Contest November 2022 CaC: Scarlet & Violet (Sign-ups Closed!)

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Welcome to the November 2022 round of the Create-a-Card!

This month’s theme is Scarlet & Violet.

But wait! The new video games aren’t out yet. So instead, we want to look back on scarlet and violet Pokémon of the past.

This month, you’ll create a card based around a Pokémon that, according to the Pokédex, is either red or purple. You can read up on how the Pokédex defines color, as well as get a complete list of eligible Pokémon, here. Your card may draw inspiration from the Pokémon’s color as you wish, but need not mention the color or even be inspired by it at all to be a valid entry.

Furthermore, since the games are releasing mid-month, no Generation IX Pokémon are allowed for this round of the competition. This is because we want to be fair to everyone who may wish to both take part in this round and avoid spoilers for the games, and because we don’t want anyone to hold off on starting their card for the sole reason of waiting to see what new Pokémon become available mid-month.

Pick a color, pick a Pokémon, and let the creative juices flow!


Registration

  • To sign up, you must reply to the thread below by November 11th at 11:59 pm EST, specifying which category you wish to enter. A post like “In for text!” or “In for image!” is sufficient. You may enter both categories if you wish.
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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 15 spaces available for text-based entries and 15 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, and we have a vibrant Discord community willing to help with any questions you might have.


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. As official wording has changed many times over the years, try to ensure wording is correct for the era of card you choose. 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

    NO. 000 [Name] Pokémon HT: 1’11” WT: 111.1 lbs.

    Ability: Name
    Ability Effect

    [R][C] Attack 20
    Attack Effect

    Weakness: Fire (x2)
    Resistance: Psychic (-20)
    Retreat: [C] [C] [C]
    Flavor Text

    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 also 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 is a given. With the proper photo editing tools, let your imagination run wild! Among other things, this can involve innovating new mechanics, envisioning new card interactions, and exploring exciting gameplay potential or other design space.
    Total: 15 points
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  2. Believability/Playability
    Believability and playability are both integral to a custom card’s realism. A card’s playability is its power level — try not to be overpowered or underpowered for the era you’re designing in! For believability, proper type (unless Delta Species), Pokédex information, ballpark HP, and so on will be taken into consideration.
    Total: 15 points
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  3. 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: 10 points
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  4. Fonts and Placement
    Correct fonts (which may change era by era) are imperative when creating realistic fakes — even for custom blanks, fonts in line with the convention can go a long way toward making them appear realistic. Placement of text / symbols / etc. is also 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

And that’s the point breakdown for this round’s Create-a-Card! @Jabberwock will be judging image-based, and @PMJ will be judging text-based.


General Rules

  • The card you submit must be of a Pokémon — that is, not a Trainer, Energy, or other type of card. Occasionally, we open this up to other types of cards if the month’s theme warrants it, but otherwise it’s impossible to judge Pokémon cards against Trainer cards, since their uses in-game are so different.
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  • 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 Nekoban Ryo, who continually creates resources for the faking world and is a prominent 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 incur a deduction of 2 points from your overall score. 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, tag or PM me 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 sign up but fail to submit a card by the deadline, if the category is full, will automatically lose 2 points for the next round (similar to losing 2 points for the current round for editing). If the category 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 avoid 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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  • The judges do not give feedback on entries before they are posted. However, you’re encouraged to seek out help from other members of the community! The forums are an acceptable place for this, but you may be able to get faster feedback in the Faking Community Discord server here.
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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 — that’s art theft.

Deadline: November 30th (Wed.) 11:59 pm EST
Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]​

Anticipated Entrants


Image-Based:
  1. @doofisconfused
  2. @PMJ
  3. @Kaleidophoenix
  4. @Buddy2707
  5. @Kavross
  6. @aiurjordan
  7. @Charmaster:)
  8. This could be you!

Text-Based:
  1. @Falling Skies
  2. @FireLizard
  3. @bbb888
  4. @doofisconfused
  5. @Vom
  6. @Kaleidophoenix
  7. @Cradilyfan1512
  8. @ThePigThatCriedRii
  9. @Buddy2707
  10. @GM DracLord
  11. 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!
Code:
[url=https://www.pokebeach.com/forums/threads/november-2022-cac-scarlet-violet-sign-ups-open.153444/][img]https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/726804916240121878/1037590021835857960/nov_22_cac_scarlet_violet.png[/img][/url]

Credit goes to @Nekoban Ryo and @Jabberwock for the banner.
 
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bbb888

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I would like to enter for Text-based. I will announce that my Pokémon is Gengar (purple).

Remember, you can enter both categories!


Jabber, when you say no Gen 9 mons are allowed, I think you should specify that Pokémon with national dex number 906 and above are prohibited. Since there are old Pokémon returning in the new games, this would avoid confusion.
 

PMJ

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In for image.

Jabber, when you say no Gen 9 mons are allowed, I think you should specify that Pokémon with national dex number 906 and above are prohibited. Since there are old Pokémon returning in the new games, this would avoid confusion.
Paldean variants are also prohibited.
 

Mick-773

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Eh, this time I'd like to participate as an illustrator: if somebody wishes to enter for image-based and would like a standard illustration (that is, not a full art) to use for their entry, please feel free to send me a PM either here on the Discord server 😄
(realistically, I'll have enough time for a single illustration, so... first come first served, I guess?)

Tangentially, I have already made illustrations for Magmar, Volbeat, Sunny form Castform, Illumise and Alolan Marowak; if you wish to use them for your entry, please let me know so that I can redirect you to the illustration ^^
 

PMJ

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Also, can I make a Radiant even if the normal version isn’t red or purple

While you are allowed to make a card of a shiny Pokemon if you wish, the actual Pokemon you select must be part of the red or purple color categories. To clarify:

Shiny Charizard = black = okay because Charizard is in the red category
Shiny Solgaleo = red = not okay because Solgaleo is in the white category
Shiny Rotom = red = okay because Rotom is in the red category
 

Cradilyfan1512

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While you are allowed to make a card of a shiny Pokemon if you wish, the actual Pokemon you select must be part of the red or purple color categories. To clarify:

Shiny Charizard = black = okay because Charizard is in the red category
Shiny Solgaleo = red = not okay because Solgaleo is in the white category
Shiny Rotom = red = okay because Rotom is in the red category
Ok thanks
 

Buddy2707

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In for both!

This will be fun :)

Are Rule Box Pokémon allowed?

(Pokémon V, Pokémon GX, etc. have Rule Boxes.)
 
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aiurjordan

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I'm late but if I could be accepted I would like to participate in the image category. Work nights and just saw the announcement in discord.
Thank you.
 

Charmaster:)

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In for image! It's been a while since I've been in a CaC, and I might not ever be in one again. I feel like I missed some interesting themes, such as the Lost Zone or Evolving Stage 1's. That being said, there's a good chance that I won't finish whatever I start and will have to push it to the Fakers Marathon.
 
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