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Character Design Challenge #484 – Team Building – Volume 4 – Part2 – Extended

Due to updates on the main site, I have decided to extend the end date of this week's CDC. I want to make sure that everyone who wants to enter has, and that comments posted on the blog page are visible by all.
So CDC #484 will now end on Sunday, November 29th.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Character Design Challenge #483 – Team Building – Volume 4 – Part1 – Prize for AMS

Congrats again on the win.

Site Outage planned for Thursday at Midnight PST to about 2am.

We're doing some maintenance on the site to prepare for the non-Flash version of HeroMachine, so the site will be down this Thursday, November 19, from midnight to about 2am Pacific Time.

Thanks for your patience!

Character Design Challenge #484 – Team Building – Volume 4 – Part2


The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character.
This week we tackle the villain’s leader. Maniac Maxine
Real Name: Dr. Maxine Grant
Age:40
Planet of origin: Earth
Powers: Extreme intelligence, twisted sense of humor.
Weapons: carries “The Disruptor”, a gun which disrupts synaptic activity in the victim and causes psychotropic hallucinations.
The winning entrant will receive my HM3 version of who I imagine lives in this terrifying home .
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, Deviant Art, or whatever); 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 Sunday, November 22nd at 6:00pm Eastern

Character Design Challenge #483 – Team Building – Volume 4 – Part1 – Results

Awesome turn out this week.
Honorable mentions go to...
Petfly66

You really nailed the Golden Age inspiration. Well done.
and...
ScottWeyers

Nice mask and emblem.
Runner up this week goes to...
LizzyVern

Love the whole medical vibe. Very creative
And the win goes to...
Continue reading

Nerdmudgeon: LEGO Batman!

LEGO Batman Movie poster
Snap on your hat and get ready for the utter insanity of "LEGO Batman" as we finish up asking "Can an animated super-hero movie be as good – or better than! – their live-action counterpart?"! I hope you'll give us a listen!

Character Design Challenge #482 – Haunted Houses – Prize for lizzyvern

The blind witch known as Raven's Cry.

Congrats again on the win.

Character Design Challenge #483 – Team Building – Volume 4 – Part1


The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character.
This week we start with the hero team’s leader – Code Red.

Real Name: Steve Mazza

Age:34

Planet of origin: Earth

Steve fashioned himself after the Golden Age heroes that his grandfather the original Code Red told him about as a child

Powers: Super strength, flight, intelligence

The winning entrant will receive my HM3 version of who I imagine lives in this terrifying home .

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, Deviant Art, or whatever); 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 Sunday, November 15th at 6:00pm Eastern

A really cool game

Hey y'all, HeroMachine user Daysean Driscoll reached out to show me this awesome game he's put together. "Hero's Mantle". It uses HeroMachine-based art! I haven't had a chance to play it myself but it looks fantastic. Check it out and see what you think on the game's Facebook page!

Heroe's Mantle characters standing

No CDC this week…

Due to the scheduling of my upcoming shows, there will be no CDC this week.

The CDCs will return on Nov 9th when we dust off a fan favourite.