Hello everyone! This shall be my first tutorial, and it will be quite a simple one. This is mainly meant for new people here, and it is to give you an introduction and a warm welcome! Hope you enjoy your time here!Creating a Contest
When creating a contest, you should create it in steps:
1. Do you want it to be a "Normal Contest" or a "Just for Fun Contest"?
This is pretty simple. A "Just for Fun Contest" is usually just any contest without prizes, but that's just because of the assumption. Generally speaking, a "Just for Fun Contest" is just one that was weird. In other words, it is just a contest that is too absurd. Or to make it even simpler to explain, a contest where the cards wouldn't even be considered by Maro even if they were balanced. These are generally Anime cards. So if you wanna make an Anime contest and let everyone hate you, make it a "Just for Fun Contest". If you don't, then make it a "Normal Contest."
2. Ongoing, Chain, or Terminal?
This is also simple. There are 3 types of contests you can create. Ongoing, Chain, or Terminal. Ongoing is basically a contest that has no end, just one where people either endlessly make cards off of the topic, or make a card based off of the last person's card. For instance, in my ongoing contest the "Finish What is Asked Contest", the next person makes a card based off a request by the previous person, and so on. A Terminal Contest is the most common, where you say something the contest is about, people make cards for it, and then when the end date comes, you judge, pick the winners, and KABOOM! You're done! 99% of all contests are like this. Chain contests are the rarest, with at this time only 3 ones still running, them being the Pro-Team contest, the Mechanix Challenge, and the Reactivation Challenge. Chain contests are like a mix of both continuous and ongoing, where there are ongoing sequels to the first contest. These are the hardest to be made, and I do not recommend making them unless you've been here for over a month.
3. So what is it about?
You have to decide what your contest is about. Generally speaking, there are 3 types - Physical, Flavor, and Other (So technically more than 3). A physical contest is the most common, which is where you give a creature type, mechanic, or something, and you have others make a card based on it. Typically, these make up 85.729291929192987474891919% of the contests. A flavor contest is where you judge the contest based on the flavor of the card, so you would want good flavor text, good art, and good abilities to match the name. I can't really explain it. Other contests are pretty much... anything else. They range from my RPG based contests to team contests. They are rare, because it is hard to think of contests like those, but then again, most of my contests are like that.
4. How do I explain my contest?
I can't really explain it too well, but use @pewnd
's contest as an example
Basically, you need to contain the following things:
-What you want.
-If old cards are allowed.
Optional, but I'd pay money for:
-You do not need to mention "No Nudity or Swearing". It's already like that in the forum rules.
-PROPER GRAMMAR!!!Other Threads
There are a few other thread types I'll go over before I start explaining the next thing:
Custom Card Discussion: I rarely use this. You just use this to post a thread asking people if they like your card or not.
Custom Card Sets: I'll go over this later. This is a big.
Gameplay Chat: Pretty much make a thread about aspects of the real game.
News and Announcements: Nothing for you, except this
Bounty Board: Contests made by the mod on forum stuff.
Off Topic: Anything Else.Custom Sets
Custom sets are sets you can ask with custom cards in likeness of actual sets. So you can make a... Well... Custom Set! You can do it 3 ways:
1: Do it yourself. Make the set in your own account and make it by yourself.
2. Premium. If you are a premium member, you can add cards others made into your set. If you do it this way, you can make a thread, ask people for help, and then add the cards they made into your set.
3: Collaboration: I do this all the time. You make a new user account. It will ask you for an email, but you can just make it up like [email protected]
Share your password privately with the others helping you, and then work together to make the cards.Conduct and Expectations
Be nice, be nice, be nice, and... don't be nice to @KJMartin
There already is a guide here on the forums, but I'll make another one here for your convenience:
Bold: < b > [Insert Text] < /b >
Italicize: < i > [Insert Text] < /i >
Underline: < u > [Insert Text] < /u >
Font Size or Color: < font size/color=[Insert Number or Color] > [Insert Text] </ same thing as before >
The most complicated of all - Posting the Image of a Card: < a href="[Insert Link of Card]" >< img src="[Insert Image Source]" >
The Image Source is he most complicated part. There are 2 ways to get it. The first is to right click the image, and then press "Copy Image Source" or press the little green download on the right side of the card text. It's link is the Image Source.2 More Things to Know
1. If you don't know anyone else here, at least know @Corwinnn
2. We need help! Support us at https://www.patreon.com/mtgcardsmith
.The Rest of this Thread
For everyone, let us use this thread to introduce ourselves, with the following:
1. Real Name (Optional).
2. Nickname (Optional).
3. Username Origin.
4. Shoutout to Anyone.
5. What Instrument do you play?