HM3: I will Brooke no Shields before their time

I’ve just uploaded the “ItemRightShields” set to the HeroMachine 3 Alpha for your protection. I am sure you will find something insane and creative to do with these beyond using them as a blocking device, of course. Here’s a quick shot of the non-standard ones:

shields

After these are four sets of twelve matched shields in four different shapes. Each shape has the same set of twelve patterns for it, following Mark’s example in the 2.5 Expansion — shiny, vertical line, horizontal line, diagonal line, chevron, four quadrants, bordered, middle stripe vertical, middle stripe horizontal, middle stripe diagonal, cross, and diagonal quadrants. Hopefully that will give you all the variety you’ll need to make that perfect Knight (do I smell a contest for that?!).

Let me know in the comments if you find any bugs with this new set.

I’ll be moving on to Neckwear this weekend, after nailing down any problems with that last bunch, so by all means make any requests for specific items in that slot you’d want to see. As usual, I’ll be converting over all the 2.x stuff for that slot, so you can skip those suggestions.

I’ve said this in comments before, but it’s probably a good idea to lay out here explicitly as well. Your best shot at getting a specific item request into the program is to leave it in the comments to the post where I ask for them, ideally with a link to an image on the web somewhere of what you’re talking about. If I’m looking for shield ideas, it’s pretty much a waste of time for you to post a request for a helmet, because by the time I get back around to Headgear I’m going to forget what you said. Damien might make some difference on that score, but still, your best shot is to give me a link to what you want at the time I’m actually working on that slot.

Thanks as always for your suggestions in the past and I look forward to more great ones to come! Hope you like the shields, too.

39 Responses to HM3: I will Brooke no Shields before their time

  1. They look good Jeff but for some reason I’m still not able to pull up the new weapons you added the other day. I try clearing out cookies and everything I can thiank of. So far no go.

  2. I do have the shields.

  3. You mean the Ranged ones? Or the new addition to BladesTwo that I added for the contest winners? Anyone else having a problem with that?

    I can’t imagine why you’d be able to get the new stuff but not the new weapons Hammerknight. Are you sure you’re looking in ItemRightBladesTwo for them?

  4. Wow, this is just BEGGING for a Create-Your-Own-Coat-Of-Arms mini. I’ve looked online in the past (when I did political roleplay) for something like that and have never found it.

  5. I’m looking in the right place item right blade two. Isia had them on her computer but I still don’t.

  6. whats next Jeff

  7. Well, I think these would be a good addition to the shields category

    1) A shield with blades around it (from Mortal Combat The Movie):
    http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2213/shieldblade.jpg

    2) Sci-Fi Shield (From Evangelion):
    http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/807/evashieldsize.jpg
    http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/5889/evashield.jpg

  8. @Cailean: I cleverly hid a clue as to which items are next in my post. It’s somewhere in the sentence “I’ll be moving on to Neckwear this weekend…”

    :-)

  9. Nice shields Jeff. Any chance some of these might make it into the program? I’ve sorted through a bunch of different types of shield, and think I’ve managed to sort out the ones that both look really awesome and cool:

    -Light shields:

    Buckler:

    https://www.armouronline.com/foto/produkty/titulni/356_buckler_iron_brass_shield.jpg

    Spiked glove shield:

    http://www.armouronline.com/foto/produkty/titulni/358_buckler_glove_spike_iron_shield.jpg

    Cross shield:

    http://www.bucklesofestes.com/images/Cool%20Buckles/Cool%20Buckles/blackcross.jpg

    Golden buckler:

    http://www.goldenboararmoury.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/GoldenBoarBuckler25.jpg.w240h240.jpg

    Stiletto shield:

    http://www.josiahknight.com/game/campaign/rules/generation/equipment/armor/stiletto_shield.jpg

    Skull shield:

    http://www.hauntedprops.com/ProductImages/aaaaaaamakeuuuoo/DG14454.jpg

    – Heavy shields:

    Phoenix shield:

    http://eagleswords.com/library/FullSizeSilverHeraldicPhoenixShield.jpg

    Empire Knight Shield:

    http://mythicmktg.fileburst.com/war/us/media/images/conceptArt/CncArt0907_33.jpg

    Demon shield:

    http://www.guildwars.com/images/contests/designaweapon2k7/w_deivis_shield.jpg

    Indian shield:

    http://www.buffalorobe.com/Oglala-shield.jpg

    Legionnaire shield:

    http://www.principialegionis.org/images/Shield_for_web.jpg

    Dragon Shield:

    http://www.swordsknivesanddaggers.com/images/products/detail/ks-5838.jpg

    Dragon Warrior shield:

    http://www.latex-weaponry.com/images/shield_dragon_warrior_fd004.jpg

    Elven shield:

    http://www.primagames.com/blog/files/2009/01/uc1428.jpg

    Undead shield:

    http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/warhammeronline/images/thumb/e/ef/DE_shield03_s.jpg/200px-DE_shield03_s.jpg

