Time for more Art Down Design Contest. It has been some time since I've done this. Regardless of whether you are a past participant or fresh blood, I extend my welcome to you. It is because of you, the players, that this contest was what is was and hopefully will be that again, without the rather unbecoming losses of your judge..
Please keep in mind this contest is very much about the art, so design keeping that mind.
This contest will be held in rounds. Each round, I will post three pieces of art for you to base your designs around. The contestants will then have a minimum of 48 hours to select one of the posted pieces of art, design a card based on it, and submit it. After a minimum of 48 hours have elapsed, I will announce the round closed and the judge(s) will procede to grade the submitted designs. After three rounds, from here on out designated a match, have passed, the grades will be averaged and a winner declared for that match.
The Grading System
Your design will be graded on a 100 point system. In addition to a numerical score, you will receive a letter grade. Your design will be graded with this criteria.
Artistic Accuracy-35 possible points. Remember, we are here to design around the art. If you put forth an incredible card with little to no connection with the art, you will be deducted points. That said, most do fine here. It's not that hard to use a piece of art to design a card.
Appeal-15 possible points. How I think of your card. In the past, I may have tried to loosely judge how it would fit into actual play, but for now we're just going to ignore that. Would I use run this card is essentially what it becomes.
Flavor-20 possible points. I love the taste of a good card. Flavorful gems shall receive high points.
Mechanics-15 possible points. Elegance, innovation, balance, color-All of these are important to a card's mechanical design and function.
Grammar-10 possible points. Does this card function as it was intended? Is it written correctly? Please use the current wording practices in your designs.
Judge's Bias-5 possible points. Did I like this card?
In addition to this, those who post a render of their design get an additional bonus point. This point cannot place you above a 100. It can only aid you if you score below 100. Since most of you will likely not get a 100, this will potentially give you the edge on your opponents.
Submissions must follow these guidelines:
#1. You must post a text version of your design, even if you have posted a render.
#2. You must state whice piece you are using for your design.
#3. You may post only one submission per round.
#1. You may join at the start of any match, but once it has started you cannot join until the next match.
#2. If a player fails to turn in an entry seven times or blatantly ignores a rule after being repeatedly warned, they shall be banned for at least four matches.
#3. If all active contestants post a card before the round is up, the round will end then and there, save for the first round of every match, which shall be open to any and all who wish to join.
#4. If you wish to comment on someone's design, feel free to.
#5. If anyone is caught editing their design after the round ends, they will be banned from the contest indefinitely.
Additionally. if anyone wishes to be a judge, feel free to contact me via PM. Bear in mind that judging in this fashion can take time, so make sure you have it if you want to be one.