Beyond Battles are comics without an opponent. They can be used to progress your character’s storyline, or just to do something at your own pace without any pressure. You can set a deadline for your BB to motivate you to finish, or you can just submit a completed comic. There is no penalty for not meeting the deadline for a Beyond Battle. It is totally optional. You can also submit a Beyond Battle for a dead character.
To set up a deadline for a BB, simply go to the “submit a comic” section and choose your character and select “Beyond Battle” instead of an opponent.
After your character is approved, you can start battling right away.
To send a challenge, go to the character page of the character you’d like to battle. On the upper right, you should see a drop-down that says the status of the character. If they are “available” click to challenge them. Choose your opponent from the drop-down, and select the drawing time. Naming your comic is totally optional. Send the challenge and await their response. Many people discuss their plans beforehand.
It is up to you if you’d like to accept a challenge or not. Once you accept, the countdown to the deadline begins immediately so decide carefully.
If you are open to accepting a challenge from anyone, you can post an open challenge or accept one from someone else. Open challenges are displayed on the right hand side of the site. You can view open challenges, or put out your own challenge here.
Remember that anyone can immediately accept your challenge, so proceed with caution!
Cancelling a match
You and your opponent(s) must be in agreement in order to cancel a match. All involved parties must email email@example.com to confirm that they would like to cancel the match.
Extending the drawing time
VOID uses an automated extension system. Each time you complete a comic, you are awarded half an extension. This means you must complete two comics before you have earned an extension. To use an extension, look in the upper right hand corner below the deadline info in your battle and look for the button with the exclamation point in it. A menu should pop up when you put your mouse over the button and there should be a link in there to extend your battle. You are allowed to extend your drawing time by one week.
You cannot use extensions on the last day of a match, on comics with one week drawing times, and on scar and death matches.
Additionally, you may request a free one-day extension under the following circumstances:
- All involved parties must agree. The easiest way is to email firstname.lastname@example.org
- The comic must be a REGULAR match. Tournament, scar and death matches cannot get the extension—these are still high risk comic types, and they will stay that way.
- An extension hasn’t already been used on the battle. Either use up a week extension or take a free day, you can’t have both.
In a normal match, there is no risk involved. There are no story requirements.
In this match type, you need to change something about your opponent. Most people will physically harm the opponent in a permanent way. For example: losing an arm or eye, a scar across their face. The options for a scars are pretty open, so do not accept a scar match if you do not want to deal with the consequences. If you lose a scar match and your character has been turned into a lumberjack by your opponent, then there’s nothing you can do.
We strongly suggest talking with your opponent before the match starts to discuss what kinds of things you are comfortable with.
If you lose a scar match, you cannot battle with that character again until you update their design sheet to reflect their new look.
You MUST clearly show your opponent’s new scar in your comic. If you do not show this, you will be automatically disqualified and your comic will not be posted.
Double Scar Match
Scar Match with extra stipulation that BOTH artist’s character are subject to a permanent visible scar decided by the opposing artist and depicted within each comic.
Neither artist will earn a Win or Loss for this match. Good for mutual story progression, practice, or exhibition.
In a death match, you must kill your opponent. The loser of a death match will not be able to use their character again normally. You MUST clearly show your opponent dying or you will be automatically disqualified.
The same as a death match, but dead characters can be used. If you lose a annihilation match, your character can never be used again. You cannot use the character in beyond battles, or in month of the dead events.
These types of matches do not involve characters. They can be about whatever you’d like. Most artists discuss a theme beforehand, and draw a comic based on that.
If you’d like to team up with a friend to fight two other people, you can! Feel free to collaborate with your partner in whatever way you’d like. You must include all 4 characters in your comic. You will need to contact email@example.com to set up this match. All involved parties must confirm with staff that they’d like to participate.
3-Way & 4-Way Matches
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a 1v1v1v1 match