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Bowlcats

Postby Oceanfosh » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:49 am




Bowlcats are cats that have bowls stuck on their faces. The leader of the colony wears feathers instead of a bowl,
and is the cat that usually draws on the bowls. They can be found in a wide variety of places and most bloodlines have evolved to go up to a year without much food or water. While there are traditional colonies, some colonies have adapted much different traditions.

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xxxxxBowlcats are a form of ARPG that encourages you to develop your colony, but at the same time does not force you to. After obtaining your first leader, you should set up a place to store your colony and reach level two (you start at level one) within two months. After that, you can advance at your own speed, unlocking more spaces to have more Bowlcats.
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- Important update
- Bowlcats can now be traded, sold, and gifted! See this post.
- We are open! 3/25/2019
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Bowlcats - Rules

Postby Oceanfosh » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:49 am

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To become staff, pm me
with one of these forms:
Moderator
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I'd like to become a moderator for Bowlcats!
[b]Username:[/b]
[b]Why?[/b]
[b]How active can you be?[/b]
[b]Past experience:[/b]
[b]Can you join the discord?[/b]

Archivist
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I'd like to become an archivist for Bowlcats!
[b]Username:[/b]
[b]Why?[/b]
[b]How active can you be?[/b]
[b]What do you want to archive?[/b] (Each cat or person)
[b]How will you set up the archive?[/b]
[b]Can you join the discord?[/b]

Artist/Guest Artist
Please see the artist search to become a guest artist!
Guest artists will become artists (or not) after a month
from when they became guest artists.

What I'm looking for in Moderators
Moderators should be at least somewhat active, and
should make sure rules are followed in both
the discord and in Bowlcats in general. They should
be polite, patient, and able to calmly deal with users
who may have broken the rules.

What I'm looking for in Archivists
Two Archivists are needed, one to keep track
of every Bowlcat's owner and status
(alive or dead), and another to keep track of
user colonies. Archivists must be active enough
to keep up with the archives and should alert a
Bowlcat moderator or Oceanfosh if a user has
broken the rules, not gotten to level two in
time, etc.


Currently, Bowlcat genetics are the same as in
cats. This may change, but for now, you can see
here for basic cat colors.
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General
- You must be positive and respectful
- You must follow all CS and Bowlcats rules
- If you need to pm an artist for whatever reason, make sure you are not 'bugging' them (Example: Pm a day after adopt ends, asking when custom may be done impolitely and often)
- Rules may be added to, removed, or changed

Designs
- You may not use Bowlcat references outside of Bowlcats, and you will not be added
- You may not steal/take credit for the design, idea (of Bowlcats), or original reference lines
- Designs must be realistic to Bowlcats and they may not be changed
- Line edits are not allowed, the only edit that may be made is the face on the bowl
- Bowlcats can not be traded, sold, or whatever for real currency. Game currency is fine as long as the site allows it.
- Bowlcats can only be transferred once a month. See archive updates for further information.

Ownership
- Currently, you may only have one colony
- You may own no more Bowlcats than your level limit gives you
- You may not own Bowlcats that are part of another colony

Limits
- Dead Bowlcats do not count towards your Bowlcat limit
- If you go over your bowlcat limit you should: Trade/Sell/Gift, kill, or re-adopt the extra bowlcats. You can also level up ASAP.
- You must level up to level two within two months; failure to do this will result in your first leader being re-adopted
xx- COPPA should keep their colony information on
xxxtheir first leader's page and post their leveling
xxxinformation on the main thread as long as they are
xxxCOPPA.
- Cats such as chimeras and cats with pink-eyed/blue-eyed albinism are not allowed for normal adopts/leaders
- Cats should not have mutations like cobweb white or other conditions like vitiligo
- Bowlcats may have 'powers', however they must be small and not crazy like teleportation, flying, or mind reading

Customs
- You may get one custom a month
- Free 'first leaders' do not count towards the custom limit
- If you earn free customs from events, for example, then using them will count toward your monthly custom

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General
- Must be polite
- Be active; let Oceanfosh know if they will be inactive for a while
- Should make adopts
- Join the discord

Designs
- Must make realistic designs
- Designs should have effort put into them
- Must be on Oekaki
- No line edits may be made unless it is the expression of the bowl
- Cats should not have mutations like cobweb white or other conditions like vitiligo
- May claim 'first leader' forms and do breedings, which should all be realistic

Limits
- Must judge adopts within a month
- May not cost for adopts or breedings
- Must finish customs in the month they were chosen
- May not offer RUs, however HMs are allowed
- Any kits made as adopts, breedings, etc may only be grown after a minimum of 3 weeks.

