As well as the 40 or so cards that use art previously found in Talisman, there are 19 card types that use original artwork, though it may have been used in other Games Workshop publications.
Originally I was going to make some cards up to post on the site as some sort of "Lost Artwork" feature and give you the option of downloading them as a complete zip file, but why should I have all of the fun?
I will be posting these cards in five batches and will throw the card making over to visitors to Talisman Island. There will be a small prize involved for the best entry for each image. I will not be using a closing date as they will only be posted in small numbers so cards should not be too tricky to produce. When I feel there are enough entries I will publish the results and add another batch for you to go at. However, if there is not much interest I may end each heat after a couple of weeks or just post everything else at once, but I hope this won't be the case.
The prize for each winning card entry will be a much sought after "Talisman Island Competition Winner's Toad"! WOW!! I hear you shout... or was that OH NO!?
Please note that the Toad will be unbased, unpainted and unofficial :)
If you want a closer look at him, go and check out the Alternates part of the Miniatures section.
When the competition is complete there MAY be a prize for the best overall entry... but I will have to see what I can come up with. It might not be much, but it will be slightly better than a "Talisman Island Competition Winner's Toad"!
You will be pleased to learn that I have managed to secure a Grand Prize for the overall winner of the competition!!
Robert Basine has kindly donated a copy of the "fabled" White Knight cards as a prize for the competition. If you have never seen them you should go and check out the Archives section and look at the Talisman Adventures site.
These cards are not official, but somebody using the name White Knight Enterprises produced a set of twenty new cards for Talisman. The special thing about them is that they have been professionally printed and die cut. They are indistinguishable from ordinary Adventure cards when they have been added to your card deck.
The story goes that Robert discovered these cards at some sort of garage sale (lucky bleeder!). There was a box with a job lot of these card sheets which he has been selling on and off via eBay. However, should any visitor to Talisman Island wish to purchase a sheet of these cards rather than trusting to luck in the competition you can simply contact Robert and he will tell you what you need to know.
THEY THINK IT'S ALL OVER.... IT IS NOW!!!
This is a slightly belated update, but a winner has been chosen!!
It's with great pleasure I can announce that the winner of the Talisman Island Dragon Masters Competition is.....
.....SeSim, with his great new character, the Buccaneer!!
So a copy of the White Knight cards will be zooming via carrier pigeon over to Poland at the first opportunity!
The masses voted (well, 21 of them at least!) and the results can be viewed here.
A HUGE vote of thanks to all of you who entered the competition. I hope you enjoyed making the cards as much as I enjoyed judging them. I think it was a great experiment and was well worth it.
Stay tuned to Talisman Island as I have another sheet of White Knight cards that needs a home. All I need to think of is a theme for a new competition!!!
ON WITH THE COMPETITION!
The entries for all of the rounds are in and all of the Heat Winners have been announced!
Now it's up to you lot! I have created a poll over a the Talisman Discussion Group to decide an overall winner for the competition. Plus if everyone who votes can send me an email with their very favourite card from ALL of the entries, there may be another winner of the "People's Choice" category!
Please go to the Talisman Discussion Group and show your preference by using the link here.
If you are not already a member of the group you will need to sign up, but it's free and you might just like it!