Pixel Art Challenge: RPG Tea Party


It's time for another edition of RPG Party challenge. We had a number of those in the past and these are only 5 I could find: The RPG Party, RPG Party #2, The Monster RPG Party, Slime Family Gathering, RPG Band.

This time we are using characters from the tea party scene from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Draw exactly 4 sprites of characters including: Alice, Hatter, March Hare and Dormouse, while depicting each one of them as differnet RPG class archetype of your choosing. In addition to adding specific atributes, garments, items or weapons, please try to keep the characters somehow recognisable as those 4 from the book.

For those new to this type of challenge, or unfamilliar with the RPG genre I'm inluding a list of 15 example classes to choose from:

Warrior, Paladin, Barbarian, Archer, Wizard, Necromancer, Healer, Priest, Monk, Druid, Thief, Assassin, Rogue, Ranger, Bard, Beastmaster.

If you want to read some class descriptions or find something unique here is a link to more detailed article.

You are not limited to fantasy specific classes. You can go with Cyberpunk (Netrunner, Decker), Western (Gunslinger, Preacher), Space Opera (Jedi Knight, Space Marine), Postapocalyptic (Wasteland Raider, Nuclear Scientist), or any other genre in which we already have established RPG class archetypes or can have them created.

You can also use any weird class you've encountered in any game, or a classs you've created for your own game, or even invent a class specifically for this challenge, but if so, please describe what it is and what it does.

Canvas Size - Max 300 x 300.
Colours - Max 33. Including transparency.
Transparency - Required. Must be used to separate each sprite.
Animation - No.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by gawrone @ 1/23/2023 01:14  |    14


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Mathias (Level 7 Junk) @ 1/30/2023 17:45

* profuse weeping *

no time aaaaahhhhhh

gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 1/29/2023 04:33

If you start now you will have time to make the best clean SDD challenge entry in history 

Mirre (Level 9 Whale Shark) @ 1/29/2023 02:51

As an Alice fan I love this challenge concept so much. Sadly didn't have time to participate this week. I guess I'll have to save it for Clean Your SSD 2023. 

gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 1/25/2023 15:08


Jão (Level 9 Nidan) @ 1/25/2023 06:54


gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 1/24/2023 02:36

I'm very glad that you like it. Please bless us with some beautiful character sprites.

Mathias (Level 7 Junk) @ 1/23/2023 17:15

REALLY good challenge concept!

sjd_sjd_ (Level 9 Leftovers) @ 1/23/2023 14:24

Thanks. I hope I get enough time to pixel my idea!

gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 1/23/2023 14:13

I also think that group sports which have different positions and different roles (like football or baseball) would be great to adapt classical functions in rpg party. Something like offence = dps, defence =  support, goalkeeper =  tank or healer. Baseball would probably be better but I don't know how positions are called:P And also, Alice in Wonderland characters as sport rpg party is an awesome idea.

gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 1/23/2023 13:56

I believe yes in the right context. I can imagine an rpg game with sport theme where athletes of different disciplines are heroes saving the world, or sport game with rpg elements when you level up the abilities and stats of the players, or even something like a horror rpg where antagonists are having sport gear as costumes and weapons...

sjd_sjd_ (Level 9 Leftovers) @ 1/23/2023 13:37

Could a sport be an original class for an RPG party?

gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 1/23/2023 10:15

Thank you! I will add it to the list.

Mattbert (Level 3 Game Boy) @ 1/23/2023 07:27

 There was an animal RPG party challenge in 2017

gawrone (Level 11 Dimetrodon) @ 1/23/2023 01:19

Anyone who remembers any RPG party challenge I missed, please refresh my memory. The list needs to be complete and preserved for future reference.

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