Some of y’all may have noticed the official judging coming more slowly in the last few months. Unfortunately, this is due to our being somewhat short-staffed –– we have very few active judges these days, and all of those who remain (myself included) are becoming busier and busier with preoccupations IRL –– making it more infrequent that each of us individually is able to take a month’s round of entries. This post is an attempt at being completely transparent with you all. The CaC is in need of a few new judges to strengthen our rotation, so that we can keep judging coming out in a timely manner and clear out the backlog. Faking on the ‘beach has always been a community endeavor, so we’re reaching out to you all to help us keep this tradition running. Therefore … Create-A-Card Judging Applications Are Open Again! If you have any interest in judging either portion of the CaC, shoot me a PM (@Jabberwock) with the following application filled out: What is your Discord tag (username#0000)? If selected, would you prefer to judge text-based, image-based or either? Explain succinctly what you believe being a CaC judge entails, and why you would make a great CaC judge. What is your general availability? Are there any months that you would expect to be too busy to judge? It's fine if you're unsure. Please include in your application your judging of the mock entry or entries below that correspond with the section/s you’d like to judge, using the Create-A-Card judging rubric. Spoiler: Text-based mock entry (made by NinjaPenguin) Stage 2~Evolves from Mudkip\Swampert\HP 170\Water Ability: Water Pressure Once during your turn (before you attack), you may flip a coin. If heads, place three damage counters onto the Defending Pokemon. [W][C][C] Waterfall Mayhem 130 If the Defending Pokémon has any [R] Energy cards attached to it, it is now paralyzed. Weakness: [G] x2 Resistance: Retreat Cost: [C][C][C] Swampert predicts storms by sensing subtle differences in the sounds of waves and tidal winds with its fins. If a storm is approaching, it piles up boulders to protect itself. Spoiler: Image-based mock entry (made by Jabberwock) Spoiler: Text-based judging rubric Wording errors: - Creativity/Originality: XX/20 (XXX) Wording: XX/15 (XXX) Believability/Playability: XX/15 (XXX) Total: XX/50 Spoiler: Image-based judging rubric Wording errors: - Fonts and Placement errors: - Creativity/Originality: XX/15 (XXX) Wording: XX/15 (XXX) Fonts and Placement: XX/10 (XXX) Believability/Playability: X/5 (XXX) Aesthetics: X/5 (XXX) Total: XX/50 You must also meet all of the following requirements to be eligible for a judging position: You must have participated in at least 3 Create-A-Card competitions. You must be regularly accessible and be able to communicate online via our Discord chat. You’ll need to do a once-off informal training session and have your first month of judging reviewed by an experienced judge. Looking forward to working with you!