Okay folks - the period for entries to the SBG Fantasy Design contest is officially closed and the thread locked down. As such, THIS thread will be used for discussion and updates.
I have already gone over all the entries and selected a 'shortlist' of 26 designs - a pretty long 'shortlist' - but over the next week or two the finalist designs will be examined and cross examined by the senior smiths and management at BCI to determine how feasible each of the designs is, try to get some idea of how much they will cost to produce, and then - once we have a true shortlist of finalists whose swords CAN be made real..
It is not going to be a super fast process, but rather slow and steady - but oh so very interesting (as there is also a 'world building' exercise attached to this project - and we will also need some artists to help with some of the illustrations of the characters who are alluded to in the backstories, etc).
Will update you all again once the BCI team have finished inspecting the so called shortlist..
In the meantime, I wanted to thank everyone who entered the competition or otherwise participated in the thread. An awesome response guys, and some REALLY great and innovative designs..!!!
I would be more than happy to do illustrations. Even if just the rough sketches. If any of my designs are picked, I would happily do any illustration as a bonus. Even if not to your likings, it could serve as a template or something
I used to practice photo realistic art. So I think it might be okay looking at least.
Glad I participated in the contest, it was fun even though my art skills are put to shame by toddlers. Anyway, I'd be happy to help contribute to worldbuilding and backstories, even if my designs aren't picked.
Dibs on any and all Dark Elf cities, backstories, deities, guilds.....etc. In my D&D campaign (from almost 20yrs ago) I created a world "dominated" by the Drow, and as such have source materials from R.A Salvatore, Ed Greenwood, and other authors that I've emailed back and forth with over the years, plus original stories, characters, and weapons used in my campaign. I have zero problem with SBG using any of my information for this "world" being created. Paul, let me know whatever you need, okay?
Last Edit: Jun 22, 2017 21:23:35 GMT by ramses1079
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This is so great! Can't wait to see what comes of it all!
I'd make it worth your while. Take you to an ATM. Everybody just walks away. There's about 14 grand in it. Good payday. I think so. Chigurh looked out the window, the shotgun across his knee.... It's still a a good payday. It is. It's just in the wrong currency
carbon: Sharpened one of my C/S H&H swords for the first time using an adjustable fixture I made. Went from a little better than butter knife to an even, polished, paper slicing edge. It's a slow process but it does work.
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