March 2023 NewsPosted 1 month ago :: Last edited 3 weeks ago by osteoh
JBD News (march 2023)
Hello everybean! Hopefully everyone's been faring well this past month, and coming into March ready for some big news! We've got a lot to cover in this issue of the Newsletter, so buckle up and get ready for a ride!
February's quests have concluded! We have 5 lucky users who have won a Breeding Voucher as a special raffle prize for completing the main quest. You can check out the results of the raffle here. Congratulations to our winners, and to the lucky beans that are about to be parents!
With February done, March's quests have now arrived!
✦ A TALL TAIL ✦
The snow across northern Lentilia is starting to melt away, and with it, many JBDs are spending time enjoying the outdoors again. One thing in particular has the little town of Lima Lake buzzing with activity- residents have been claiming to have seen a strange seven-tailed monster lurking in the woods by the lakeshore! Of course, Lima Lake is known for these kinds of monster stories, usually using them to drum up tourism at the beginning of spring. This time, though, the proof just seems to be piling up, and tons of monster enthusiasts are flocking to Lima Lake to try and catch a glimpse- and maybe a photo- of the beast.
Depict your bean on the hunt for the seven-tailed beast of Lima Lake! Do they actually think it’s real, or are they trying to prove it’s a hoax?
BONUS: On top of the usual 100 token reward, ONE lucky winner will receive JBD-3506!! Four additional winners will be drawn to receive a Multi-Tail Tonic!
Side quests have been updated for the new month. As usual, they can be found and submitted to here!
You might be wondering what this is- it's the first of a brand new type of cosmetic item that grants just one specific mutation!
This particular item will grant a JBD the Multi-Tail mutation.
More items of this nature can be expected to pop up in the future, as they will allow us to give out specific mutations as themed prizes to match specific events or prompts! (As an example, a Fins mutation item might pop up as a reward during a beach-themed event, or perhaps something spooky like Eye Glow may be given out during Halloween!) We have some additional plans for these items as well, but that's information for another time. ;-)
Goodnight, official linearts
The time has come for us to officially make our official linearts unofficial.
To be more clear, the commonly-used V2 and V3 linearts are no longer standardized bases with their own set of special rules- they are now just regular bases.
What does this mean? Read on.
Recently, you may have sometimes sent in a JBD on the V2 or V3 lines with traits redrawn from the ones packaged with the base, but were told that they appeared too similar to standard traits to pass as custom. In these cases, you were generally asked to either change the art to be more distinctly different from our existing standard trait, or revert the lineart to the one that came pre-packaged with the base and list the trait as being standard. That is no longer the case.
Now, if you send in a JBD on the V2 or V3 lineart with standard traits redrawn in your style, we will simply ask you to list them as a standard trait (and possibly add some Removal Powder or a Small Trait Potion, if they originally had a custom trait/different standard trait.) This is because every part of the V2 and V3 linearts can now be redrawn- just like any other base. As long as the trait looks like a standard trait, it will be accepted and approved as a standard trait. If it looks like a custom trait or mutation, it will be accepted and approved as a custom trait or mutation. If you've been using custom references or bases other than V2 or V3, you may have already experienced this! We're basically just making our "official" bases work like any other reference that comes through our queue.
Here are a couple examples of beans showing off their redrawn (but still very standard) traits!
(If you like them, you can even enter to win them here!)
V2 and V3 linearts are being reclassified as "Free to Use Lineart", and will be joined by a new free to use base, as well! Please enjoy editing these bases to your heart's content- change their expressions, redraw their ears, change their tail's pose. Be free.
(Though do keep in mind- they are still bases made by another artist! Please be respectful and don't do anything to them that you wouldn't do to any other base you've downloaded for free. This also means that they shouldn't be redistributed elsewhere or claimed as your own work!)
JBD Resale/voucher/trade terms
As promised, we've been workshopping our terms for JBD resales and vouchers. To be transparent, our previous rules left a lot of unintended room for abuse, and we are sorry for that. Our new terms are intended to make things more fair for both the potential buyers of a JBD, and for the original artist of that JBD, especially in the case of JBDs that they put time and effort into creating for free.
