The Digimon ERC Championship

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So, I hereby announce the first ERC (Evolutionary Relationships Championship), which is a creative competition for the members of this community. We all know the very popular “Random Commentary on Evolutionary Relationships” thread, but this right here is an entirely different concept that pushes your evolution skills to their limit in a competitive environment!

Each participant will make 10 evolution lines, in accordance with the following rules:
1 - Each of your 10 lines should consist of the 6 traditional levels (from Baby I to Ultimate) and ONLY that. No Jogress, no Burst Mode, no Warp Evolution, no Super Ultimate, etc.
2 - You are not allowed to use any Appmon in any of your lines.
3 - You are not allowed to use the same Digimon twice in your lines. If you use Agumon in one line, for example, you won’t be allowed to use him in your other lines. This means that your 10 evolution lines MUST consist of 60 different Digimon (10*6=60), neither more nor less.

IMPORTANT: All 10 lines must be organized in 1 picture, not multiple ones, and each participant is only allowed to post that 1 picture! The pictures, of course, have to be posted in this thread.

The winner will be determined by 3 judges: me, Lord Archfiend Kliff and Jmac28211. Judges are not allowed to participate in the championship, of course. Each judge will score each participant’s image on a scale from 1 to 10 and the participant with the most points after this process will be the first ERC Champion.

If this is succesful, there will be more ERC championships. Make sure you've read and understood everything I wrote before posting and if in doubt about anything, then feel free to ask :)

NOTE: The championship is over.
 
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Sounds cool. What sort of criteria are they judged on? Just originality? Are there any additional rules/parametres, or does there have to be some theme or inter-connectivity between the lines?
 

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Sounds cool. What sort of criteria are they judged on? Just originality? Are there any additional rules/parametres, or does there have to be some theme or inter-connectivity between the lines?
The criteria is, basically:
- If you break any of the listed rules, you're almost guaranteed to not be the winner (depends on your opposition).
- Your line has to have the right balance between originality and "working". While Togemon to WereGarurumon would be original, for example, it just wouldn't contribute to a high score.
As with all judging, there is a sense of subjectiveness to this, which is why I need 2 more judges.

Each judge will give each participant a score from 1 to 10 and we will then look at the final result :)

There are no additional rules regarding the lines. They need no common theme.

And BTW, your image is scored in its entirety, so it's a good idea to have a consistent level among your lines so no bad lines drags your score down.

Anyone who wishes to participate should just post their image here in this thread and they will then be considered as participants. The championship has begun :cool:
 
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what about spirits and armors will they count as champion/adult and Perfect/Ultimate?
 

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Are Xros Wars era mon entirely excluded unless they’ve been given a level or “class?”
 

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I feel like using image design as a category inherently restricts certain people without access to better programs. For example, I feel like this should be perfectly viable: https://imgur.com/gallery/Tx7mL
 

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well you're two levels short and Paint is pretty much fine for this, though there is an inherent bias against digimon that don't have good official arts/cards.

What's the time limit on this?
 

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Sounds fun. A shame about no appmon being allowed, but I suppose they're mostly used to fill in spaces in lines to make them match more, which ever so slightly goes against the creativity idea. Gonna start gettin' some lines together, but I'd also like an answer to where spirits, armors, and Xros Wars digimon stand.

Hmm, the rules make it so you can't use jogress either. That'll sure make it hard to use a few digimon that are obviously meant for that.
 
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That's what I meant. I'm just saying it'll be hard to justify something like Omegamon or Chaosmon coming off a perfect when part of two specific ultimates are part of their design. There are a few that it will be much easier with, of course.
 

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instead of judges you could also have people here just vote in this thread, of course only those not participating
 

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To answer your questions about Armor Digimon, Xros Digimon and Hybrid/Spirit Digimon, then yeah, just use them in logical ways as you see fit. All of you have been doing it right so far and no one have violated any rules, as far as I have noticed. As a judge, I cannot give my specific opinions about each image yet, but things are looking to get very interesting so far ;)

Good to see that everyone has understood the rules!
 

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it's tricky to choose between originality and smoothness sometimes...
 
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