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Character Design Challenge #469– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part 8 – Mages and Wizards – Prize for Suleman

Suleman's original Damokros...

My version inspired by the original  design.

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Character Design Challenge #470– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part 9– Summoners, Necromancers and Druids

For the next few weeks we will be building a team of RPG characters based on the following classes: Warrior/Fighter, Knight/Paladin, Barbarian/Berserker, Monk/Martial Artist, Archer/Ranger, Thief/Rogue/Assassin, Priest/Healer,

Mage/Wizard, and finally Summoner/Necromancer/Druid. 

Your CDC challenge this week is to create an original Summoner, Necromancer or Druid character. 

Due to my vacation schedule this will be a 2 week challenge. 

The winning entrant will receive a HM3 version of their character rendered by yours truly. 

The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. 

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 

Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check. 

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever); 

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name; 
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png. 

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this). 

This contest will close on Monday, July 20th  at 6:00pm Eastern 

Character Design Challenge #469– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part 8 – Mages and Wizards – Results

Great stuff this week folks.

Runner up this week is NerdAndProud

Great costume work!

The win this week goes to...

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Character Design Challenge #468– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part7 –Priests and Healers – Prize for Thundersong

Thundersong's Healer of the Woods..

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My version inspired by the original design...

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Nerdmudgeon: Dark World!

In this week's episode of Nerdmudgeon, me and my buddies talk about "Thor: Dark World"! Please drop by and give us a listen if you get the chance, and if you're so inclined, pass the word around to YOUR nerd friends!

Thor is my favorite MCU Avenger, and I hadn't seen this movie before watching it for the podcast. Did I love it? Did I hate it like everyone else seems to?! Tune in and find out!

Character Design Challenge #469– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part 8 – Mages and Wizards

For the next few weeks we will be building a team of RPG characters based on the following classes: Warrior/Fighter, Knight/Paladin, Barbarian/Berserker, Monk/Martial Artist, Archer/Ranger, Thief/Rogue/Assassin, Priest/Healer, Mage/Wizard, and finally Summoner/Necromancer/Druid. 

Your CDC challenge this week is to create an original Mage or Wizard character 

The winning entrant will receive a HM3 version of their character rendered by yours truly. 

The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. 

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 

Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check. 

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack  or  Deviant Art. Do NOT use Photobucket

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name; 
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png. 

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this). 

This contest will close on Monday, July 6th  at 6:00pm Eastern 

Character Design Challenge #468– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part7 –Priests and Healers – Results

Great work this week folks. Very tough to choose a winner.

Runner up this week goes to Meniukas.

This entry is both shocking and beautiful. Well done.

And the  win this week goes to......

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Character Design Challenge #467– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part6 –Thieves, Rogues and Assassins – Prize for Suleman

Suleman's winning entry...

My version based on the original design...

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Character Design Challenge #468– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part7 –Priests and Healers

For the next few weeks we will be building a team of RPG characters based on the following classes: Warrior/Fighter, Knight/Paladin, Barbarian/Berserker, Monk/Martial Artist, Archer/Ranger, Thief/Rogue/Assassin, Priest/Healer, Mage/Wizard, and finally Summoner/Necromancer/Druid. 

Your CDC challenge this week is to create an original Priest or Healer 

The winning entrant will receive a HM3 version of their character rendered by yours truly. 

The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. 

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 

Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check. 

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever); 

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name; 
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png. 

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this). 

This contest will close on Monday, June 29th  at 6:00pm Eastern 

Character Design Challenge #467– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part6 –Thieves, Rogues and Assassins – Results

Runner up this week is Scott Weyers...

..and the win this week goes to...

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