JBD RESALE VALUE
Your JBD's resale value is determined by two things:
1. The original purchase price of your JBD.
2. The added value of commissioned art. This is the total cost of all art that was commissioned of the JBD. This includes the initial cost of a design if you used a MYO slot but paid another user to design it for you. This does not include any personally drawn art or art that was gifted to you for free, only commissioned work.
These two values added together form your JBD's resale value.
We will not be tracking total resale value onsite, only the original purchase price, which will continue to be publicly viewable on each JBD's ML entry. It is up to users to keep track of the value of their commissioned art, if they would like to sell for the JBD's total resale value. In order to resell your JBD for their resale value, you must have the art on hand to be able to show your prospective buyer what they are paying extra for. It is okay to only show thumbnails/heavily watermarked images until the sale is complete- you just need to show your buyer proof that the commissioned art exists before they complete their purchase.
If a user reports abuse of this system, staff may ask to see the extra art themselves to verify that it does indeed exist. If a user is found to be abusing this system by raising the price for art that does not exist or by lying about the cost of commissioned art pieces in order to inflate the JBD’s resale value, they may be subject to strikes or bans from the species as necessary.
trades, vouchers, and resales
Exchanges of JBDs for goods and/or services are defined in the following ways:
TRADE - User A exchanges their JBD for goods owned by User B, or for services to be performed personally by User B.
(ex. trading a JBD for a JBD, or trading a JBD for art)
VOUCHER - User A exchanges their JBD for goods that User B will purchase, or for services to be paid for by User B but performed by a third party. User A should have some sort of good/service already in mind before seeking vouchers, as vouchers cannot be run like auctions with open-ended value. The price of a JBD's voucher does not need to match their resale value 1:1, but should remain reasonably close (within $30.)
(ex. vouchering a JBD with 0 resale value for a character that is currently UFS for $30, or vouchering a JBD with a $50 value for a video game that costs $60.)
RESALE - User A exchanges their JBD for currency that has some kind of real-world value, such as USD, CAD, or gift cards. JBDs can only be sold for an amount lower than or equal to their resale value.
These new terms mean that if you own a JBD with a resale value of 0 (such as a free JBD that has no commissioned art), you may voucher them for goods or services that cost $30 or less. If you own a JBD that you won from a free raffle but have purchased $100 worth of art of them, you may resell that JBD for its full resale value of $100. If you purchased a JBD via auction for $500 but have purchased $150 worth of art of them, you may resell that JBD for $650. All beans can still be traded freely, with no changes to those rules.
Remember- if you wish to sell or voucher for a JBD's resale value, you must have the extra art on hand. If you purchase a JBD via resale but then delete all of its art and there is no art to pass on to a new owner, you will only be able to resell for the JBD's original price! Hold onto that art if you think you might resell your JBD someday! It doesn't need to be public, you just need to be able to pass it along to the new owner somehow.
Thank you for your understanding and patience while we've been working on this. These new terms will go into effect starting on March 8th. Until then, if you have any JBDs you have been intending to voucher under the previous rules, please get them taken care of as soon as possible.
A few small things around the site have changed!
Fortune has been updated with a shiny new reference image!
A new item has found its way into Flux's Restyle Salon! The Permanent Marker item is the marking equivalent of the existing Color Dye item, allowing for extreme changes to a JBD's markings, but leaving their color palette largely untouched.
The price of Color Dye has been raised slightly to 350 to match its new counterpart, and make it so the two together have the same cost as a Magic Mirror (which has the same effect as just using both of these items at once.)
Whew, that's all for today, folks! Thanks for sticking with me and reading everything. We imagine there may be some questions about this month's updates, so please don't be afraid to ask here or in the questions channel of our Discord server. Have a happy March! ^_^
February 2023 NewsPosted 2 months ago :: Last edited 1 month ago by osteoh
JBD NEWS (FEBRUARY 2023)
Welcome to the first JBD Kingdom Newsletter! Going forward, we'll be posting onsite at the beginning of the month to update users on any changes made in previous months, as well as potential sneak previews of upcoming changes to the site. Some months we'll have more to say than others, but we'll make sure to keep you all updated!
