Contest PokéBeach Create-A-Card: December 2017 - Winter (Items/Supporters/Stadiums) ~ Full Judging Up!

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  1. bbninjas Squid or Kid?

    Forum Super Mod Advanced Member Member


    Welcome to the December round of the Create-A-Card!

    This month’s theme is winter-themed Trainers! You may design an Item, Supporter, Stadium, or any other similar official mechanic, or even design a new type of Trainer of your choosing. Your entry must have been inspired by winter or the holiday season.

    As an artist, you will not be restricted to a specific card era when creating your card. However, if not otherwise stated, we will be assuming that the card you create is for the current TCG era.

    This contest has two sections, text-based and image-based fakes. For text-based fakes, all you have to do is create a card in text form and post it in here! For the image-based fake, you’ll need the help of some software to let your creations come to life. But one thing remains important between both of them: your cards must be completely original!


    • To sign up you must reply to the thread below. Make sure to include whether you’re in for text or image-based fakes!
    • You may register with a partner and work together on the same card. This way each member can use their different talents and combine their skills, especially if one of you is an artist and the other is a TCG player. (Feel free to post in the thread that you’re looking for a partner if you want one.)
    • We have a total of 20 spaces available for text-based entries and 20 for image-based. If you’ve never done an image-based card before, now is a great time to learn! PokéBeach has many card blanks and guides available for use.


    1. Creativity/Originality
      We’re all tired of effectless attacks! Without images, part of the intrigue with text-based fakes is the creativity of Pokémon Power / Body / Ability / attack effects. Let’s see something cool and new!
      Total: 20 points
    2. Wording
      Proper wording is key in designing any fake card. Try to ensure wording is correct for the era of card you choose as card wording has changed many times over the years. Naturally, grammar and spelling are also taken into consideration.

      Text-based fakers may format their entries any way they choose, but for those who are new or would like a guideline to follow, this is a simple formatting guideline you can follow:

      Pokémon – Type – HP50
      Stage 1 – Evolves from Pokémon

      Ability: Name
      Ability Effect

      [R][C] Attack 20
      Attack Effect

      Weakness: Fire (x2)
      Resistance: Psychic (-20)
      Retreat: [C] [C] [C]
      Pokédex Information

      Total: 15 points
    3. Believability/Playability
      Text-based fakes rely heavily on their believability. Think of your entries as if they were real cards. Try to avoid those 400 HP monsters which do 200 damage for [R]! Proper type (unless Delta-species), Pokédex information, and ballpark HP will be taken into consideration. We will assume that your card is being created for the current TCG era unless otherwise stated, so if you are making a card for a previous era, you must mention this in your entry post.
      Total: 15 points
    Max Points: 50

    1. Creativity/Originality
      This should be a given. With the proper photo editing tools, let your imagination run wild! This can involve innovating new gameplay mechanics, blanks, templates, etc.
      Total: 15 points
    2. Wording
      Proper wording is key in designing any fake card. Try to ensure wording is correct for the era of blank you choose as card wording has changed many times over the years. Naturally, grammar and spelling are also taken into consideration.
      Total: 15 points
    3. Fonts and Placement
      Correct fonts are imperative when creating realistic fakes. Placement of text / symbols / etc. is also taken into consideration.
      Total: 10 points
    4. Believability/Playability
      Because this division of the contest is so image-heavy, the believability and playability takes a backseat here. However, it’s still worth a portion of the total points, so try to keep it in the realm of believable! Proper type (unless Delta-species), Pokédex information, and ballpark HP will be taken into consideration.
      Total: 5 points
    5. Aesthetics
      Aesthetics is all about how your card looks as a complete whole. Aspects of this category include using creative and appropriate artwork, using neat or custom blanks, and overall having an appealing card creation. Additionally, You may not use existing artwork from the TCG for your cards. If you’d like to use Ken Sugimori stock artwork, you may do so, but it must be transformative in nature.
      Total: 5 points
    Max Points: 50

    So that’s the point breakdown for this month’s Create-A-Card. @Vracken will be judging the text-based portion of the contest and @Jabberwock will be judging the image-based part.

    Keen to join the judging team? You can learn how to apply here.

