Contest March 2020 CaC: Generation 8 (All Results Up!)

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Jabberwock

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Welcome to the March 2020 round of the Create-A-Card!

This month’s theme is Generation 8.

Through the initial games and the later patches, Sword & Shield introduced 85 new Pokémon and 17 Galarian Forms. They’ve been out for a little while now, both as videogames and as a TCG set, and now’s your opportunity to show us your take on them!

For this round of the competition, you’ll be allowed to choose any Pokémon introduced up to now in Generation 8, including Galarian Forms of old Pokémon. Gigantamax forms are allowed as long as they’re of a Pokémon introduced in Gen 8 (i.e. not Charizard, Butterfree, etc.). Kubfu, Urshifu, Calyrex, and Zarude are allowed. In fairness to all contestants, in the event of news about patches or similar updates, any Pokémon introduced between this date and the deadline for the competition will not be allowed.

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!


Registration

  • To sign up you must reply to the thread below. Make sure to include whether you’re in for text or image-based fakes!
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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.)
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  • 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.


Judging

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Text-Based
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  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
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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 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
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  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

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Image-Based
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  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 quarter’s Create-A-Card. @chico will be judging image-based, and @FourteenAlmonds will be judging text-based.

We’re always looking for new judges. Keen to join the 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.
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  • 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 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 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.
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  • 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.
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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.

Deadline: March 31st (Tue.) 12:00pm EST
Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]​

Anticipated Entrants


Image-Based:
  1. @CardPone
  2. @FourteenAlmonds
  3. @Nyan
  4. @Kavross
  5. @steffenka
  6. @Fariszk7
  7. @KnightofDust
  8. @bbninjas
  9. @AlphaLad
  10. This could be you!

Text-Based:
  1. @Nyora
  2. @ShaQuL
  3. @Clam
  4. @sandragon13
  5. @ThePigThatCriedRii
  6. @SableyeGuy
  7. @DashKing
  8. @P3DS
  9. This could be you!

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!
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[url=https://www.pokebeach.com/forums/threads/march-2020-cac-generation-8-sign-ups-open.151108/][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/314734995178782720/683811688549843060/CaC-March2020-banner.png[/img][/url]

Credit goes to @Nekoban Ryo and @Jabberwock for the banner.
 
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Jabberwock

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Relevant information (all this can be found in the above post; think of this like a TL;DR, since I know for a fact many of you don't read the OP <3):

For this round of the competition, you’ll be allowed to choose any Pokémon introduced up to now in Generation 8, including Galarian Forms of old Pokémon.

Gigantamax forms are allowed as long as they’re of a Pokémon introduced in Gen 8 (i.e. not Charizard, Butterfree, etc.).

Kubfu, Urshifu, Calyrex, and Zarude are allowed.

In fairness to all contestants, in the event of news about patches or similar updates, any Pokémon introduced between this date and the deadline for the competition (such as, hypothetically, a Galarian Slowking) will (unfortunately) not be allowed.

We have new judges! Please give a warm welcome to our newest hands, @chico and @FourteenAlmonds!
 
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FourteenAlmonds

Helipotile
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Hey all, it's good to be here!

I'll make sure to work hard to get all my results in, completed and on time! (•̀o•́)ง

I'll also be entering for image! This'll be my first time competing in that category, so please be gentle ^^
 

CardPone

Delta Species is best species
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Looking forward to being pummeled by the new judges! Welcome, chico and FourteenAlmonds!
 

steffenka

Miss Vaanjie
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I'll try image this month! Should be much easier getting my entry done, since I don't have exams like last time (passed them all btw) :D
 

ShaQuL

@KabutoKingTCG
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Sign me up for text please! :)
By the way, when will the Text based results for January be up?
 
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