Contest PokéBeach Create-A-Card: June 2017 - Randommons - All Results Up!

bbninjas

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

The theme for this month is Randommons! When you sign up, the judge for your portion will send you via a Conversation message a selection of three randomly generated Pokémon. Your entry must be of one of these Pokémon. Sounds simple? Stupendo! As a general rule, if a Pokémon shares a PokéDex number, then it is the same Pokémon. For example, if you are rolled Deoxys, you may choose any form to base your card on, or if you rolled a Sharpedo, you may could choose it’s Mega form.

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!


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 month’s Create-A-Card. @bbninjas 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.
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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!
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  • 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 June 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.
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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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  • 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).
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  • Artists (illustrators) are free to post in this thread, letting participants know that they are available.
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  • 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: June 27th (Tues.) 12:00pm EST
Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]​

Anticipated Entrants


Image-Based:
  1. TylerRVG [Goomy/Blitzle/Unfezant]
  2. NinJamezor [Regice/Magmortar/Lunala]
  3. TheSceptileMaster [Brionne/Aipom/Paras]
  4. Kavross [Shedinja/Aurorus/Dragonair]
  5. Reggie McGigas [Jigglypuff/Numel/Sawsbuck]
  6. TheNyanCatXD [Buzzwole/Whimsicott/Wormadam]
  7. thegrovylekid [Sunkern/Miltank/Rhyhorn]
  8. Yog [Venipede/Incineroar/Gyarados]
  9. professorlight [Cryogonal/Karrablast/Primarina]
  10. Blui [Poochyena/Kingler/Golduck]
  11. WastedSkyPirate [Cosmoem/Victreebel/Lumineon]
  12. Metoro [Ditto/Hawlucha/Zoroark]
  13. Edwin Santander [Milotic/Salamence/Dwebble]
  14. MarshalBry [Luvdisc/Manaphy/Ledian]
  15. Tails19950 [Carnivine/Torracat/Pheromosa]

Text-Based:
  1. Blakers [Noibat/Crustle/Haxorus]
  2. GrandPanacea [Brionne/Talonflame/Smeargle]
  3. Celever [Forretress/Darumaka/Espeon]
  4. SneaselGenesis [Oshawott/Pidgeot/Swalot]
  5. Jadethepokemontrainer [Tyrogue/Skiddo/Turtonator]
  6. rainyman123 [Primarina/Skorupi/Marshtomp]
  7. double o squirtle [Omastar/Duskull/Golett]
  8. NinjaPenguin [Alakazam/Meowstic/Gliscor]
  9. Tails [Probopass/Yveltal/Toucannon]
  10. ZygardeChronicles [Alakazam/Pawniard/Solgaleo]
  11. Professor Palutena [Sewaddle/Krabby/Jigglypuff]
  12. garchompcrescent [Kangaskhan/Tauros/Kartana]
  13. BraviaryBoi [Masquerain/Marill/Dugtrio]
  14. teh awesome mudkipz [Zorua/Pansage/Cubone]
  15. Lunarwork [Espeon/Togekiss/Golbat]
  16. lord o da rings [Weedle/Palossand/Zoroark]
  17. Adam Ryder [Oricorio/Sharpedo/Groudon]
  18. DashKing [Kabutops/Magcargo/Unown]
  19. mirdo [Dewott/Jangmo-o/Happiny]
  20. TheR3DX [Jynx/Drilbur/Exeggutor]
Bold names means I have seen your entry in this thread.


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Credit goes to @Nekoban Ryo for the banner.
 
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TylerRVG

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In for Image, please. I'll be away from home (and my computer, and therefore Photoshop) for a good portion of this month, but I'm sure I'll be able to squeeze some time in while I'm still here.

Do you know if the critique for last month will be done by Thursday?
 

bbninjas

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Do you know if the critique for last month will be done by Thursday?
The critique will probably be posted a bit later than Thursday. If you would like to recieve your critique a bit earlier though, so that you can get your entry done before you've begin your travels, @Jabberwock should be able to send it to you privately. Keep in mind that it may not be 100% finalised.
 

GrandPanacea

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Ehhhh, may as well. I've never made a fake card before. Like, for anything. Not counting those obvious fakes from childhood

I'm in it for Text-Based!
 

TylerRVG

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The critique will probably be posted a bit later than Thursday. If you would like to recieve your critique a bit earlier though, so that you can get your entry done before you've begin your travels, @Jabberwock should be able to send it to you privately. Keep in mind that it may not be 100% finalised.
Eh, it'll be okay. I'll just get it done by then regardless. I wouldn't want to bother Jabber with it.
 

Jabberwock

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In for Image, please. I'll be away from home (and my computer, and therefore Photoshop) for a good portion of this month, but I'm sure I'll be able to squeeze some time in while I'm still here.

Do you know if the critique for last month will be done by Thursday?
My exams are all through this week and next, so I'm really sorry for the delay. Dx That said, it's not out of the question that I'll be able to send you a rough critique soonish. No promises, though. :)
 
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PikaMasterJesi

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I was gonna sit out of this month's CaC because of school, but since we're being assigned a Pokémon, this couldn't be hard. In for image-based!
 
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