Contest PokéBeach Create-A-Card: May 2017 - Beginnermons - All Results Up!

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  1. bbninjas Ready or Not!

    Advanced Member Member


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

    The theme for this month is Beginnermons! The spotlight is on those forgettable Pokémon that you might catch early on, but most probably end up replacing as your journey progresses. Any Pokémon (excluding starters) that can be caught in the first few areas of any region, plus their evolutions, can be chosen this month. For a list of available Pokémon lines, click here!

    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. @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.
    • 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 May 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: May 27th (Sat.) 12:00pm EST
    Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]​

    Anticipated Entrants

    1. Blui
    2. wonderful_whismur
    3. TylerRVG
    4. Deku
    5. MarshalBry
    6. TheNyanCatXD
    7. SneaselGenesis
    8. J.Cole & NinJamezor
    9. Kavross
    10. WastedSkyPirate
    11. Yog
    12. crystal_pidgeot
    13. Reggie McGigas
    14. professorlight
    1. TheFlyingPidove
    2. Celever
    3. Vracken
    4. Adam Ryder
    5. garchompcrescent
    6. Corgimaster
    7. NinjaPenguin
    8. Blakers
    9. teh awesome mudkipz
    10. ZygardeChronicles
    11. TheSceptileMaster
    12. Tails
    13. rainyman123
    14. Dalton
    15. Jadethepokemontrainer
    16. thegrovylekid
    17. mirdo
    18. Lunarwork
    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 by a moderator: May 27, 2017

  2. Blui lv85 paladin


    in for image
  3. TheFlyingPidove Missing the old days


    Sign me up for text-based please!~
  4. PikaMasterJesi Relic from the Past


    Count me in for image-based! Here's hoping I still have my laptop to do the card...

    Don't ask why I'm up this late, BTW.
    TheNyanCatXD likes this.
  5. Celever Wheeeee~


    In for text-based!
  6. Vracken Just a Ghost of the Past


    Signith me up for text please ^w^
    TheNyanCatXD likes this.
  7. Adam Ryder Aspiring Trainer
    Adam Ryder


    Sign me up for text-based please!
  8. Nod3 her majesty


    I wish to participate in the image-based contest.
  9. wonderful_whismur The most wonderful whismur in the world


    I'd like to join the image based one!
  10. garchompcrescent Part-Time Misplayer


    I've been enjoying this the past couple of months, so I'm in for text-based!
  11. Corgimaster Card Faker, Image Maker, Competitive TCG player!


    Sign me up for text-based, please!
  12. double o squirtle Sweet Summer Child
    double o squirtle


    In for text based!
  13. Lord o da rings ♕ The Queen ♕
    Lord o da rings


    In for text based please! :D
  14. NinjaPenguin Always standing out from the crowd.


    In for text-based!
  15. Blakers Holder of the Holy Diamond!


    In for Text based!
  16. teh awesome mudkipz the dankest mudkip
    teh awesome mudkipz


    I'd like to sign up for Text based.
    Last edited: May 1, 2017
  17. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer


    Good luck to all those participating

    Reason for edit: Computer messed up, BIG style.
    Last edited: May 1, 2017
  18. If I can be, I'm in for Text-Based.
  19. teh awesome mudkipz the dankest mudkip
    teh awesome mudkipz


    I've got a question. If a Pokemon evolves into another Pokemon, can we make a GX version of the pre-evolution?
  20. TheSceptileMaster Gastrodon ate my cake


    In for text based

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