Character Design Challenge #326 – RPG Character Classes: Round 5 – Rangers

Time for Round 5! Your CDC is to create a member of the Ranger Class. This is the group that features the hunters, the sniper ranger and the bow and blade ranger.

Once again, a brief written description of the world of your RPG is an entry requirement.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 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. 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 :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • 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, June 25th at 9:00am Eastern.



6 Responses to Character Design Challenge #326 – RPG Character Classes: Round 5 – Rangers

  1. StarkillerRX says:


    Sherwood is one of the NPC superheroes in my Mutants and Masterminds campaign set in World War II. Maryan Campbell, the lady behind the mask, was the daughter of an Olympic archer, living a life of wealth and comfort. Until the day her dad came back from the 1936 Berlin Olympics and was killed by criminals who stole his golden medal. Training with her father’s bow, she decided to pursue revenge by fighting crime as the agile Sherwood.

    For a long time she was nothing but a shadow; although less than reputable tabloids reported a mysterious lady archer terrorizing London’s underworld while proudly wearing the Union Jack, she was regarded as nothing but a rumor, and the few who believed she existed saw her as nothing but a violent vigilante. After the London Blitz of 1940, however, when she was seen tending to the wounded and helping out those in danger in that fateful night, she became not only widely known but went from vigilante to national hero.

    She joined a team of patriot heroes from other Allied nations called HOPE Squad, and fought in the European front against spies, saboteurs and high-ranking Nazi officers, even helping in the battle against Reichmensch, the Aryan Superman. She later retired, marrying her French teammate Adam “Le Sabre” Belmont and moving to a small farm in Worcestershire.

  2. kellkin says:

    Elgeiros the Elven Ranger

    Ever since he was young , his aim with a bow was astonishing. every shot was bullseye, even from great distances. Hes skill with a sword is equally matched. In battle he acquired the nickname, “The Eagle” for his never failing aim, and his fearsome spirit.

  3. Yin says:

    Jinn the sniper

    she is from a rouge group that’s all I know about her so far

  4. cliff says:

    Entry #1
    Rowan Quickbeam, Ranger of Dragon Shadow Forest
    Rowan is, of course, a Satyr.
    Rowan has long brown hair, a faint mustache, long goatee and goat
    furred legs and goat tail. His eyes are a forest green, that twinkle like
    fireflies or fairies swarm in them. A mischevious smile lays between
    the sparse mustach and the long goatee, His 6″ goat horns curve
    and are light grey and his cloven hooses are dark grey.
    Rowan wears a Green Camo Hooded Cloak, his hand made Pan
    Pipes hang around his neck which he can play and Charm People,
    Sleep, Cause Fear/Panic or Inspuire them. He also wears a leather
    arms gaurd belted around his chest and leather bracers on his
    forearms. Around his waist is a brown leather belt, from which hangs
    his sword scabbard, belt pouch and a ever present Wine Bag with a
    good quality wine. He also wears a green camo loincloth, his silver
    dagger with a ruby on the hilt is strapped to his leg.
    His weapons are +1 Short Bow/Arrows, +1 Long Sword, an Axe and
    With his heightend Satyr senses he is good at not being surprised
    and Blind Fighting. He also has a Satyr’s Infravision.
    Unarmed he can still use his head and horns, to Headbutt, Gore (2-
    8) and Charge. He is also good at Wrestling, for non-leathal combat
    or fun, but Rowan is particularly effective with a specific Satyr form of
    martial arts, some call Kicking Goat, using his hard cloven hooves:
    Kicking, Side Kick, Back Kick, Circle Kick, Flying Kick, Falling, Prone
    Fighting, Instant Stand, Missle Deflection, Weapon Breacker.
    As a Satyr he has Move Silently and Camouflage to be 90%
    undetectable, as well as 50% Magic Resistance.
    Alertness, Persuasion, Wilderness Survival, Fire-Building, Rope Use,
    Tracking, Trail Marking, Direction Sense, Weather Sense, Hunting, Set Snares, Find/Remove Traps, Animal Lore, Animal Noise, Fishing,
    Foraging, Herbalogy, Healing, Vetrinary Healing, Endurance, Running, Jumping, Climbing, Swimming. Riding Landborn, although he rarely rides, he can.He is also good at Bowyer/Fletcher and Leatherworking.
    Rowan’s mother Caertheand (pronounced caorann or karan and means ‘delightful to the eye’) was a dryad
    and his father Ash was a satyr cheif
    Rowan was conceived on the first day of Summer under a Rowan
    tree, and consequently born nine months later on the first day of
    Rowan was born and raised in Dragon Shadow forest,
    which is beside the Dragonback Mountain:
    Dragon’s Maw Cavern
    Dragon’s Teeth (Inside),
    Dragon Nostrils (2 small caves)
    Dragon Eye Caves (2 larger cave)
    Dragon Neck (outside)
    Dragon’s Throat (interior tunnel)
    Dragon Claw Ridges:Northeast, Southeast, Southwwest, Northwest.(outside)
    Dragon Leg Hills: Northeast, Southeast, Southwwest, Northwest. (outside)
    Dragon’s Lungs (2 large inside chambers)
    Dragon Spine Mountains (outside)
    Dragon Ridge Peaks (outside)
    Dragon Belly Caverns (inside, huge)
    Dragon’s Bowels (inside, a long maze of twisting tunnels)
    Dragon’s @$$ Cave
    Dragon Tail Hills (outside)
    Sulfer Bogs (outside)
    Dragon Swamp (outside)
    Dragon P!$$ River
    leading down to Dragon P!$$ Lake
    Dragon Vale
    Dragonton – the closest Human town
    Drag On Inn – the local tavern, The sign is of a curled up sleeping dragon..
    Rowan loves his forest home, the plants and animals
    Rowan mingles fairly equally among the forest’s Satyrs, Elves, Gnomes, Centaurs, and Pixies. He has a close contact with at least one of each race. He is also friendly to some of the rarer inhabitants of Dragon Shadow Forest.
    Rowan even associates with some humans. Those Humans particularly beng Rangers, Druids, Farmers, Hunters, Trappers/Furriers, Fishermen, and Woodsmen and the occasional Adventurer.
    Rowan is teritorial and fierce in his protection of his forest and any who would over hunt or despoil it, chop down a forest without replanting new growth, or farmers who overwork the land or abuse their animals..
    H constantly monitors the area which he has sworn to protect. He scrutinized the activity of strangers, advises travelers, and intercepts
    careless hunters, fishermen and woodsmen, He keeps an eye out for fires, floods, and other natural disasters, and does what he can to comfort and heal animals and plants in times of crisis
    Rowan can provide a wealth of information about the history of the area and knows secret places, hide-outs and entrances long forgotten.
    Rowan loves to drink and play be it playing his pan pipes and dancing, or enjoying archery contests, dagger or axe throwing compititions, arm wrestling bouts, or wrestling.He is very competitive.
    He also enjoys sex with either gender that takes his fancy.
    While he is an omnivore, and does occasionally eat venison, rabbit, squirrel, quail, duck, chicken or fish, be eats more fruits, vegetables, nuts, roots, mushrooms, honey and grains. He is very fond of pastries and apple pie and of course good wine.
    Ironically the Dragonback Mountain has never had any recorded dragon in it’s history, even among the long lived Elves, the moutnain merely looks like a giant dragon.
    Some speculate that now very long dead Dwarves had a hand in the shaping of the Dragonback Mountain, but not even the Elves confirm or deny this.
    In recent years the area has had a noticeable increase of regular lizards and snakes both normal and posionous, alligators and crocodiles, and an influx of kobalds, giant lizards, lizardmen, and there have been rumors of some Draconians. And everyone knows it’s said where there are Draconians at least one or more Dragons can’ t be too far away.

  5. Lady Amaranth says:

    Elsapeth the Forest Mother, a recreation of one of my 5th edition D&D characters.–Amaranth/Lady%20Amaranth%20-%20Elsapeth%20Cervitaur_zpsdu8lyumu.png

    Elsapeth is a cervitaur (they have a different name in D&D but I have left that out incase it might cause a copyright issue) woman and the guardian of the Wispenglow, a huge expanse of enchanted woods. Her status in her herd stems from the many antler branches she has. Cervitaurs both male and female grow antlers. Every ten years of life gains them another branch in their antlers. As the oldest, Elsapeth naturally became the leader. Strangely no elves live in the Wispenglow. This has made the cervitaurs the main protectors of the woods.

    Elsapeth herself is a ranger armed with a spear and longbow. She wears almost no clothing. What she does wear usually has a specific use like pouches and belts for carrying items. Otherwise she likes to adorn herself with the flowers of the woods.

    As far as appearances go, her upper body resembles and elf. Where her legs would be however, is instead the body of a deer. She has sun-tanned golden skin, bright blonde flowing hair, and glowing cyan eyes.

    Personality wise Elsapeth is something of a mystery to strangers. She is not easily excited and often mistrusting of travelers that find themselves in her lands. Those who try to seek her out have to prove themselves as friends before she will hear them out. To the forest beings and her herd she is a nurturing healer, a firm leader, and a wise elder.

    Elsapeth was once convinced to leave her treasured woods by a band of adventurers. A fog that had been over the land to the north for hundreds of years had lifted. This fog had covered part of her woods and had not been explored in that time. With the haze dispersed, she longed to not only see this new section of her land, but to ensure the safely of the Wispenglow by scouting what lay beyond its edges.

  6. djuby says:

    Contest closed. Results posted shortly.