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Have you ever wished you could see the character you’ve imagined drawn out in perfect detail by a professional artist, but you just don’t have the skill to do it yourself?

Thanks to HeroMachine, now if you can imagine it, you can create it, absolutely free. With thousands of hand-drawn custom-colorable line art, you can outfit any character from any genre. Whether you’re an RPGer who wants to bring a character sketch to the game, a novelist who wants to capture that perfect face to refer to as you write, or a gamer who wants a more comics-style rendering of your warrior, ninja, wizard, or archer, HeroMachine can bring that illustration to life.

Just choose the type of item you want, click on it to add it to the canvas, and choose your colors. In minutes you can build your very own customized, beautiful character sketch.

Click here to see a gallery of some of the best creations by other HeroMachiners.

Otherwise, get started with HeroMachine 2 (the easiest to use) or HeroMachine 3 (fully functional but still in development, with many more options).

No Caption Contest This Week.

Due to a busy schedule with work and having to Move there will be no caption contest this week, I am sorry for anyone disappointed by this however real life sometimes intrudes on my HeroMachine duties! Hopefully I will be settled into my new place by next week and the caption contest will be back on track.

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #40 – Results

Last week I asked you to give me your best dialogue for the following image:

Frog Thor 1

There are a TON of great entries this week, and normally I would give you my top five however I am the process of moving this week and so my time is limited so I will only be giving the winner this week, which is ………………….

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HM3: In a World… (Prizes!)

We have prizes!

Stulte’s prize request was a world map that can be found in Backgrounds/Standard.

Candruth’s prize request was some elvish leg armor  that can now be found in Legwear/MaleOuterwear.

WorldMapPreview

LegArmorPreview_Candruth

JReviews: Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 1- Deep Breath

Guess who’s back!!!!!

And it’s not just them. It seems that you guys can’t survive a week without me. I go away on holiday for 7 days and when I return the forum has completely gone kaput. Guess that means I’m not to go away again ;)

Anyway, on to the real business, because, as I’m sure most of you are aware, the new series of Doctor Who started on Saturday, whilst I was unable to watch it admittedly, so I have only just seen it, which is why this review is up today, rather than on Sunday. But it would appear I am rambling, lets just get onto the review.

See ya below the jump.

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IF THEY BE WORTHY: 5 REPLACEMENT THORS

Marvel comic tweeted this article out today, and I found it interesting with the fast approaching debut of the New Female Thor!

http://marvel.com/news/comics/2014/8/26/23145/if_they_be_worthy_5_replacement_thors

Whiz Bang Back After a Short Hiatus

After a busy summer the Whiz Bang Dispenser is back on track. I’ve started working on the prize items again. Normally I would just post in the forums but since they are down for the time being I thought it would be prudent to remind the Machinists that I’m still here and producing items. Here is a working draft of Candruth’s prize. Leg armor that matches an existing torso piece (included in this sample).

 

LegARmor_Candruth_SHOW

Character Design Contest ♯87- Time Travel Poll

Character Design Contest ♯88- Sports TGT

Ok guys, for this weeks contest, I want you to create something sporty for me. You can do any sport you want, Baseball, Golf, Football/ Soccer, Track Sprinting, I’m not all that fussy. But, you don’t have to make it just normal. Consider this a two great tastes contest if you will. I want to see Superhero Sportsmen, Sci-Fi sportsmen, hell even a vampire with a baseball bat if you want. Hopefully, this will get your creative juices flowing.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/dblades-whiz-bang-item-dispenser/. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to 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.

Today’s Downtime.

Good evening!

We’d very sorry for the unexpected downtime today. We discovered a few areas that were causing massive site slowdowns, the biggest one being the forum software. With hundreds of users and gigabytes of data, we’ve simply outstripped the plugins ability to support our users.

For now, the forums are down. We will be investigating other forum software over the next few days and converting the forums over. Rest assured that all your content has been backed-up.

Please stay tuned for further updates. This is a very high priority issue for us, and we appreciate your patience while we move HeroMachine forward with shiny new software.

Next CDC Poll TOMORROW

My schedule does not allow me to get around to judging the CDC today so I will have the poll up for it tomorrow instead of today