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Journal Entry: Tue Aug 5, 2014, 5:53 AM


Hunting, Fishing, and Exploration are activities through which you can earn pelts, fish, and items through artwork and literature. These rewards can be redeemed for Toko Tokens, used for crafting, or exchanged for a number of other items. Any Tokota can participate in activities regardless of hierarchy status, award status, etc. Please check the group's front page for the current hunting season.

Updated as of June 10th, 2017
Tokota - Abyss - Deer Hunt by Leygo Lakeside by kalambo Oogruq fishing by OMSisRPing




How to Participate in Activities


Preparation


Create a journal. You can put this in sta.sh writer or have it public and it can be separated per Tokota, activity, or have them all combined in one big journal or stash document. This will be a "bank" of all your caught prey items. All you need in the content of the journal is at the very minimum a thumbnail or link to your Tokota's import sheet.

TokoTime or an admin of Tokotas will comment with the prey or items you get if you are successful. This is your only official proof. If you delete the journal, all of your earned prey and items will no longer be valid. Comments from anyone other than TokoTime or an admin of Tokotas are not valid.

Create Your Entry


Fishing is available year round. You must draw a full body image, or write a story of your Tokota fishing for any of these fish.
You may only have three tokotas rolled for and counted for the bonus in HP for this activity.

Exploration is also open throughout the season. To participate you must draw a full body image or write a story of your Tokota exploring, investigating, or traversing different types of situations and terrain. Your entry will be rolled randomly for one or more of the following: TT, prey, rare items, enhancing items, crafting items, companion animals, and more!
You may only have three tokotas rolled for and counted for the bonus in HP for this activity.

For hunting, draw a full body image or write a story of your Tokota hunting one of the prey animals below. The animals available are divided into seasons and sizes based on the table below. Please list your prey in the description of the piece for clarity.
You may only have three tokotas rolled for and counted for the bonus in HP for this activity.
If you have hit your daily submission limit, you may not ask other people to submit your activities to the folder unless their own tokotas are included in the piece(s). You may not use side accounts, either.

Prey and their Seasons


Spring


March, April, May

Small Animals
  • Rabbits
  • Fox
  • Birds

Large Animals
  • Bear
  • Deer
  • Mountain Goats



Summer


June, July, August

Small Animals
  • Lynx
  • Coyote
  • Birds

Large Animals
  • Bear
  • Caribou
  • Seal



Fall


September, October, November

Small Animals
  • Rabbits
  • Fox
  • Birds

Large Animals
  • Bear
  • Deer
  • Mountain Goats



Winter


December, January, February

Small Animals
  • Lynx
  • Coyote
  • Birds

Large Animals
  • Bear
  • Caribou
  • Seal



  • Please do not argue with the rollers, if we make a mistake in rolling feel free to note the Tokocenter but the rules and their applications stand as listed. If you have an issue with one of these rules feel free to make a polite suggestion or note the group.

    Rules and Information


    General


    • The maximum number of tokotas you can participate with in one activity entry is three. You may include other tokotas in the activity entry if you wish, but only up to three may be judged.
    • Tokotas must be uploaded in order to participate in activities.
    • You may not add tokotas to an already rolled entry and have it rolled for an activity again.
    • You may not use rites, quests, etc as activity entries, even for non-participating tokotas.
    • A handler is not required but including one will grant the usual HP bonus.
    • Entries are rolled 100% randomly, but enhancing items can be used to affect the odds.
    • You may depict your tokota approaching, stalking, or bringing down the animal when hunting and fishing. You are not required to include violence or blood, but if you choose to, you must tag the image with the appropriate dA maturity filters.
    • You may take artistic liberties, including background, location, style, etc. However, tokotas must still appear as tokotas, you may not draw them as any real, fictional, or partial creatures of any other kind.
    • You must list all bonuses, eg items, companions, traits, and dominant or alpha status for them to be rolled. They will not be rolled for if you do not list them.
    • In regards to hunting you must list what prey type is being hunted either in the form or in the title of the piece. If it is not listed you will be asked to correct it.
    • It is your responsibility as the member to make clear to the admin if you have a specific comment in your tracker you want an activity result posted on - this means featuring the comment and linking to it in your tracker. It is not the admins' responsibility to search through your journal looking for a particular comment.
    • You must clearly separate Tokotas and other ARPG/species forms with breakers, gaps, bolded text, group icons, etc.
    • You must fill out the following information as applicable in the artist's comments:

      Import:
      Nicknames:
      Prey:
      Activity journal:
      Leasing Perm:
      Relevant Bonuses:
      Tribe benefits:
      Faction:
      Defects:
      Item application:



