Have some great visual design ideas for a sweet new game item? Let’s see what you’ve got! From now until Sunday, September 20th, submit your item concepts to this thread by commenting below. The Kano Creative Team will pick their favourite based on how well it meets the submission criteria, as well as how fun and interesting it would be to make. The winner will see their entry added into the game as a powerful Limited Quantity item, get a free one for their inventory, and receive a package of 50 Favor Points! Submission criteria are below. Please read them carefully! Entries that follow the criteria carefully will have a much better shot at winning. Entries that ignore the criteria will be disqualified and might be removed from the thread. SUBMISSION CRITERIA Your submission MUST include: A name for your item that is under 25 characters long. The type of item (Weapon, Ship, Matey) A description of the item’s appearance that is under 500 characters long. You can check the length here. This is a visual design contest! What we’re looking for is the kind of information we would give to our illustrators to help them understand what the item is supposed to look like. Creative names are great, but the most important part of your submission is the description. Item creation is a technical as well as a creative process. Give the artist clear and detailed information about the item’s appearance. Remember, you have limited space and the illustrator is first and foremost concerned with key visual elements. Think about how you can best specify the shapes, colors, and textures of the image you have in mind. EXAMPLE SUBMISSION Name: Ratfolk Scout Type: Matey Description: A large scraggly rat with vaguely humanoid proportions. Grey-brown fur and naked ears, tail, and paws. Black beady eyes. It stands on its hind legs and wields a long crude shiv in each paw. It’s hunched over, and snarling savagely at the viewer, baring long yellow incisors and tiny jagged molars. Dressed in a shabby brown cloak and patchwork leather armor. OTHER RULES Stick to one single item submission per post, please! You can post more than once if you wish, but please don’t spam the thread or your entries may be removed. In the past, we’ve allowed participants to include images with their entries. Not this time! We’re looking for interesting concepts straight from your own imagination, so you’re going to have to do this one without visual aids. Entries that include pictures will be disqualified and will be removed from the thread. Keep the game’s theme in mind! While we do make some exceptions, don’t be surprised if submissions of Quantum Laser Cannons don’t gain a lot of traction with our illustrators when they’re looking to make gear for a fantasy pirate realm.