Pop Petition: Make Mighty Action Force multiplayer

This is a guest post by Beefy Penguin (username: Durbadal) petitioning for Mighty Action Force, the card game from PoptropiCon Island, to be made into a multiplayer game for the Arcade. Enjoy!

Hi there, fellow Poptropicans. I’m Beefy Penguin, and I just finished the PoptropiCon trilogy. My favorite part? Mighty Action Force.

For those who don’t know, or need a refresher, Mighty Action Force is a Trading Card Game (TCG), which is a game where you collect different cards or trade them with others to build a deck and compete against others).

Now, I am a TCG fan (I play Cardfight Vanguard, a world-famous trading
card game), so when I saw the Mighty Action Force TCG, I felt that the
game deserved much more care and focus in the world of Poptropica.

So here’s what I’m petitioning: MAF should be released as a multiplayer TCG in the Arcade, so players can collect cards and compete with each other. (In fact, they should make a special room just for this game!)

A collection of Mighty Action Force cards.

Each player would have a basic deck, but that could be just the beginning. Single cards and booster packs could be obtained through quests, mini-games, trades, or purchased through credits. With so many characters on Poptropica, the possibilities for new cards are endless.

The game would be played against other players, head-to-head, in real time. A few new rules could be introduced to this game, like a clan system, the ability to boost your action with the power of another card, and to
be able to defend against opponents’ attacks with the cards in one’s hand.

Poptropica has a lot of games in the Arcade—but nothing like this. It would be a great addition to the player experience, so I’d love to see it happen.

Until next time, stay popping!

Beefy Penguin out.


Hope you enjoyed this Pop Petition guest post by Beefy Penguin! If you did, be sure to check out our other Pop Petitions!

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Community Creations: April 2018

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the April recap for Community Creations! April’s theme was humor and the featured work is not in any particular order. Be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

Ex Super Villains Doing not so Super Things by CrazyPaintbrush

CrazyPaintbrush - Ex Super Villains Doing Not So Super Things

This is super cute! I snickered a bit when I saw this, because it’s really funny to imagine all these big bad villains doing… well, “not so super things.” From the detail in Copy Cat’s book (How to Survive Roommates)  to the cool outfit changes, this piece was very thoughtful! If I had flying powers, I think I would use it a good 90% of the time to avoid traffic. Totally cool and funny! Find her DeviantArt here.

Poptropica Jokes by Creeper Queen

  1. It doesn’t make sense that Mordred (from Astro Knights) goes by his other alias, I personally think he’s non-BINARY.
  2. Does anyone know if Mordred is good with trading? He seems like he’d be good at BARD-er.
  3. What did Poseidon say to Hades (Mythology Island) after he saw pomegranates for the first time? “HADES look pretty neat!”
  4. You know how there are 5 episodes in Survival Island? Wouldn’t that make it Sur-FIVE-al Island?
  5. You know how Tessa Turncoat double-crossed the player? It was a true PoptropiCON in Poptropicon Island!
  6. After Mr. Silva tried to steal CJ’s invention, she needed to see a SHRINK for advice on what to do to prevent it from happening again!
  7. The Great Booga Shark never tells shark lies. He only tells the shark TOOTH.
  8. In my opinion, Red Dragon Island didn’t dragON for too long!
  9. Why did Salerno (Lunar Colony) jump into the portal in the end? She coloNEEDED to see that aliens were real!
  10. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Island, what did Willy Wonka say to Charlie after Violet blew up with juice? “Did JUICY how big she got?!”
  11. What animation company created Shrek in the Poptropica world STEAMWORKS animation!

Welp, I told you guys I was a sucker for puns! A bunch of these are pretty darn creative and certainly made me smile. I have to say that I’m impressed by how everything related back to an island so well. Plus, a unique written submission is always refreshing! What’s next, some Poptropica dad jokes? Find the jokes on her DeviantArt here.