    Images


    • The image should not be much lower quality than your usual gallery standard. We judge against your gallery. This may include stick figure appendages, or other lower quality details to tokotas then your gallery typically depicts.
    • At least 75% of the tokota must be visible in order to be valid and the prey animal or fish must be at least 25% visible to be valid.
    • At least 50% of the drawn tokota and/or prey must be on the background, not in transparent or white space.
    • If you are using an overhead view the legs must be at least somewhat visible, while angle is taken into consideration a straight up or down shot will not be acceptable.
    • If the face is visible you must have main facial features present (eyes, nose)
    • You may not use silhouettes, stamps, or stick figures for your activities.
    • A semi-complex background is required (it doesn't have to be extremely fancy, but more than just ground shapes/blobs/gradients). You may not have large blank spaces where there is no color/shading/difference in tone. This generally means you must have 3-4 elements for your background.
    • If using stamps/brushes you must also include at least one or more hand drawn element.
    • Images must be at least 300x300 pixels in size.
    • Images must be relatively clean and it must be obvious which tokotas are pictured.
    • You must be able to tell activities apart from one another via the thumbnail.
    • Each tokota should look like an individual within the piece, not just a copy of another tokota. This applies within a single art piece and also to the rest of your gallery.
    • You may not use premade 3D models, presets or bases to create your activity piece.
    • Image activities will be treated as a single canvas; comic pages will be rolled as one activity. Please submit each image separately if you intend for them to be individual activities.
    • Black and white images, as well as color-palette-themed images are permitted; however, they must be sufficiently detailed and the tokota's individual markings must be discernible without difficulty. Comic-style B&W images are also allowed if they use enough variation in values to illustrate each marking.
    • Any black and white images that depict tokotas must have those tokotas coats and markings tonally depicted. This also applies to backgrounds, as they should also be tonally depicted, more than just lines.
    • While black and white images are allowed they may not be simple sketches or lines and still must use space efficiently.
    • Crafts are allowed, however the background can not be a plain photo with no-little manipulation. There must be either a crafted element to the photo or it must be different from the original. Remember you are not allowed to use stock when using photo backgrounds.
    • Photo manipulations are allowed, but must have a certain amount of changes made to the stock in order to qualify. (I.e. for a tundra Tokota you can't just copy and paste a white wolf into a picture of mountains.) They should be edited to properly represent the species, mane type, etc. When using stock regardless if it is a personal photo or public stock it should be credited and if possible linked to.


    When determining if your background is semi-complex this might help you BG Guide

    Literature


    • If writing literature for an activity it must be at least 1200 words and be relevant to the activity. Every tokota must be included equally to count for the activity.
    • While chapters and parts are allowed, they must have clear beginnings and ends. They may not be direct continuations of one another.
    • For split or collaborated literature roleplay the parts by each user must be clearly labeled.
    • Generally a tokota must be mentioned at least 7 times throughout the piece. We're looking for the prey/fish to mentioned at least 3 times so its easy for us to judge and find.
    • You may not pad your lit with overly excessive use of a tokota/handler/other species names or complicated descriptions of a species markings.


    Submit It


    Submit your image to TokoCenter, under the appropriate folder, and then await the admin’s result roll for the prey, fish, or items received from your image. This comment will be given on your activity journal.

    You may submit two of each type of activity per day based on folder limitations. You may not use side accounts or friends accounts to get around this rule.

    Breaking any of the rules listed out here can result in anything from restrictions from activities to a group ban for repeat violations.

    Your rewards can be redeemed for TT (Toko Tokens!) at the bank, which you can use to buy benefits and boosters for your Tokotas! You may also choose to hold certain items in your bank rather than redeem them.



    F.A.Q


    What if I sell a Tokota with unredeemed activity rewards?


    Activity rewards, just like the TT you can redeem them for, belong to the owner of the Tokota at the time the activity image was rolled for, but may be transferred to other players with permission from the owner.

    What if I commissioned someone to do an activity with my Tokota for me?


    That's fine. Activity rewards go to whoever currently owns the Tokota in question.

    What if there is more than one Tokota in the picture?


    The rewards will be rolled separately, and each Tokota must have a listed activity journal.

    How does blindness affect my Tokotas hunting/fishing score?


    If a Tokota is blind, it will have a 5% increased fail rate for a hunt or fishing activity.

    How does a spinal defect affect my Tokotas exploration score?


    If a tokota has spinal deffects, it will have a 5% increased fail rate for a exploration.

    Why wasn't my tokotas item or trait bonuses rolled for?


