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Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:48 pm
by Sturm
Issue 20 - Skothar
Where ancient Blackmoor once laid, the most unknown and mysterious continent of Mystara!

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Proposal Deadline: April 15th, 2018
Manuscript Deadline: May 15th, 2018
Issue Published: By July 21th, 2018

As we are finalizing production of issue 19 (Planes and the Immortals, to be published in April), we are now accepting proposals for issue #20 which will be focused on Skothar to be published in July!

There have been several threads about the continent recently so I hope there will be some contributors. Thorfinn recently made his map of the continent and we would be happy to publish it in the magazine too. I have my own map but more versions, more choice :)
Havard and LoZompatore certainly have some material on pre-cataclysmic Skothar.
I will also do my own article on the history and people of the continent, trying to summarize also the existing fan material.
Skothar has M-oriental cultures, the M-scythians Jennites, the M-africans Tanagoro and much more, including ruins of Blackmoor, so there is plenty of inspiration for contributors!

If you are interested in contributing, write here or to the Threshold mail which is published on the last page of any issue.
The manuscript deadline is indicative but can be extended with the editor (me), so do not worry too much!

Anticipated contents so far:

- Skothar maps
- History and people of the continent
- ?

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:29 am
by Thorf
I'll certainly contribute my map. :D

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:15 am
by Arnden Quartzspar
I'm working on several items, and plan to have at least one ready for April.

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:40 am
by Sturm
Great, as the publication date is in July, we have some elasticity in the manuscript deadline, moreso if the contributor keeps the editor posted about progress.

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:49 pm
by Robin
If interested I could write some extra stuff on the Beholder city Kargash on Skothar.
Beholder city of Kargash
Beholder Breeds on Mystara and their cities

Just let me know :geek: :mrgreen:

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:07 am
by Sturm
Yes sure Kargash could work well as an article already, but if you want to expand it further, even better.

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:00 am
by Sturm
I will bump this thread from time to time until April to remind people there is time to send proposals about Skothar for issue #21 of Threshold magazine!

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:52 am
by oleck
I'm trying to finish something originally from skotar. Problem is I haven't been able to get some time from my work. Hopefully, I could finish it.

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:26 am
by Sturm
Ok there is still time and if you keep me posted on your progress the deadline of May can be extended, as publication is in July.

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:53 am
by Sturm
Last bump, deadline would be now for proposals but articles could still be accepted if the author is confident he/she can write something by May/June. Article deadlines could be flexible if the editor (me) is keep posted, and depending also on the foreseeable amount of proofreading/image searching the article will need on my part.

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:53 am
by warriorneedsfood
Damn. Missed the deadline to draw something, didn't I?

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:21 am
by Sturm
Well Art has a different deadline than articles as we do not need to proofread it, but publication will be in late July, so we would need it by early July max.
Still we keep producing issues so if you cannot make it for this one there are always the next ones :-)

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:41 am
by Yaztromo
Step by step, I'm slowly getting there...

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:01 am
by warriorneedsfood
I'll draw something. Is there an NPC or something you would like depicted?

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:48 am
by Sturm
Thanks, this is a very nice offer, but I'll have to submit it to the whole editorial team too and let you know asap, anyway quickly. Thanks!

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:38 pm
by Sturm
Well after a brief consulting, we think if you want to draw a rakasta/tiger rakasta in some kind of oriental armour/outfit, that would be perfect. I'd just avoid a classic samurai armor because this is typical of Myoshima's rakasta, but any kind of chinese armour (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_armour), dress (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_dress) or south-asia outfit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_Thai_clothing) would be perfect.
Alternatively:
- Any black/dark skinned man/woman (Tanagoro) maybe dressed in some modern African dress or Oriental-looking dress rather than an ancient African outfit.
- Any bronze-skinned horsemen (Jennites) with a vaguely Scythian outfit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scythians)
- Any intelligent creature, human or not, with some kind of scavenged Blackmoorian tech item (you can think a bit Steampunkish here).
- Something Minaean, i.e. Greek but being a greek culture mixed with a Jennite one, it should be something vaguely Greco-Bactrian https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greco-Bactrian_Kingdom and so it may not be so easy to find good images (https://i.pinimg.com/originals/9d/f5/36 ... 939ff0.jpg)

I hope this could be enough to give you ideas, but ask any question you may have.

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:52 pm
by warriorneedsfood
Do you want an Illustration of him doing something or just standing there like a picture used for next to character stats?

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:03 pm
by Sturm
It would be a picture to illustrate a people of Skothar rather than a specific character illustration, so you can make him/her do whatever you like or feel inspired drawing.
You can also draw this particular NPC from Agathokles' article:
Bahadur the Brave
Pirate Lord, Sherkasta Fighter 20, C

A majestic Sherkasta with piercing black eyes, dressed in red cloth brocaded with gold, Bahadur often sports a turban kept in place by a ruby and dark red leather boots. A curved dagger and a scimitar complete his outfit.

He would be loosely inspired by the character Sandokan from classic Italian writer Emilio Salgari novel line, which you can see on Google in several illustrations and a famous movie, but Agathokles' character is not a human but a tiger rakasta (Sherkasta).

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:53 pm
by warriorneedsfood
So Bahadur the Brave is a different Rakasta from the one in the Chinese-inspired armor from the first request?

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:54 pm
by Sturm
Yes it's another option, choose your preferred one. The rakasta in chinese armour or dress, if you want to choose him, could be a Pardasta, a leopard rakasta, or a tiger rakasta like Bahadur.

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:11 pm
by warriorneedsfood
Hrm I started on a tiger rakasta in chinese armor based on your initial post.

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:13 pm
by Sturm
Yes that's perfectly fine go ahead! I was just writing more ideas if you needed them.

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:02 pm
by warriorneedsfood
The human with the scavanged Blackmoor tech. Where is he from?
Also the Greco-Bactrian, male/female? Warrior?

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:52 am
by warriorneedsfood
One picture is done. How do you want me to get it to you?

Re: Threshold CfC: Issue #20 Skothar!

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:10 am
by Sturm
warriorneedsfood wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:02 pm
The human with the scavanged Blackmoor tech. Where is he from?
Also the Greco-Bactrian, male/female? Warrior?
You mean you are goig to do more than one picture? I was expecting only one but obviously if you have time and will to do more you have all our gratitude and praise!

The human could be from anywhere you like. If he is from the north of Skothar, you can go with classic fantasy European-like armour/dress but with some out of place tech addendum (like a gun, or a headgear with googles, or both). If he is from the south of Skothar, he should look Tanagoro or Jennite (i.e. African or Asian or anything in between) and his/her armour/dress should be chinese/oriental-like (but not specifically japanese).

The Greco-Bactrian too could be what you prefer, I'm not sure I have examples of female greco-bactrians.. wait, sure google has scythian female dresses (https://www.google.com/search?q=scythia ... 81&bih=725) which would be very appropriate for a Jennite or Minaean woman.