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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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2006-09-04 [Galain]: As an addendum, the best interpretation of the 'Savages' I can think of to date, must be the Africans in Asterix. That's the sort of style :-D

2006-09-05 [Perplexity]: Wow this is so not PC...
and I love the name Lord Neville Snodbottom III.

2006-09-05 [Galain]: Haha, well I try :-) I trust you'll enter, then?

2006-09-05 [Perplexity]: Hmmmm - perhaps... as time permits =) Thank you kindly for the invite, sir. *curtsies*

2006-09-05 [Galain]: *bows graciously* M'lady.

2006-09-05 [iippo]: It sounds a little Harry Potter though... Neville Longbottom being a character in the books. Sorry, Irrelephant.

2006-09-05 [BinaryPhoenix]: My, my this seems to be quite an interesting contest!

2006-09-05 [jsun]: did someone just say "ear elephant"?

2006-09-05 [Linn Scarlett]: Hmmm I am more of the clothing than the people themselves >.>

2006-09-05 [NOOOPE]: Dude, you know what? If I get any spare time I'll certianly take a snap at it! This sounds sweet!

2006-09-06 [Galain]: Haha, glad to see everyone's responding so positively :-D

When I was writing this I really had one thing in mind - fun!

2006-09-06 [Paz]: I would also like to take a crack at this :P But I'll have to see if I have the time (school starts really soon o.o) Thanks for the heads up though!

2006-09-06 [Cat0132]: I feel stupid...but is it like an RP or an art contest?

2006-09-06 [Galain]: Art contest :-)

(Based around a board game that I'm writing)

2006-09-06 [Cat0132]: ok...uh...I would like to try, I guess, depending on what type of art...I'm not totally multi talented! :)

2006-09-06 [NOOOPE]: Uhm, I have done a picture. Should I post it?

2006-09-06 [Perplexity]: YES! =D

2006-09-06 [NOOOPE]: Wowsa... heh heh

2006-09-06 [Perplexity]: *points at critch* His fly is down! :O lol Great way to kick off the contest, M. I love your art!

2006-09-06 [piro999]: This sounds really intesting. Thank you for the invite. I'm not sure if time will permit me to enter since my classes start tomorrow.

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

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