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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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2006-09-06 [NOOOPE]: No way I can win though.... too many awesome artist were lured here...

2006-09-07 [Galain]: M, I'm loving it! Great style, humorous - exactly what we're looking for :-) I showed my co-writer, he love it too. That said - everyone'll have their own take on style :-D Looking forward to the rest! (P.S. Sorry about the luring, all - couldn't help myself!)

2006-09-07 [jsun]: LOL - Fantastic Piece of art "M"  so totally fits the contest

2006-09-07 [NOOOPE]: heh heh, thanks

2006-09-08 [Galain]: I still think you should jump in, [jsun]! :-D

2006-09-08 [jsun]: ... :) we shall see...       

2006-09-10 [*DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE*]: Cool entry!!

2006-09-12 [Self-Destruct]: can i ask? addressed to the Galain dude: has anybody who has visited this wiki-game found it a, offensive? i mean, who are the savages, here?

2006-09-12 [Galain]: You can ask, indeed. Addressed to the [Self-Destruct] dudette: If they found it offensive, I'd laugh further at their lack of a sense of humour. Who are the Savages, here? Why, they're a mythical group, created for the purposes of a spoof, comedy game. And perhaps those with an underdeveloped sense of humour also number amongst their ranks...

2006-09-12 [Self-Destruct]: huh, yes, but the world lacks humour when it comes to identity. some find it a serious matter. but i understand the game and its motive - fun, right? it makes sense. i was just wondering of the roles thats all.

2006-09-13 [Galain]: Haha, good. Just as long as you don't Karate-my-arse, ok?

2006-09-13 [Self-Destruct]: lol, promise, well unless it's neccessary...haha.

2006-09-18 [Galain]: Another reservation's always good :-D Cheers, [*Midori*]. Anyone here working on one at the moment?

2006-09-20 [Perplexity]: Not at present, sir. Too many things on the list ahead of it =S

2006-09-20 [Galain]: Well, fair enough then. Yet another reservation added, which puts me in good spirits. I'm liking the side effect of this competition - being able to chat to interesting people through these comments :-)

2006-09-20 [Perplexity]: Did you put this in the Art Contests page?

2006-09-20 [Galain]: Yeah, it's under 'New Contests', at the bottom of the page. Technically don't have two entries yet...

2006-10-01 [H3_six]: Great contest. I'm considering entering this if I can find the inspiration, and the time. Is there any sort of deadline on this thing guys?

2006-10-05 [FINALLY LEFT THIS PLACE]: still got a chance to make an entry?

2006-10-05 [Galain]: Of course! No deadline as such...15 entries, nominally. But it's fairly flexible.

Just whack your name on the list up top once you're serious. I'd like to see entries by...the end of October? Opinions anyone?

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. :)

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