hobbyists alike. Legend has it that if you spot a strudel in your kitchen, success is just around the corner. As such, it is quite commonplace to leave out food offering to entice the sprites into your residence. It is said that a strudel's first taste of human food determines its appearance, and the type of blessing that it bestows upon its human hosts! 

What is the difference between Strudels, Tricksters, and Wilderlings?


Strudels are based off of brownies from Scottish folklore! They have soft, sweet features, such as rounded paws, tubby bodies, heart-shaped noses, etc! 
Tricksters are their antithesis! This subspecies is based off of bogarts, which are brownies gone BAD! Tricksters are identified by their sharp claws, goblin-like noses, and sometimes inedible fillings! Instead of bringing blessings to their human hosts, they instead bring misfortune! For example, a salt trickster may cause you to mix up your sugar with salt every time when you're baking! Tricksters often have unique features, and tend to be more monster-like! 

Wilderlings, on the other hand, are the wild version of strudels! This subspecies has completely cut itself off from depending on humans, and instead take their offerings from nature itself! Each little wilderling is sent off on a journey to find its totem and its offering from the time they hatch! Wilderlings develop completely unique traits depending on their totem animal, to best adapt to their environment! As of right now, there aren't too many wilderlings in existence! This is because their plotline has yet to be introduced! While loppyrae may release one from time to time, these critters are still shrouded in mystery! What are they up to in those deep dark woods?

What is a Midveiler? 


"Midveil" simply refers to the world in which strudels reside! It is a world caught halfway between the human world and the faerie world, a sort of "purgatory!" Midveilers refers to any species residing in the world of Midveil, including Strudels, Arborlings, and Thimblets! Alternatively, "Midveil goods" may be used to refer to in-game items, pets, etc! 

How do I get a Strudel?


Strudels are a closed species by loppyrae! This means that you cannot make your own. Strudels can be obtained a number of ways! The first being official sales hosted by Loppy herself, from auctions to flatsales! You can also purchase adoptables from authorized guest designers! If you'd like to put your own personal spin on things, you can also purchase a MYO slot! Make-your-own slots give you the ability to design your very own strudel to use within the group! These sales are posted randomly to Loppyrae's account, and can be purchased with USD or the group currency, crumbs! You can also try your luck at trading or buying strudels that are put up for offers! Check out The Trading Post to see which babies are looking for a new home! 

Can I re-design my strudel if I don't like it?


Unfortunately, due to strudels being closed, full redesigns are restricted. You may make minor edits to the design, such as changing up saturation, slight changes to markings, etc, for free of charge! However, major edits will require items from our in-game stores (The Enchanted Bakery.) All of these items can be easily purchased with crumbs, which you can earn for free by participating in groups! If you wanna go ham on your redesign, you can purchase a Redecorating Kit, allowing you free reign over the markings and colors! However, keep in mind, redesigns are not meant to replace MYO slots! Your strudel must still resemble the original and its filling! If you find yourself incapable of clicking with a design unless it's completely rehauled, you might have a better shot at trading it in for a strudel that suits your tastes more! Please submit your MYOs/redesigns through the on-site masterlist to have them officially approved!

For a more extensive look into redesigns, check out the (SC) Redesign Visual Guide

Can I edit the original art of my strudel to reflect changes?


This depends vastly on the original artist/designer, however, most of the time, the answer is going to be no. loppyrae specifically asks that none of her original art be edited in any way, and that you don't ask her to make changes to the file. The only time edits will be made are during the approval process for customs. After that point, you must draw a new image or commission a rebase to reflect changes made over time.

Can I change my strudel's filling? What if the filling I want is taken?


I'm afraid not! You cannot change your strudel's filling. If you'd like a different filling, we suggest buying a MYO slot or another design. Fillings are closely tied into a strudel's lore. Changing it's filling would make it into something else entirely. If the filling you want is taken already in the masterlist, no worries! Multiple strudels can have the same filling! There can be multiple chocolate strudels out there, so long as they all look different from each other! If we find that a design is too closely resembling another, we might ask you to look into changes! 

Designs, MYOs, & Adoptables

How much are MYO slots? Can I upgrade MYO slots later on?


Common slots are $25, or 25,000 crumbs. Uncommon are $35, or 35,000 crumbs. Pedigree is $45, or 45,000 crumbs.
MYO slots can be purchased through loppyrae's account. Prices are subject to change! If you purchase a lower level slot and wish to upgrade it at any point, you can directly message loppyrae to pay the difference at any time! 

