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    TCG Fakes 31 Days of CaC: A Month-Long Look at 10 Years of History

    It's not surprising to see that quaking chose Necrozma as his entry - his character submission for MotFI, which I swear to god I'm gonna finish someday, also included Necrozma, completely with a total nonsense story about how it was an evolution of Cosmoem. But, to be fair, this was back when we...
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    Contest September 2021 CaC: Unused Pokémon (Results Are Up!)

    If anyone thought I was just kidding about how close these contests are, both image and text this month were decided by a single wording error. There's no understating how important having proper wording is.
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    Contest September 2021 CaC: Unused Pokémon (Results Are Up!)

    Text-Based Results I've been judging text-based for almost a year now, and a consistent theme I've noticed among all the entries I've judged is bad wording. In all that time, I have yet to hand out a perfect score for wording. Wording is an extremely easy area in which to lose points. In a...
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    TCG Fakes 31 Days of CaC: A Month-Long Look at 10 Years of History

    If I'd known I would have had a reason to go down memory lane again I would have reuploaded these fakes. Man, I have so many: bacon aka scampy (Malevolole; Sinacorn, Walnite, & Juggernut; Garchmop; Xaxasxa) bacon was a great friend, kind of quirky but still super nice and chill. None of us had...
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    TCG Fakes 31 Days of CaC: A Month-Long Look at 10 Years of History

    The Delta Species era was the peak of TCG lore. More recently, Legendary Treasures has a few pieces of artwork that tell a story, like Trubbish -> Phione -> Empoleon and Tepig -> Pignite -> Emboar. But the Delta Species era, with an entire region to play with and numerous pieces of artwork...
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    TCG Fakes 31 Days of CaC: A Month-Long Look at 10 Years of History

    Decent idea, poor in execution. This card is essentially unplayable, forcing you to leave it up front and pass for a few turns just to maybe do some damage without throwing yourself back in the deck, or obliterate whatever's in front of you for the hefty cost of five Energy in three different...
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    TCG Fakes 31 Days of CaC: A Month-Long Look at 10 Years of History

    Holy Christ on a cracker that card is horrifying This is the perfect example of what not to do when making a good custom blank. All the changes are completely nonsensical. The Stage text being the only vertical text on the card is dumb. The text isn't fully justified, making it automatically...
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    TCG Fakes 31 Days of CaC: A Month-Long Look at 10 Years of History

    Ah, Athena. Some of these did better than others, but that's to be expected. Unlike in Pone's cases, I gave Athena full autonomy over the Pokemon we did, since she was the one drawing it. Magma vs. Aqua was a tough month since I'm no good at doing custom blanks. Not sure we did that well either...
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    TCG Fakes 31 Days of CaC: A Month-Long Look at 10 Years of History

    You know, for all the people who enter these contests, it's honestly a shame that there's not more interest in this thread, especially since most people who enter aren't even on the Discord. Trainers were uncommon because you have a lot less room creatively. Trainers by nature do one thing, and...
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    TCG Fakes 31 Days of CaC: A Month-Long Look at 10 Years of History

    A number of my old fakes were created with specific members in mind. I'm not sure how many cards in my old fakes thread are still around, but Garchmop, Politoed, Scizor, Raichu, and Lucario are some early examples. But my favorite card of my old fakes is almost definitely this Buneary: My...
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    TCG Fakes 31 Days of CaC: A Month-Long Look at 10 Years of History

    VG stats don't translate very cleanly (or at all, really) to the TCG so it personally means nothing to me. Electrode is one of the fastest Pokemon in the game but has almost always had a Retreat Cost. Regieleki has had one card and it has a Retreat Cost of two. Mew has higher base HP than a...
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    TCG Fakes 31 Days of CaC: A Month-Long Look at 10 Years of History

    I don't like the idea of fakemon in cac because there's no frame of reference. Unless your fakemon is an evolution of an existing Pokemon, it becomes difficult to accurately gauge whether or not the card is too weak or too powerful. In the same vein, I'm not a fan of "your blank, your rules"...
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    TCG Fakes 31 Days of CaC: A Month-Long Look at 10 Years of History

    Literally just a v union. Having made a few joke cards in my time, I can appreciate silly cards like this. Don't think I'd ever put em in cac tho.
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    TCG Fakes 31 Days of CaC: A Month-Long Look at 10 Years of History

    Also, this goes to show that even "normal" looking cards can bring home the gold - even if you can't make convincing two-Prizers like me, you've still got a shot if you got the fundamentals down and can think up something a little interesting. So to any text fakers who might wanna dip their toes...
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    TCG Fakes 31 Days of CaC: A Month-Long Look at 10 Years of History

    Oh yeah, I remember this. Don't remember why exactly I chose Piloswine over Mamoswine, but it was probably due to the art. I thought it was pretty cool to see a papercraft Piloswine. He didn't even mention the flavor text, which I thought was funny. Kinda not in love with this card anymore...
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    TCG Fakes 31 Days of CaC: A Month-Long Look at 10 Years of History

    DNA was one of my best friends. I wish he'd stuck around longer, but like most folks from that era, he outgrew the beach and just... left. Unlike other members who "retired", DNA has never come back. Hearing that he provided some much-needed structure to cac isn't surprising at all; he always...
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    TCG Fakes 31 Days of CaC: A Month-Long Look at 10 Years of History

    This takes me back. I thought for sure I had a lock on image after I posted my submission but, in hindsight, submitting a Sawsbuck for a winter theme is just as uninspired a choice as a generic Ice type (I'm not even the only one who used it). My text submission was, probably not surprisingly...
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    TCG Fakes 31 Days of CaC: A Month-Long Look at 10 Years of History

    I remember this. The first CaC was sort of a lawless wasteland; not only were you allowed to enter both categories, but you weren't limited to just one entry (I entered two images and two text fakes, and ended up winning text with Articuno). Side note: Legendary faker Fangking Omega actually...
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    Cross Switcher from ‘Fusion Arts’

    This is the first Trainer card in the history of the TCG that requires you to play two copies of it at once. Pretty interesting.
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