Have some great visual design ideas for a sweet new game item? Let’s see what you’ve got! From now until Sunday, May 24th, 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, as the rules have changed since the last contest! Entries that follow the criteria carefully will have a much better shot at winning. Entries that ignore the criteria will be disqualified and may even be removed from the thread. SUBMISSION CRITERIA This is a visual design contest! What we want from you is the kind of information we would include in the work order that is given to our illustrator when we need an image created. Item creation is a technical as well as a creative process. The idea is to give the artist clear and descriptive information about what the item should look like, without them having to pore over a novel’s worth of text. Your submission MUST include: A name for your item that is under 25 characters long. The type of item (Weapon, Matey or Ship) A description of the item’s appearance that is under 400 characters long. The most important part of your submission is the description. 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. 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. Keep the game’s theme in mind! While we do make some exceptions, don’t be surprised if submissions of giant alien robots don’t gain a lot of traction with our illustrators when they’re looking to make gear for swashbuckling pirates. EXAMPLE SUBMISSION Name: Narwhal Lance Type: Weapon Description: A long weapon resembling the jousting lances used in tournaments in the Middle Ages. The pointed shaft is made from a narwhal tusk, a long twisting tooth resembling a unicorn horn, that widens into a bell-shaped guard. The grip is plain and unadorned. The entire weapon is made of the same material, an aged ivory, which is smooth but not glossy, and appears to have some brown discoloration in the cracks and grooves.