Ever dreamt of using original Pokémon cards in real games? Do you want a change of pace from an official, familiar meta? Look no further — this is the program for you! Welcome to the Custom Pokémon TCG Plugin page! This plugin allows you to use custom Pokémon trading cards online through your desktop, laptop or iPad. It runs on a downloadable card game simulator, LackeyCCG, in the style of a 'manual PTCGO' with its own original format. The card library is supported by works of the Faking Community and predominantly features completed expansions, promo sets and Create-A-Card submissions. © 1995-2019 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK Inc. Pokémon and Pokémon character names are trademarks of Nintendo. This is NOT an officially endorsed tool. 1) Download, Expansions, & Suggesting New Cards 2) Plugin User-Guide 3) FAQ, Credits, & Update Log DownloadDownload LackeyCCG at: http://www.lackeyccg.com/downloads.html Find the Custom Pokémon TCG plugin at: https://ptcgcustomplugin.droppages.com Downloading the plugin is easy: Copy this link to clipboard: http://ptcgcustomplugin.droppages.com/updatelist.txt Go to the Plugin panel in LackeyCCG and click the Paste AutoUpdate URL button. Hit the Install or Update from URL button. Go to the Preferences panel and click Appearance. Click Browse zone images and Browse table images and select the customptcg.jpg backgrounds. The plugin should begin installing! It should also automatically update when new versions are released. If it doesn't update, then just use the above method to manually install updates. Please note that LackeyCCG is a third-party software and so all the usual disclaimers apply. All downloads on the droppages site were produced by bbninjas. Who Updates This?A Council maintains the plugin and updates it with selected works every quarter. The current members of Council are: bbninjas, DoubleAACE, Jabberwock, The Ωmega One, steffenka and VioletValkyrie. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact them here. Expansions & FormatsThis section lists information on each original 'set' or 'expansion' that has been included in this plugin thus far. Due to the occasional rule change (refer to Table 1) and the presence of power-creep, we have segregated these expansions into era-based formats. These are: Classic (Classic, Gym, Neo, E-card) Spoiler: expansions --to be announced-- EX-era (ex) Spoiler: expansions --to be announced-- DPPt+ (DPPt, HGSS) Spoiler: expansions Platinum: Unsung Heroes — PMJ Miniset: Skies Above — Jabberwock Welkin — Zygarde Expanded Modern (BW, XY, SM) Spoiler: expansions Winchfall: Spectral Relics — Jabberwock SM: Festive Battles — steffenka Table 1 — Rules for each format: There is also an Unlimited format where anything goes, which uses Modern rules. Cards designed for custom eras will be included in the format that best fits. See this visual representation of all cards in format. How to Suggest New CardsThe Custom Pokémon TCG Plugin is an ongoing project by the community for the community. There is opportunity for anyone and everyone to have their works featured in the plugin, and that includes YOU! You can suggest new cards for inclusion at any time, and you may suggest other people's works if you have permission. Once you make a suggestion, the Council will review it against some selection criteria. For consistency, we look for image-based cards that keep within the spirit of the official game, cards that are: ‣ fun ‣ functional ‣ well-balanced ‣ aesthetic ‣ believable ‣ follow wording conventionsCheck out the spoiler below for more details on this criteria. Spoiler 1. Fun Simply put, a fun card allows for enjoyable play. It doesn't have to be unique, but creative design is interesting. If a card is toxic, discourages the use of other cards or impacts multiple cards in unfun ways (e.g a card that can never be damaged by any [W] types), then it cannot be included. -- 2. Functional Designed cards must be practical. If a card is not easily usable used in a real game (e.g. joke effects, highly complicated effects) or in the LackeyCCG simulator, then it cannot be included. -- 3. Well-Balanced A fun and diverse format must be balanced. Cards that are overwhelmingly more powerful than other cards in the same era or would allow for game-breaking combinations will not be included. -- 4. Aesthetic Cards should look like real Pokémon cards, not cheap knock-offs. Fonts and the placement of text / symbols need to look accurate from a glance. For holosheets and custom blanks, ensure that text is readable. Use appealing artworks a bit like the artworks used on official cards. Please do not use existing artwork from the TCG. -- 5. Believable Cards should include all elements of an offical TCG card. Pokédex information where relevant, illustration credit and set numbers / symbols are all important. Use the proper type (unless Delta-species), and realistic HP, damage output, Retreat Cost and the like for the Pokémon you're depicting. -- 6. Follows Conventions For consistency, cards should on-the-whole have correct spelling and grammar, and follow wording conventions for effects. Check out the Common Wording Errors guide for reference. Common pitfalls include the 'é' in 'Pokémon' and capitalisation for 'Active', 'Energy' and the like. The occasional minor error is fine. Doesn't follow conventions: If a head, put fifty more damage on the pokemon. Follows conventions: If heads, this attack does 50 more damage. If you have found or designed cards that you would like to be included, you can submit those cards for review. To do this: Make sure those cards meet the selection criteria. Make a suggestion to the Council via private message [here]. Include, a) a link to the cards in question and b) why these cards should be included. The Council will review your suggestion in accordance to the selection criteria. You will be told if successful or unsuccessful. If successful: Fill out a Google Form for each card [link here]. Once you've finished, you should make a copy of the Importable Text spreadsheet for your own record keeping. Alternatively, you might like to manually enter data yourself [here]. Submit the Importable Text spreadsheet to a member of the Council for review. If the spreadsheet meets the required format, we will implement those cards in the next plugin update. The plugin will receive updates quarterly. Implementing new cards takes time, so please bear with us!