Leveling and Points Journal

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Everyone starts at Level 1 with 0 EXP. In order to level up your character in this group, you'll have to submit Astoria related art (be it written, drawn, painted, composed, etc.) to the appropriate folder. Your work will then be given a certain amount of points depending on the effort put forth. No, we will not grade based on quality in comparison to other members.

The EXP amounts per level, EXP earned and ways of grading are subject to change as we see fit.



Lv. 2 - 15 EXP
Lv. 3 - 30 EXP
Lv. 4 - 45 EXP
Lv. 5 - 75 EXP
Lv. 6 - 105 EXP
Lv. 7 - 135 EXP
Lv. 8 - 180 EXP
Lv. 9 - 225 EXP
Lv. 10 - 270 EXP
Lv. 11 - 330 EXP
Lv. 12 - 390 EXP
Lv. 13 - 450 EXP
Lv. 14 - 525 EXP
Lv. 15 - 600 EXP
Lv. 16 - 675 EXP
Lv. 17 - 765 EXP
Lv. 18 - 855 EXP
Lv. 19 - 945 EXP
Lv. 20 - 1050 EXP
Lv. 21 - 1155 EXP
Lv. 22 - 1260 EXP
Lv. 23 - 1380 EXP
Lv. 24 - 1500 EXP
Lv. 25 - 1620 EXP
Lv. 26 - 1755 EXP
Lv. 27 - 1890 EXP
Lv. 28 - 2025 EXP
Lv. 29 - 2175 EXP
Lv. 30 - 2325 EXP

Level Cap - 99


Illustrations

+Line art:
:bulletgreen:10EXP "inked" lines (assumed sketched and lined in the case of line-less or painted work)
:bulletred:5EXP sketches

+Colors:
:bulletgreen:10 EXP Flats, shading and highlights
:bulletred: 5EXP Flat colors

+Background:
:bulletgreen:15EXP Advanced (horizon, buildings with detailed texture/pattern, detailed plants, extreme perspective or other attempts at more difficult techniques)
:bulletyellow:10EXP Intermediate (horizon, buildings with simplified texture/pattern, plants with some amount of detailing, attempt at advanced perspective)
:bulletred:5EXP Simple (horizon, square buildings, cotton-swab trees and bushes, single color/gradient)

+Other:
:bulletgreen:5EXP per character made by another member


Comics

:bulletgreen:10EXP per page (assumed to be sketched, paneled, text included)

:bulletgreen: 5EXP Text

+Background:
:bulletgreen:15EXP Advanced: Includes horizon, buildings with detailed texture/pattern, detailed plants, extreme perspective or other attempts at more difficult techniques.
:bulletyellow:10EXP Intermediate: Includes horizon, buildings with simplified texture/pattern, plants with some amount of detailing, attempt at advanced perspective
:bulletred:5EXP Simple: Includes horizon, block buildings, cotton-swab trees and bushes, single color/gradient

Including other members characters - +5 per OC

+Color
Flat color- +5
Shading and highlights- +5


Writing


+Characterization (How well characters are portrayed):
:bulletred:5EXP Advanced: Characters are strongly drawn, clearly separate and fully developed. The main character(s) are presented in multiple ways (appearance, action, thoughts, speech, etc.). They behave "within" their character. They have a past and a future.
:bulletyellow:3EXP Proficient: Characters are clear and reasonably developed. The main character(s) have identifiable characteristics. They may seem to lack a past or future.
:bulletgreen:1EXP In-Progress: Characters are unclear. They may be little more than a name and a description or do not rise beyond stereotype. They may be unbelievably inconsistent, or there may not be enough information to form a judgement about them.

+Plot:
:bulletred:5EXP Advanced: What the conflict is in the story is clear and the importance of it to the characters is convincing. Actions will produce new situations which will produce new actions. The characters will struggle with their problems in interesting and meaningful ways. The story will have a satisfying and logical climax that is the culmination of the proceeding events. The story explores and develops its SF element. The SF is integral to the plot.
:bulletyellow:3EXP Proficient: What the conflict is in the story is clear. The importance of the conflict to the characters may be fuzzy, although it will clearly be important. Actions will produce new situations which will produce new actions. The characters will struggle with their problems. The story will have a climax that is the culmination of the proceeding events. The story explores its SF element.
:bulletgreen:1EXP In-Progress: The conflict may be unclear or absent. The conflict may be clear, but the importance of it to the characters will never be communicated. There may be no actions (the story is static), or the actions do not seem related to an identifiable conflict. The characters may be passive and not struggle. The story may lack a climax that is the culmination of the proceeding events. There is an SF element, but the story would be no different without it, or there is no SF.

+Setting, Narration and Exposition, and Appeals to the Senses:
:bulletred:5EXP Advanced: Where the story takes place is clearly drawn and has an impact on the story. The reader will experience the story through multiple appeals to several senses. An appropriate amount of the story is shown rather than told.
:bulletyellow:3EXP Proficient: Where the story takes place is clear. The story makes appeals to the senses. Some of the story is shown rather than told.
:bulletgreen:1EXP In Progress: Where the story takes place may be unclear or setting may be absent altogether. The story may make very limited or no appeals to the senses. Most of the story is told rather than shown.

+Style (use of language):
:bulletred:5EXP Advanced: The style is appropriate to the story and heightens its effectiveness. This may include interesting and appropriate figurative language, diction and syntax. Sentences will be varied in length and type. The relationships between the parts of the story will be smoothly handled and clear.
:bulletyellow:3EXP Proficient: The style will not interfere with the understanding of the story. Writing will be workmanlike and clear. The relationships between the parts of the story will be clear.
:bulletgreen:1EXP In-Progress: The style will interfere with the understanding of the story. Sentences may need to be reread for meaning. Transitions may be absent. The relationships between the parts of the story may be unclear.

+Mechanics:
:bulletred:5EXP Advanced: The story will be closely proofread and will contain few or no errors in punctuation, sentence structure, grammar, spelling, capitalization, etc. The manuscript is "clean" and in proper format.
:bulletyellow:3EXP Proficient: The story will be reasonably well proofread. There may be some errors, but they do not interfere with the understanding of the story. The manuscript is "clean" and in proper format.
:bulletgreen:1EXP In-Progress: The story will show little evidence of proofreading. Proofreading errors will be pervasive and interfere with the understanding of the story. The manuscript may be sloppy or not in proper format.

+Overall:
:bulletred:15EXP Advanced: All the elements of the story will work together in a successful way. The meaningfulness of the narrative will be apparent, compelling and artful.
:bulletyellow:10EXP Proficient: The story is competently told. The meaningfulness of the narrative will be apparent.
:bulletgreen:5EXP In-Progress: The elements of the story may not work together. The meaningfulness of the narrative may be absent or confusing.


Extra EXP


Extra credit is given in cases of people doing exceptionally well, or if people happen to complete a quest on time.

Out of quest work has a chance to earn as much as 50 extra points per submission. Quest work completed on time earns double the amount of points usually earned. (If you complete a quest but do not submit it by the deadline, you can still earn the base EXP and the possible fifty extra.)

Losing points...


We will deduct points if we feel that members are spamming, making inappropriate content or have broken rules previously mentioned.
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