Be it known that the Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell, wishing the ingenuity of Parliament’s clockwork engineers to be recognised throughout the land, requests the participation of gentlemen (and ladies too!) of an artistic bent in the creation of wondrous works of art depicting the divers clockwork devices and machines which the Commonwealth has been forced to deploy in the recent unpleasant fracas with the traitorous Royalists. Participants may illuminate one of the devices already described in current volumes of the fanciful parlour game known as Clockwork & Chivalry, or may create new devices for the Parliamentarians to deploy, whether it be in war or peace (though budding inventors should bear in mind that anything which appears to be of a labour-saving nature is likely to be anathema to the Puritans!)
The winner in each category will receive a complete set of PDFs of Clockwork & Chivalry’s Kingdom & Commonwealth campaign (both those currently published and those yet to come – six volumes in all), and four runners-up will receive one Clockwork & Chivalry PDF of their choice. Winners’ artwork will appear in future Clockwork & Chivalry supplements, and if the Lord Protector’s minions are sufficiently impressed with the standard of the artwork submitted, they may commission further artwork from the talented individuals in question.
Participating artists should submit their creations via the new-fangled medium of electronic mail (files to be no larger than ten megabytes, if you please) to email@example.com before the final day of December in the year of our Lord, two thousand and ten.
All winning artwork becomes the property of Cakebread & Walton, and may be used in publicity materials as well as in future Clockwork & Chivalry game supplements. The competition is open neither to the family of Messrs. Cakebread and Walton, nor to Royalists or others of a turbulent and revolting nature.