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Welcome to the Small Species Alliance!


This is a MAJOR work in progress, so please bear with us.

This group is for those original species who have 300 members or less.
The group is for the LEADERS of those species to share with each other- not its members. PLEASE understand this!

Who can join?
ADMINISTRATORS, MODERATORS, and OWNERS of original species who have less than 300 people in them at the time they join.

WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR JOINING REQUEST - please provide links to any groups you moderate/own/admin that meet the criteria so we may confirm your membership or shoot us an affiliation with said group.

Q. Can I stay in the group once I grow past 300?
A. YES, so long as you were in beforehand. We'll even make a little 'graduation' folder for those who succeed!

It's intended to create a space for us to CONVERSE, CRITIQUE, and SHARE our species.
Here we can plan collaborations, contests, and give each other mutual support.


1. Do not under any circumstances make fun of another person's species.
2. Critique should only be given when asked.
3. Do NOT copy species or group aspects belonging to others. Lots of us use similar concepts and inspiration is fine, however, If you take inspiration from someone else change it up.
4. Theft, in general, is not allowed. Please do not steal. You know better.
5. Respect, Honesty, and Fun!

That is all, thank you.


How to Host a Contest
I love contests. As much as I like entering contests, I love hosting contests even more. Here's a guide to help you host your own contest. =]
Pick a theme for your contest. Your theme can be as vague as a general photography contest, or something specific such as a monochrome contest. Be creative and use your imagination as themes of a contest can be anything.
Although I'm a photographer, I personally like holding contests that allow all mediums (traditional art, digital art, literature, ect.) to enter because I find it more fun when a larger audience is allowed to participate.
What's a contest without prizes? While you don't need extravagant prizes to host a good contest, I think it's fair to say that the more prizes the merrier.
It's a good idea to get a few prizes before actually announcing the contest. I'm sure to a bunch of members on this site, the prizes are the most alluring part of a contest and announcing a contest without any pr
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Basics of running an ARPG
EDIT: Updating again because I added to it. Also because it's been awhile.
I decided to write this to avoid doing my homework :) and also a few serious issues have popped up in the last couple of weeks regarding the management of a few groups that I’m aware of, and I know that a lot of people in my community would like to or are in development of an ARPG with no prior experience.
I want to start by saying that you have to start somewhere, and there’s no shame in that! I wanted to write this so people know what to do and what to look out for when they start developing their own game on deviantart.
I may go back and edit this later or maybe even delete it if it proves to not be helpful, but I wanted to get my thoughts out as quickly as I could.
DO NOT start an ARPG if...
- You’re easily burnt out
- You cannot make the time for it in the future
- You’re looking to be the admin of one casually
- You’re looking to emulate others for
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So you wanna make an adoptable species
Disclaimer: Everything written here is opinion. I get a lot of people asking for advice, for critique, and I just want a post I can easily link to.
There is no "right way" to make a species. There are TONS of variables that might affect your success (in sales). Nothing here should be taken literally. It's only my opinion & personal methods!
Not in it for Money

I DO NOT recommend people make an OS for the specific reason that they want to make money.
It's fine to want a little bit of spending money or something in the mindset of a little side-project. But if you go into this market with the expectation of making a living & supporting yourself off of this?
You're very likely to be disappointed, cause yourself unnecessary stress, and possibly make yourself feel like a failure, when you absolutely are not.
A decent part of making
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We affiliate with species groups with 300 or less members!


Does an original species NEED a group? Or can it just have a selection of admins and sell adopts based on a page?

What do you think?
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roseheII Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
hey guys!! im currently in the process of making my own species but im not too sure about certain things, and i'd love to get all the feedback i can get!!
If you could take a minute just to look over my poll and tell me what you prefer to look for in a species it would help me out a lot!!
(sorry im posting this again too, i dont have that many watchers and posting things here helps me out so much!! ;w; )…
ChocolateQuill Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
Oooooh good question. If you want any more feedback, hit us up and we'll make a journal about it! 
roseheII Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018
i might have to take you up on that offer soon, let me try to gather more info and maybe ask some other people around too!!
Kirra-Products Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uhh hey! 
I have no idea how to submit  journals to groups.
should I just link it for you guys to add or???/
SlayersStronghold Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Journals can be submitted into groups by going to the journal and on the bottom right is a section called "Featured in Groups". You can add the journal to the group by clicking on the "add to group button" and type in the name of the group (smallSpeciesAlliance).
Kirra-Products Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaa thank you so much!
Kirra-Products Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Catbi Ref Sheet 1 by TimeMaster123 heres the main ref, he group is called Catbis
positiivity Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh dang when I sent the join request I forgot to mwntion my species qvq here: Hanaablooms . I'm working on a new sheet for them for now :"D
ChocolateQuill Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
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