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Why, hello there old chap! And welcome to the '...Now That's English!' Design Contest. This is all about designing some sample artwork and designs for the up-coming boardgame - ...Now That's English!. The game is set in the late 1800s Colonial Africa (I say, those were the good old days, weren't they Winston?!), and pits players against each other as English Lords, or Savage Chieftains.

The English must 'tame' (read: massacre) the Savages, and 'liberate' (read:plunder) the territory, whilst the Savages must repel the English onslaught. Whilst the game has a combat elelment, the actual goal of the game is to accrue a certain number of 'Culture Points'. The English gain these through such exertions as sending gifts back to Patrons in England and 'enduring' hunting trips, whereas Savages gain points through such dastardly acts as sacrificing English officers on croquet lawns, burning the tea supplies etc.

With a promise to be horribly politically incorrect, and damn good fun, ...Now That's English! will surely be the boardgame of next season!

The Contest requires each participant to submit a design for the box cover of the boardgame, which must feature two English Gentlemen in Pith Helmets or somesuch. Elephants, rifles, pipes, savage servants, stupidly-comical beasts etc. are also heartily encouraged. Also optional, are submissions for such things as dividers, side bars in the rulebook, and artwork for some of the cards. To give you an idea, some of the sample cards have titles such as: Naval Bombardment, Boil That White-Devil!, Not the Brandy! and Voodoo-Juju-Stuff.

The Winner of the contest will be announced after 15 entries have been received - so submit your entries my good man (or lady)! Depending on just how much I like the Designs submitted, the winner (or maybe a few of the top entrants) may be invited to submit proposals to actually design the artwork for the to-be-produced board game!

Anyhow, the best of British luck to you, old boy!


Lord Neville Snodbottom III
AKA [Galain]

Reservations List

The following people are planning on entering the contest, and have effectively 'reserved' an entry into the competition, for up to 4 weeks after the maximum number of entries (15) has been reached. This CAN take the number of entries over the 15 limit. If you wish to be added to this list, please PM me. You must be serious about entering.

1. [Purple Artichoke]
3. [*Midori*]
4. [Crimson]
5. ?

<img500*0:> Click! And it's still too small. Photobucket is evil. Click here -> and full view to see it big. I hardly consider this close to done, but I'm lazy. If anyone wants to collab with me to finish it be my guest!

Here is a coloured version of [NOOOPE]'s entry:
~ Coloured by [BinaryPhoenix]


- Sketch for a logo by [Dr.Mandarian]


- And my 'savages'... ( Click to enlarge! )

Cover design - [H3_six]

[Yncke] - WIP. I'll probably reink this.


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2007-02-07 [Galain]: Anyone with photoshop or something want to throw together a really quick banner for the top of the page? Just to liven it up a bit, as I don't have any programs at work.

2007-02-07 [Dr.Mandarian]: Did you also actually already apply at MC in order to advertise this contest on MAIN STREET, Nic? * blinks stupidly * Only a question.
It could draw new further interested one's and bring back a bit more life in here, if you have not yet.

2007-02-07 [Galain]: Yeah, I'm not sure if I did. I know I put it on a few wikis... I'll have a look. Yeah, I did.

2007-04-22 [Galain]: Looks good, [Yncke] :-)

N xx

2007-04-22 [Yncke]: Not really, but it's a start. :)

2007-06-12 [ally]: If this contest is still active, message me about it or it will be removed from mc.

2007-06-12 [Lady Evangeline]: I still want to try my hand at it...but i won't have time for a few weeks...

2007-06-12 [Yncke]: I don't think it's inactive, just very slow, like limited entry deadline ones can be. But it's [Galain] that'll have to give the end verdict on that one. :)

2007-06-13 [Galain]: Haha, yes, we're just dripping aong like treacle in the arctic. The project itself is far from finished, so there's no reason to close the contest. Feel free to try and con your friends into having a go ;-)


2007-06-13 [BinaryPhoenix]: Well, I revamped the page a bit, and made a banner... I hope no-one minds ^__^

2007-06-14 [Galain]: Not at all, it looks positively marvellous (old chap :-P )!


2007-06-14 [BinaryPhoenix]: My pleasure, old chap!

2007-09-22 [lothorion the duck]: *has a good point*
Excuse me.. i'm english
I'm not some ivory hunter.. lol
and yes i know this is a joke
*goes to get her scones and tea*

2007-09-22 [lothorion the duck]: *actually realises she is British... and is actually Welsh*
MWAHAHAHA shall confuse you all!

2007-09-22 [iippo]: XD Identity crisis :P

2007-09-22 [lothorion the duck]: Sorry for invading your wiki

2007-09-22 [iippo]: Nice invasion like yours is always, erm, nice (synonyms fail me today X_x )

2007-09-22 [lothorion the duck]: we always hang around for a couple of hundred years and then get overthrown...Those Damn americans! v.v (J/K)

2007-09-22 [Galain]: Where'd you appear from? hahaha.


2007-09-24 [lothorion the duck]: Appeared from ... uhmm..
sorry extremely hyper today

2008-08-08 [Galain]: Ok, so, started a new company - should make a new comp, but lazy. Winner gets to go on our business cards, anbd website and so on +100AUD. Pretty awesome. Spread the word.

N x

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