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Level 0 - Smithy: Create and submit ideas for Cygnia here! http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=16154.msg206782#msg206782
« on: November 22, 2010, 02:45:47 PM »
  Level 0 - Submit ideas for Cygnia here!
How To

Quote from: PSA regarding Art

Card ideas submitted to the Crucible should NOT have art on the card. Once a card has reached the Armory, art may be used. At this point, Card Curators may, at any point, check if an art source was properly credited. Once the card has a chance of being used for something besides casual design, we'll have to check that it's fairly using art to avoid any potential legal problems.

Rules & Regulations

! Warnings:
  • Anything posted here other than links to Candidates will be deleted.
  • If you send a request for promotion to the crucible to a Curator's Personal Mailbox, we will delete it without consideration.

Please NOTE that the Candidate Review will occur once a week, and up to 2 links per designer will be reviewed. When they are moved to the Crucible, they are added to the polls if all requirements are met.

Excess submissions will be viewed the following weeks in the order that they are presented from top to bottom on your submission post. If you wish to submit a card that is properly formatted but cannot currently do so due to circumstances (e.g. using a phone), please contact a Curator and we'll try to help you.

  • Please do not post more than once on this topic, if you wish to add more candidates, please modify your post in this thread. If a designer posts more than once in this thread, any post after their first will be deleted.
  • Please do not post on this topic asking for help with designing your card. The community will be more than glad to help you if you need it, but this is not the place to ask.
  • Please do not submit cards from the Competition section until the competition for the card in question is over (i.e. - competition card entries cannot be allowed into the Crucible until the competition which it has been entered into is finished in terms of voting).
Thank you.

Card Submission Procedure

In order to keep a more consistent and organized system please follow the format below, replacing whatever with the appropriate information for your card idea.

! Any card submitted that does not follow the format below will be ignored or will be given a Curator Comment informing Card Designers that correct format was not followed.
  • Ensure that the title of the card idea thread follows the format "X | X". e.g. "Dragonfly | Damselfly"
  • Replace the fields below with the appropriate information. (e.g. Link is the actual card link, and the Unupgraded Card Image's URL should be replaced with a direct link to the image.)
  • Post the idea here!
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[url=Link][img width=188 height=288]UnupgradedImageURL[/img][/url]
Spoiler for Example:
Let's say I wanted to submit Alpha Wolf | Elite Alpha Wolf by Essence to the Crucible. I'd insert the following:
Code: [Select]
[url=http://elementscommunity.org/forum/level-3-anvil/alpha-wolf-alpha-wolf/][img width=188 height=288]http://i.imgur.com/X38ce42.png[/img][/url]
Resulting in:

Detailed guide by ZephyrPhantom (updated by Hyroen):

Spoiler for THE BASICS - How to make a card image and post it:
So you have an idea for a card.
First, what you want is this tool. It's known as the card image builder.

1: Element. Pick the element you would like to use. If you want to use a custom element, refer to advanced - pseudoquanta.

2: Card types. Pick whether your spell is a creature, a permanent, or a spell. The image at the bottom right of the card. If you pick a creature, remember to use a pipe ( | ) to separate ATK and HP.

3: The name. Sometimes people come up with the name first, some people come up with the name last.

4&5: 5 refers to the card cost. That's how much quanta of a given type the card will cost to play. 4 is a box that determines whether the card costs specific quanta; Think luciferin and animate weapon.

6: If your card is in the Armory, and you want to use art for your card, you may upload one from your computer.
Note that the card art is the actual art of the card - the entire card itself is referred to as the card image.
Also note: Only use card art you own. You may find free card art HERE or feel free to ask the community HERE.

7: The rules text. State what your card does here. State anything major on the card, and state the cornerstone cases later.

8: If you want to add elemental symbols to your rules text, use the row of elements above the post of forums button, found in the middle.

9&10: Click upload to imgur on both cards when you're finished. After that, click post to forums to continue to step 2.

Step 2:

1: Credit the artist or art source if there is one.

2: Credit yourself for being awesome enough to make the card.

3: Note any cornerstone cases of your card.

5: If you have a weapon card, put its ATK | HP in the noted box. Remember to use a pipe ( | ).

