The FTO Prompts are a series of prompts first-time owners (those who do not and have never owned an Edeia) can complete for an unofficial Edeia to acquire a free Edeia MYO or notion slot for that Edeia. This is for people who:
are unable and/or unwilling to pay
do not want to complete monthly prompts or conceptualization artworks involving others' characters
have a strong idea for a character
The above criteria are not required, but if they do not all apply to you, it is encouraged for you to reconsider - other options may be easier.
As a note, you will need to be in the Edeia Discord and have a Toyhou.se account for the MYO. If you need an invitation, Auspice can provide it.
For artwork, both digital and traditional is accepted. If it is truly not feasible for you to color with traditional art, consult Auspice with example(s) of work to be considered.
Complete a Conceptualization form for your unofficial Edeia and send it to Auspice to review. Please submit to the #conceptualization-submissions channel of the Discord. This will count for your one default Standard Submission.
You do not need to provide the height chart image, of course, but please still include the height (number or comparative size). Please consider adding the Edeia to the Height Chart once they are made, but this is not enforced.
Please wait for the Conceptualization to be approved prior to continuing.
2. Previous Form
Design the previous form for your Edeia. The main goal of this is to depict the design; you can draw it yourself, ask someone else to draw it, use a base, or use a Picrew.
In general, requirements are as follows:
Must be fullbody with no cropping
Shading and background optional
The character must be "decent," i.e. wearing clothes or something if they have parts to cover. If parts do not show normally and/or they are as decent as any other of their species would be, that is fine.
However, if you use a Picrew or a non-fullbody base, you must provide a detailed description with the following information:
Species. If applicable, provide info/lore or a link to info for the species.
Body type and/or description of the shape of the body
If applicable, clothes, accessories, makeup, etc. they typically wear; you can describe colors, textures, patterns, material, etc.; you can provide reference images of various kinds of clothing as well to assist in your description.
Inaccuracies of the Picrew/base, if applicable
It should be detailed enough that most people (mostly Auspice) can clearly, and relatively unambiguously, envision what the character looks like.
Complete any two Development Prompts. Note that if you are doing artwork, you must use their previous form. If you are doing writing, any suitable prompt can work, and you may use the unofficial Edeia directly; you may allude to general characteristics such as hands, eyes, wings, claws, body type, general colors, etc.
If you later choose to complete all the Development Prompts for this Edeia, the ones you complete here can count towards completion.
Draw or write something depicting someone else's Edeia according to the Development Prompt requirements (minus the blurb requirement for art-type prompts).
Here are some options for finding a subject:
5. The Presences (optional)
Complete an NPC Prompt. If it is writing, you may include your unofficial Edeia.
This step is optional; you may do it if you wish to upgrade your MYO to a notion slot. Extra specifications can be added with USD or figments. Note that Auspice will not refer to your prompt entries as references for any characteristics.
Besides the Conceptualization, submission of all prompts occurs once.
Note that if you share artwork in the server and mention that it is for the FTO prompts, Auspice may choose to comment if there are any issues - as a sort of informal prior review.
To claim the MYO slot, you must do the following:
Post: Prompts (not including the Conceptualization) must be posted on some social media somewhere, such as Deviantart, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, etc. or Toyhouse. Toyhouse submissions can be authorized only, as long as Auspice can see it. It is highly preferable for the prompts to be posted publicly; please provide a reason if you want to keep it private to Toyhouse. Public postings can be heavily watermarked, but please provide a more discernible version for the claim.
Claim: Post a claim message with all prompts, including the Conceptualization, to the #prompt-submissions channel in the Discord server. You must provide links to all the posts; including the images themselves is optional (unless the posting is heavily watermarked).
Auspice will review the prompts. If the submission qualifies, they will record your MYO slot and you may submit your design via the MYO process. Or, if you have upgraded to a notion slot, they will ask you to provide the notion form.