[VC] Viking Clan May 2015 GearJam 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, 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.


    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 or Warrior)
    • 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.


    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.


    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.
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  2. T Ann

    T Ann New Member

    Weapon: Claw shredder boot. Boots similar to Anti Slip Spikes Grips Crampon Cleats for ice climbing. The claw cleat is made from dragon teeth. Strong legs for kicking cause great damage to opponents.
  3. juanmmatam

    juanmmatam Member

    NAME: Juan M Mata
    Type: Weapon : The Boat of the valkiria.....
    Dsscription: A white boat with a valkiria in the nose displaying music notes coming from the bosy of the boat (form the ride of the valkirias (Wagner). The mesaage can deliver an "enchanting" melody......
  4. SparJoZ

    SparJoZ New Member

    Name: Raven Whisperer
    Type: Warrior
    Description: The Raven Whisperer is a man clothed in black and brown, with wild hair and black feathers in it. His eyes are completely black. His face is unmoved, his look transcendent, like he is looking through the eyes of one of his ravens. He has a swarm of ravens around him, in the air and on the ground, sitting on his head, his shoulders. He has no weapons beside his ravens.
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  5. SparJoZ

    SparJoZ New Member

    Name: Anvil Chain
    Type: Weapon
    Description: The Anvil Chain is a long chain, with a handle on one end and an anvil on the other end. The anvil is a pretty simple piece of iron, but with old blood and meat on it, so that it looks used from many battles :)
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  6. Sand

    Sand New Member

    Name: Skull Club
    Type: Weapon
    Description: Club carved with enemy sculls, bits of hair and blood dripping, to intimidate victims before beating them to death.
  7. Snowtiger

    Snowtiger Well-Known Member

    Name: Shield of Souls
    Type: Weapon
    Eerie cries for help can be heard coming from this shield of eternal damnation.
    This shield has a fiery glow of colors in the red/orange/yellow spectrum.
    Come to close to this shield in battle and you risk having your soul absorbed into the molten metals. A faint trace of victims faces can be seen screaming out in terror as their images begin to solidify.
    Last edited: May 24, 2015
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  8. Hank Kershell

    Hank Kershell Member

    Blade of the Gods 477 attack 223 defense (weapon), the blade is a blue crystal color and it is long and shaped just like William Wallace's in Braveheart, except at the handle there isn't the steel piece that forms the cross, and the handle looks similar to kryptonite from Superman lore, and the whole sword radiates light, it glows, and it has electrical currents coming off of the blade portion, just like a Tesla Coil, and those currents should extend out to the edge of the image, that would be the most badass looking weapon, hopefully my cannabis infused imagination didn't conceive something too complicated, don't worry it is legal here in Seattle.
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    Daffy Duck Grand Master Viking Exterminator
    ID 230023544
    Last edited: May 9, 2015
  9. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader Active Member

    Name: Necronomicon (Book of the Dead) ,
    Type: Weapon
    Description: Open book with satanic symbols background is a dark sky with demons and ghosts
  10. Snowtiger

    Snowtiger Well-Known Member

    Name: Lord Vortex
    Type: Warrior
    A swirling mass of winds surround this warrior. He is a dark gray silhouette with glowing eyes of yellow. He appears to be centered in the middle of a furious spiral resembling a deadly tornado. His arms are outstretched and his face is slightly pointed upwards to the skies. Bits and pieces of the battle field can be seen flying about as they are vacuumed up into his powerful winds.
  11. Das liebe Beil

    Das liebe Beil Well-Known Member

    Name: The Simurgh
    Type: Warrior
    Description: A monster with vaguely female appearence, with angelic wings at odd places covering her body. She floats in the sky above a destroyed town, watching the past and the future simultaneously, rending her foes apart with her mind or reprogramming them to fight for her eldritch machinations without them ever realizing it. She almost looks pleased at some thing only she can fathom.
  12. Jaegermeister

    Jaegermeister Active Member

    Name: Tribal Python Berserker
    Type: Warrior
    Description: A battler with python tattoos covering her skin. She wields both a battleaxe and a broadsword and battles in berserker fashion. She is such a fierce battler that she shuns any type of significant armor save bracers and a helm. It is believed that she wears magical items that enhance her fierceness in battle and make up for her lack of obvious defense.
  13. Jaegermeister

    Jaegermeister Active Member

    Name: Bloody Longstroke
    Type: Weapon
    Description: A mystical sword of unknown origin, although it is believed to have been created for Freyja herself. The most striking elements of the weapon are the color of the blade, which is ruby-colored, (although it is not known how this effect was achieved), and the unusual hilt design. Legend has it that it increases both attack speed and damage dealt for the wielder.
  14. Jaegermeister

    Jaegermeister Active Member

    why exactly is this called "GearJam"? just wondering.
  15. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    @Aardvark thinks that sounds cool. :)
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  16. George Burd

    George Burd Well-Known Member

    Name: Pheonix Talon Sword
    Type: weapon
    Description: Fashioned from the Talon of a Pheonix this sword has the distinctive shape and curve of a large birds talon, it has been worked expertly into a razor sharp blade that is onyx in color with a bright fire red edge. The the guard is Brass, and the handle is red in color made from the handle being wrapped in pheonix feather. The real danger of this blade lies in that fire red edge that can burn thru steel
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  17. Jaegermeister

    Jaegermeister Active Member

    Name: Horny Heroine
    Type: Warrior
    Description: A fighter so fierce she wears little armor. Her helm is of a viking style with a horn coming out of each side. She wears a one-piece leather armor, with fur wraps to protect her forearms and calves.
  18. Jaegermeister

    Jaegermeister Active Member

    Name: Odin's Revenge
    Type: Weapon
    Description: A tremendous double-edged battleaxe few warriors can wield effectively due to its huge size. The blade is heavily engraved with ornate images of all sorts (dragons, etc.) The handle is inlaid with numerous precious stones (such as emeralds, rubies, and sapphires) that are said to provide mystical properties to those fortunate enough to be able to wield it, much less pick it up.
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  19. Jaegermeister

    Jaegermeister Active Member

    it does not seem that this round is as popular as the last one. :(
  20. Das liebe Beil

    Das liebe Beil Well-Known Member

    Name: Surtalogi
    Type: Weapon
    A Zweihänder sword, wreathed in a fiery glow so bright, even a thousand suns can't outshine it. Only once, it shall be wielded, at the battle of Ragnarök, when Surtr shall kill Freyr and finally burn the Universe to cinders. Handle with extreme care.
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