Customs
- Same rules apply from main rules
- Artists may make a custom for themselves upon hiring, which will not count toward custom limit
- Artists may make a birthday custom during their birth month, which will count toward custom limit (PM Oceanfosh before posting)
- May cost for customs, but must complete chosen customs before opening them again
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Bowlcats - Getting your first Bowlcat

Postby Oceanfosh » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:51 am

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Leader forms are currently open.

The first Bowlcat a user gets is called a first leader. Letting the Bowlcat be leader, however, is optional after leveling up. The Bowlcat will not have a bowl on its head and instead be wearing feathers and if it is obtained through a leader form then you can pick the color of them. There are two ways to get your first Bowlcat:

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You can adopt a leader through the normal adoption
process! Simply enter for an adopt, and for the rank
you can put 'leader'. If you win, and the adopt doesn't
have to be judged by someone other than the artist,
then the bowl will be removed and replaced with feathers
for you! Feather color will be up to the artist.
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You can get yourself a custom leader through the leader form! You may only get your free leader once, and only for your first leader. So, if you get your leader through adoption, you may not post a leader form as well. Simply fill out the form, wait for it to be claimed, and level up before two months are up! Please remember to not ask for line edits or specific breeds of cat. Feel free to put random for the appearance, gender, and/or feather color if you would like a completely random custom leader!
Added 5/8/2019; There is no need to repost first leader forms, because we have a list!

Edit 6/17/2019; Please do not enter for adopts if you've got a leader form submitted, and definitely not if it's claimed. If your form is not claimed, you're free to edit it out of the post and try out for an adopt as your leader instead.

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[b]Username:[/b]
[b]Leader's gender:[/b]
[b]Leader's appearance:[/b]
[b]Feather color:[/b]
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Bowlcats - Leveling

Postby Oceanfosh » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:52 am

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To level up, complete the requirements listed under your current level and post the level up form under archive updates. You are level one from the moment your first leader is made and/or yours, so make sure you get to level two within two months!
COPPA should post level up information on their first leader's page.

If word limit isn't specified, assume 100+ words.
Art of Bowlcats must be lined and have color; situations, scenes, and etc should have backgrounds
(Lineless art should have clear effort put into it)
It should be possible to tell which Bowlcat it is if you do art
If you have already written something for your colony (not bowlcat!) and the level requirement specifically requests you to do that thing, you can add 100 words to the writing (unless otherwise specified) or draw it. This does not count for any type of story.
Make sure the add on is easy to identify. It should be possible to tell what was the first bit of writing you did apart from the add on.
Do not reuse Bowlcats- if you write a personality for one, you can not use the same personality to level up again. You can, however, still write a history and use that for leveling up, but only once.


Image x You may own 1 Bowlcat
- Get your first leader
- Set up your colony
- Write or draw (anything) about your colony

Image x You may own 10 Bowlcats
- Write about or draw a tradition in your colony (50+ words, add 50 if already written)
- Write about or draw one of your Bowlcats
- Write about or draw the location of your colony

Image x You may own 15 Bowlcats
- Give one of your Bowlcats a history (200+ words)
- Write or draw about how your colony was created
- Write a short (or not) story of your choice

Image x You may own 20 Bowlcats
- Give two of your Bowlcats a personality (50+ words)
- Give one of your Bowlcats a history
- Write about or draw a scene relating to your colony's ancestors

Image x You may own 25 Bowlcats, increase by 5 for every level
- Give two of your Bowlcats a history and personality (50+ words for personality)
- Draw or order art of two Bowlcats
- Write a short (or not) story of your choice
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Bowlcats - Customs

Postby Oceanfosh » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:59 am

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Sometimes, an artist will open their customs. If you have the payment, you might be able to get yourself a custom cat!
See the link below for artist prices.





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[b]Username:[/b]
[b]Artist:[/b]
[b]Payment:[/b]
[b]Cat's appearance:[/b]
[b]Cat's gender:[/b]
[b]Bowl expression:[/b]


When ordering a custom:
You may put random if you would like
Do not request line edits
Do not request breeds; instead of 'Siamese' you could say 'seal point'
Make sure you read the artist's customs rules and prices
Make sure you are polite


Remember,
you can only get accepted for a custom once a month! You may order another custom on/after the 1st day of each month.
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Bowlcats - Reserve

Postby Oceanfosh » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:59 am

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Bowlcats - Reserve

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Bowlcats - Reserve

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Bowlcats - Reserve

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Bowlcats - Reserve - Open for marks

Postby Oceanfosh » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:03 am

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Open for marks and such! I will have this moved to adoptable oekaki because I forgot to do that!
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