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#858456 Hi everybody

Posted by Juli-Mizrahi on 30 October 2015 - 02:56 AM

I'm glad to see XC is still alive and kicking. This place will always hold a place in my heart, and without is there wouldn't be dn, devpro, or any of those other knock offs. They did it better, but we did it first.

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#854279 Exarion's Journey through Pokémon Art Academy

Posted by Exarion on 19 January 2015 - 04:36 PM

Here we go!

All the LESSONS in game have a step-by-step on the upper screen, so we draw on the touch screen.


We start the game with an "admission exam", drawing a Pikachu/Froakie/Piplup face with nothing but pastel crayons.

Then we go through the Beginner course, where we draw upon a layer of outlines... This isn't so interesting, so I won't post those pictures.


The Novice course is a bit more challenging, where we draw upon basic shapes (and start to use other tools, shadow effects). Now, this still isn't the same as drawing by myself, yet we are much more free to work on details.


After that we have Graduate lessons, starting with a blank layer. Of course, we still have the step-by-step, but now it's real work!


Actually, it's possible to "cheat" by requiring the basic shapes and even the outlines, but I don't do that. >_>



I really liked some results in my Novice course. Keep in mind the backgrounds are added by the game. <.<


Snivy with pencil tool.



Chimchar with the regular marker tool.



Eevee with pencil tool.



Pumpkaboo with marker tool.



Lugia with paintbrush tool.



The "final exam" (but not different from a lesson, really): Pikachu with pencil and paintbrush tools!


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#863120 Xero Creative is now an LLC in both NV and WA for some reason...

Posted by MykeXero on 05 July 2017 - 01:57 PM

have a great day! 

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#861534 Come Chat With Us!

Posted by Hypermaster117 on 10 May 2016 - 06:27 PM

Just. Let. This. Place. DIE ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!! You already killed off half the damn reason people came here in the first place when you got rid of YuGiOh.. Just pull the damn trigger and get it over with.. 


If you really didn't care you wouldn't come on just to be a whiny little bitch.

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#858448 XC's New Forum Structure?

Posted by Gren on 29 October 2015 - 11:22 PM

This is dumb. the forum and site is dead. This is pointless.

I can save it though.

I have been working on something during my hobby hours with Unreal Engine. Don't quite have the exact direction that i want to go with it.

But it deals with a life size duel arena


I'm not going to go around and stir things up, but if you think it's pointless, why even bother making a contribution? There is some things going on behind the scenes that I can't mention but I wouldn't consider us out  of the count. The direction with all these "revival" attempts were just something that couldn't be done. I think DarkBlaze was the only worthy contender but with the amount of negativity going on, he was just getting stressed (which may or may not of been the case, just how I saw it). I have some plans going forward but right now we need to focus on one thing that will bring people in and not a mound of projects that will have everyone confused to as what's going on. Baby steps. Throwing too much on the plate is going to get us nowhere. Recreate an identity, stick with it to draw more people in or bring people back, then add something new. We've all moved on from YVD and accepted it's death. Jesse and storyteller are doing a great job trying to keep people interested. I want to expand more into M:TG. It's a dream that I could achieve with a little time, effort, and dedication. I'm sure someone is going to ask why I'm not a mod or admin or whatever since bringing these ideas on board. Right now, time is something I can't control. After my cancer treatment is finished, I can dedicate more time into this place. I was planning on raiding in WoW again but since the guild I was in died until next expansion, I can really put some time in here.


There was some that told me I should just move on and leave this place behind. Sadly, I can't. Most of my past came from this place and I would like to be the one to say "Yeah I was that asshole troll back in the day but look, people can change and do great things!" It was a pleasure to be able to finally get a moderator position as the M:TG mod for a while but life took over. It happens. However, the way I have my life planned out on stone now, I want to put more of my resources here. It's not dead. Just needs a purpose again.



TL:DR I care for this place too much to let it die. It's not dead. If you have nothing positive to say then don't say anything at all. Honestly, there's been more activity here then when Setever tried to do too many things at once.


His ideas were good on paper, but were they needed? If there's one thing I learned in life it's question everything. Gives you a better understanding of the situation. 

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#856398 Wow.