    General Rules

    • For those entering image-based, you must include the symbol here on your card (such as the set symbol) or else your entry won’t be accepted. It was designed by the lovely Nekoban Ryo who continuously creates resources for the faking world and faker himself. In addition, we do not allow any image-based entries that have been made using automatic, online card generators.
    • If you edit your post you’ll have an instant deduction of 2 points from your overall score, and posting your entry again on a different post also deducts 2 points. When you submit, make sure you’re done! If you mess up the tags or have a similar coding disaster, contact myself or the month’s judges as to get it fixed. If you forget to credit someone, do so in a new post instead of editing.
    • Participants who fail to submit a card by the deadline, if the particular portion is full, will automatically lose 2 points for next round (similar to losing 2 points for the current round for editing). If the portion you have signed-up for is full and if you wish to drop out, you must do so by the 23rd of December at 12 PM to not incur the penalty. Continuing to fail to post a submission in future rounds will result in a possible ban from the contest for a couple of months. Please keep a close eye on the deadline.
    • All CAC entries should not be posted elsewhere in the PokéBeach forums while the current month’s contest is ongoing. If you have a personal thread or gallery where you post your fake card creations, you must wait to post your CAC card there until the contest is complete and full judging results have been posted. This is to ensure that CAC judges can continue to give proper feedback both within the contest and in the forums.
    • Members will be able to weigh in on their favorite fakers! Members are free to vote for ONE text-based entry and ONE image-based entry, both spectators and entrants, though we encourage participants to not vote for themselves. A poll will be linked in-thread shortly after the deadline has passed, or votes can be PMed to myself (@bbninjas).
    • Artists (illustrators) are free to post in this thread, letting participants know that they are available.
    • When making your fakes be sure to follow forum rules; if you are using someone else’s art be sure you have their permission to use it or it is otherwise considered art theft.

    Deadline: December 27th (Wed..) 12:00pm EST
    Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]​

    Anticipated Entrants

    1. Kavross
    2. TheNyanCatXD
    3. King1313
    4. TheSceptileMaster
    5. professorlight
    6. MarshalBry
    7. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK
    8. Edwin Santander
    9. You could be here!

    1. Jadethepokemontrainer
    2. rainyman123
    3. DashKing
    4. GekkisaiDaiNi
    5. Professor_jplap
    6. quakingpunch73
    7. Ilovepokemom
    8. P3DS
    9. The Psychic Sorcerer
    10. GM Draclord
    11. NinJamezor
    12. jessalakasam
    13. Sup3rTaco
    14. Nekoban Ryo
    15. Nistua
    16. GoldenYungoos
    17. You could be here!
    Bold names means I have seen your entry in this thread.

    Want to help advertise the contest? Just paste the code below for the banner in your sig!

    Credit goes to @Nekoban Ryo for the banner.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2017

  2. Kavross Aspiring Trainer


    Image Please!
  3. Jadethepokemontrainer Ready for anything!

    Forum Mod Chat Room Staff Member

  4. Nyan Staring into space again...

    Chat Room Staff Member


    I like this :3
  5. In for the text boi.
  6. quakingpunch73 Gentleman


    In for image!
  7. TheR3DX Aspiring Trainer


    Count me in for image. I have a stupidly good idea already
  8. DashKing Aspiring Trainer


    In for Text!
  9. King1313 Aspiring Trainer


    In for image!
  10. GekkisaiDaiNi The light flickers. I flicker back.


    This gonna be lit! :D

    /in for text
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  11. TheSceptileMaster Gastrodon ate my cake


    /in for image
  12. professorlight Ice Queen


    Hello there!


    Finally something that suits me. Can this happen every month? It's always winter somewhere.

    So, anyway. Is there a limit to the amount of cards? mechanics? collections? Or just trainer cards? no pokemon or energies? Right, christmas. No matter.

    Regardless, sign me up for image, please. If you have a couple more spots left, I'll gladly take them too.

    Now, mama's got to work.

    Last edited: Dec 2, 2017
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  13. Professor_jplap You can call me Professor


    In for text please!
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  14. Jabberwock #Jovimohnaeliackvid


    As per usual, only one card will be judged, though you may make as many as you like for the sake of context, if you're making a new mechanic or something. I'll also quite happily read whatever background you feel it requires, if you'd like to put it in a paragraph. ^.^

    Yeah, just Trainers. Will also note, if anyone wants to try and ruleshark, that cards like Dusknoir LV.X SF do not count as Trainers, but cards like Robo Substitute do.
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  15. quakingpunch73 Gentleman


    Drop me down to text please!
  16. Ilovepokemom Aspiring Trainer


    I’m in for text, and so no one steals my idea, here’s my entry

    Candice - Trainers - Supporter

    Search your deck for 3 (W) pokemon and put them into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterword.

    You may only play 1 supporter a turn (before you attack).

    So, until I read that it had to be winter like, I was going to do Mina. But when I saw it had to be winter like, I entered a trainer how in the games used ice type pokemon: Candice.
  17. P3DS UK VGC Regs Champ 2015


    I'll be in for text.
  18. Professor_jplap You can call me Professor


    Here's my entree:

    Trainer - Item
    Snow Machine

    Play this card as a 70 hp [M] basic Pokemon.
    This Pokemon can use the attack on this card

    [O] Make snow
    Discard as many [W] energy from your hand as you like.
    This attack does 10 damage to each of your opponents Pokemon for each energy discarded in this way.

    This card can't retreat. Your opponent takes 1 prize card upon Knocking Out this card.

    you may play as many item cards as you like during your turn (before you attack)

  19. The Psychic Sorcerer Aspiring Trainer
    The Psychic Sorcerer


    In for text please!
  20. Yog Rogue


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