Ok, so we're going to take a break from the "Old School" challenges this week, as it was recently Chinese New Year and, whilst there have been contests based around the signs of the western zodiac on the blog before, we've never had one based around the Chinese Zodiac. So that is your challenge this week, make a hero or villain based on one of the twelve Zodiac animals shown above (that is; Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig). It'll be interesting to see what you come up with here. One proviso, a rule specific for this week, you must use the zodiac insignias shown in the picture above. These can be found on the last two pages of Insignias- Nature.
This week there will be a limit on entries, each person can only enter once per Zodiac Sign, so that is only 12 entries per person, but since no-one ever enters that many times, I don't suppose it really matters. As usual, 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.