The Google Doc will always be the most up to date, but I will try to keep the PDF pretty close. At this time there will not be any major changes anyway. Red means the card is new this year, and bold means the card is confirmed to exist. The new cards may have a different name than what is on the list. I will be revising the list after PAX, to reflect which cards actually made it to the show.
People will be traveling soon so just watch #paxcards
on twitter for additional updates.Update 3/1/2011
The meet-up will be Sunday at 6:30 PM (after Omegathon ends) in the Westin Hotel lobby. This is happening at the same time and location as the final PAX Pokemon League meet-up, and poke-walker meet-up.What is this?
The purpose here is to do something like the button swap
at PAX East, but different. The idea is that everyone would make one (or more) trading cards in the style of the old Marvel Trading Cards
, and then we would trade them! Super-hero based things have been replaced with Arcadian based things. We've made a template but ultimately you can be as creative as you like. Many people took part last year
, so we're doing it again!What if I don't have photoshop or skills of an artist?
Here is all we need from you! You can post here and someone will send you a PM and sort out the details.
Forum Name (for front and back):
How do I get involved?
646 x 948 300 DPI Image (for front):
262 x 258 300 DPI Image (for back):
Step 1: Get Photoshop, Or Find a Volunteer
How will I find people to trade with?
Obtain a copy of photoshop or commission someone to put the card together for you. Several people have volunteered to help out. Send me a PM and I will route you to one of our volunteers. The front image is 646 x 948 pixels (300 DPI) and the back image is 262 x 258 pixels (300 DPI).Step 2: Download templates and font
Download the front template, back template, and font. Make sure the font is loaded before you open photoshop.
Template Version 2, Updated 1/26/2011: Front
/ Font (London Between)Step 3: Modify text and images on templates
Insert the necessary text and images to the front and back templates.Step 4: Choose badges
Choose six of the following badges on the front of the card. Do this by activating the group layer (such as Badge 1), then activating the particular layer you want. If you would like a badge that is not listed above, you can create it yourself and I will add it to the template. All of the badges are 100 x 100 pixel .PNG with transparency. If you have an image you would like turned into a badge but lack the tools, send me a PM.
Step 5: Choose Attributes
Magical Mystery Tour
PAX East Train Alliance
PAX Pokemon League Challenger
PAX Pokemon League Leader
Pokemon Pub Crawl
Post PAX Dinner
Decide what you would like your stats to be from 1 - 20. Change the "X" to the appropriate numbers on the text layer, then select the associated bar from the image layer. You may roll, arbitrarily decide or use distribute the following template however you like: 20, 17, 14, 11, 10, 8, 3.Step 6: Choose Card Number
Let me know that you need a number and I will give you the next unused number.Step 7: Create An Account On jakprintshttps://www.jakprints.com/account/entry.phpStep 8: Create an order
First click on the blue Order
tab in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Next under "Full Color Printing Orders" click the Place Order
You can use the following information as a template.
Name Your Project: Lastname
PAX Cards 2011
Promotional Code: PAXEAST11
Stock: 12pt Gloss Cardstock (heavy)
Finished Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Ink Side One: Full Color (4)
Ink Side Two: Full Color (4)
Proof: No proof (printed as is)
$10 Discount: Your choice
File Prep Instructions: No
Standard TurnaroundStep 9: Upload Image Files
Click on the blue Upload Files
button, then the green Upload Files
button. You will need to upload the flattened
version of your card files.
I received my order one week after I finalized it.
Last year people were able to find other "card sharks" by simply placing a card in their badge holder. The forum badge holders are large enough to fix your forum card, your PAX badge and your trading card. We will also be having at least one meetup during PAX.
A printable checklist will be provided about a week before PAX.
You can also watch twitter for people using the #paxcards
tag!Can I help with anything?
- Create "badges" for community events. If you would like a badge that is not listed above, you can create it yourself and I will add it to the template. All of the badges are 100 x 100 pixel .PNG with transparency. If you have an image you would like turned into a badge but lack the tools, send me a PM.
- Volunteer to help create trading cards for people who lack the tools.What is the deadline?
If you get your order out by February [strike]18[/strike] 28 you'll be fine. If you wait longer than that, you may need to rush the order depending on where you live.I have another question!
Ask whatever you like in the thread! Someone should be able to answer your question relatively quickly.Second Original Post
Happy holidays and I apologize for letting this project languish. It has been a very busy season for me. Although we are not late, we are certainly farther behind than I would like to be. I see there being a few approaches to take, so I figured I would throw them out here and see how everyone else feels. Please let me know which approach you prefer (and what you are hoping to do yourself), if there is something I missed, and what you would be willing to contribute.
Approach 1 - We create an entirely new template, everyone makes new cards.
Approach 2 - Series 2011 is an extension of 2010. Old people use last years cards, new people create new cards (and pick up from last years numbers).
Approach 3 - Series 2011 uses the same template, but everyone refreshes their cards (pictures/information). This would mean restarting the numbering sequence, as it is a new series. I would update the template with new icons.
Based on everyone's feedback here's what I'm thinking right now:
We call this series "PAX East Trading Cards Revised". I will update the template slightly, mostly to add/remove badges. I will also update the checklist.
If you are new: Use the template to create your card. Make sure your card number is not already taken.
If you took part last year, but want to make a new card: You will create a "revised" version of your card. The number will be the same + "R" (So my new card will be 1R). You can change as much or as little of the information and pictures as you like.
If you want to re-use last years cards: Just do it.
In an effort to make PAX East stand apart from PAX Prime, last year we switched up trading buttons
for trading cards
. About 50 people created cards, had fun, made new friends, and indirectly donated $1,000 to Child’s Play.
We will be trading cards again this year, but we have not nailed down the format or design. I would like to spend the next couple weeks brainstorming card ideas. If you have any ideas please share them! This will be a positive thread so please hold criticisms/realistic concerns off for a couple weeks. If we cannot decide on a new format as a community, we will fall back to a format similar to last year with a new design.
For people who really like buttons and really dislike trading cards, you are still welcome to make buttons. We will not be having the discussion of buttons/stickers/trading cards/patches though.