    Paladin shield:

    http://mythicmktg.fileburst.com/war/us/home/images/conceptart/ConArt0807_60.jpg

    Knight shield:

    http://www.theknightshop.co.uk/catalog/images/AG809.jpg

    Spear shield:

    http://www.bitzbox.co.uk.php5-2.dfw1-1.websitetestlink.com/images/chaos_knights_shield_1_large.jpg

    – Modern Shield:

    Ballistic shield:

    http://www.armoredsolutions.com/photos/Police-Shield3.jpg

    Police riot shield:

    http://www.army-technology.com/contractor_images/arnold-engineering/2-Riot-Shield.jpg

    Advanced riot shield:

    http://www.bakerbatshield.com/images/left5.jpg

    – Scientific shields:

    Advanced shield:

    http://blog.wellonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/shields_02.jpg

    Mecha shield:

    http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/seed-destiny/lineart/gat-02l2-dark-shield.jpg

    http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/astray/lineart/mbf-p02-shield.jpg

    Plasma shield:

    http://www.geocities.com/avengers_usagent/spotlight/usagent_fw.jpg

    Energy shield:

    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.massively.com/media/2008/12/425shield26gbwegrg.jpg

  10. jeff did i say something wrong my neck request got erased

  11. i asked for cybernetic steel tubes as a neck piece

  12. oops i posted it in the wrong place sorry jeff have a cookie

  13. Jeff those items show up now.

  14. Nice job on the Shields Jeff, but I noticed the boomshield I requested didn’t make it. Just passed on it?

    Also will jewelry be included in neckwear? Or would it be included in its own slot afterward?

  15. Hey, Solander, sorry I missed getting your post in here sooner. It got sent to the Spam file, and I didn’t notice it until just before I went to bed. I’ll make sure that Jeff notices them if he doesn’t himself.

  16. Danny Beaty

    A big polka-dotted clown tie.
    A severed hangman’s noose.
    Everything from HM2.5.
    Would a spiked leather collar work on the HM3 pose?
    A severed hand (Good for the monster hunters.).
    A rubbery Reed Richards/Plastic Man/Elastic Lad/Elongated Man neck (Did I get everybody?).

  17. I agree for few high tech shield models.
    I would also an energy shield and more fantasy shield models :
    http://www.gomedia.us/arsenal/images/product_images/shields_sm.gif

  18. OK, thanks for the notice Damien!

    Looks like I might have confused the specific requests for neck items with shield items. Oh well, I have some suggestions for that as well:

    – Tatted neckwear:

    http://www.mrxstitch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/tatted-neckwear.jpg

    – Redhorn neckwear:

    http://www.lunasdesigns.com/images/redhorn.jpg

    – Amulet:

    http://www.waiting4oblivion.com/images/wallpapers/darkwing_amulet1.jpg

    – Natural stone amulet:

    http://www.norapero.com/show-image/291679/Nora-Pero/Necklace-and-cabochon-amulet-bag.jpg

    – Amulet bag:

    http://silverspringstudio.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/turtle-amulet-bag.jpg

    – Talisman:

    http://www.crocuspocusdesigns.com/images/pics/cust_neck_amystopaz.jpg

    – Noose:

    http://thefourthside.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/noose.jpg

    – Spiked collar:

    http://www.goblinandcrumb.com/images/store/lg_photos/lg_spiked.jpg

    http://www.pitbull-store.com/images/large/designer-leather-spiked-collar-custom-padded_LRG.JPG

    – Collar:

    http://www.designercabochons.co.uk/images/stock%20pictures/gallery/enchanted-forest-collar.jpg

    – Prayer beads:

    http://anamcaradallas.org/images/IMG_4935_000.jpg

    http://murphyjewelrydesigns.com/images/spn/SPN-519.jpg

    – Military dog tags:

    http://patentpending.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/dog_tags_2.jpg

    – Neck strap:

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21SEJYZF0AL._AA280_.jpg

    – Camera with neck strap:

    http://www.gaygadget.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/2475485096_bca5fbe554.jpg

    – Necklace:

    http://elitechoice.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/necklace1.jpg

