Contest November 2019 CaC: Ancient Pokémon! (All Results Up!)

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  1. Jabberwock #Jovimohnaeliackvid

    Forum Mod Member


    Welcome to the November 2019 round of the Create-A-Card!

    This month’s theme is Ancient Pokémon. The Pokémon universe has a long history, stretching as far back as 300 million years and more. For this theme, your card will need to be of a Pokémon that is established, in some way, as being ancient.

    When you think “ancient Pokémon”, you might think Fossils, or Legendary Pokémon, or Pokémon linked to ancient civilizations in lore. There is no definitive list of ancient Pokémon — just be sure that whatever Pokémon you pick, you can justify to a judge why it’s ancient!

    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 quarter’s Create-A-Card. @bbninjas will be judging image-based, and @NinjaPenguin 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.
    • 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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: November 30th (Sat.) 12:00pm EST
    Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]​

    Anticipated Entrants

    1. @CardPone & @Kavross
    2. @Nyan
    3. @WaterTrainer
    4. @steffenka
    5. @chico
    6. @The Ωmega One
    7. This could be you!

    1. @Anime Psyclone
    2. @P3DS
    3. @itsAdoggo
    4. @Ephemera
    5. @Vom
    6. @ShaQuL
    7. @SableyeGuy
    8. @Nyora
    9. @ThePigThatCriedRii
    10. @TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK
    11. @FourteenAlmonds
    12. @Marshadow07
    13. 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!
    Credit goes to @Nekoban Ryo and @Jabberwock for the banner.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2019
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  2. CardPone Electric Boogaloo!


    In for image! I think I can work out a few good ideas for this one! And I actually have time for it this time around.
  3. Anime Psyclone The Raven Child
    Anime Psyclone


    text boi time, already got a good idea
  4. Anime Psyclone The Raven Child
    Anime Psyclone


    Because it's a trend that I post my card the same day I sign up, I made a card based on what could have happened in a Pokemon Movie.
    Alva’s Dark Magearna GX
    HP: 200 [M]

    Ability: Shattered Soul, Broken Heart
    Whenever a damage counter is placed on this Pokemon, and there is no damage counters on it currently, you may flip a coin. If heads, place it on one of your Benched Pokemon instead. If tails, place 2 additional damage counters on this Pokemon.
    [D][M][M] Azothian Rage: 80
    Flip a coin. If heads, you may arrange damage counters on your Active and Benched Pokemon however you like.
    [D][D][M][M][C] Atrocious Blaster GX
    Both the Opposing Pokemon and one of your Benched Pokemon are Knocked Out. If the Opposing Pokemon has less then half it’s health remaining when it is Knocked Out, both players take one additional Prize Card.
    Weakness: [F] x2
    Retreat: [C][C][C]
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  5. Nyan Staring into space again...

    Chat Room Staff Member

    Sign me up for Image-based!~
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  6. P3DS UK VGC Regs Champ 2015

    Advanced Member Member

    In for text
  7. itsAdoggo yamperyamperyamper


    Could I sign up for text?
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  8. Ephemera Faerie of the Viridian Forest


    In for text, please!
    (I'm here to hopefully make less mistakes this time, haha.)
  9. Vom back to the usual she-ra pfps

    Forum Mod Member

    In for text!
  10. WaterTrainer Water types, unite!


    Sign me up for image!
  11. WaterTrainer Water types, unite!


    My first ever image-based card! Had a lot of fun making it! :)
    chico and bbninjas like this.
  12. bbninjas Ready or Not!

    Advanced Member Member

    I was about to sign-up, and then I realised I am judging again. Whoops Dx

    I might still make a card, who knows.
    CardPone and Vom like this.
  13. steffenka Miss Vaanjie


    I'll try out image-based!
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  14. ShaQuL That's what I do, I clown on you.


    I'll try again for text, have some spare time and love ancient Pokemon :)
  15. Ok ill join for text
  16. SableyeGuy Aspiring Trainer


    I’ll sign up for text if there are any spaces left!
  17. chico Aspiring Trainer


    Oh boi, sign me for image-based!
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  18. Nyora A Cat


    Text-based please.

    Also wow my birthday is in November and we're doing ancient Pokémon, way to make me feel old :v
  19. chico Aspiring Trainer


    I'm gonna make a Ninetales card then @Nyora :p
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  20. The Ωmega One Aspiring Trainer
    The Ωmega One


    Hands down in for image!! Now it's time to make the greatest golurk card ever!
    CardPone likes this.

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