Another Wild Adventure by ANNE14TCO and BlazingAngel123

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Wow, we haven’t seen many collabs in this series! The combination of talent makes for one amazing piece. The shading, coloring detail, etc. rocks, but the facial expressions are what really made me laugh! I think most people can easily see their own Poptropican in this situation. Plus, it’s super cool to see a screenshot sort of style! The movement depicted is great, so it really feels like a photo was taken of the chaos. Find Anne’s DeviantArt here and BlazingAngel’s DeviantArt here. The former mainly did the coloring and the latter mainly did the lineart!

World’s Craziest Food Fight by Red Tomato

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A photo booth entry is always a nice change of pace! And this one is no exception. With all the chaos in this picture, it’s pretty goofy. I especially like how Red Tomato looks so calm in the foreground while everyone else is practically battling to the death! Have any of you had a food fight in school? Find Red Tomato often in the comments section.

 i bet yall werent expecting THIS by Napstachill

Napstachill - i bet yall werent expecting THIS

I… will never be able to get over this drawing. I always knew Zeus was the god of thunder but I never knew he had thunder thighs too! Look at his smug face! It’s hilarious and like the title implies… unexpected. Though the drawing is a bit dated by now, I think it holds up to the test of time. It’s pretty simple, but well made nonetheless. Find their DeviantArt here.


Honorable Mentions

Not a whole lot of entries this month, but still good ones regardless. Keep showing us your amazing talent guys!


May: How do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fic, realms, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is May’s theme? May’s theme is


Heroes!

I’m sure most of you have been freaking out about Marvel’s Infinity War lately, so what better theme than heroes? Even if you aren’t on the superhero hype train, Poptropica has it’s own set of otherworldly protectors. From Super Power Island itself to PoptropiCon, caped Poptropicans are hard to miss!

So, what sort of stuff can you make? You could write up a Poptropica comic, starring your own Poptropican as the hero! Or, create Poptropica costumes for your favorite Marvel, DC, and other characters. Even draw some of your favorite PoptropiCon inspired battles perhaps! The list goes on, so have fun with it!

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  • Submitting: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArt, Twitter, or Discord.
  • Results: I will feature 5 of the submissions as well as 3 honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Nothing NSFW, and make sure you relate to the theme.
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will always be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. Bonus points if you make a compelling description for your piece! While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

PopCon 3: Reign of Omegon now available for members!

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There comes a time in every Poptropican’s life that a special kind of challenge faces them. Tyranny may try to rule, but it is our sacred duty to protect the world no matter the cost.

Reign of Omegon, PoptropiCon’s epic final chapter is now available for members! The guide for this episode isn’t avaliable yet, but stay tuned for it coming soon! In the meantime, if you’re having trouble with the previous two episodes, check out our PopCon guide here! (Reign of Omegon’s guide will be there too when it’s complete!) 

Non-members, the prediction according to Poptropica is that Reign of Omegon will release for all April 19th. Think of it as more time to prepare your battle gear. 😉

As for members, go ahead and join the resistance! A hero is needed! And after your done, don’t forget to see your ranking on the world champion map!

BT out, and have fun! 🙂

BTS Overview & Theory: PoptropiCon Ep. 3

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Hey everyone, and welcome back to our BTS Overview & Theory series! This time, we’ll be covering PoptropiCon Ep. 3: Reign of Omegon, written by the entire PHB staff (including myself of course). Special thanks to Brave Tomato for helping out a ton this time around. Be sure to check out the last BTS post, which was for Galactic Hot Dogs Island.

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW (but that’s what you want, isn’t it?)

Overview of evidence

Before we dive into this complicated mess, we should go over the basics. Below is the official description of the episode.

Omegon has taken over PoptropiCon, and he won’t stop until he’s transformed everyone into a hench-bot. Only you can acquire the powers of the Mighty Action Force to battle Omegon and free the convention goers. Join the resistance today!