    – Hawaiian flower necklace:

    http://img.alibaba.com/photo/218446544/Hawaii_flower_necklace.jpg

    – Fur scarf:

    http://www.made-in-china.com/image/2f0j00YCzQTHjETfokM/MINK-FUR-SCARF-003.jpg

    – Western scarf tie:

    http://www.linedancing-shop.co.uk/images/catalog/Western_Scarf_Tie.jpg

    – Neck protection:

    http://thekneeslider.com/images/neckbrace.jpg

    http://ancientarmour.com/KE8129.jpg

    or

    http://www.reenactorreplicas.net/public/upload/productimage/13-12-3.jpg

  19. Great links Solander, thanks!

  20. Oh, fashion! Finally! Any requests that aren’t guy enough can be filed away for later, right new office elf Damien? If not, I’d like to know so I don’t take up future page space like some kinda moron.

    Choker-types:

    http://www.bridalwave.tv/PenelliBelle.jpg

    http://www.decarabia.co.uk/bella_morte_cross_choker_800.jpg

    http://www.decarabia.co.uk/ars_moriendi_800.jpg

    http://www.decarabia.co.uk/evil_lotus_choker_800.jpg

    Broken noose that can hang around the neck, perhaps in a couple different varieties of subtle. (By which I mean that sometimes you need a fashion accessory and sometimes you just freakin’ escaped…):

    http://www.geocities.com/hollywood/makeup/5158/scrow.gif

    http://jeftoon01.deviantart.com/art/Twisted-Princess-Belle-103052049

    Necklace that falls thusly:

    http://www.vintagesparkles.net/topaz_edwardian_swag_drop_necklace.jpg

    http://www.vintagesparkles.net/topaz_edwardian_swag_drop_necklace_1.jpg

    Collar/shirtfront additions:

    http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_430xN.49641543.jpg

    http://recollections.biz/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=R&Product_Code=71231&Category_Code=collars

    http://recollections.biz/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=R&Product_Code=70464&Category_Code=collars

    http://recollections.biz/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=R&Product_Code=71232&Category_Code=collars

    http://www.rubylane.com/shops/vintageclothingdreams/item/BR-36

    A sailor collar, which comes a few different ways but you just do whatever or use pieces for other collars:

    http://www.vintagesewing.info/1940s/42-mpd/illust/07-150.jpg

    http://www.getprice.com.au/images/uploadimg/576/350__3_l_p1014400257.jpg

    http://www.dressaday.com/052606_plaid.jpg

    http://www.dressaday.com/mccalls4142.jpg

    http://www.fanplusfriend.com/catalog/1TP00012_01.jpg

    http://www.fanplusfriend.com/catalog/1CT00002_01.jpg

    http://www.chinatraderonline.com/Files/Household/Garment-Apparel-Fashion/Uniforms-Workwear/Uniform/Pretty-School-Girl-Sailor-Uniform-21223165028.jpg

    http://www.agelesspatterns.com/images/1530.GIF

    Cravats! These are just some that I found, you can probably get the jist and pick out several kinds:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fd/Neckcloth.JPG

    http://thisisacravat.com/cravat.jpg

    http://www.dress-better.com/main/img_1154556822_16007_1194477306_mod_285_435.jpg

    http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_430xN.22168694.jpg

    http://www.formaltradition.com/accessories/extras/supersize/ac_lg_cravat.jpg

    http://www.necktie-asia.com/assets/images/cravat1.jpg

    http://www.agelesspatterns.com/images/1439.GIF

  21. I think one of the shields are one i asked for so thanks Jeff

  22. i second rsc5’s(# 22)solander’s(#1o and 19), berserkers(#24), neon’s(#8), and fabien’s(#18) neck and sheild requests. i’d really like to have some cravats and SWAT sheilds and gear would be VERY nice.

  23. Last group, because the fancy struck me to do so.

    Chain/necklace with a key on the end:

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_-nkGLr-mfbA/SbSfk_NdTqI/AAAAAAAACfg/j7oTQgJZk-Q/s320/kiskastyle+key+necklace+etsy.jpg

    Chain/necklace with a ring on the end, either a simple band or one with a stone:

    http://shop.guess.com/StyleImages/47307040-SILV-RF.jpg

    Random Bone Stuff:

    http://www.brownsfashion.com/public/pictures/products/large/99663_1.jpg

    http://www.lingerieandcostumeco.com/osc/images/CCC-60178%20The%20Bone%20Necklace.jpg

    http://www.catseyecreations.org/websitegalery2/NECKLACES/Nec_Pgs/images_2/images/5%20Red%20Tigereye,Vintage%20German,%20Bone,SS%20Clasp_JPG.jpg

