Contest PokéBeach Create-A-Card: July 2018 - Unused Types ~ Sign-Ups!

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  1. bbninjas Squid or Kid?
    bbninjas

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

    The theme for this month is Unused Types! The TCG has simplified the diverse range of types found in the canonical VG. For one, Bug is lumped in with Grass [G], Poison in with Psychic [P] and Ground in with Fighting [F]. This month, the card you create can be of any Pokemon, but the card’s type must be custom (and it should use custom Energy types) - that is, a type that is not currently used in the TCG. You may also use non-canonical custom types, such as Light. For image-based fakers, we would recommend using these custom resources [orb, textures] if you are not looking to create your own graphics. Eligible canonical types and our recommended shortcode are in the spoiler below:

    Bug - [Bg]
    Ice - [Ie]
    Ground - [Gd]
    Rock - [Rk]
    Flying - [Fg]
    Poison - [Pn]
    Ghost - [Gt]

    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!


    Registration

    • To sign up you must reply to the thread below. Make sure to include whether you’re in for text or image-based fakes!
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    • 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.)
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    • 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.


    Judging

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    Text-Based
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    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
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    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
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    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

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    Image-Based
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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. We aren’t quite sure who will be judging the text-based portion of the contest yet, but @bbninjas 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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 22nd of June 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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).
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    • Artists (illustrators) are free to post in this thread, letting participants know that they are available.
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    • All entries should meet the forum rules. You should always credit the artist, and never use someone else’s art without their permission, else it is considered art theft.

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

    Anticipated Entrants


    Image-Based:
    1. demifiend700
    2. TheR3DX
    3. blahblahbal
    4. that ivy guy
    5. Nyan
    6. Nekoban Ryo
    7. Jabberwock
    8. This could be you!
    Text-Based:
    1. quakingpunch73
    2. Adam Ryder
    3. Tails
    4. DashKing
    5. VioletValkyrie
    6. Nyora
    7. Anime Psyclone
    8. GM Draclord
    9. Zero Umbreon
    10. Hassio
    11. Luplayz
    12. DashKing
    13. Lord Goomy
    14. This could be you!

    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!

    Code:
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    Credit goes to @Nekoban Ryo for the banner.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018 at 9:04 PM


  2. demifiend700 Aspiring Trainer
    demifiend700

    Member

    Sign me up for image.
     
  3. quakingpunch73 Roy's our Boy!
    quakingpunch73

    Member

    /in for text
     
  4. Adam Ryder Aspiring Trainer
    Adam Ryder

    Member

    Sign me up for text-based please!
     
  5. Tails The Blonde Brainiac
    Tails

    Forum Mod Advanced Member Member

    In tentatively for text-based.
     
  6. The Last Shaymin Only $9.99!
    The Last Shaymin

    Member

  7. DashKing Aspiring Trainer
    DashKing

    Member

    In for Text!
     
  8. VioletValkyrie Crimson Demon!
    VioletValkyrie

    Chat Room Staff Member

    Nice. Sign me up for text.
     
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  9. Nekoban Ryo Fake Card Artist, Moth Freak, Fossil/Shiny-Hunter
    Nekoban Ryo

    Member

    Not sure if anything will come of it, but sign me up for image-based. I'm feeling a bit inspired.

    When you say "should use custom Energy types," do you mean at least one custom Energy or strictly custom Energy? (Also, isn't [D] Dark?)
     
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  10. VioletValkyrie Crimson Demon!
    VioletValkyrie

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    ([L] is also Lightning, and that makes things for Flying-types awkward.)
     
  11. Count me in!
     
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  12. Nekoban Ryo Fake Card Artist, Moth Freak, Fossil/Shiny-Hunter
    Nekoban Ryo

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    Oh snap, there aren't any letters left for Flying! It might be better to use two letters for these: [Gd] for Ground and [Fl] for Flying. (I would say [Gr] for Ground, but that might be too easily confused for Grass.)
     
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  13. Anime Psyclone Ke-Kumole-Palekana
    Anime Psyclone

    Member

    In for text for sure, but a question: Can I use fakemon?
     
  14. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
    GM DracLord

    Member

    In for text,

    Agree with nekoban, using 2 letters seems to be better
     
  15. TheR3DX Aspiring Trainer
    TheR3DX

    Member

    I'll do image
     
  16. Zero Umbreon Mysterious Presence...
    Zero Umbreon

    Member

    In for text please! Also, we can use any “fake type” as well, correct? So can we use Fakemon, and if so, can we use ones that we made or ones that already exist, or both?
     
  17. bbninjas Squid or Kid?
    bbninjas

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    Ah, my bad! I would recommend using the following shorthand for consistency's sake:

    Bug - [Bg]
    Ice - [Ie]
    Ground - [Gd]
    Rock - [Rk]
    Flying - [Fg]
    Poison - [Pn]
    Ghost - [Gt]
    Just take the first and last letter of that type. That should prevent confusion all-round!

    At least one custom Energy.

    You certainly can, although I'd recommend exercising caution - if the fakemon that you choose is unrefined or if the judge doesn't quite understand the design, then that will reflect on your card and your score.

    Yes, you can use any fake type, and you may use fakemon - either your own or someone else's. I talk more about fakemon in my response to the previous question.
     
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  18. Hassio Aspiring Trainer
    Hassio

    Member

    Im in for text
     
  19. Anime Psyclone Ke-Kumole-Palekana
    Anime Psyclone

    Member

    Powerwolf’s Giratina ◇ / Stage 2/ HP:170 /Ghost
    [Gt][Gt]Armata Strigoi: 70
    Flip a coin. If heads, the opposing Pokèmon is now Asleep.
    [Gt][Gt][Fire][Fire] Fire and Forgive: 100
    Place a burn counter on the opposing Pokèmon. Place 5 damage counters on it in between turns.
    Weakness:Dark x2
    Resistance: N/A
    Dex entry:”An evil Pokèmon, it did many terrible things to get banished before Powerwolf caught it.”
    Retreat Cost: [C][C][C]
    Powerwolf is a metal band from Europe. They have many great songs, two of which are selected to be moves. If you know Powerwolf, you know Giratina is a perfect Pokèmon for them.
     
  20. Luplayz I am Taking Suggestions for Fakémon Ideas!
    Luplayz

    Member

    im gonna sign up for text this month!
     

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