I am planning on making my first submission to a threadless competition in the near future, but I had a question about a possible copyright issue before going any further. Without going into too much detail, the design I have in mind would be a depiction of a component of a board game. The design would be recognizable as a part of the game, but it would be modified quite a bit.
I apologize for the vague quality of the question, but I would like to keep the details to myself in case I do decide to submit it.
Thank you all very much, and have a fantastic day.