Welcome to the first ever Create-A-Card Faking Tournament! As a special for the second anniversary of the new Create-A-Card, we’re running this special three month event to find how much you’ve learned over this time. This is the thread for text-based fakes. For text-based fakes, all you have to do is create a completely original card in text form and post it in here! The thread for image-based fakes can be found here. The first round’s theme is Water-type Pokémon! You may choose any Pokémon that is canonically a Water type Pokémon (i.e. no Ice types, unless they are part-Water) to be the subject of your entry. The card itself does not have to be [W]-type. As always, be creative! The theme for the second round is Alternate Win Conditions! For this round, you need to create cards that play around win conditions other than taking six prize cards. Whether it's your opponent being unable to draw a card at the beginning of their turn, running out of Pokémon in play, or something even crazier like the Lost World stadium or the Unown from Lost Thunder, your card needs to utilize an atypical path to winning. As always, be creative! The theme for the third round is Not Fully Evolved! For this round, you may choose any Pokémon which is still capable of evolving as the subject of your card. (This must actually be evolving, not Mega Evolution or any other form change which does not change the Pokédex number.) As always, be creative! The theme for the final round is Alternate Eras! To become a champion, you need to be able to adapt and show your skill in a variety of formats. For this final round, you'll have to leave your comfort zone and fake outside of an era you've already faked in for this tournament. Since both of you have only faked in the Sun and Moon era, that means that you must cannot fake in that era (or the Black and White/XY eras, since their wording system is mostly the same as SuMo's). Aside from that, there's absolutely no restrictions on the Pokémon you choose or card you create. As always, be creative! Registration To sign up you must reply to the thread below. If all the spots are occupied but not everybody has submitted their card, you may submit a card as an alternate, and if somebody does not submit their card, you will be able to replace them. -- 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.) Keep in mind that working with a partner means that you will be working together for the entirety of the tournament. -- We have a total of 16 spaces available for text-based entries. There are 8 spots available for image-based entries in the image-based thread, so 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. Format Every round, contestants will be randomly paired off against each other and both of their cards will be judged by the same person. No contestants may join after the first round is complete. -- The person who created the card with the higher score will get to advance to the next round, while the person who created the card with the lower score will be eliminated (note: the exact details of this format will depend on the number of signups; this assumes the maximum number of people entering the contest). -- The final contestant standing will be crowned the Text-Based Create-A-Card Faking Tournament Champion! Judging 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 --- 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 --- 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 So that’s the point breakdown for this tournament. The entire text-based judging staff (@Lord o da rings, @NinjaPenguin, @VioletValkyrie, and @Vracken) will be working together to judge text-based fakes. General Rules 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! If you mess up the tags or have a similar coding disaster, contact myself or the month’s judges as to get it fixed. If you forget to credit someone, do so in a new post instead of editing. -- Participants who fail to submit a card by the deadline, if the portion is full, will automatically lose 2 points for next round (similar to losing 2 points for the current round for editing). If the portion 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 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. Note that this contest is a commitment for multiple rounds over up to three months. If your card is not submitted by the deadline, you will be eliminated from the tournament. -- All 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 entry there until the contest is complete and full judging results have been posted. This is to ensure that judges can continue to give proper feedback both within the contest and in the forums. -- Artists (illustrators) are free to post in this thread, letting participants know that they are available. -- All entries should meet the forum rules. You should always credit the artist, and never use someone else’s art without their permission, else it is considered art theft. Schedule: Round 1 Deadline: February 24th (Sun.) 12:00pm EST Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link] Round 1 Judging: March 3rd (Sun.) 12:00pm EST Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link] Round 2 Deadline: March 17th (Sun.) 12:00pm EST Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link] Round 2 Judging: March 24th (Sun.) 12:00pm EST Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link] Round 3 Deadline: April 7th (Sun.) 12:00pm EST Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link] Round 3 Judging: April 14th (Sun.) 12:00pm EST Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link] Round 4 Deadline: April 28th (Sun.) 12:00pm EST Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link] Entrants FourteenAlmonds Vom Nyora - Eliminated Round 3 Blakers - Eliminated Round 3 Lord Goomy - Eliminated Round 2 ShaQuL - Eliminated Round 2 FlashRayquaza - Eliminated Round 2 TheLastShaymin - Eliminated Round 2 Kangaflora - Eliminated Round 1 Luplayz - Eliminated Round 1 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: [img]https://i.imgur.com/OG08zkM.png[/img] Credit goes to @Nekoban Ryo and @Jabberwock for the banner.