CDC #376 – Forged In Fire

Your Challenge this week is to design a one of a kind weapon of battle ie: sword, mace, shield, battle axe, etc. You can choose to include the warrior who wields it in battle if you wish, but entries will be judged solely on the creativity  and uniqueness  of the weapon.

The winner this week will receive my design for the master blacksmith who forged the weapon.

Weapons can be from any period you wish, or pure fantasy,

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter as often as you like!

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: full or partial nudity is prohibited. 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 :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • 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 at noon Eastern on Monday, August 20th

9 Responses to CDC #376 – Forged In Fire

  1. rossoftheyear rossoftheyear

    Nice, this is what I like to do for my and my friend’s D&D characters.

    This is the axe that was used by my Dwarven Forge Cleric, Bjorn.

    https://pre00.deviantart.net/416b/th/pre/f/2018/172/8/b/square_axe_done_by_rossoftheyear-dcf1nuf.png

  2. Here is a Sword I made some time ago called “Star Killer” https://orig00.deviantart.net/8584/f/2018/225/8/f/star_killer_by_samikaze13-dck1pec.png

    (thought it did not go through so posted it twice.sorry)

  3. “Grave Misfortune”
    An Axe Guitar made from the bones of a legendary Rock star.
    https://pre00.deviantart.net/12fa/th/pre/i/2018/225/9/7/grave_misfortune_by_samikaze13-dck1slj.png

  4. Here’s my contribution, Camaelesh, a sword reputed to be that of the angel Camael, perhaps even the one he held when ejecting Adam and Eve from the Garden.

    Whether the Archangel actually has anything to do with the sword’s origin (or even exists) is unknown. Whatever it’s origin “Camael’s sword”, a bastard flamberge bursts into flame when drawn with serious intent, is impossibly strong and sharp, and has been around for many many centuries.

    I couldn’t decide if I preferred just the sword alone, or in front of a background, so:

    With BG: http://eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Brons-Camaelesh-BG.png
    Without: http://eldacur.com/~brons/Comics/Brons-Camaelesh.png

  5. http://www.heromachine.com/forums/topic/herr-ds-cfls/page/40/#post-152177

    The auction went well, according to the fossil record. This lot was the real cavebuster.

  6. Challenge closed. Results posted later today.