What are Magic Points & Battle Points?

Classique boucles earn Magic Points (MP) when you draw or write about them – the more points they have the more magical abilities they unlock!

Batailles earn Battle Points (BP) when you write or draw about them – the more points they have the more battle armaments they unlock!

For each art or literature piece, you earn a certain amount of points. You also get bonus points for show entries, placings and completing @equiBREAK courses! Classique boucles can also earn bonuses from giftart and lineage! (Batailles do not earn lineage or gift bonuses because they are badass and are determined to make a name for themselves)

Counting Points

Art

Base points:

  • Uncoloured headshot – +0.5 point
  • Coloured headshot – +1 point
  • Uncoloured partialbody – +1 point
  • Coloured partialbody – +1.5 points
  • Uncoloured fullbody – +1.5 points
  • Coloured fullbody – +2 points

A headshot shows only the head and neck area of the boucle, possibly with some of the chest visible. A partialbody shows half or more of the body with some areas (most commonly the legs) being out of view. A fullbody shows all or most of the boucle, including legs. A piece is counted as coloured if it is fully coloured, greyscale or sepia. For visual examples, please visit this journal: Art Examples.

Background:

  • Basic background – +1 point
  • Medium background – +2 points
  • Detailed background – +3 points

Basic backgrounds are unshaded or very simplistic backgrounds with basic shapes or simplistic objects. Modified stocks, photos, screenshots of games and the likes also count as basic backgrounds. Backgrounds that have a tangible amount of detail, in any shape or form, and shaded backgrounds where the lighting is reflected in the shading of the boucle counts as medium backgrounds. Detailed backgrounds are backgrounds with a very high amount of detail as well as lighting reflected in the boucle. For visual examples, please visit this journal: Background Examples.

Flat or gradient backgrounds do not count, they must be at least partially hand-drawn, a photo taken by you or edited free-use stock for a background to count for magic points!

Animation:

  • Simple animation – +1 point
  • Complex animation – +3 points
  • Frame-by-frame animation – + MP for each unique frame

Simple animations are things like blinking eyes, weather effects and glowing horns, whereas things such as full run-cycles or complex movements would be counted as complex animation. Complex animations, such as run-cycles, where each frame is unique and the frames are uploaded separately for bumpers to judge (i.e. in a stash file) are counted as frame-by-frame animations. For visual examples, please visit this journal: Animation Examples.

Frame-by-frame animations are awarded MP for each unique frame. Any static element (like a static background) is only counted once for the full animation, and the same goes for most misc add-ons. Colour, shading and lines are judged on a frame-by-frame basis to see if they award MP or count as reused.

Misc add-ons:

  • Shading – +1 point
  • Use of magical powers – +1 point
  • Completing a monthly prompt – +5 points
  • Including another breed – +1 point
  • Including a handler – +1 point
  • First reference – +2 points

Use of Magical Powers

For use of magical powers, the boucle should be shown doing magic that they have unlocked at appropriate level, and it should be clear what they are doing with the magic, for example if a boucle has earth magic a glowing horn doesn’t count as magic use unless they are also growing a flower. The use of magical powers bonus only applies to the boucle using the magic.

Handler Bonus

To get the handler bonus, the handler must be interacting with the boucle in some way, must be humanoid and must be showing as least as much as the boucle in the piece.

Reused Lines and Backgrounds:

Reused lines do not count for points, just as reused backgrounds or reused shading do not. If the reused fullbody lineart is coloured with a different boucle it only counts for 0.5 mp.  Reused lines do not get the gift bonus!

Stock backgrounds (such as modified stills from video games or modified background stock) only count as basic backgrounds.

If the reused lines are all in one art piece the following applies:

  • The first horse of the image will get full points for everything, including gift art bonus if applicable.
  • All other horses go by reused line counts.
  • Background counts the same for all horses.
  • Including another breed counts the same for all horses.

Literature

Base points:

  • +1 point per 100 words

For literature to count towards the boucle, it needs to play some part in the story. It does not need to be mentioned every x amount of words. Word count is counted in WordCounter.net.

See the “Literature Counting” page for more information on what is the minimal amount a Boucle must be in the story to count for MP.

Misc add-ons:

  • Use of magical powers – +1 point
  • Gift literature – +2 points
  • Completing a monthly prompt – +5 points
  • Including another breed – +1 point

For use of magical powers, the boucle should be shown doing magic that they have unlocked at appropriate level, and it should be clear what they are doing with the magic, for example if a boucle has earth magic a glowing horn doesn’t count as magic use unless they are also growing a flower. The use of magical powers bonus only applies to the boucle using the magic.

Training, Shows and Placings

For it to be counted as a show entry, the show and the place where the art or literature piece is entered (for example a comment on a journal) must be linked both in the description of the piece and in the LOG comment! 