January's quests have concluded! We have 5 lucky users who have won a Shiny MYO as a special raffle prize for completing the main quest. You can check out the results of the raffle here. Congratulations to our winners! We hope you have a lot of fun making some special beans.
With January behind us, February's quests are now available!
✦ Where the heart is ✦
With much of Lentilia still experiencing wintery weather, beans look to those they care about most to help them stay warm and happy during the tail end of the cold season. Whether it's friends, family, a special someone, or maybe even themselves, everyone seems to have some bean they care about deeply. Although they can't be together all the time, even a quick chat on the phone or a heartfelt letter does wonders for keeping the spirit warm in times like these.
Depict your bean spending time with someone they care about- or perhaps spending time reminiscing, if their loved one cannot be with them.
BONUS: On top of the usual 100 token reward, 5 lucky winners will also receive a Breeding Voucher !
Side quests have been updated for the new month. As usual, they can be found and submitted to here!
We have some new faces around town!
You may have seen Bronagh around already, but she's been updated with a full introduction. It looks like her adoption center isn't fully ready to open just yet, but in the meantime, it seems like she could use your help cooking dinner for everyone . There are quite a few mouths to feed, so grab your chef's hat and apron and make your way over to the Job Board to complete this new prompt!
Your next new friend is Scooter, the ever handsome and clever -ahem- one and only publisher of Haricot's premier homemade newspaper, the Kingdom Gazette! Bringing you the news once a month, this young entrepreneur is always looking to expand his newspaper's readership. If you think you have what it takes, head to the Job Board and see if you can come up with an article good enough to be in the paper!
Last month saw a few things change around the site- as usual, for real time updates, you can check our changelog in the discord server.
All mutation example art has been updated, including brand new examples for mutations that lacked them, such as Chitin or Oversized Hair. You can check it out by clearing your cache and heading to the Trait Encyclopedia!
Two of Dare's shop items, the Mutation Potion and Transmutation Polish, have received new art. To see them, clear your cache and head to the back alleys of Haricot.
A few of our non player characters seem to have opened up a bit! NPCs 1-4 have had their descriptions updated with a little more information. <3
Our beloved Dr. Seamus is back- he will not be returning to his previous position as a discord bot, and will instead be opening his own private practice as a desktop program. This means we are once again able to automatically roll NMYO and Nursery Bean traits, and Breeding Vouchers are available to buy once more.
Taking into account the rate at which folks are getting tokens, the demand for Breeding Vouchers (and the flood of them that tends to come in) and the increased workload that comes with getting the resulting NMYOs created, their price has changed to 600 tokens (for a single baby) and 1000 tokens (for twins)!
However, for those that have been holding onto just enough tokens to buy a Breeding Voucher in anticipation of their return, worry not!! Both items have a listing in the Build-A-Bean shop at their original price (350 tokens for one, 600 for two) that can each be purchased once per user and are available for all of February- so you can still get in there and buy that voucher you've been saving your tokens for. Just keep in mind that this discounted option will be going away when March comes, so make sure to run in and grab it before then!
Thanks for your patience while our bot was down, we hope you have lots of fun with NMYOs in the future!
It sounds like the Queen is expecting a large group of guests sometime early next month. Don't tell anyone, but I managed to grab a copy of their RSVP letter! I wonder what these beans will be like? Guess we'll just have to wait and see!
I've also heard that Dare's organization, the Dragonsfang Syndicate, is ramping up their attempts to recruit new blood after a big bust last month ended up getting a ton of their members caught. Now the Queensguard is getting ready to host some kind of big recruiting event themselves, to try and keep the situation under control... Apparently both groups can be pretty convincing. Let's just hope nothing too big comes from this, eh?
