Contest PokéBeach Create-A-Card: April 2017 - PokéDex Colours - Results Are Up!

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  1. bbninjas Ready or Not!

    Advanced Member Member


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

    The theme for this month is PokéDex Colours! This theme is based around this list of Pokémon, and associating each colour with a card type. As shown by this table, the card type of the Pokemon you choose will correlate with their colour in the PokéDex, not their actual type. A bit like the Delta Species Pokemon! For example, Eelektross must be a [W] card, as it is classified as blue. You cannot pick a Pokemon that has a type that is the same as its colour, however. For example, you cannot make a Weavile card; its type is [D] already, and its colour is black.

    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 15 spaces now 20 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.


    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. @Luispipe8 will be judging the text-based portion of the contest and @Jabberwock will be judging the image-based part.

    General Rules

    • For those entering image-based you will have to include this logo OR this one on your card 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. Alternate Set Symbol #1, Alternate Set Symbol #2. 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!
    • Participants who fail to submit a card by the deadline will automatically lose 2 points for next round (similar to losing 2 points for the current round for editing). You must drop out by the 22nd of April 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 (@bbninjas).
    • Artists (illustrators) are free to post in this thread, letting participants know that they are available.
    • When making your fakes be sure to follow forum rules; if you are using someone else’s art be sure you have their permission to use it or it is otherwise considered art theft.

    Deadline: April 27th (Thurs.) 12:00pm EST
    Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]​

    Anticipated Entrants

    1. Blui
    2. Kangaflora
    3. TylerRVG
    4. J.Cole
    5. Jadethepokemonmaster & Yog
    6. pokesage101
    7. wonderful_whismur
    8. Crystal_Pidgeot
    9. NyanCatXD
    10. Deku
    11. NinJamezor
    12. ThatOneHoundoomLover
    13. WastedSkyPirate
    14. ProfessorLight
    15. MarshalBry
    16. TheR3DX
    17. Nod3

    1. Celever
    2. double o squirtle
    3. NinjaPenguin
    4. TheFlyingPidove
    5. Lunarwork
    6. ZygardeChronicles
    7. Little Cherrim
    8. Tails
    9. SneaselGenesis
    10. Adam Ryder
    11. garchompcrescent
    12. Professor Palutena
    13. Lord o da rings
    14. thegrovylekid
    15. rainyman123
    16. John InCENAroar
    17. Scorched Feathers
    18. Vracken
    19. Vom
    20. Niteclaw1028

    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.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2017
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  2. Celever Wheeeee~


    In for text-based!

    I hope y'all appreciate the subtle hint we gave you with the April Fool's edition of the competition. Technically the theme is colours, just not in the same way. :p

    I still think my banner should've been used in the final contest though.
    Jabberwock and bbninjas like this.
  3. Blui lv85 paladin


    image based
  4. double o squirtle Sweet Summer Child
    double o squirtle


    In for text based.
  5. NinjaPenguin Always standing out from the crowd.


    This time I won't be beaten to signups (though I unfortunately won't be able to be judged on my Celeverness either). In for text-based.
  6. TheFlyingPidove Missing the old days


    In for Text based.
    This theme is amazing by the way.
  7. Lunarwork Just causing a total lunar eclipse....


    IN FOR TEXT!!!
  8. Lunarwork Just causing a total lunar eclipse....


    Scizor - {R} - HP120
    Stage 1- Evolves from Scyther
    NO. 212- Pincer Pokémon- HT. 5'11" WT. 260.1 lbs

    Ability- Metalflame Depressor
    If this Pokemon were to be damaged by an attack from a {M} or {R} Pokemon,
    flip a coin. If heads, damage done to this Pokemon from {M} and {R} Pokemon
    is reduced by 30. If tails, this Ability does nothing. (You can't use this Ability more
    than once in your turn and you can't prevent more than 90 damage in this

    {R}{M}- Flame Crunch - 30
    Flip a coin after your attack. If heads, if this Pokemon has more than 2 {R}
    Energy cards attached to it, you may search your deck for a Special Energy
    card and attach it to one of your benched Pokemon. If tails, discard an Energy card attached
    to this Pokémon.

    {R}{C}{C} - Lightspeed Flame - 110
    You may discard a Special Energy card attached to this Pokemon. If you do, search your opponent's deck for
    up to 2 Trainer cards and search your deck for 2 Energy cards. You may switch the effects of those cards and
    shuffle your deck afterwards.

    Weakness- {W} x2
    Resistance- {P} -20
    Retreat- {C}
    This Pokémon's pincers, which contain steel, can crush any hard object
    it gets ahold of into bits.

    EDIT: Just had to change something AGAIN. I'll take the 6 point deduction.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2017
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  9. I'm in for Text-Based!
  10. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer


    I'm going to have a go this time. I'm going in for Image based.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2017
  11. Little Cherrim Political Obsessor
    Little Cherrim


    /In for text!
  12. Tails The Blonde Brainiac

    Forum Mod Advanced Member Member

    In for text based!
  13. Lunarwork Just causing a total lunar eclipse....


    Oh, and for my entry (its other aspect for Scizor, this doesn't count for points)-

    Scyther- {G} -HP80
    Basic Pokémon
    NO. 123- HT. 4'11" WT. 123.5 lbs

    {G} - Fury Cut - 30
    Discard an Energy Card attached to your opponent's Active Pokémon.

    {G}{C} - Leaf Storm
    Flip a coin. If heads, you may put 4 damage counters on your opponent's Pokémon
    in any way you like.

    Weakness- {R} x2
    Resistance- {F} -20
    Retreat- {C}{C}
    It tears and shreds prey with its wickedly sharp scythes. It very rarely spreads its wings out to fly.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2017
  14. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer


    Here's my entry.

    I hope I haven't messed up big style like I have my past fakes.

  15. SneaselGenesis Aspiring Trainer


    In for text-based. :)
    Little Cherrim likes this.
  16. Adam Ryder Aspiring Trainer
    Adam Ryder


    Text-based please!

    So the pokemon has to be the same colour as a card type but can't be it's own card type? I think I can do this!
    Celever likes this.
  17. Lunarwork Just causing a total lunar eclipse....


    Exactly, like I did with my Fire-type Scizor.
  18. TylerRVG The Cosmic rage of Astral Dwarfs from Aberdeen.


    I'll take one first class ticket to image-based-ville, my good man!
    Jabberwock likes this.
  19. Lunarwork Just causing a total lunar eclipse....


    And for Kanga, the fact he did a Kadabra is very much a good card ethic of defiance (Uri Geller) , which means I like it.
    Kangaflora likes this.
  20. garchompcrescent Part-Time Misplayer


    I feel like I'm improving at this kind of thing so I'm in for text based!

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