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In a mad moment of inspiration I have come up with a new competition!

Design me a mythological creature!





You don't have to be great at art as long as your description is good enough to make us see what is in your image.

Hell - cut up magazines and stick the bits down then scan it!



Prizes:

I have no clue what you'll win.

If someone wants to donate something as a prize please feel free!


Deadline and Voting

The deadline will be the 30th June. This gives you TWO whole months to figure something out!

Voting will be by secret ballet. Ie, once the contest is closed people can email me their top three choices. You have until midnight (UK time) on Saturday the 11th July to get your top 3 to me either via geekmail or at biffordyoungest [at] gmail [dot] com

All of the creatures can be found on the Geeklist: A Geeklist of the Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!


Good luck all!
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Re: A Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!
Heh heh, that should be cool.

Do I understand that correctly, we have to submit an image and a corresponding description, both created by ourselves?

Or is it allowed for one of the components (image or text) to be the unaltered work of somebody else, available under a free license (or in the public domain)? In that case, the challenge would be to either come up with an awesome description of the creature shown on the free image, or draw a delightful picture of the creature described in the free text.

Obviously, that could be fun, but could also be considered a different kind of challenge. I wouldn't mind that much, as long as correct and full attribution is given where due. Voters will then decide what they like. (If we get many entries of that sort, it could be a second category.)

Also, I really like this:
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Voting will be by secret ballet.
I wanna watch that!!! Makes me think of Sea Dracula.
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Re: A Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!
I want both the image and description designed please

Folk are more than welcome to collaborate - so if someone (like me) has no drawing skill find someone who does and work together!

You are also welcome to draw inspiration from existing mythological creatures but be sure to document the differences.
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Re: A Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!
Two awesome contests!

Once I'm done with the Fiasco one, I'll be straight onto this!
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Re: A Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!
So is anyone working on entries for this? How are you doing?
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Re: A Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!
We have two months, right? I'm too busy at the moment so I was counting on working on this in June.

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Re: A Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!
Same here. I've got some ideas, but it's strictly the other contest first
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Re: A Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!

What kind of length are you looking for here? A paragraph? A page? A short story? An epic saga?
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Yes




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Re: A Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!
I am kinda pleased with my first creature drawing. My skills are not quite epic, but the the fact that the ink from the back of the sheet shines through (it's scrap paper, re-using the blank sides of old xeroxed stuff) gives it some old-school fanzine flair of crappy.

It feels rather apt.

Can one user submit more than one creature?
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Re: A Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!
jasri wrote:
I am kinda pleased with my first creature drawing. My skills are not quite epic, but the the fact that the ink from the back of the sheet shines through (it's scrap paper, re-using the blank sides of old xeroxed stuff) gives it some old-school fanzine flair of crappy.

It feels rather apt.

Sounds very cool! any hint about the critter in question?

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Can one user submit more than one creature?

Absolutely! I made this competition up as a way to inspire creativity, so why styme that by saying "just one entry"!???

Knock me for six with your ideas, Jonas!
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Bifford wrote:
any hint about the critter in question?

It is two-part and slightly whimsical.
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Re: A Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!
Can I use creatures I created before, but are just currently gathering dust in my portfolio?

I have a lot of "chimera" creatures which are created from merging 1-or-more actual animals together...

Introducing, the Hippodrak.


This creature is a combination of a leafy seadragon and a hippopotamus. Despite looking cute, it is vicious and cruel. Bred by the merfolk to use in their battles, they are used in undersea warfare, either as patrol beasts around the great undersea castles, or as steeds pulling the war chariots of the merfolk. They are highly territorial, which makes them well-suited as guard animals, with natural camouflage that allows them to sneak up on any intruders. They are stronger than one would expect and despite their rotund form are quite fast when they decide to strike. Their merfolk handlers bear any scars their receive from their hippodraks with pride, for only the the best merfolk come away with only scars - and not missing limbs. Teasing hippodraks is a passtime of some merfolk youths - though one that is often not attempted twice, and often leads to tragedy.
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Re: A Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!
As long as it's something you've made yourself but never used I guess so
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Sweet!
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Indeed. Cool creature!

I'm gonna lose so hard.
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Re: A Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!
But I still want to see what you have!!
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Re: A Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!
And I still want to submit it. Great fit.
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Re: A Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!
(I will edit post one with this too)

I have made a Geeklist where you should put your creature (ONE per list item!), which should include the image(s) and description.

A Geeklist of the Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!
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Re: A Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!
By the way, if anyone would like to donate a prize please do offer here or contact me by Geeklist, otherwise I shall have to see what I can dig up!
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Re: A Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!
I need to hurry! When I heard you could submit multiple entries I started working on too many different creatures but I need to stop that and actually finish one .

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I've got a couple that are nearly ready now. Just need to scan the drawings and polish the write ups.

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Re: A Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!
I submitted my entry. Item for Geeklist "A Geeklist of the Tavern Design Contest: Mythological Creatures!"

I'm sure to reach the second place with this!
Unless more creatures are submitted, of course.

FYI: I'm aware that "porthole" conventionally has a different meaning. I decided to go with it anyway.
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Entries submitted! I didn't have time to draw any of the others which is probably a good thing because I'm putting in too many entries as it is

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Very cool, Kezle!
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