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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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2006-10-07 [Yncke]: I've got a sketch I'm fairly satisfied with, but end of october's way too soon. (I've got to do some other drawings first.) Don't rush things please, it's a great topic of a contest, so imho, I'd like to see it given time so that I can enjoy great entries. :)

2006-10-09 [Galain]: No worries, jsut trying to feel out the situation....end of...November? Still too soon? I'm in no rush, for the record :-D

2006-10-12 [Galain]: I was thinking...could we do a ('real-life') exhibition of Elftown artwork? It would raise the site's profile, and be a hell of a lot of fun! I could sort one out, possibly....just a thought.

2006-10-12 [Perplexity]: I suppose as long as the artists give consent to be featured in the exhibit. 

2006-10-13 [Galain]: Of course. I'd want hard-copy submissions - I'm talking about the professional/almost professional/really serious artists.

2006-10-13 [Perplexity]: Do you mean to sell these submissions?

2006-10-13 [Galain]: That would be decided. I'd doubt it, but it's possible. ou could either charge entry, and give proceeds to ET, or ask for donated art, sell it and give proceeds to ET. The latter would attract the higher classes or art critics, and be more profitable. I've done it before, and with the correct advertising, it works well.

2006-10-23 [Galain]: And another for the list....anyone closer to anything? Some good sketches by [Dr.Mandarian] were sent to me. Want to post them, Oliver?

2006-10-23 [Dr.Mandarian]: * salutes * Aye, I want, Sir. But I will only post the logo, yet. I think I will spare the other one, at first - in order to colour it, maybe, over the next time.

2006-10-23 [Perplexity]: LMFAO nice logo!

2006-10-23 [Yncke]: Great entry, [Dr.Mandarian], I love that chin!

2006-10-24 [Galain]: Delightfully English, isn't it? How's everyone else going?

2006-10-24 [Dr.Mandarian]: - lol - I am happy that you like it! And yes, I put special efforts to the chin. * winks merrily *

2006-11-02 [Galain]: Another little contest, to pass the time: Can you draw *this* character? :-D 

2006-11-07 [Galain]: Seeing as we're really not getting many entries, I may have to consider winding this up soon. Are there people still working on entries? let me know. Thankd for all the support so far, guys :-D

2006-11-07 [Dr.Mandarian]: I still have to colour the drawing of my 'savages', you already saw. But - Then again I am also already on the reserving list. Mh, it will take me a further little while in order to colour my second entry. Otherwise, that second one will be all I still have to work on. * smiles *

2006-11-07 [Galain]: Not a problem kind sir. I only wonder if the other people on the reserve list are working away. I hope so :-)

2006-11-07 [Yncke]: *waves* Give it some time, please. If you put a deadline on a contest, people will take that into account for a schedule of what to draw first. (I do, at least. :) )

I just almost never put my name on a reserve list, because I never know if a drawing will turn out to be one of those undrawable drawings that refuse to be drawn.

2006-11-08 [Galain]: Fair enough, fair enough. Just wanted to get an idea of where people are at :-) Thanks for your input, [Yncke]. Hopefully we'll see some pieces up soon, then.

2006-11-08 [DeadHead_Ninja]: so we give u peaces we've drawn and give them to u? or do we... say wat we think of the pics above??? i dont get it? 6_6

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 :-)

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