4: After everything is done, generate forum code, copy the giant weird code, click post in forums. Make sure that your thread title is formatted as "X | Y" including the spaces.

After you click post in forums, this screen will open. This is the last step - simply fill in the thread name as shown and paste the code in the main box, then hit "Post":

And this is the end result.

People will post on your card and give feedback on how to improve it.
If people like it enough, feel free to post it under the crucible.
And if they don't, just remember this:
Most of the cards most people make are junk. And if you're new to this, most of the cards you'll make to start off with will probably also be junk.
So it's best to get them out of the way and move on. It just makes the first excellent card even sweeter.

Please always credit any art you use to the proper artist when you put it on a card. (E.g. "Thomas Anderson" instead of "Google") If a website hasn't explicitly labeled its images as free to use or open source, please keep in mind there is likely a copyright on the site's image by default. If you wish to use copyrighted works, please ask the artist for permission first. You can find a lot of free usable card art here and here.

Tools & Other Helpful Links

Elements Card Image BuilderXenocidiusYour go-to card designing tool.
Original Card Image BuilderPlanplanThe original card image builder tool.
Commission Artwork by vrtvrtInterested in having the lead artist of EtG make artwork for your card idea? Make sure to support his work!
Request Card ArtCard CuratorsHave a card in the Armory you'd like art for? Here's the place to ask the community for a helping hand.
EtG Vector MarksKamietsuLarge, high quality elemental symbols.
Steal My Idea!EtG CommunityRunning dry on card ideas? Feel free to take one from a community member's suggestion!
Ask a Card Designer Helper!Card CuratorsNeed help with card design? Feel free to ask your questions here.

Spoiler for Card Code Table - Reference:
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[table][tr][td][center][img width=289 height=443]http://[/img][/center][/td][td][center][img width=289 height=443][/img][/center][/td][/tr][tr][td][table][tr][td][right][b][size=8pt][color=#C9C299]NAME: [/color][/size][/b][/right][/td][td]
Click here to add title
[/td][/tr][tr][td][right][b][size=8pt][color=#C9C299] ELEMENT: [/color][/size][/b][/right][/td][td]
[/td][/tr][tr][td][right][b][size=8pt][color=#C9C299] COST: [/color][/size][/b][/right][/td][td]
[/td][/tr][tr][td][right][b][size=8pt][color=#C9C299] TYPE: [/color][/size][/b][/right][/td][td]
[/td][/tr][tr][td][right][b][size=8pt][color=#C9C299] ATK | HP: [/color][/size][/b][/right][/td][td]
0 | 0
[/td][/tr][tr][td][right][b][size=8pt][color=#C9C299] TEXT: [/color][/size][/b][/right][/td][td]


[td][table][tr][td][right][b][size=8pt][color=#C9C299] NAME: [/color][/size][/b][/right][/td][td]
Click here to add title
[/td][/tr][tr][td][right][b][size=8pt][color=#C9C299] ELEMENT: [/color][/size][/b][/right][/td][td]
[/td][/tr][tr][td][right][b][size=8pt][color=#C9C299] COST: [/color][/size][/b][/right][/td][td]
[/td][/tr][tr][td][right][b][size=8pt][color=#C9C299] TYPE: [/color][/size][/b][/right][/td][td]
[/td][/tr][tr][td][right][b][size=8pt][color=#C9C299] ATK | HP: [/color][/size][/b][/right][/td][td]
0 | 0
[/td][/tr][tr][td][right][b][size=8pt][color=#C9C299] TEXT: [/color][/size][/b][/right][/td][td]


[table][tr][td][table][tr][td][right][b][size=8pt][color=#C9C299] ART: [/color][/size][/b][/right][/td][td]

[tr][td][right][b][size=8pt][color=#C9C299] IDEA: [/color][/size][/b][/right][/td][td]

[tr][td][right][b][size=8pt][color=#C9C299] NOTES: [/color][/size][/b][/right][/td][td]

[tr][td][right][b][size=8pt][color=#C9C299] SERIES: [/color][/size][/b][/right][/td][td]


If you have other questions, feel free to PM a Card Curator!
« Last Edit: October 18, 2016, 02:51:32 AM by Hyroen »


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