HeroMachine 2 Companions

A request was made to import the Companions from HeroMachine 2 into HeroMachine 3. I’ll be honest, I’d forgotten how many items there were in the old one that don’t have an analogue. But before I go whole-hog into this, I want to check in and make sure this is a) something you want, and b) how you would want it.

The reason I didn’t import these wholesale is that the art style is so drastically different between the two iterations. I can redraw them all, but in the process they’re going to look a lot different. Here’s a sample:

Obviously the new one’s on the left, the original HM2 version is on the right. Do you want these conversions done? Would you like them re-drawn like this, or just imported as-is?

22 Responses to HeroMachine 2 Companions

  1. The redrawn versions are better looking, but if it’s going to mean more work for you, then maybe you should make the decision.

  2. I absolutely love the re-draw. I’d say go for the new style, if it’s not asking too much. Also since I’m on the subject, thank you so much for all of the time and effort you put into this. I have so much fun on this site, using the program and taking part in contests. You’re the best Jeff.

  3. Thanks, Shookman!

    I don’t mind redrawing them, but I was a little worried people would object that the “feel” of the original would be lost.

  4. Jeff you must decide case by case whether to redraw or not. I do like the one on the right, but I LIKE the one on the left. But on the case of the say the Fleur De Lis, I would not redraw it~ a Fleur De Lis is a Fleur De Lis.

  5. Heyla!

    There was one companion, that is not here, that I liked to use. It is that cute little critter. Not sure what it is or if it is from an RPG or Gaming? He made a very nice woodlands companion. Not too ferocious or “Fangy” but just enough strange to put him in with characters.

    http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l274/Healingbear/SpiritsWatersong.png

    See that cute little guy that’s brown and blue? LOL! Can he be added?

  6. Watson Bradshaw

    I started using HM1 and 2 back in 2006 and haven’t gone back to both once HM3 came about it is so much more supirior than the other two and the detail you can get into with customizing is lightyears ahead of the other versions. I think that an updated version of the HM2 companions would be an awesome addition to the new one and a fun project on seeing how much the medium has progressed. Thanks Jeff for all the hard work over the years.

  7. William Peterson

    I’d like to see the re-drawn companions, though not if it’s going to be a big problem, or a lot of work…
    It looks nice.

  8. Nick Hentschel

    The re-drawn version is so far superior, it’s not even worth debating!

    Knock us dead, Jeff, however long it takes: we’ll be patient!

  9. Thanks, Nick! Good to see you ’round these parts again, too.

    It sounds like the “re-draw”s have it, so that’s what we’ll do. It’s kind of fun to see the new next to the old.

  10. Yeah, I have to say I’m on the side of the re-draws.

  11. Alphaalpharomeo

    I like the redraw but it is up to you

  12. That would be awesome Jeff, especially the weapons. Oh and that monkey android thingy…

  13. Could they by any chance put pokemons as companions? I would really enjoy it! But that means they would have to pay the guys that makes pokemon!

    Still?

  14. Can’t do Pokemon, sorry — those are copyrighted. I’m just talking about the items that are in the old HM2 sets.

  15. I really like the redraws too…if it isn’t too much to ask, I’d love to see the redrawn characters in HM3.
    Love the site, love the contests (I haven’t entered many because of homework…). You rock, Jeff! :)

  16. I kind of miss that little iguana looking dragon from companion standard. I used that one quite a bit. Him and the one that sits on the shoulder in expansion1.

  17. I think the decision is made, but I would say yes to re-drawing. It’s fun re-creating and updating old HM 2 designs in HM 3

  18. I honestly think it suits the art style a lot more if its redrawn. It works well with all the detail in HM3. The original is nice but its a HM2 version and should be left with that. The redraw would work a lot better.

  19. I feel some might beed to be redrawn but some can be switched over as is. I guess its all a pick witch is witch love Heromachine

  20. Hey Jeff, I know you said you were taking time off from adding new items to the machine so you could update/ crossover some of the things already made to make the machine more complete, but I have seen a few things added on here and had a question? My pip boy was made a while back I remember, someone sent me a pic and I said it looked great but I havent seen it come into circulation yet, as well as a few other items others had asked for that have already been made. When can we hopefully expect new items to start coming out again?

  21. TOOL:
    Hey Jeff, I know you said you were taking time off from adding new items to the machine so you could update/ crossover some of the things already made to make the machine more complete, but I have seen a few things added on here and had a question?My pip boy was made a while back I remember, someone sent me a pic and I said it looked great but I havent seen it come into circulation yet, as well as a few other items others had asked for that have already been made.When can we hopefully expect new items to start coming out again?

    If they’re dblade items, whenever he sends them to me.