Posted by Eric on 25 May 2015 - 03:39 PM

Not all of us are debating, some are just watching with popcorn in hand.
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#856339 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Custom Card Game - Main Thread & Rules

Posted by Amon on 01 May 2015 - 02:57 PM

It was bound to happen sooner or later, I suppose. No, I don't care that this is a necro of sorts. I...guess you could say I feel obligated to speak of it one last time. 'twas fun while it lasted...well, for most of it, anyway.

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#855336 Oh how the mighty have fallen (My rant on XC)

Posted by Bladers on 26 February 2015 - 03:36 PM

Okay. Well here are my 6 cents. The situation though hopeful looks bleak. There can be a comeback. But it won't happen just from small changes here and there. These have to be changes that have IMPACT.


1) Services 


In my opinion i think XC should become a service. Just like how MS is becoming a service now.

As setever has outlined. I do like the direction of the deck builder for all TCG. I also believe its being made for the web. Well that is vital,

If its standalone executable it will fail. Anything standalone in terms of online F2P will fail in this day and age, unless it comes in form of a app and that is where windows 10 comes in.


2) Deck Builder App on All Platform


I believe you also need a deck builder app for windows 10. With 10 being universal; meaning the same apps will run on the desktop, tablet, phone and console. That is alot of market you are reaching that will point back to XC. People can build decks from anywhere and then you can have addition features like rulings, combo, suggestions.


Like an Office Suite. The goal should be to provide as many services as you can.


3) TCG related NEWS


News relating to TCG should be headlined on the main page. Take for example hololens that was just revealed.

Alot of talk have been circulating about its potential for dueling and pokemon battles. These news angle are what needs to be covered on XC. Brings in fresh breathe and leads to fruity discussions.


These are in-direct TCG related news. When people search keywords like dueling with hololens.

XC becomes #1 site that comes up. They read the news, they like the speculations, the discussion and the proposed concepts and ideas.

They are now thinking, let me save or register for this site, because when a software does arise or additional news concerning a new yugioh software in relation to VR/AR. They will be on top of it and i will be informed.


4) Cover related Games


Cover games, there are a few games that have been released, MTG, pokemon something. write about phenomenons like the viewers playing pokemon on twitch.


Remember you are looking for exciting stories and news that will incite rich discussion and clicks from google and interest from new visitors. You won't keep any new visitor ten seconds if your main news on the main page is from 3 months ago.


5) Site redesigned


Its too basic and is lacking content. That doesn't mean overload it or even make it TCG or yugioh centric.

But it should be a richer experience and not just a bunch of text slapped onto a brown background.

There needs to be icons, and the works..


6) Creative-Dueling


Whatever name you want to call it. It must happen. 

All successful business or ideology has a defining product.

A flagship product. I have a few ideas, but i will keep my mouth shut for now.

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#850244 Create-A-Card Competition

Posted by Yami Stomach on 06 June 2014 - 01:19 AM

Posted Image
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#861908 Yu-Gi-Oh! Generations Tournament

Posted by Jesse on 06 July 2016 - 02:59 PM

Just because I used DevPro Stomach doesn't mean I like it.

Never have I ever said I've never used it.

Get your facts straight.


Alternatively you could say "I have used it before, but that doesn't mean I like using it", and left it at that.


I know, hostility can be fun and relieving, but it's unnecessary. Especially here when we're just trying to find a solution and throw ideas around to keep the tournament going.

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#861276 Dueling Network (R.I.P)

Posted by Yami Stomach on 03 April 2016 - 04:20 AM


Kinda saw this coming.


Would a client-side script solve this problem? DN won't host the images, but people still have access to them via the interwebs like they always have. A quick javascript script to overlay while using DN could make this fixed pretty easily. Run DN, then run your javascript snippet and viola. Like SparkyFlary said, it'd be kind of an underground thing. I'm not a lawyer, but the script would essentially be an aggregator of images, and even if XC were to host it, I don't imagine there could be any legal action done. Making this script would take an intermediate javascript user a total of 30 minutes? BTW I didn't actually read the C&D so I dunno.


Just some thoughts; I'll go back to being disappeared now. 

Nice idea. Love the last part.




man, we know you never liked him but just drop it, you've come so far

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#858886 Yugioh Draft Tournament: War of the Giants (Champion: 6SAMS)

Posted by storyteller on 16 November 2015 - 05:26 PM

Congratulations, 6SAMS! You're our first Drafting Champion!


Rewards will be handed out as appropriate. Thanks, all, for participating!

