Contest PokéBeach Create-A-Card: July 2017 - Johto PokéDex - Results Are Up!

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  1. bbninjas Ready or Not!

    Advanced Member Member


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

    The theme for this month is the Johto PokéDex! This means that you may choose any Pokémon that was released in Generation II (#152 to #251) for your entry this month, or any of their prevolutions or evolutions. Examples of eligible Pokémon include Yanmega, Eevee and Chikorita!

    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 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 month’s Create-A-Card. @NinjaPenguin will be judging the text-based portion of the contest and @WastedSkyPirate 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 July 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: July 27th (Thurs.) 12:00pm EST
    Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]​

    Anticipated Entrants

    1. Jabberwock
    2. TylerRVG
    3. PikaMasterJesi
    4. Edwin Santander & Jadethepokemontrainer
    5. Kavross
    6. TheNyanCatXD
    7. wonderful_whismur
    8. quakingpunch73
    9. Blui
    10. Yog
    11. TheSceptileMaster
    12. MarshalBry
    13. King1313
    14. Reggie McGigas
    15. blahblahbal
    16. ProfessorLight
    17. This could be you!

    1. rainyman123
    2. thegrovylekid
    3. Lord o da rings
    4. GekkisaiDaiNi
    5. Professor Palutena
    6. John InCENAroar
    7. thflame
    8. taschen88
    9. TheFlyingPidove
    10. Tails
    11. P3DS
    12. Adam Ryder
    13. SneaselGenesis
    14. Lunarwork
    15. NinJamezor
    16. DashKing
    17. double o squirtle
    18. AshCo
    19. 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 for the banner.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2017
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  2. Celever Wheeeee~


    In for text-based :)
  3. Jabberwock #Jovimohnaeliackvid

    Forum Mod Member

    /in for image


    EDIT: Actually nvm I should make a more official-sounding statement. Whoo, okay, here goes.

    I'm stepping down as image-based judge for a while. This is for a few reasons––one of the main ones is that I just need a break. It was a real challenge for me to get judging done the last couple of months due to school, and now that I've got a couple months off I want to use them for creative stuff. I'm still sticking around, ofc––I'm joining in the fun this month as a contestant––and I'm looking forward to every bit of it. Got a vague idea of what I wanna do this month and it should be fun. :D

    @WastedSkyPirate is my successor (I could say he's replacing me but nah it sounds more cool this way), and I have the utmost confidence in his abilities as a judge, just as I do in his abilities as a faker. Y'all're in good hands with him. And, uh, as a weird sort of thought, with me joining in this month, so am I.

    Thanks for these last five months judging, PokéBeach. I've loved every bit of it, watching you all grow so much as fakers. It's been real. :)
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2017
  4. Nyora A Cat


    In for text
  5. Jadethepokemontrainer We're on the edge of greatness~

    Forum Mod Chat Room Staff Member

  6. thegrovylekid Makes fake cards


    In for Pichu-based text!
  7. Lord o da rings ♕ The Queen ♕
    Lord o da rings


    In for text!
  8. TylerRVG The Cosmic rage of Astral Dwarfs from Aberdeen.


    .esaelp ,desab egami rof nI
  9. PikaMasterJesi Relic from the Past



    In for image based!
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  10. Edwin Santander Aspiring Trainer
    Edwin Santander


    Looking for a partner to join in image based :)
  11. GekkisaiDaiNi The Sharp Alien


    In for text based! :)

    P.S. thanks for the Yanmega suggestion the Yanmega I posted to my fakes thread will be happy :p

    (I probably won't change my mind and enter my Donphan GX instead. Idk. :p)
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2017
  12. Kavross Aspiring Trainer


    In for Image please ouo
  13. Nyan Staring into space again...

    Chat Room Staff Member

  14. wonderful_whismur The most wonderful whismur in the world


    Image based please!
  15. quakingpunch73 At The Beach


    /in for image-based!
  16. bbninjas Ready or Not!

    Advanced Member Member

    Unfortunately, you cannot enter any cards that you've already posted elsewhere on PB; but you can definitely think up something new!

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  17. John InCENAroar Praising the Vish, Praying for Sableye V
    John InCENAroar


    I would like to register as a text-based contestant if a slot is still available.
  18. thflame Aspiring Trainer


    I'd like to register for text based.
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  19. Blui lv85 paladin


    In for image
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