Will there be openings for MYO tricksters/wilderlings?


Currently, the only way to obtain a trickster/wilderling is through Loppy, or through very good luck with a certain ice cream item..... Occasionally, a trickster egg will be dropped in a MYO sale! These are usually reserved for special occasions! 

Can I make my strudel based on (copyrighted character)? What about another OC of mine?


Sadly, due to copyright laws, we do not allow direct mirror versions of copyrighted characters. Nothing wrong with being inspired by a popular character, but not enough that someone could very easily recognize the inspiration. You are free to make a strudel version of one of your favorite personal OCs, however, we ask that you keep these designs together when trading! It's not fair to anyone involved if there are clones of designs belonging to complete strangers! Please keep this in mind when transferring a design onto a strudel! 

Can I be a guest designer?


As of right now, the only people authorized to create strudel adoptables (aside from Loppy) are the Strudel Cafe staff! Occasionally, we will seek guest designers to help design for advents, events, etc. During these times, an official journal will be posted to the group, and applications will be available for all members to fill out! Please do not ask Loppy to be a guest designer! Keep an eye on the group for opportunities! 

If I have owned a strudel before but don't own them anymore, am I still a FTO?


No, unfortunately! With our group so large, the demand can be quite overwhelming for brand new members! We offer FTO (first time owner) opportunities from time to time to help ease new members into the group! However, if you have ever owned a MYO slot or a strudel, you are no longer considered a FTO. You are free to look through the trading post to find opportunities, however! 

What are Gen 1 strudels?


The original forms of strudels were quadrupedal! This was known as "Gen 1!" These "strudels" resembled corgi-like dragons. However, since they do not match the current lore, Gen 1 strudels cannot participate in activities. There are a couple Gen 1s still out there, and if you are in ownership of one, you are free to convert your strudel to the current anatomy at any time! Mods are even available to help out with traits and the approval process!

ACTIVITies, stamps, & More.

What are stamps?


Stamps are, well... Stamps! They are one of the rewards for participating in certain events. They don't do much, but they showed that you participated, and are just fun to collect! By signing up for the website, users can display all of their stamps proudly on their profiles! For a list of all current stamps, and how to obtain each individual one, check out the Stamp Gallery! Can you collect them all?

Can I still participate in activities if I don't have a strudel?


You betcha! Most of our activities are free to join, whether you own a strudel or not! For the art bonuses, you can choose any of our NPCs to use! Or you can ask a friend to borrow theirs! By participating in activities, you can earn crumbs, and work your way up to purchasing your very own strudel! Some activities, however, such as our ARPG memories, require a strudel of your own to complete, as these are more geared towards character development! The rules of each activity will specify if you need a strudel to participate or not! 

How many times can I participate in an activity? Is there a time limit?


You can participate in an activity once per month! These activities last all month long as well, meaning you can take your time! Don't feel rushed! Activities are reset on the first of each month, so as long as you finish your tasks by then, you're all set! We change the themes and locations for activities monthly, so there's always something fresh and new for you to try! 

Can one user earn more than one of the same stamp?


Yes! Stamps stack and certain stamps have special variations once you receive a certain amount, such as silver and gold rarities! 

I never received my activity rewards!


Oh no! Unfortunately, sometimes things get buried or overlooked. Our activities are checked every two days by the corresponding moderator, so if it's been four days and there's still no reply, definitely let one of us know! Check out the Staff Directory to figure out who's in charge of the activity, and give them a little poke!

For the cooking activities, do I have to make real food or do I just draw them....?


For Lottie's Luck and The Crabby Chef, you are challenged to make REAL LIFE baked goods and meals! Even if they come out badly, the fact that you tried will count. These activities are meant to get you outside of your comfort zone, and to try new things! Don't be afraid to mess up! Everyone starts somewhere! Plus, if they do come out nicely, you get something yummy out of it, on top of the activity rewards! 

Am I allowed to use non-drawing mediums for the DTAs?


For DTAs, we ask you to just use drawing mediums. It's hard to judge DTAs fairly if multiple art mediums are used! Traditional drawings are fine, however, it must be a picture! We will occasionally host Free-For-All adoptable contests! Just make sure to read the rules of the adoptable!

What happens if the Awfulcone gives my strudel "insert trait here?"


Uh-oh! The thing about the Awfulcone is that the traits are almost always...awful. Unfortunately, you are forced to apply the trait to the strudel you rolled with! You can reverse this effect though, by paying 1,000 crumbs to undo the roll at the time of rolling. However, if you choose to apply the trait, the only way to remove it is by using a PS: Spooky Scary Serum! The Awfulcone is currently under construction, but will be back soon enough! 