There haven’t been a whole lot of Daily Pop images for the final episode of P-Con, but do check out our Daily Pop Sneak Peek Archive page to see what we do have!

PopCon3Let’s start off with the items we found behind-the-scenes that will be used during the quest! These items include comic178, comic367, a bow, gauntlets, an old shield, a shield, and soda.

They don’t tell us much, but it’s something! Maybe the comics give us insight on how to defeat Omegon and the bow, shields, gauntlets, etc. are weapons that we end up using? Maybe…

Below, you can see the layout of the theater. However, the name of this scene has been changed to the throne room, which makes what we have to say next all the more likely.

Judging by what can be seen above, the theater/throne room seems to have turned into Omegon’s base after he crashed into the convention from where we left off in Episode 2. Sadly, we don’t have a lot of dialog to go along with this scene.

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Again, this doesn’t give us much to work with, so we will just move on. Below is the layout of the HQ.

In the third image above, there seems to be a portal of some-sort. As we dig deeper into the island’s secrets, this portal might start to make sense. Anyway, you might be wondering who’s HQ this is. Well, since we have already assigned Omegon’s “HQ” to the theater/throne room, this scene must be a hideout for the survivors of Omegon’s arrival. The dialog below seems to back up this theory.

What our character is going to do in the island is definitely becoming clear. Rescue the Mighty Action Force, collect their weapons, etc.

Next up is the Processing Room layout.

Based on the images above, this scene appears to be where the MAF is trapped. Of course, this means we will probably have to sneak past guards.

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As we suspected, prisoners seem to be in this room.

Finally, we have the Menagerie layout. If you don’t already know, a menagerie is a collection of wild animals kept in captivity for exhibition. Similar to a zoo.

As well as the processing room, the menagerie looks like it will contain a prisoner or two, since there is a cell shown above. While there were multiple cells in the processing room, there is only one that can be seen in the menagerie. This could just be a coincidence, but it could also imply that this cell is special. We might get captured or it might just be the final prisoner we have to save.

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Judging by the dialog, it looks like the Elf Archer will be trapped in this room. 😛

That’s all for the behind the scenes files, but we can’t forget the special sneak peeks that have been released on Twitter! The following images are some of the cool sneak peeks.

They aren’t much, but they hint at a lot. The first two images seem to be the different comic books, mentioned with the other items at the beginning of this post. The comics seem to clarify that we use the MAF weapons to defeat Omegon once and for all.

Omegon’s presence in PoptropiCon brings up a lot of questions that can revolve around a story: Why is Omegon real? If Omegon had always been real, why have people not noticed until now? As a matter of fact, if he was always real, why does he look almost exactly like his newest version? If he wasn’t, what caused him to be real? Would the heroes be real too? What did bring him to a comic convention of all places? Some of these questions we’d have to delve deeper into the script to figure out, but we believe we (well, mostly BT 😛 ) have an answer to the last of those questions.

Remember at the end of Spoiler Alert (which was Ep. 2), when Omegon’s said “I have come to destroy the Mighty Action Force”? Hmm… When Spoiler Alert begins, of course, you see everyone excitedly go inside the convention center, but then the camera pans over to a spotlight featuring the silhouettes of the Mighty Action Force, pictured below.

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There might be more to this than the Creators simply playing around with the camera. It may explain how Omegon was brought here through a very drastic misunderstanding. The Mighty Action Force spotlight may have made Omegon think that the real Mighty Action Force heroes are inside the building. As a result, Omegon decided to target that place to terrorize the people inside for praising his nemeses so much.  And continue his evil plans there, because why the heck not?

