Contest PokéBeach Create-A-Card: March 2018 - Luck ~ Both Portions Up!

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  1. bbninjas Squid or Kid?

    Forum Super Mod Advanced Member Member


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

    The theme for this month is Luck. The requirements are pretty simple - all Pokemon are fair game, but at least one effect on your entry must involve a coin flip. The theme is no longer restricted to coin flips, but at least one effect must still be predominantly luck-based. Does your luck need a change? Perhap this is the month for you!

    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. @NinjaPenguin will be judging the text-based portion of the contest and @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 23rd of March 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: March 28th (Wed.) 12:00pm EST
    Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]​

    Anticipated Entrants

    1. Nyan
    2. PMJ
    3. Robin Aisaga
    4. steffenka
    5. MarshalBry
    6. Kangaflora
    7. TheKangaskhanKid
    8. Yog
    9. blahblahblah
    10. wonderful_whismur
    11. KnightofDust
    12. BravenLion
    13. King1313
    14. Kavross
    15. DoubleAACE
    16. This could be you!

    1. Jadethepokemontrainer
    2. Blakers
    3. Anime Psyclone
    4. TheFlyingPidove
    5. jessalakasam
    6. Professor_jplap
    7. rainyman123
    8. Lord Goomy
    9. Ilovepokemom
    10. Sup3rTaco
    11. Vracken
    12. VioletValkyrie
    13. Pikaboy333
    14. Tails
    15. Dashking
    16. GekkisaiDaiNi
    17. RisingRaichu
    18. ZeroUmbreon
    =====TEXT-BASED IS NOW FULL=====

    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: Mar 30, 2018

  2. Jadethepokemontrainer Ready for anything!

    Forum Mod Chat Room Staff Member

    I'm in for Text!
  3. Blakers Holder of the Holy Diamond!


    Sign me up for text!:D Oh wait, looks like the deadline's already passed, that's a shame.
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  4. Nyan Staring into space again...

    Chat Room Staff Member

    Sign me up for image!
  5. Anime Psyclone Painbrush
    Anime Psyclone


    Sign me up! Text.
  6. PMJ happy thoughts

    Articles Staff Activities Staff Badges Staff Elite Member Advanced Member Member

    In for image.
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  7. Anime Psyclone Painbrush
    Anime Psyclone


    By the way when can we submit cards?
  8. TheFlyingPidove Rebellious Birb


    Sign me up for text-based please~
  9. RisingRaichuu Aspiring Trainer

    Advanced Member Member

    Sign me up for text based plz!
  10. Robin Aisaga Ginger Lillie > Regular Lillie
    Robin Aisaga



    ...Flip a coin attacks are the worst -_-

    I'm in for image based. I have an idea for a Supporter card but I assume Pokémon only? (I also have ideas for Pokémon so it isn't a problem really)
  11. quakingpunch73 Roy's our Boy!


    /in for text!
  12. jessalakasam Floette is love Floette is life


    in for text
  13. Yog Rogue


    Not to be that guy, but what chance we get feedback for January before this month is due?
  14. DoubleAACE Professional Lurker


    I'll be in for either image or text, depending on time and whether I can make things work. Expect an actual signup later once I've worked that out XD
  15. Professor_jplap Aspiring Trainer


    In for text
  16. In for Text
  17. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy


    One, please.
    Text, please.
    And to make this TRULY lucky...

    Please don’t stink, please don’t stink...
  18. steffenka Miss Vaanjie


    You know what, I'm gonna try out for image-based! Am I allowed to use artwork from booster packs or TCG-wallpapers?
  19. MarshalBry Shaym' on you


    In for image based
  20. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer


    I would like to try my luck on image-based please.

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