  • Training – +1.5 points
  • Show entry – +2 points
  • First place – +4 points
  • Second place – +3 points
  • Third place – +2 points
  • Fourth place – +1 point
  • Grand Champion – +5 points

Training

For an art or literature piece to count as training, the boucle must be performing some sort of relevant training wearing the appropriate tack. A piece cannot get both the training bonus and the show entry bonus.

Show Placing

You do not get placing points if your entry is also placed last! This means that if you place third out of three, you do not get the placing bonus. ‘Ghost’ horses in rng shows are not counted as entrants.

Gift Art Bonus 

The gift art bonus ONLY counts for art or lit that is not a show entry, monthly prompt or part of a payment. 

If a piece is both a payment and a gift, any boucles owned by you or the person the payment is for do not get the gift art bonus. Any boucle included that isn’t owned by either you or the person the payment is for does get the gift art bonus. 

The gift art bonus stacks for Classique boucles BUT NOT for Batailles. Batailles get a maximum of +2BP per gift art piece regardless of how many other gifts are in it. Classiques gain +2MP for every boucle (Classique OR Bataille) included that is a gift.  

Lineage – MP/CLASSIQUE ONLY!

Lineage MP is given to Classique Boucles that have a sire, dam or direct offspring that is magically gifted! 

  • Parent or direct offspring confirmed apprentice – +2 magic points
  • Parent or direct offspring confirmed druid – +3 magic points
  • Parent or direct offspring confirmed witch or wizard – +5 magic points
  • Parent or direct offspring confirmed sorcerer – +8 magic points
  • Parent or direct offspring confirmed magician – +12 magic points
  • Parent or direct offspring confirmed conjurer – +17 magic points
  • Parent or direct offspring confirmed enchanter – +23 magic points
  • Parent or direct offspring confirmed archmage – +30 magic points
  • Parent or direct offspring confirmed seer – +38 magic points
  • Parent or direct offspring confirmed prophet – +47 magic points
  • Parent or direct offspring confirmed spirit – +57 magic points
  • Parent or direct offspring confirmed demigod/ess – +68 magic points
  • Parent or direct offspring confirmed deity – +80 magic points

Lineage points stack, but can only count towards 70% of any tier – at least 30% of the MP has to come from other bonuses other than lineage to reach any given tier! (eg to earn the 100MP/Sorcerer reward, the boucle must have at least 30MP earned in art/lit/shows if they have more than 70MP in lineage bonuses)

Classiques do not earn lineage points from a Bataille parent. Batailles do not earn lineage points at all.

Companions and Items

  • Magic Pixie – +3 points – Should be shown as much as the boucle or have a decent part in the story to count
  • Silkie – +1 point – Should be shown as much as the boucle or have a decent part in the story to count
  • Glimmer Dragon – +1 point – Should be shown as much as the boucle or have a decent part in the story to count, will not give MP bonus if it’s a taming event and the boucle have the Glimmer Dragons magic type.
  • Jingle Harness – +3 points – Counts for art pieces only, must be clearly shown and match the design of the harness.

@equiBREAK bonuses

Horse training course:

  • Course completed – +20 points
  • Additional training – +3 points per image

The horse training course may be completed by any boucle. The course bonuses are only given once the diploma has been uploaded and added to plaque.

Foal training course:

  • Course completed – +20 points
  • Additional training – +3 points per image

Only boucles who have not been bred may take the foal training course. If a boucle is bred before the diploma is uploaded, they cannot count these bonuses.

Boucle Academy bonuses

Foal classes:

  • Earning a merit badge – +20 points
  • Completing additional sixth prompt – +3 points

Only boucles who have not been bred may take the foal classes. If a boucle is bred before the conformation comment on the Merit Badge is posted and linked on the plaque, they cannot count these bonuses.

Magic classes:

  • Earning a merit badge – +20 points
  • Completing additional sixth prompt – +3 points

Any boucle may take the magic classes. Bonuses are given once the conformation comment on the Merit Badge is posted and linked on the plaque.

Battle classes:

  • Earning a merit badge – +20 points
  • Completing additional sixth prompt – +3 points

Any boucle may take the battle classes. Bonuses are given once the conformation comment on the Merit Badge is posted and linked on the plaque.

Wild classes:

  • Earning a merit badge – +20 points
  • Completing additional sixth prompt – +3 points

Only wild boucles may take the wild classes. These classes and the stable classes are mutually exclusive. Bonuses are given once the conformation comment on the Merit Badge is posted and linked on the plaque.

Stable classes:

  • Earning a merit badge – +20 points
  • Completing additional sixth prompt – +3 points

Only tame boucles may take the stable classes. These classes and the wild classes are mutually exclusive. Bonuses are given once the conformation comment on the Merit Badge is posted and linked on the plaque.

Have any questions? Please ask them in the BU-MP F.A.Q journal!