Similar to PoptropiCon’s plot, did you know that a comic-book/movie villain actually hijacked a convention back in 2013? It may not be as literal as Omegon’s hijacking of his own cosplay contest, but something close to it did happen. In the San Diego Comic Con (or SDCC), over at Hall H, Marvel was promoting the movie Thor: The Dark World, which was to come later that year. Suddenly the power comes out and back on to reveal fan-favorite villain, Loki’s, actor, Tom Hiddleson, dressed and acting in character. Unlike Omegon’s serious appearance, this appearance is more so to excite the fans and have a little bit of fun. Below is a clip from the appearance.

 

Of course this brings up another question for PoptropiCon. Could Omegon’s appearance all be an act? This is unlikely, but we should still consider the possibility.

Final Theory

In PoptropiCon Island – Episode 3: Reign of Omegon, we’ll pick up where we left off, when the real Omegon has crashed into the convention. His goal is to transform everyone into a hench-bot and to destroy the Mighty Action Force. Your Poptropican has to save the MAF from their prison cells and retrieve each MAF member’s main weapon. By gaining knowledge about Omegon through comic books that you have gathered, you are able to combine the power of each weapon to defeat him (presumebly by breaking his Omega Crystal). Combining the weapons gives you the power to create Alphaon (however, we aren’t exactly sure what role he will play).

Remember, the final episode of PoptropiCon Island is coming out Thursday, March 19 for members (tomorrow) Thursday, March 26th! It’ll probably then release to everyone three weeks later, on April 16th (keep in mind that these dates may change). Be sure to get your island extras from PoptropiCon’s tour page as well. Con on! 😀

~The PHB Staff

Monstrous Art and Planet Creation

Hey guys, nothing much today. Just a few quick sketch-related updates.

For one, the Creators recently posted some cool early concept art for Monster Carnival’s haunted house (on Twitter of course).

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Call me creepy, but I absolutely love the creations. 🙂

The Creators also posted a little image showing us how to make a Galactic Hot Dogs-style planet.

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It doesn’t have much to do with Poptropica, I know, but I want you to remember something that was mentioned a while ago. A Galactic Hotdogs Island was brought up to question, which makes a lot of sense, considering all the notice it has been getting in the world of Poptropica. Nothing to go into detail about, just something we should know.

Well, like I said this is just a quick post. Remember that PoptropiCon Episode 2 (Spoiler Alert) is coming out for everyone this Thursday! 😉

~SD

BTS Overview & Theory: PoptropiCon, Ep. 2

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Hey everyone, and welcome back to our BTS Overview & Theory series! This time, we’ll be covering PoptropiCon, Ep. 2: Spoiler Alert, written by myself, Samwow5, and HPuterpop (thanks to Fishy for writing the last BTSO&T). To read our BTSO&T for the first episode of PoptropiCon, click here.

(By the way: PoptropiCon, Ep. 1 is now available on the Poptropica app for 99 cents!)

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW (but that’s what you want, isn’t it?)

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Overview of evidence

In the last episode of PoptropiCon, we broke into the building by using a catapult (which went along with what we predicted). Sure, this got us in to the building… but what next?

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Card Deck (see card images below)

The winner of the PoptropiCon costume contest will earn a one-of-a-kind prize. See if you can put together the ultimate villain outfit, but beware — the action at this convention is about to get real!

From the synopsis of the episode, we can already tell that we will be competing in a costume contest (the recently posted Poptropicon 2 poster also supports this).

Anyway, let’s first take a look at some of the major Spoiler Alert themed Daily Pop sneak peeks. As with all images in this post, please click to enlarge the pictures.

As you may be able to gather yourself, there will also be some sort of card contest. That’s two contests already… could there be any more? Below are what the cards will look like.

Phew, I think we got them all! I also want to mention (from the Daily Pops above) that the last two images hint at us having to avoid surveillance or something to that effect. Now let’s take a look at some behind-the-scenes dialog and text:

Well, we seem to have clarified the card game, which is related to the Poptropica-invented franchise “Mighty Action Force”. The dialog also tells us that we will be looking for an Elf Archer costume. Could the card game be related to this? Maybe what we have to accomplish in this episode is just to collect the perfect items for the perfect costume.

