Contest Finished: PokéBeach Create-A-Card: August 2018 - Team Rocket

Discussion in 'Creative Works' started by Brave Vesperia, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Brave Vesperia Head of Buy, Sell, & Trade.
    Brave Vesperia

    Forum Super Mod Activities Staff Badges Staff Chat Room Staff Member


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

    The theme for this month is Team Rocket! For many years, Team Rocket has gotten a hold of stolen Pokemon for use in TCG battles! Now you get to choose which ones they steal! Isn't that great!? Admit, when that Grunt on Nugget Bridge asked if you wanted to join, you were devastated that you couldn't! For image-based fakers, we would recommend using these custom resources: Types and rarity symbols. Other resources.

    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 August 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 (@Brave Vesperia).
    • 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: August 27th (Mon.) 12:00pm EST
    Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience:​

    Anticipated Entrants

    1. Steffenka
    2. MarshalBry
    3. that ivy guy
    4. TheR3DX
    5. Nyan
    1. Anime Psyclone
    2. VioletValkyrie
    3. Tails
    4. quakingpunch73
    5. GamePhoenix
    6. Lord Goomy
    7. GM DracLord
    8. Nyora
    9. FourteenAlmonds
    10. PrimePokeDaddy

    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.
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  2. Anime Psyclone The Raven Child
    Anime Psyclone


    First to join for text!
  3. steffenka Miss Vaanjie


    I'll join for image!
  4. Anime Psyclone The Raven Child
    Anime Psyclone


    You know what? I'm just going to dump my card here.
    Team RR’s Dark Lucario GX / Stage 1: Evolves from Riolu./ HP:150 /Fighting
    ABILITY: Corrupted Aura
    At the beginning of your turn, you may flip a coin. If heads, the opposing Pokèmon’s weakness is [F]. If tails, the opposing Pokèmon’s resistance is [F].
    [D][F][F] Dark Aura Sphere: 60+
    If this move is Resisted, then this attack does 70 more damage.
    [D][D][F][F][F] Aura Blackout GX
    Discard all energy from both Pokèmon. For every energy discarded in this way, flip a coin. For every heads, this attack does 80 damage.
    Weakness: Fairy x2
    Resistance: Dark -40
    Retreat Cost: [F]
    I wanted a card that portrays Team Rainbow Rocket's affiliation with Dark Pokèmon. Lucario was just picked from a list of good Pokèmon. The stupidly long title name was a byproduct. We need more 'Dark' and 'Light' cards.
  5. VioletValkyrie [ I'm Not Dead // 紫咲 ]


    Sign me up for text!
  6. MarshalBry Shaym' on you


    In for image :)
  7. that ivy guy Aspiring Trainer
    that ivy guy


  8. Tails The Blonde Brainiac

    Forum Mod Advanced Member Member

    Down tentatively for text-based.
  9. Nyan Staring into space again...

    Chat Room Staff Member

    Image me please, I got an idea!~
  10. quakingpunch73 At The Beach


    /in for text!
  11. steffenka Miss Vaanjie


    Here's my entry!


    So I wasn't really sure what to do with this one, but I knew I wanted to use the "Legendary Pokémon" artwork. Then I remembered that a few Legendary Pokémon, got their own Rocket's ex card back in EX Team Rocket Returns, and I thought why not do what they did in Champion's Road and update an old card to today standard's. Then I realised that, it may not be allowed to just reuse everything, so I said to myself "let's base it of the old "Rocket's Entei ex" but still make it a bit different." So I changed the Ability and first attack a bit, and changed the second attack's name (since I didn't like the original) as well as made it a bit stronger.

    I wanted it to be Team Rocket themed, and I remembered that the only "special" foil I didn't use for my Radiant Collection 3 (sorry for the plug haha) was the Team Rocket foil, so I thought what better way to use it than here! I added a red tint to the layers in the artwork and made the Rocket foil the Prism foil as well. The background of the artwork was made by me, but is inspired by the background of the original card.

    Anyways, I really like the look of this card, so I hope it does well :p

    Entei Artwork
    Artwork background: Me
    Blanks, Energys and numbers: @aschefield101
    Holofoil patterns: @Nekoban Ryo

    Best of luck to the rest of the competitors! :D
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  12. Luplayz The Master of bad Pokemon


    I would like to try image this time :)
  13. Adam Ryder Aspiring Trainer
    Adam Ryder


    Up for text based please!
  14. Yog Rogue


    I don't understand the theme. :|
  15. Jabberwock #Jovimohnaeliackvid

    Forum Mod Member

    Incorporate Team Rocket in the card somehow. Something as simple as putting "Dark" before the name and lowering the HP slightly, like the Dark Pokémon of the WotC days, would be fair game. If you wanna go the extra mile, though, there's plenty of room for creativity with it.

    Also, the OP is misleading in this but @Brave Vesperia hasn't had a chance to fix it yet, so I'll note it here: I'm judging image for this month, and NP and Vracken are tag-teaming text-based. Looking forward to seeing what y'all submit. :)
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  16. GamePhoenix Fellow Mortal


    /in for text!
  17. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy


    Text, please!
  18. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy


    Stage 2: Rocket’s Chandelure 160 HP [P]
    Evolves from Rocket’s Lampent

    [D][D] Rocket Soul 30x
    This attack does 30 damage times the amount of Rocket’s Pokémon you have in play.

    [D][D][P][C] Rocket Lantern
    You may send a Pokémon that is not a Pokémon GX on your Bench to the Lost Zone. If you do, this attack does damage equal to the max HP of the Pokémon you sent to the Lost Zone.

    Weakness: [P] x2

    Well, that was fast.
  19. GamePhoenix Fellow Mortal


    Basic: Rocket's Wobuffet 110 HP [P]

    Ability: Rocket Block: If your Active Pokemon with "Dark" or "Rocket's" in their name, you may switch this Pokemon with that Pokemon. The damage is done to the new active Pokemon. All damage done to this Pokemon is halved.

    Mirror Coat: If this Pokemon is damaged by an attack during your opponent's next turn, do that much damage to your opponent's active Pokemon.

    Weakness: [P] Resistance: N/A

    If two or more Wobbuffet meet, they will turn competitive and try to outdo each other's endurance. However, they may try to see which one can endure the longest without food. Trainers need to beware of this habit.
  20. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
    GM DracLord


    Sign me up for Text Based

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