    There are two answers to this question.
    A) It was properly listed in the description of the piece or in the comments and the roller simply forgot to add the bonus in which case you are welcome to note the group for a correction of this error.
    B) It was not listed and therefore it was not rolled for. This will not be corrected.

    What do I do if my tokota wasn't rolled for in a piece they are included in?


    You can note the group and it will be corrected.

    If leasing a tokota do I use my tribe and totem bonuses or the owners bonuses?


    If you are getting the items from the activity you may only use your bonuses. If they are getting the items, you may use their bonuses.

    If my tokota has items pending application at the bank can I link those and still get those bonuses rolled for?


    No. We can't know if you'll delete or edit your comment at any point, so items must actually be applied to the tokota to count for bonuses.

    If my tokota has had a makeover or do-over, and has art coming in with their previous design what do I do?


    Link the comment to do-over comment so we know if the art was done before the makeover.

    So what is applicable to what activities ?


    Well, a lot of things! Check out this - Activity Bonuses Penalties and Forms

    That form sure has a lot of lines! Which are needed?


    Go here for that Activity Bonuses Penalties and Forms

    What do I do if I have an activity that was posted before the tokotas per activity limit was changed?


    As long as the activity piece was posted to DeviantArt before April 4, 2017 it can still be rolled with the maximum five tokotas. Any pieces posted after that date will need to be cut down to three tokotas.

Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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:iconkanashimim:
Kanashimim Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago  Student General Artist
I can't figure out where I should post this, but I figured because this is the activities page I'm gonna try posting here =P

I commissioned three rolls and submitted all three last month, but none of them showed up in any of the activity folders, so they weren't rolled. I checked to see if they were accepted and they were, so I tried submitting this month. Two were submitted today and were accepted, but they again aren't showing up in any of the folders. I'm not sure why this is happening or if I'm just doing something wrong..... Please help

These are the rolls:
Hunt Roll #1 - Submitted today
Hunt Roll #2 - Submitted today
Hunt Roll #3 - Yet to submit

Edit:
I did submit another commissioned roll after the three above from a different person and it was perfectly fine and was rolled :/
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:iconfurreon:
Furreon Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The artist needs to accept the art pieces into the Tokocenter gallery from their feed (in non-eclipse the correspondence messages are always at the very bottom). It's easy to miss the correspondence messages. You should contact the artist and confirm with them that they actually accepted the pieces to be submitted to Tokocenter! Tokocenter automatically accepts anything that's submitted so it will show as "accepted" in your own correspondence messages when you submit something. But if that something was posted by someone else, it will always need the permission to submit from the submitter/artist also!
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:iconkanashimim:
Kanashimim Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
OOOOHHHHHH! I feel a little dumb now XD thank you!
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YaminaKakarot Featured By Owner May 22, 2019
Someone asked me to do a diving and caving activity of their tokos, but I don't see those activities here. Would they be a fishing and exploration? Just let me know please.
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:iconfreyjas-tokotas:
Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner May 23, 2019
They are dominant activities, so the information is found here - Dominant Activities
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:iconyaminakakarot:
YaminaKakarot Featured By Owner May 23, 2019
Thank you
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:iconpakera:
Pakera Featured By Owner May 22, 2019
Can literature be written in another language rather than english? I am italian for example.
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:iconlittlekhajiit:
LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner May 22, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately, as our admins are English-speaking, all literature has to be written in English so we can make sure that it meets our rules and requirements. ;3;
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:iconpakera:
Pakera Featured By Owner May 22, 2019
I see! Thank you for the quick answer, you have been very gentle :)
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:iconlittlekhajiit:
LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner May 22, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! c:
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:iconshinigami-sadies:
Shinigami-Sadies Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
New question, sorry.

Soo...umm...when you complete an activity artwork and upload, where does it go?
Stargazer by Shinigami-Sadies
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Silver-Panic Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019
Also, as a side note, you need to use a link to the import on Tokotna, not dA.
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:iconshinigami-sadies:
Shinigami-Sadies Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I did change it.
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:iconsilver-panic:
Silver-Panic Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019
You submit it to the correct folder in TokoCenter. However, the group is currently closed for the monthly clean-up, so you will not be able to submit anything to it until it’s open again.
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Shinigami-Sadies Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thank you.
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:iconshinigami-sadies:
Shinigami-Sadies Featured By Owner Edited Mar 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm new. Just created an activity journal. (Hope it's okay?)
Turnback Mountain's Tracker
Turnback Mountain
Roan, Badger (Toko) | Male | Canarctos Venatori
Born Average
Trait - Fisher

﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋
Handler

﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋
Activities
Exploring
None
Hunting
None
Fishing
None
Caving
None
Diving
None
﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋﹋

What now?
Does it need approving or posting somewhere to make it official?
Been looking around everywhere for the answer.