We also wanted to mention how this episode will in fact have a common room! If you didn’t know already, episode 1 was updated with a common room (after its release, strangely enough).

In the “Demo Hall” image, you can see the edge of the “Showdown” Daily Pop. In the last image, you can see the edge of the “Galaxy Litigation” (poster) Daily Pop. In multiple images above, you can see posters for the costume contest. Nothing else is really given away, but it gives us a good sense of what we will see.

There isn’t anything else worth showing to determine the plot, so here is our final theory! 🙂

Final theory

In PoptropiCon – Episode 2: Spoiler Alert, we will put together the best costume possible to win the costume contest. To do this, we go around doing certain tasks, such as winning a Mighty Action Force card game. But before we can win, we have to collect all the best cards.

That may not sound like the deepest theory ever, but hopefully it sparks some ideas! Are you excited for PoptropiCon: Ep. 2? We definitely are! 😀

~SD, HP, SW5

BTS Overview & Theory: PoptropiCon, Ep. 1

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Hey guys! HPuterpop, Samwow5, and I have decided to start a new series together, called Behind the Scenes Overview & Theory. We thought that it would be best to take all the knowledge that we can gather from behind-the-scenes (BTS) Poptropica files/coding and compile them together in one simple-to-find place. Plus, with three minds thinking at once, a more spot-on theory is sure to come out. 🙂

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW (but that’s what you want, isn’t it?)

Overview of evidence

To kick off the series, let’s start with an island soon to be: PoptropiCon (Ep. 1: Line Forms Here). We have circled/boxed certain things in red in each picture that we think are important/just want to mention. Click to enlarge all the images.

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If you’ve been keeping up with PopCon sneak peeks, you’ve probably seen the background above before. The window that has been circled are noticeable in both pictures. It looks as if we, or someone else, breaks in or out of the building.  The “Thor” advertisement is circled because dialog related to it is shown further into the post.

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This was also found, possibly representing a fight of sorts. The “glass breaking noise” might be from the window in the pictures above.

Now for some dialogue.

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As you can see, this is why the “Thor” advertisement was circled before (Bucky Lucas plays him in a movie). Other things that we found connections to were a Fremulon mask and the time of a cosplay contest (more on that below). Now, all of this dialog is from Poptropicans waiting in line for the bathroom. Why do we want to get into the bathroom ASAP? The boxed text in this next picture may explain why.

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In this image, you can see that the cosplay contest begins at noon.

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Here, we can see where we get the Fremulon mask, earning it by speaking Fremulon. We also wanted to box the dialog about pizza and costume creation because we found image connections.

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The pictures speak for themselves, aside from the squid mask. That was circled simply for the fact that this island is definitely going to be filled with cool, customizable objects/outfits.

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Hmm… a selfie? A wizard? Sounds familiar

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Yep, that looks about right. Plus, it seems that we have already met this man by the bathroom.

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It looks like we need a ticket for some reason, huh? Could we have been looking for the “Power Amulet” in the bathroom?

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Here we go, the final facts. There are a lot of guards/bouncers around, along with VIP sections and long lines. But why would we need a catapult? o_o

PoptropiCon is the hottest ticket in town. It’ll take all your wits — and more than a few disguises — to crash the party!

Yes, we can’t forget the island synopsis that has been given to us. It definitely backs up our conclusion…

Final theory

Based on the evidence above, we have more or less agreed on this concluding theory:

We don’t have a ticket to PoptropiCon and need to get in. By helping the people around us, we either manage to get a ticket, get progressively closer to the front of the line (although it’s a bathroom line, so… XD ), or use a catapult to bust in through a window.  There are a lot of guards around, presumably because a few famous people are inside.

I know, I know, not the deepest theory out there, but it’s the best we got. Besides… it look like PoptropiCon is right around the corner! 😉

~SD, HP, and SW5