    Native American Neckwear:

    http://www.ioffer.com/i/925-STERLING-SILVER-TURQUOISE-PEYOTE-NECKLACE-SET-91959791

    http://www.atomicmall.com/view.php?id=15055

    http://www.ioffer.com/i/Apache-Bone-Choker-Necklace-PUNK-GOTH-EMO-100720707

    http://www.rubylane.com/shops/atwinkleintime/item/CC-2978

    http://www.rubylane.com/shops/antqhavn/item/RL610

    http://www.faustgallery.com/dynamic/artwork_detail.asp?ArtworkID=1781

    Scythian Necklace:

    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/images/Scythian%20Necklace.jpg

    Monet Bib Necklace:

    http://www.debutanteclothing.com/news/images/monetbibnecklace.JPG

    Random, more feminine pieces I came across…sorry:

    http://www.dagmarjewelry.com/pcat-gifs/products-small/DNTAQ13–Necklace.jpg

    http://www.dagmarjewelry.com/pcat-gifs/products-small/DNTK46–Detail.jpg

    http://www.dagmarjewelry.com/pcat-gifs/products-small/DT05-Necklace.jpg

    http://www.debeers.com/content/ebiz/debeers/invt/j4ea01z99p/ma_necklace.jpg

    http://www.biatch.com.au/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=67&products_id=256&utm_source=getprice&utm_medium=cpc

    http://www.foxfirevintagejewelry.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/Jewel817.jpg

  24. Jeff,

    Can you make a version of the shield found in the horror section with out the skull on it?

  25. I have to agree with Paul. I thought that shield looked awesome for elves, but the skull kinda kills the illusion.

  26. again solanders and especially RSC5 got some great ideas, and I’m 1/16 Cherokee so this stuff means a lot too me. henceforth i second BOTH and ALL of thier requests. anyone else with me on these two’s requests’?

  27. @JR: Holy crap, man! I’m a 1/16th Cherokee too! Shoulda looked up more specific stuff to go with that, but my laptop right now is just not even worth messing with. Almost crashed on that last list.

  28. Yes, good suggestions from RSC5 and Solander, and I am working on the last one of theirs that I am going to make right now. The buffalo hide shield came out great IMHO, can’t wait to put it up for you guys.

  29. Since I’m on the actual good computer right now and more than a little bored…last batch. Honest. I just feel like variety is the spice of life and maybe these’ll give you some more detailed ideas for a later expansion set or two. Especially now with the headshot function.

    Bell Native American Copper & turquoise Necklace:

    http://www.rubylane.com/shops/antiquelyourfancy/item/437

    Amuletish Jewelry Choices:

    http://www.kaboodle.com/hi/img/b/0/0/14/e/AAAAC2qPajQAAAAAABTt8Q.jpg

    http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/eb/0/AAAAAh36uPYAAAAAAOsC9A.jpg?v=1207444548000

    http://njbeadsociety.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/objects_main.jpg

    http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/jewel-kingdom–original-jewelry-art-necklace-by-vintage-filigree-jewelry

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8472521

    http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/eb/0/AAAAAm6dhZ0AAAAAAOsMEQ.jpg?v=1207444492000

    Steampunk Octopus! This is so cool:

    http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/11c/2/AAAAAkFnCtkAAAAAARwvCA.jpg?v=1216021513000

    More Native American:

    http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/12e/6/AAAAAgrbcGYAAAAAAS5jGA.jpg?v=1218665034000

    http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/3e/a/AAAAAnnGqakAAAAAAD6tsw.jpg?v=1175807928000

    Random Tribal:

    http://beadsbymail.com/tribal.jpg

    http://www.lareinagoddesswear.com/store/images/uploads/necklace-coins-1.jpg

    http://www.lareinagoddesswear.com/store/images/uploads/jewel-pendant-round-1.jpg

    http://www.tribalexport.com/catalog/DSC08882.JPG

    http://meyersvintiques.com/shop/images/myimages/J80859.jpg

  30. Hey Jeff, since you’re still on the shields, could you separate the energy shield from the emitter? I think the color scheming would look a lot better if they were different items…

  31. if i have my piece of paper with me i can read and write in Cherokee lol. gotta go get my bike fixed. will be back.

  32. I know you are done with the shields now but if you happen to re-visit them in the future I have a suggestion. SHields with a blank area are very useful for placing insignia or logo’s on. Of course there are ways around it but they are bulky.

  33. Awesome designs! Got the brain juice flowing.