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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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2006-11-08 [Galain]: Haha, just a standard drawing comp (more or less) hun! Just design a piece to meat the above specifications, if you're interested. Then post it here, or email it to me and I'll post it :-)

2006-11-16 [Galain]: Fucking excellent! Wow, loving it Mandarian.

2006-11-16 [Dr.Mandarian]: Thanks, Nic! * smiles and winks * Great that you like that so.
Well, it is the HAIR-DO'S! ;)

2006-11-16 [Hummingbird]: I find this oddly offensive o.o and stupid

2006-11-16 [Galain]: Haha, you're hardly the first; and why, praytell, do you find a *joke* offensive? Please, enlighten me.

2006-11-16 [Hummingbird]: Lol ah good then X3 not just me. Is there anything that says this is a joke on here? Alot of things go on on the net and there are alot of, erm we'll say odd people on the internet n.n so if there is something on here which tells me its one big joke, point me at it XD (no putting it there to be mean! DX)

2006-11-16 [Galain]: Ummm, well, apart from the obviously faux-British accent, the ridiculous sign-off, the comical language use, and the rather blunt and explanatory statement: "With a promise to be horribly politically incorrect, and damn good fun..." ....there's nothing. Nope. :-P

2006-11-16 [Hummingbird]: LOL you -are- austrailian (damned if I can spell that after so little sleep) that might be your opinion of us Brits XD sarcasm has to be done properly on the net or it doesn't get across :3

2006-11-16 [H3_six]: Ok, it's not sarcasm, it's satire and requires a certain degree of subtlety to work. The fact that it is a satire means he is poking fun at the people who endorse these stereotypes not at the stereotypes themselves. : p

I'm entering now just for that Australian comment, or do I have to explain irony as well?

2006-11-16 [Hummingbird]: Lol you might as well you seem to be on a roll, when I mentioned he was austrailian I wasn't saying 'Oh dumb austrailian, doesn't know what we engish are like!' I was saying that I dont know how an austrailian person would see an english person, just like I wouldn't know how an american person saw an english person :3 so I couldn't be entirely sure this was a joke wiki, does that make any sense outisde of my head? o.o

2006-11-16 [H3_six]: Yeah, it does, *blush* who let pissed off H3 out of the cage?

Still entering though. ^_^

2006-11-16 [Hummingbird]: Muuuh, I'm jealous, you have wonderful little hoppers and and pretty birds and we have sparrows and cats XD Autrailia is better X3 but too hot o.o

Lol :D

2006-11-16 [iippo]: It's not an Australian view of the English, it's more like a historical one, you can't claim cultural ignorance for not recognising it. :P Monty Python's Meaning of Life for example has the same satire, and that's by English comedians (well not the exact same one though, I don't suppose this game will have Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam dressed as half a tiger each...)

2006-11-16 [Hummingbird]: Lol hmm good point, ignorance is a bit far though thanks, if I go travel around the world and come back knowing nothing then you can call me ignorant. Well either way that was the reason behind me being a tad offended weither you like it or not XD *throws fish*

2006-11-17 [Galain]: Thanks guys, that was fairly well summarised. It's certainly an historical satire, as [iippo] notes, with perhaps a few notes of distinctly Australian views of 'poms' sneaking through in some of the material. There may be comical tigers, but I suspect they shan't involve famous British comedians :-)

2006-12-19 [Galain]: Well, unfortunately, it seems as though this competition is not pregressing any further. Are people still intending to enter?

2006-12-19 [Yncke]: *points to previous comment* :P

2006-12-19 [Galain]: I've read it.. but how much time...? I mean, I have no idea how long a 'reasonable' period is...

2006-12-20 [H3_six]: I have a thumb sketch but it absolutely refuses to be drawn.

2006-12-21 [Galain]: Haha, that's no good!

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.

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