The Actual News:
Your eyes doth not deceive you… this is an actual new fake card! That’s right, not so long after my post where I talk about the faking potential of the newly announced “Raid Battle” format, Legendary Master Faker—aschefield—had the same idea (great minds think alike, don’t they?), and so we worked together on this official release. And by “worked together”, I mean like aschefield did all of the blanking and I just slapped “PokemonAaah.net” on the bottom. Lol, actually of course it’s more than just that; aschefield and I have been working on trying to collaborate on something, so this is just the start of plenty of blanks to come!
Anyways, as you can see, the blank looks bang-on relative to the actual Raid Boss cards provided by Nintendo. I mean, that’s obviously the point. Aschefield in turn provided multiple forms, one for each of the three Levels, and one for the *amax Forms (Dynamax and Gigantamax). The blanks are set up so that all you need to do is download the ones you want, and then use the included Icon Pack to add in other elements, such as the “Vmax” and HP graphics, as well as energy type symbols for the Raid Boss’ type (including Fairy type, even if they aren’t being used anymore)… concerning the energy type symbols, all you need to do is copy whatever energy type you want and paste it into the white circle in the upper-right corner of the blank. EZ-PZ stuff!
Here’s everything for the download:
Dynamax GET GET GET Click here to download all files Gigantamax GET GET GET Icon Pack
The blanks themselves are PNG files, allowing for them to be transparent. The same goes for the icon pack; by being transparent, you should be able to copy and paste everything without having to worry about jaggies or any other issues when it comes to working with older blanks that work transparent. Furthermore, the blanks themselves are sized to be twice the dimensions of my old fake cards. The idea is that, when you print them out, they should be larger than the actual Pokémon TCG cards… so if my old blanks were a particular size, these Raid Boss blanks should be twice that.
OH WAIT! I forgot one other thing… the fonts! Uh… lemme get back to you about which fonts to use, and at what size and style. Pokémon TCG still uses “Gill Sans” after all these years, so if you downloaded it back in the old skool PA! days, then you’re set. If you haven’t, just poke around the PA! archives, or check out the PokémonCardResource group over at DeviantArt.
One final notice: This isn’t the end of the Raid Boss Format Fakes. One of my next goals is to create more Cheer and Boss Attack Cards, to help spice things up and add a bit more variety to the game. Like, as it is, there are only five Cheer Cards, which will get stale quickly without more variety. Likewise, the Boss Attack Cards simply say stuff like “Use Attack 1 against Player 3”, etc; if it were up to me, there would be extra abilities or drawbacks… stuff like “if this is the first Boss Attack card drawn, the use Attack 1 against all players and that damage is doubled. No further Boss Attack cards can be drawn this turn”; you can see an example of my idea on the image to the right there. Incidentally, I discovered that the typeface used for these cards is called “Francker“… I hope you guys have $650 to spare…! But yeah, I legit believe that there is a lot of potential for this format from a base mechanics point-of-view, but it definitely needs to have more interesting game details to built upon those base mechanics.
Anyways, that’s that it for now! I hope you enjoy these blanks that aschefield made and I hope you stick around for any more fake cards (and other fake gameplay mechanics) to come. I mean, this IS where the art of Pokémon TCG Fake Cards was born afterall! And even if it missed out on a lot of Pokémon’s present, I hope to be a part of the Pokémon TCG’s future Huzzah! Good times.