Er, I mean, it’s not a magazine of illustrations that came with a card insert which happens to be in English… but… aw, here, lemme explain: So a few months back, the March 2021 issue of the Japanese-language magazine “illustration” (イラストレーション) had a special issue dedicated to all kinds of Pokémon TCG artwork used throughout […]
Oh man… OK so whether or not you’re new to this site, you might have known that a new “Pokémon Presents” video was released worldwide yesterday. Wait, you DIDN’T see it? Well what are you waiting for then? Check it out below! Pretty nifty stuff, huh?? Now if you’re new to this site, I […]
So in my last post I talked about two different times when the various stewards of the Pokémon TCG had accidentally (or maybe “”accidentally””??) revealed how Pokémon TCG cards are designed. But I also said it would be a two-parter, because this third story is pretty big. Like, seriously big. Not only did they basically give us a complete example of how a Pokémon TCG is designed and made, but it actually gives us like… a hundred other complete examples as well! …OK well, maybe not a literal hundred… maybe more closer to like… ninety-two examples. Still tho, this are some AWESOME discoveries that you’re not gonna wanna miss, and it even dovetails perfectly in the “Prototype Blastoise” story from a few months back!
When it comes to making fake Pokémon TCG cards, I’ve learned that there are two main design goals that pretty much every faker aims for. But in both cases it’s about creating something you wish you could see happen in the game itself. Now most of the time we fakers have to do things on our own because… well, it’s not like TPCI and its franchisees will ever give us the tools we need to make the cards we want, right? Well, what if they manage to accidentally reveal those tools to us in plain sight??
Take a look at my indepth analysis on how fake… or real… this recent leak is. And I should know, I’ve made a TON of fake cards over the years!
OK so this is just a short “behind-the-scenes” post for both the website and my fake card making machine… but I felt it was worth sharing it with everyone. The TL;DR version is that my news is now in these easy-to-navigate blocks (which I’m sure you’ve already noticed) and that I’ve finally updated my fake card making capabilities such that I can start making them on a regular basis now. Huzzah!
So yesterday Pokémon UNITE was released and I got a few good rounds in… and I’m kinda… meh about it. I doubt that’ll be a surprise to anyone because, well, let’s be honest: Pokémon UNITE has a bit of a frosty reception in the gaming community. Why? Well, as PA! Staff member Teslalyte—habitual League of […]
Just gonna keep this post short-and-sweet for today. First off! This is a big one for me: after not posting for a few months between March and June because I was working my butt off trying to get a Unity Certification… I finally got my Unity Certification! Huzzah, good times!! Yay! So yeah, if you need […]