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Bannerlord Creative Competition 2

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A year and a half ago, the Modding Tools for Bannerlord were released and TaleWorlds held a competition to celebrate. If you missed out on that back in 2020, you're in luck because they've just announced a follow-up event. Full details are below!

Greetings warriors of Calradia!

More than a year ago, we announced our first official creative competition where nearly 100 participants battled on three separate fields: the creation of lively and scenic villages, the making of Bannerlord themed 2D art and the taking of astonishing in-game screenshots. We were both surprised and amazed by the quick adoption of our extensive modding kit, as well as the creativity, skill and ingenuity of competition participants.

We assisted the participants by providing guides, documentation and by answering questions on our forums and the community Mount & Blade Modding Discord. Not only did participants reach a high level of quality in their submissions, they also collaborated and helped each other which was great to see!

We want to continue with our support of the talented community that has gathered around our games which is why we’re very excited to be announcing our second iteration of the Bannerlord Creative Competition with a hefty bag of prizes! We would really like to thank our friends at Intel for joining us again to lend their support with 2x Intel® NUC 9 Extreme Kit and 2x Intel® Core™ i5-12600K Processors up for grabs! 

Scene Design Contest - Hideouts

While villages remain a place for hardworking farmers and fishermen, the same can not be said for hideouts. These provide a sanctuary for thieving bandits and marauders who hide in them, away from the hand of justice. Contest participants will need to envision and create these hideouts with the help of our Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Modding Kit. We have prepared the Scene Design Contest thread that contains details about the contest, guides on how to create hideouts and test them in-game, how to submit the scenes and more. When the contest finishes and the results are published, all of the scenes will be released to the public, making them available for inclusion in various Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord modifications.

Scene Design Contest Prizes:

3D Art Contest - Melee Weapons Set

Experienced smithies will know that each weapon in Bannerlord is composed of multiple crafting pieces across a number of categories, allowing for the creation of hundreds of thousands of different weapons. 3D art contest participants are invited to take a shot at creating a Calradian royal melee weapon set, worthy of being used in battle by the highest of nobles and implement it into the game so that it fits with the native crafting pieces and works with the crafting system. We realize this might sound like quite a challenge which is why we’ve created documentation about our crafting system, how to implement the crafting pieces into the game, how to send in your submission and more - all of which can be found in the 3D Art Contest thread.

3D Art Contest Prizes:

2D Art Contest - Comic

Finally, we have the 2D Art Contest, challenging participants to create a comic consisting of no more than 6 panels set in Dark Ages Calradia. The use of all types of mediums is allowed to create the comic, such as screenshots, hand drawn, 2D & 3D digital art, and photo editing/manipulation. There's plenty of room to show off your creativity and skill so give it a go! You can find all the rules and further instructions in the 2D Art Contest post.

2D Art Contest Prizes:

Entries for each contest are open from now up until the 31st of July 2022, 23:59 UTC+3.
Make sure to check out the FAQ if you would like to find more information about how you can get involved. We look forward to seeing what you all come up with and wish you the best of luck!

Once you've submitted your entry, you can share it with the community by creating a mod page or adding an image. You can check out all mod submissions by browsing for the tag "Creative Competition 2022". Good luck to everyone who enters!


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  1. DehaMedin
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    Weapons? lets make Mount & Blade: Fire & Sword Mod

    (im not a modder i just want it)
    1. theshwarts420
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  2. billyro
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    Making weapons, eh?
  3. Korodic
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    That's just neat :)
  4. MONSTERaider
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    Good luck!