Yes, it's that time again, and it's only been two and a half years since the last That Time. The Fifth Generation of the PPC Card Game is on the way, and I need your cards.
This is an Agents-Only release, so basically, if you have a PPC Agent who hasn't appeared on a card before - whether they have appeared in a story or not - bring them along, and I will make them. If you're not sure if they've appeared on a card (eg if you've inherited them, or if they're a general-use character), check the lists linked from each Generation on this page.
Note: If your agent is not in an action department and would not be out fighting badfic, or if you know of any non-badfic-related Enemies of the PPC (like the Black Cats were), please see another note at the end of the next section. It will make things far easier for you.
The Information I Need - you can't have your card without giving all of it.
Name, Department, Fandom, Species, Years of Service, Lust Object - all pretty self-explanatory. The six fandoms we have so far are LotR, Harry Potter, SciFi, Anime, Discworld and Narnia. It really helps if you fit in one of those, but if not, don't worry - you can put them down for anything, they'll just buck the trend. Years of Service (eg, 2001-2004, or 2007-present) are for that Department - so yes, you can have multiple versions if they transferred. Try to give different pictures, though. Every Agent needs a Lust Object, who should be from their fandom - and yes, only one.
Picture - Need this. People always seem to miss it out. Doll-maker images are okay, as are photographs, drawings, modified photos - most things. I'm willing to make simple changes (such as 'He looks like this picture of Legolas, but with blue hair), but not complicated ones ('This picture of Boromir, with the wings of a balrog and cybernetic implants on his arms and legs!'). You, of course, can make all the changes you please.
Weapon - for the most part, these will be downgraded - if you tell me he uses a MK-43 RXJ rocket-propelled grenade launcher with optional sniper sight... well, that'll probably get in, but if it wasn't a grenade launcher it'd be downgraded to A Gun. They're all the same in the Rules anyway.
Stats - as seen on Eledhwen's card above. The six stats should add up to 15, and the first five are pretty self-explanatory. Special is the dump stat - it takes any points you have left over. Each stat can go from 0 to 5, and should reflect your Agent, not what you think would make the best card ever.
Special Ability - This is where your imagination gets to run wild. Take a scroll through the previous generations - we've got shape-shifters, crazy people, calls for help... lots. I need a name and a description - but bear in mind they have to do something useful under the rules of the game. If you tell me his power is to change people's hair colour, that'll probably turn into 'disguises Canons so Sues cannot ensnare them'.
... that would be a really useful power, actually...
Also bear even more in mind that space is limited. Details will get snipped out to fit those three lines - Eledhwen's is actually a bit longer than I'd like.
Rarity is worked out by me according to Maths, and for this Generation we have a special treat in store! Every 11th card (yes, I know, but Maths says so) will also be available in a special shiny edition - as previously seen only in the Crashing Down Theme Deck. So if your card is #1, #12, #23 etc, look out for that.
Note: The Third Generation introduced PPC HQ as a playable world, and with that came canon characters and enemies. If you have someone who would work best as one of those two, feel free to give me them - just make sure to give the right information for their card type (and note that Flowers aren't available as PPC Canons - they show up as Monsters, and are not part of the Fifth Generation. Nor are we taking Mary-Sues this time - unless they fall better into the category of Enemy, so check the Rules and be very sure).
May Be Asked Questions
What's this all for? - Fun. :P The cards aren't available in shops, obviously, so there's no actual collection taking place, but it's fun to make them, and I hope it's fun to see your agent memorialised in card form!
I don't have Permission/any missions... - Not having any missions isn't a problem. Permission... oh, all right, then. Agents from people without Permission will be made - but try not to go overboard.
How many Agents can I post? - I'm going to regret this, no doubt, but: as many as you like. I will make them all - it may take a while (there are, uh, four agents from Gen4 who I've only made in time for Gen5, including of all people Paddlebrains), but I will make them all.
Can I play this? - Please do! It's been played, um, twice - no, three times - before, with earlier (ie, unplayable) versions of the rules, but I really think the current version should work - and maybe even be fun to play, with a little imagination. If you do decide to play, please take pictures and report on the game - or just review it, I suppose - because I'm slightly desperate for actual informed feedback. (The Gen4 rules have remained substantially unchanged for Gen5. They will be edited to add any new weapon images needed - and to add little things like the size of hand and deck, and maybe even order of play)
What's coming in Generation 6? - I'm glad you asked me that! I'll be aiming to enhance the playability of the Harry Potter and SciFi fandoms, as well as adding a full range of Crossover and Portal cards to allow access between fandoms. I'll also be developing Sue cards into a more generalised Badfic card type - so look out for Slashwraiths and Trolls, and maybe even Plotholes.
I really hope I've covered everything, but if you have more questions - just ask.
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