[PC] Pirate Clan Late Summer 2015 Item Creation Contest

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  1. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.
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  2. Joe Twocats

    Joe Twocats New Member

    Great ... ideas coming up in my head ...
    Name: The Falling Leaf
    Type: Ship
    Description: A racey ship (schooner?), leaf veins on the body. The sails are colored in brown and red - looks like faded leaves, some are falling around the ship. If ya see it coming up to your vessel, ya will know: autum is near!
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  3. Joe Twocats

    Joe Twocats New Member

    Name: Web Matey
    Type: Matey
    Description: The Indian Summer ... millions of small spiders on their way to new grounds ... and this matey got a lot of the spiderweb! Like a cloud arond him, his hair is full of silver lines, the risen sword in his hand pulls strings behind it. Hope he is not arachnophob ...
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  4. Joe Twocats

    Joe Twocats New Member

    Name: Leaf Blower
    Type: Weapon
    Description: The sound of autumn is the sound of leaf blowers all around! For a pirate it is just a hand cannon, the short barrel mount on a handy carriage. Out of the muzzle spreads a bulk of leaves like a grapeshot. Hey landlubber, try to blow away this before it blows away ya!
  5. Donna Hay

    Donna Hay New Member

    Name: Moonbeam
    Type: Weapon
    Description: A powerful sword-like weapon that comes straight from the moon! Over the horizon and over the sea, the perfect weapon that will get ye!
  6. Jim the butcher

    Jim the butcher New Member

    Name: Scarecrows nest Matey
    Type: Matey

    Description: Scarecrow pirate with pistol in belt and telescope in hand. hands: black gloves Head: canvas bag with scary face, bandana on head. Body: pirate attire with straw sticking out
  7. Jim the butcher

    Jim the butcher New Member

    Name: Pumpkannon
    Type: Weapon
    Description: Large black cannon that has a flaming pumpkin or jack-o-lantern coming out of the end
  8. Kirsten

    Kirsten Well-Known Member

    Name...........Pirate witch
    Description...Black,purple and orange color,warts,big nose, old lady shoes, torn dress ,ugly , but with a sexy body sitting on a half moon, with a mean streak , do not be fooled by her looks, she has the power to turn ya into a newt.
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2015
  9. Kirsten

    Kirsten Well-Known Member

    Name.............Smashed Pumpkin destroyer
    Description.......Angry pumpkin smashed too early , bent on revenge, orange ,with broken and missing teeth, sidekick a vicious scraggly black cat seen thru the open mouth, hissing ,with claws bloody reaching out.
  10. john frances

    john frances Member

    name ...........fire work cannon
    Type ........... Wepon
    Discription a cannon that fires multipule shots of different colours, and when a direct hit is acivved fie works shoot into the sky to mark target for others to attack
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  11. George Burd

    George Burd Well-Known Member

    Name: Siren Song Rapier
    Type: Weapon
    Description: The blade of the rapier has a Long beautiful kris like wavy pattern, the blades edge constantly drips a blue green liquid like the pools of a secluded cove. The guard is crafted out of some unidentifiable metal(akin to platinum) in the shape of a sultry mermaid, she faces forward impaled on the blade just below her breasts her arms and tail thrown back guarding the wielders hand, her eyes shine with a bright green jewels. crafted for Davey Jones by Sirens, a scratch from this blade will cause the injured man instant madness, he will throw himself upon his own blade. The blade has no mystical effects on Lady Pirates
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  12. cricket_jumper

    cricket_jumper Well-Known Member

    Name: Mini-Cannon eye Patch
    Type: Weapon
    Description: A cannon behind an eye patch. Mr Pirate lifts his eye patch to reveal a mini cannon. Ideal for self defense if you have been disarmed. Dont question how it works, just accept it does. Looks cool as well.

    As this is a self defense weapon - it should be stat heavy in the defense department.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2015
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  13. Applejack

    Applejack Active Member

    Name: Black Heart
    Type: Weapon
    Description: Self-explanatory. An actual heart that is jet black. Legend has it that it strikes fear into your enemies, resulting in an increase in attack strength.
  14. Applejack

    Applejack Active Member

    Name: Stiletto Lass
    Type: Matey
    Description: Because you can never have enough lasses on your crew! A lady wearing a pirate-themed one-piece mini-dress, complete with a pirate hat and thigh-high leather boots with stiletto heels.
  15. Applejack

    Applejack Active Member

    Name: Maynard's Revenge
    Type: Ship
    Description: A 42-gun fifth-rate warship in honor of Maynard's defeat of our dear friend Blackbeard.
  16. Brad Jessome

    Brad Jessome Member

    Mustache Cannon
    Type weapon
    You have a pirate with a long beard and handlebar mustache. Tied into his mustache he has a small pair of flint locks. A last resort weapon for close combat.
  17. Brad Jessome

    Brad Jessome Member

    Sardine Grenades
    Type weapon
    You grab a can of sardines and open it, then throw it at the enemy. When you open it that lights the fuse. Then it explodes. It looks like any normal can of sardines until it is opened . When opened you see a fuse burning and have seconds to throw it at the enemy before it explodes.
  18. cricket_jumper

    cricket_jumper Well-Known Member

    sounds vaguely familiar.... lol
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  19. cricket_jumper

    cricket_jumper Well-Known Member

    Name: Cat O'9 Tails
    Type: Matey
    Description: Cmon - lets not complicate this - its a cat - its got nine tails.

    Its a mystical cat with a lazy eye if that makes it more suitable for contest entry?!
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  20. neill1990

    neill1990 Well-Known Member

    name: Alulim
    description: first king of Urid and said to have ruled for 28,800 years.

    composite half-man, half-fish counselor or culture hero(Apkallu) Uanna-Adapa (Oannes)
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2015
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