Where are the pets hidden in The Great Pet Rescue? What if I can't find them?


Pets are reset every month and can be hidden in any group-related submission or any of loppyrae's strudel-related submissions. Pets will never be hidden in other member's art, and are not currently hidden on the website! If you're completely stuck, no worries! You can message the StrudelCupboard for hints regarding each pet's location! You are allowed one (1) hint per pet. 

Crumbs, items, & Banking! 

How do I keep track of my crumbs?


When you sign up on our website, your crumbs will be automatically added to your account after you submit your activities and ARPG submissions. Some rewards may still need to be added manually so give us a couple days to process these! If there are any discrepancies with your balance, feel free to message our banker, allibunn!

What are crumbs and sugar cookies? How do I get them?


Crumbs are our group's currency! 5,000 crumbs makes a Sugar Cookie! This virtual currency can be used to purchase anything in our group from MYO slots, pets, upgrades, or even for use in games, such as feeding King Moni or casting another line into the Fishing Hole! There are tons of ways to earn crumbs! All you have to do is participate in the group! You can even earn crumbs simply by being active in the group Discord. Check out the Flash Prompt Hub, the Monthly Prompt, the ARPG Memory Hubour website, and Monthly Activity Hub for dozens of ways to earn crumbs! 

Check out our Getting Started guide for a more detailed explanation on how you can earn crumbs! 

Can I take commissions for crumbs? Are they transferable?


Yes, you can! However, we ask that you only take commissions for Strudel-related content! We strongly discourage people taking crumb commissions for non-Midveil content or adoptables! You are free to exchange crumbs with other users, so long as you do so responsibly!  To transfer crumbs, head on over to the bank and fill out the form to automatically transfer them to your partner's account! 

Are we allowed to trade pets?


Yes! You can trade most pets from user-to-user using the Flea Market or the Transfer system! Some pets may be "Soulbound," meaning that they are locked to the strudel they are associated with! This is usually the case for pets with matching designs, or event-exclusive pets such as the Nicecream! If a pet is soulbound to a Midveiler, it will appear on their masterlist entry. (Note: ARPG pets will be removed upon trading)

Can I make YCHs/bases?


Absolutely! You are free to take commissions, YCHs, etc, of strudels! You can even take customs so long as the user has a MYO slot in their inventory!
All we ask is that you don't make Pay-to-Use bases! 

Miscellaneous

Can I help out around the group? If there's anything you need someone for, I'd love to help!


We really, truly appreciate the support! But for now, we've got everything under control! If we ever need some extra help, we will post a help wanted ad to the group for everyone to participate! It might be tempting to answer a question on the front page that you know the answer to, but please leave it to the mods! Regardless, we are very thankful that we have a community that is so supportive and eager to help us out. 


My strudel's traits were listed wrong!


Uh-oh, mistakes happen! Please politely message the STRUDELcafe with the masterlist entry and the traits that need to be updated! We will fix it as soon as we possibly can! 

Thanks for reading! we hope this helps! 



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WinterNexus Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Hello I am trying to complete the user tutorial but for some reason after reading al of the information the site wont allow me to click the check boxes. Thank you for your help.
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allibunn Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
make sure you dont have multiple tabs open, Open one at a time! If the probably persists you may note jenbeary directly as she is webmaster and may be able to help you
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WinterNexus Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
For some reson I downloaded a new browser app on my phone and was able to complete it. Thank you for you help, it is much appricated.
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HaiseSensei Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I make a purchased MYO on a base?
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allibunn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you have a myo, you can use a base! There are a couple of free bases made by users already submitted to the group
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HaiseSensei Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok! Thanks!
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radiiiance Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just to be clear, adding accessories to our strudels is free-reign, correct?
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allibunn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep!
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Tyoka42 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, I seem to be hyper late once again so... How do I use a pet MYO slot now? I still have the plush egg but I don't know where to post the design anymore.
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allibunn Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Tyoka42 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you
and thank you especially for the fast response
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Biryanikit Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019
I'm new to the website and I don't have a bank account what do I do?
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allibunn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
please go to our website at strudel-cafe.com, make an account and note the StrudelCupboard account with your Username!