I already submitted a request to register my bank/Tokotna.com account.
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:iconlosas:
Losas Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope! You'll just use this whenever activity rolls are done for this tokota
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:iconshinigami-sadies:
Shinigami-Sadies Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohh..okay. Thanks so much. :)
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PortysPrideRescue Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  Student Filmographer
can I do photobackgrounds? As in I will go outside and take landscapes and stuff with my own camera and draw the tokotas ontop of it? if so how would that count HPwise?
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Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
All photos must be manipulated. Stock is allowed, but you must edit the photos, more than just filters.
RE: Hierarchy System
"
  • Craft Backgrounds: +3 HP
    Photo or drawn backgrounds with hand-made elements. Photos/handmade items must be your own; no stock. Pure photo backgrounds, even ones you have taken yourself do not count towards backgrounds. Manipulation does not include cropping, color changes or enhancements or other such small changes."
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PortysPrideRescue Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019  Student Filmographer
and what is considered a manipulation then?
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:iconamy-mist:
Amy-Mist Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019
I'm not a mod, but I assume it would be something like these, where multiple photos are composited together vimeo.com/113602041
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:iconportyspriderescue:
PortysPrideRescue Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019  Student Filmographer
ah ok thanx!
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quatrus5301 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Student Digital Artist
So if I were to do a pixel animation of my Tokota, but it included a background, and was still at least 300 x 300 pixels, would it count as an activity, or just as an art thing? 
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:iconislua:
Islua Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it would only get to be rolled for once, but so long as it met the activity rules you could do so.
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:iconrazzey:
Razzey Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there separate forms for all the activities?
or would you just use the one above for everything? 
For exploring that wouldn’t make sense, lmao. Just super confused
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:iconfennarchy:
Fennarchy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019
There isnt a seperate form for different activities. ^^ 
You just remove the lines that arent needed. Like if its an explore, own toko and drawing, you can remove the lines leasing, prey and nickname lines. 
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:iconrazzey:
Razzey Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Makes much more sense now!
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:iconlittle-miss-eevee:
Little-Miss-Eevee Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I got a few questions.

Do we chose what to do for the rolls?

If I had 3 rolls to do would that mean I have to do three piece of art?
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:iconislua:
Islua Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, as long it fits the rules you can chose what/where the tokotas are.

 that kind of depends - 3 rolls = 1 roll per tokota =3 tokotas. You could do that in separate images or in 1 single image.
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Little-Miss-Eevee Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. ^°^
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galacticpink Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel like I've asked this before and it's probably been asked a million times but: Is shading required?
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Silver-Panic Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018
It is not required, but will earn you more HP.
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galacticpink Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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KyathTheDreamWorker Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can tokota exploration background be other then forest, plain, mountain? (Like city, village, ocean/sea, volcanic place, jungle, remains.)
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:iconfreyjas-tokotas:
Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
yes. They can be literally anything including alien planets & fantasy worlds :D
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:iconali7u7:
Ali7u7 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Can you add animals in the exploration???, example: turtles, horses, whales, birds
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:iconokapiish:
okapiish Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, animals are allowed to be added to an exploration, but will only be rolled as an exploration, not a hunt, if submitted to the explore folder c:


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Ali7u7 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thx ^^
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:iconokapiish:
okapiish Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure thing c:
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Victoria-Fall Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, does anyone know where to post if activity has been rolled but one of the Tokotas has been missed? Thank you x
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:iconfennarchy:
Fennarchy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
You can note tokocenter or the group with a link to the activity.  ^^ 
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:iconali7u7:
Ali7u7 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Can someone draw 2 activities in one roll?I am a dummy! 
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:iconokapiish:
okapiish Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you mean one tokota exploring and one hunting, no c:
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:iconali7u7:
Ali7u7 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 29, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Oh, so i could draw(for example) 6 tokos in 1 image, 3 for exploring and 3 for other one activity?
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:iconsilver-panic:
Silver-Panic Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018
No. Images must be for one activity only.
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:iconali7u7:
Ali7u7 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Ok, thx!Love  
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:iconmad-darkness:
Mad-Darkness Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
I'm not sure about something, so let's ask before making a mistake xD
I'm making multiple rolls for someone. 
"Image activities will be treated as a single canvas"
But would it be ok to post on my gallery all the activities in one deviation, and keep separated pics in stash?
So for the rolls, the owner can give you the link of each part to be rolled?
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:iconislua:
Islua Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Each piece has to be uploaded to Tokocenter - you can submit the individual pieces to your scraps but stash will not work. 
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