Contest PokéBeach Create-A-Card: June 2018 - Glass Cannons ~ Cast Your Vote!

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  1. bbninjas Ready or Not!

    Advanced Member Member


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

    The theme for this month is Glass Cannons! In the VG, glass cannons are typically Pokemon with high attacking potential at low costs, but have limited usability due to low HP and defences. You may respond to this theme however you’d like - although are encouraged to design a card that could be considered a ‘glass cannon’. For some examples, see Clawitzer FLI, Garbodor GRI and Salazzle UPR.

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

    Anticipated Entrants

    1. steffenka
    2. The42ndCorgi
    3. Kavross
    4. demifiend700
    5. TheR3DX

    1. The Last Shaymin
    2. Blakers
    3. Anime Psyclone
    4. quakingpunch73
    5. VioletValkyrie
    6. Luplayz
    7. card_collective
    8. P3DS
    9. GamePhoenix
    10. Lord Goomy
    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: Jun 30, 2018

  2. steffenka Miss Vaanjie


    Let's do image again! :D
  3. The42ndCorgi Formerly Corgimaster


    In for image!!
  4. TheFlyingPidove the boy that never mattered


    Sign me up for text!~
  5. Nyora <3


    You give examples of glass cannons but don’t include Night March. What. :p

    bbninjas likes this.
  6. Professor_jplap Worst TCG player


    This is a theme I like and can actually make a card with. In.
  7. The Last Shaymin uᴉɯʎɐɥS ʇsɐ˥ ǝɥ┴
    The Last Shaymin


    .txet rof ni/
  8. Zero Umbreon Mysterious Presence...
    Zero Umbreon


    In for text!
  9. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer


    So basically, if I've worked this out correctly, the theme of this month requires one of the attacks to be benificial to the other attack, like a combo effect. Is that right?
  10. Blakers Holder of the Holy Diamond!


    In for text!
  11. Anime Psyclone Ke-Kumole-Palekana
    Anime Psyclone



    I'm in, but what should the glass cannon be... I know! Poipole!
  12. quakingpunch73 King K. Rool ain't no fool!


    /in for text
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2018
  13. Kavross Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    In for Image, and I think one of the best examples of a glass cannon is UP Alolan Dugtrio. Amazing attack, horrid hp

    I think its more that they have cheap but high damage attacks. Garb is closest to what I picture as a glass cannon from those examples, but imo things like Dugtrio or Night March fit it better
    quakingpunch73 likes this.
  14. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer


    I see. I won't enter this time round as I didn't do well in the last contest, so I'll be taking a bit of a hiatus. Hopefully, once something of interest crops up, I'll get back into participating in contests. But for now, I want to get all of the Evolution icons for people to use on their image based cards, and it's taking longer than expected, and I created a new icon for Kadabra rather than relying on Pokémon GO Graphics, though luckily Sunkern and Abra looked almost the same as Ken Sugimori's artwork.

    Either way, I wish all who are taking part the very best of luck. Hopefully, we shall see some very interesting cards. I'll especially be keeping my eye on the image-based entries.
  15. Kavross Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    Hey Mods, are unreleased Pokemon from the 1997 Gold Beta allowed for cards?
    Nyora likes this.
  16. VioletValkyrie Your Lovely Hostess

    Chat Room Staff Member

    Another month, another shot. Sign me up for text!
  17. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
    GM DracLord


    In for text
  18. Anime Psyclone Ke-Kumole-Palekana
    Anime Psyclone


    Just to clarify, in for text. I can't edit posts for some reason.
  19. Nyan Staring into space again...

    Chat Room Staff Member


    Summertime, let's make a card! My favorite Pokemon archetype too, this is awesome!

    In for image!!!
  20. Luplayz Boom.


    I would like to go in for text please!

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