A bank will be made for you and you can start submitting activities for crumbs
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Biryanikit Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019
oh ok thx 4 the help! I already joined the website my user name is biryani lover and if you want I can tell you the email I used to register (the email is my dads bc I don't have one)
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allibunn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just need you to send a note to StrudelCupboard 
And it will be linked by an admin!
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CoconutMeat Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2018   Digital Artist
so i just want to add a color to my bab but keep the design about the same like here
S'gooey by CoconutMeat
would i need a cupcake or a funfetti? q vq
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allibunn Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Two Funfetti's for the color addition! (I am so sorry no one had gotten back to you! Feel free to dm myself or scarysu for redesign questions!)
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CoconutMeat Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018   Digital Artist
ah, thanks! that makes sense.
and its fine lol~
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Lucawick Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I recently changed my username on dA, is there anywhere I can go to get my account name on the website updated?
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allibunn Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I went ahead and changed it for you! strudel-cafe.com/user.php?id=5…

Your log in is still the same, if you would like to change the name you log in with, you can send a note to jenbeary 
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Cuddle-Bean Featured By Owner Edited Nov 26, 2018
How can I obtain a soulbound? 
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Yesirukey Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Buenos dias

when i want to draw the anatomy I have some problems, because i need to know the "skeleton" like the legs and the feet, type lines and circles, the most basic of the anatomy.
I found this, What kind of feet do they have?
www.instagram.com/p/BpiGkjaBP9…

And if possible, a drawing of the basic anatomy? not just the "outside"

thanks, chachi <3
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allibunn Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know that english isn't your first language but strudels have "digitigrade" legs like the middle image here: animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu…

We don't have any anatomy guides that highlight the inside of bone structure of strudels but loppy has drawn a couple of anatomy guides:

Screen Shot 2018-06-04 at 1.38.32 PM by StrudelCupboard Image by StrudelCupboard
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Yesirukey Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is ok? or have to be more "chibi"?  

1 by Yesirukey  
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allibunn Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think thats perfect!! 
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Yesirukey Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks and sorry for the problems QvQ
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Lord-Lorzd Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018
For trickster MYO eggs, what tier of rarity are they considered? Are they just common traits, or are they considered a higher tier?

And

Is there a trickster guide finished, or is it still a wip?
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allibunn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Trickster myos are their own tier. I can show you the wip for the guide and you are free to work with me through notes to help you get a trickster going!
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Tyoka42 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pardon me but I am planning a plushie egg pet but I would like it to have two interchangeable hats, is this ok and how should I indicate it?
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allibunn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
for the official art, you are just going to have to pick one to use! you are free to make personal refs for yourself and commissioners
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Tyoka42 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :meow:
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edelli Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018
would complete heterochromia be allowed as a common trait?
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allibunn Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heterochromia is free to use
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edelli Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018
thank you for answering!
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Riipurr Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can we make crossover artworks of strudels interacting with other closed species as long as we state that it's uncanon?
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allibunn Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its okay for personal art and commissions! We ask that any art for prompts and arpg submissions contain only midveilers!
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Riipurr Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay! So that means we can still submit it into the group as general art and not prompt or ARPG related, right?
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allibunn Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep!
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Riipurr Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All right! Thank you~
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Dawnan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Student General Artist
question: when designing my myo I came up with a couple of scrapped designs, could I make these designs available for purchase (explicitly stating aswell that they are not official simply designs to be used for myos) by anyone who has a myo slot to be used as a myo? I know a few groups allow it n others don't so I wanna make sure so I don't accidentally break any rules.
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allibunn Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This would be selling unofficial adoptables. We don't allow such. We ask the design be scrapped entirely or you may hold on to them for future use.
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loppyrae Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We do not allow this. It's a loophole for guest designing, and the designs are not guaranteed for approval. 
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Dawnan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Student General Artist
aw that's a shame but I understand ^^ i'll just convert the designs later so they don't go to waste. thank you for answering <3
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plushlu Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quick question! If a strudel got a trait re-done ( as making wings a bigger set ) is there any way to re-vert back to
the original wing shape with out the use of items or do you need the items to go back?
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allibunn Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would need to see the strudel in question
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Frenkle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Quick question 
can strudels be like in a romantic relationship with for example arborlings or thimblets? Or can strudels just be with strudels (or tricksters or course)
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loppyrae Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep! They just can't make weird Hybrid Arborling/Strudel babies! (But they can't really reproduce anyways so it doesn't really matter lol!)
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qummybears Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a question about tricksters!

would there ever be trickster customs and if yes how much would they be?
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allibunn Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loppy has done trickster customs in the past but she does not have any plans on formally opening customs untill after she comes back from having her baby
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