Contest Image-Based Create-a-Card Faking Tournament (Final Results Are Up!)

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  1. NinjaPenguin Always standing out from the crowd.
    NinjaPenguin

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    Welcome to the first ever Create-A-Card Faking Tournament! As a special for the second anniversary of the new Create-A-Card, we’re running this special three month event to find how much you’ve learned over this time.

    This is the thread for image-based fakes. For the image-based fakes, you’ll need the help of some software to let your completely original creations come to life. The thread for text-based fakes can be found here.

    The first round’s theme is Water-type Pokémon! You may choose any Pokémon that is canonically a Water type Pokémon (i.e. no Ice types, unless they are part-Water) to be the subject of your entry. The card itself does not have to be [W]-type. As always, be creative!

    The theme for the second round is No Abilities! This will work exactly as it seems. For this round, your card will need to be free of any form of non-attack effects, which includes (but is not limited to) Abilities, Poké-Powers, Poké-Bodies, Pokémon Powers, Ancient Traits, and held items. As always, be creative!

    The theme for the final round is Alternate Eras! To become a champion, you need to be able to adapt and show your skill in a variety of formats. For this final round, you'll have to leave your comfort zone and fake outside of an era you've already faked in for this tournament. For Nyan, this means you cannot fake in the Sun and Moon era. For bbninjas, this means you cannot fake in the DPPt or XY eras. Aside from that, there's absolutely no restrictions on the Pokémon you choose or card you create. As always, be creative!


    Registration

    • To sign up you must reply to the thread below. If all the spots are occupied but not everybody has submitted their card, you may submit a card as an alternate, and if somebody does not submit their card, you will be able to replace them.
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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.) Keep in mind that working with a partner means that you will be working together for the entirety of the tournament.
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    • There 8 spots available for image-based entries, so 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. There are also 16 spots available for text-based entries in the text-based thread.


    Format

    • Every round, contestants will be randomly paired off against each other and both of their cards will be judged by the same person. No contestants may join after the first round is complete.
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    • The person who created the card with the higher score will get to advance to the next round, while the person who created the card with the lower score will be eliminated (note: the exact details of this format will depend on the number of signups; this assumes the maximum number of people entering the contest).
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    • The final contestant standing will be crowned the Image-Based Create-A-Card Faking Tournament Champion!


    Judging

    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 tournament. @Jabberwock will be judging image-based fakes.


    General Rules

    • 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 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 with three days remaining before the deadline 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. Note that this contest is a commitment for multiple rounds over up to three months. If your card is not submitted by the deadline, you will be eliminated from the tournament.
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    • All 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 entry there until the contest is complete and full judging results have been posted. This is to ensure that judges can continue to give proper feedback both within the contest and in the forums.
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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.


    Schedule:

    Round 1 Deadline: March 3rd (Sun.) 12:00pm EST
    Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]
    Round 1 Judging: March 10th (Sun.) 12:00pm EST
    Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]
    Round 2 Deadline: April 7th (Sun.) 12:00pm EST
    Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]
    Round 2 Judging: April 14th (Sun.) 12:00pm EST
    Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]
    Round 3 Deadline: May 5th (Sun.) 12:00pm EST
    Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]


    Anticipated Entrants

    1. bbninjas - Winner!
    2. Nyan - Eliminated Round 3
    3. Gabs Kazumi - Eliminated Round 2
    4. The Ωmega One - Eliminated Round 2
    5. steffenka - Eliminated Round 1 Tiebreaker
    6. Kavross - Eliminated Round 1
    7. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK - Eliminated Round 1

    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:
    [img]https://i.imgur.com/OG08zkM.png[/img]
    Credit goes to @Nekoban Ryo and @Jabberwock for the banner.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2019
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  2. The Ωmega One Aspiring Trainer
    The Ωmega One

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    Interesting, does it matter which generation you fake in?
     
  3. Jabberwock #Jovimohnaeliackvid
    Jabberwock

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    Nope! Any format of the TCG, including custom ones, is totally fair game. ^.^
     
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  4. The Ωmega One Aspiring Trainer
    The Ωmega One

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    Cool, I'll enter, is there a specific set icon we need? I know there's one for the monthly CaC
     
  5. Jabberwock #Jovimohnaeliackvid
    Jabberwock

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    Not for this one, no.
     
  6. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK The Phazing Spider-Man
    TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK

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    In, I won’t fail to complete this time.
     
  7. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

    Member

    I'm in! :D
     
  8. Kavross Aspiring Trainer
    Kavross

    Member

    Id like to take a stab too
     
  9. bbninjas Ready or Not!
    bbninjas

    Advanced Member Member

    Tentatively /in
     
  10. Gabs Kazumi Amateur Illustrator @kazumi.draws
    Gabs Kazumi

    Member

    I'm in too! o/
     
  11. bbninjas Ready or Not!
    bbninjas

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  12. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK The Phazing Spider-Man
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  13. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

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    Here's my entry! :D

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    Artwork: Planeta/BREAKpoint
    Blank/Border/Holofoil/Energy symbols: Aschefield
    Mega symbol text thing: Jabberwock

    Ability: Mount Lanakila (Burning Shadows), Jumpluff (Lost Thunder)
    Attack: Primeape (Team Up), Flareon GX (SM Promo)
     
  14. Nyan Staring into space again...
    Nyan

    Chat Room Staff Member

    In!!

    I'm very excited >:3
     
  15. MegaAbsol10 I'm playing Big Blacephalon next quarter :)
    MegaAbsol10

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    Never really tried image faking before, but I'm sure I could give it a go! Count me in!
     
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  16. NinjaPenguin Always standing out from the crowd.
    NinjaPenguin

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    With MegaAbsol's signup, this portion of the tournament is now officially full!
    That being said, if you are still interested in competing in this portion, you may still sign up and submit a card as an alternate, and in the case that somebody else does not submit their card by the deadline, you will be able to replace them.
     
  17. Kavross Aspiring Trainer
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    I thought this was due tonight, might go back and rework it
     
  18. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK The Phazing Spider-Man
    TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK

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    I may end up dropping as I'm not feeling well currently but I'm not going to pull my plug just yet, I'll have to wait 2 days to be sure
     
  19. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK The Phazing Spider-Man
    TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK

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    Scratch that, I'm not going to have to drop
     
  20. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer
    Kangaflora

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    I'm looking forward to see all the images that will be up for a chance to go through to the second round. I wish you all the best of luck.
     
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