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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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2007-01-26 [Galain]: Ok, I'm fairly confident that I've waited a long enough period of time. The competition will officially close on Friday the 2nd of February.

2007-01-26 [Yncke]: Ok, sorry, but count me out then. That's too close for me.

2007-01-27 [Galain]: It's been over three months... Do you think I should extend it? I'd be happy to, if there were more guaranteed entries. :-)

2007-01-27 [Yncke]: You know, three months is really not much for limited entry deadlines. I'm in a contest that's been running for 2 and a half years, and still 3 entries short. As long as it isn't abandoned, that's no problem for me. In my humble opinion, if you want to change the deadline, make sure it's at least two months from now, so that people have time to take it into account and such. (I'm quite busy with a project with a rather tight deadline, at the moment, but I wasn't worried about this contest because it's quite a long distance from 15 entries.)

2007-01-27 [H3_six]: If you're going to close the competition I'll upload my sketch anyway. Might aswell contribute the idea seeing as that's what this competitions about.

2007-01-27 [Yncke]: Good idea. Only a pity that my sketching style is far too messy to enter. :)

2007-01-27 [H3_six]: XD Is a matter of opinion.

In mine, he was meant to have his foot on the lions head but I didn't plan it out properly.<img:stuff/Br23-gif.gif>

2007-01-28 [Galain]: Oh. Sorry guys! To tell you the truth, I'm not too familiar with the contest mentality :-) I'm happy to keep this page active, it's just always nice to see some sign of activity - it appeared almost dead for a while there!

2007-01-28 [Dr.Mandarian]: No-no-no, it is not dead! * sticks out head and eyes above at any new thing that had went on *
But I share your state there! I also just ran my very first own moderated contest of kinds.
And... Let me say that I had also not sure masterplan how to exactly put contest scopes and deadlines.

The people that once showed real interest are still actually all on start, I think.
They only might need some more time? * looks into [Yncke]'s and all the reserving listed elftowners' directions *
This is the trick in it! It only SEEMS dead sometimes. But it secretly lives very much. Look at your watchers' score: 28!
That is a blast I would say!

2007-01-28 [Galain]: Yeah, you could be right, I think :-) Still loving your entries, by the way.

2007-01-28 [Dr.Mandarian]: * smiles *
Entries can very quickly add up and multiply over night. You never know.
I received THREE ENTIRELY NEW ENTRIES over one single night, in my map contest once - unexpected.
As long as you don't get the humble-bees in your behinds, I would trust in your ingenious idea for this, keep the thing going and just wait a bit longer - maybe by some temporary scope, but maybe not SO soon as february.

Or what do you think yourself, all others? * peeks in the off *
Mh, if only Yncke ( Purple Artichok, Midori and Crimson ) have made their own entries and [H3_six] has made her pithy english man placed his foot upon the lion's head, I will be happy. 

2007-01-28 [Galain]: I really like the shields and spears poking over the hill in H3's entry...I think something could be done with them, but I'm fresh out of ideas...

2007-01-28 [Dr.Mandarian]: Right! My eye has actually never tracked that down! But that's a great idea of hers! You could even over-act that a bit more, and let the officers there pose in their smug, totally unsuspecting - inbetween a subtle wall of very unpleasantly looking shields and spears all around, already!

But also look at that lion! - lol - He looks... really very properly dead, indeed. * squints *
Well, how I know [H3_six] by other contests, in which she already participated, she can work magic, if her drawings does not 'refuse to be drawn' in a while.

2007-01-28 [kimberly ida.]: sweet?

2007-01-28 [H3_six]: Noooo, the lions not dead he's just pretending.*prods lion* <img:stuff/mood3-gif.gif>

2007-01-28 [Dr.Mandarian]: Ha ha ha!
Mh, maybe some electric shock re-animators could bring him back to life! ( There is still a chance! ) * squints *

Ah, but in order to make a serious comment towards you, I have to say... That I adore your 'dryad' for the Fantasy Portrait Contest
It is magical!

2007-01-28 [Ocean Soul]: Me too, me too =D

2007-01-30 [H3_six]: Oh gosh I'm getting complimented. ^_^
Thanks guys, being a tree wouldn't be too bad so long as I had an elftown connection. *hugs everyone*
*hugs [BinaryPhoenix]*
I like the colour job there.

2007-01-30 [Galain]: Yeah, cool colour job. Looking good still, this thing :-D Particular thanks to [Yncke], for putting me in my place. Haha.

2007-01-31 [BinaryPhoenix]: Thank you! ^_^

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.

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