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#858183 War of the Elements 2: Archetype Edition (Winner: Hypermaster117)

Posted by Jesse on 23 October 2015 - 04:22 PM

not to stoke the flames but


blah blah blah stokes the flames blah blah blah


Personally I didn't have an issue with what was going on, but this isn't my thread. If story says cut it out, it means cut it out - immediately.

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#855518 what da fuh?

Posted by DarkBlaze557 on 10 March 2015 - 09:39 PM

Gurl I'm saying you gots da pregnants

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#855304 Episode 833: Reflection

Posted by DarkBlaze557 on 24 February 2015 - 06:55 PM

Episode Eight Hundred Thirty Three





I find myself thinking about this place a lot. There have been so many people I've met, friends I've made, memories that I enjoy. There have been a lot of people that have come through this site that have touched me in some way or another: made me into a better person. I grew up here. 


As I reminisce about this place in my head, I find myself going back through old threads and reading things; laughing about distant memories and remembering people that are gone. But going through these threads, I read what I posted back then, and the first thing that comes to mind is: HOLY BALLS WHAT WAS I THINKING? 


I wish I knew what this was called: going back and reading things that you've written in the past with a different thought process, a different maturity, and being embarrassed, frankly. I first joined this place when I was fifteen years old. I grew up a pretty sheltered child, being from a pretty small town and coming from a humble family. My family never traveled anywhere, and the Internet wasn't a thing for me until I was thirteen. I'm a lot like most of you here: introverted, mostly. Actually, I qualify as an ambivert, but close enough. Being a pretty isolated person most of the time left me unaware of so many things about the world and left me socially awkward. I made up for that in being overly confident and self-shaming for humor's sake. I always knew that much about myself, but coming back on here and re-reading it all really shoved that back in my face. And holy crap was that embarrassing for me.


It's nice to see just how far I've grown as a person, though. Reflecting back on major turning points in my life and seeing how that changed how I interacted with people back then is super interesting to me. But the most amazing thing to realize is just how much I've grown more recently. Sure, I can read a post from 10 years ago and be like, "Fuck me I was an idiot back then." But it's different when you read a post from 2 years ago and think the same thing. Because at my age, 2 years isn't very much time at all. I've been working at this University for 2 years and it feels like I started yesterday. So when making that comparison, I think the same thing when I read posts from 2 years ago. "That was just yesterday. Fuck me I was an idiot."


Going back and reminiscing because you miss people is great, I love doing it. But going back and re-reading things I've done for some self-reflection is new to me, and it's a little strange. I can actually go back and analyze every little thing that affected me at any specific time, how much I've learned and grown since then, how naive I used to be. Seeing how every interaction and event changed you and looking at it almost in real-time is baffling.


I guess what I'm trying to get at is maybe 2 years is a longer time than it feels like. Any span of time can change a person so long as events occurred that allowed them to grow. And self reflection can always be turned into a positive in a quick amount of time, so long as you make it so.


Also, I miss a lot of people from here and wish they were still a part of my life. Breaks my heart that some of them are gone. No shout-outs. :)

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#854915 Exarion's Journey through Pokémon Art Academy

Posted by Exarion on 09 February 2015 - 05:05 PM

Thank you all, guys. <3


And here I start the Graduate course!

LESSONS are still step-by-step, but we start with a totally blank screen! We still are guided to draw the basic shapes, though.

New techniques are taught, and we have more freedom to choose the colors.



Remember, the backgrounds are from the game (yet).




Vulpix with pastel (+ smudge tool)



Lapras with marker (shadow with outline pen)



Lucario with marker (shadow with outline pen)


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#854118 The Nostalgia Tournament!

Posted by Sun on 13 January 2015 - 11:15 AM

Bardon lays the smackdown 

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#851945 Farewell, XC

Posted by Tonee on 01 October 2014 - 05:16 PM

I wonder if half the activity here is oldies checking up after months on inactivity.. like me right now.

See y'all again in 6 months! If the site still exists by then.
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#849086 Create-A-Card Competition

Posted by Blydden on 03 April 2014 - 01:28 AM

Unfortunately, he's probably going to keep doing it until there are repercussions. Like a swift hard ban hammer to the head.
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#848268 what da fuh?

Posted by im a lamp on 26 February 2014 - 07:50 AM

no it's not okay to give up, not after everything you've accomplished at this point. you've been through a lot and you continue to go through so much. after all of this is said and done, you're going to be a much stronger person than you once were.
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