As a quick heads up, we will be changing JBD resale and voucher rules in late February or March! These terms will give users more freedom when reselling, but in turn will restrict voucher allowances. These terms will be pre-viewable and announced a week before they will be officially implemented so users can get all of their vouchers and resales in order before then!
And that's it! Thanks again for tuning in, and have a happy February, everybean!
❄️ JBD 2023 Advent ☀️Posted 3 months ago :: Last edited 2 months ago by miikis
You’ve heard the stories about the past winters in Lentilia from some of the older beans, painting tall tales about present and new friends who would fill the longest and shortest nights of the year with such brilliant cheer. For the past few years, however, you had seen no such thing! Though you’d never admit it, secretly, you always harbored hope that such a thing was real. Every day in December you’d walk by the palace gardens and sneak a peak to see if any of those fabeled visitors or gifts were in there…
Much to your surprise, after so many weeks of pretending not to look, through the grand gates you saw Evergreen and Roo decorating the garden that was so barren the day before! Roo, with his reindeer covered in glimmering jingle bells, waved to you. You pretended to be looking at something else but couldn’t help but get excited when you heard:
“Our new friends are on their way! They’re just a little late!”
🌲🌴 It’s that time of year again! 🌴🌲
Whether you’re enjoying the summer heat or the winter snow, we hope you have room for a few more festivities and friends in the days to come! While our new friends are en route, remember that each citizen of Lentilia can only bring one friend this year so everybody can share the winter spirit!
I wonder who’s going to be coming…
Day 1: Sugar Cookie
Day 2: Teddy Bear
Day 3: Seasons Come and Go
Day 4: Precious Gift
Day 5: Mistletoe
Day 6: Hot Pot & Bok Choy
Day 7: Sled Dog & Sled Dog(?)
Day 8: Festive Singer
Day 9: Snow Globe & Tree Topper
Day 10: Gnome for the Holidays
★ Each user can only win one bean during the JBD 2023 advent event. If you win a bean, entries for other beans will be automatically disqualified!
Beanboozled 2 (And our 11th Anniversary!)Posted 3 months ago :: Last edited 3 months ago by star
November 25th marks today as the 11th Anniversary of Jellybean Dragons! 🥳
When we moved Jellybean Dragons to Deviantart, JBD staff made pairs of beanboozled themed JBDs to welcome users back to the species.
As we have migrated to a new site once more, we thought it would be fun to do it again!
These JBDs will all be raffles — some for sale and some for free. To enter the raffle of the JBD you want, all you have to do is guess what their flavor is!
★ There will be a sales post for each design "pair" and a comment thread designated for each bean. You will be given two flavors to guess between.
★ You can enter for as many JBDs as you want, but you will only be able to win one.
★ If you want to boost your chances at winning, you will be able to earn up to 2 extra raffle tickets to put towards any JBD.
Be careful though! If you guess the flavor wrong, none of your tickets will be counted!
★ You may not enter on someone's behalf or "donate" your extra raffle tickets to other entries.
★ To get an extra raffle ticket, post about us and the event on a site of your choice and then reply to your commont containing your guess with a link to your post.
(Make sure staff can access it or you will not get the ticket for that guess!)
To get both tickets, you must post on two different websites. (Ex: Toyhouse and Deviantart)
These raffles will close for entries on December 2nd (one week) at 11:59 PM site time.
💗Bubblegum or Earthworm🪱
🍋Lime or Grass Clippings🌱
🫐Mixed Berry Smoothie or Black Pepper🌶️
🍌Top Bannana or Pencil Shavings✏️
🍓Strawberry Banana Smoothie or Dead Fish🍣
🍰Strawberry Cheesecake or Blood🩸
🍏Sour Apple or Pickle🥒
🍬Sugar or Soap🧼
⛺️Toasted Marshmallow or Stink Bug🪲
🍎Pomegranate or Old Bandages🩹
🍦Cream Soda or Earwax👂
🍺Root Beer or Sausage🌭
Good luck, and have fun!
Edit (12/3/22): Winners have been rolled! You can find the winners in the completed raffles here!