CDC #378 – Check Mate!

A few years ago, a contest series ran on the HM Forums where the goal was to design a chess set – piece by piece – so I thought I would give it a try as a CDC. (Above are my entries for the black and white pawn in the original contest.)

So your challenge this week is to create designs for both the black and white pawns. Entries may be submitted as 1 rendering or 2 – it is up to you.

The winner this week will receive a HeroMachine rendering of my version of one of their winning designs.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

You may enter up to three times.

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, September 3rd.

3 Responses to CDC #378 – Check Mate!

  1. Soldering Gunslinger

    https://imageshack.com/a/img921/1261/b6UbiC.png
    White Pawn – Angry Villager
    If you zoom in on his arms and hands, you will see broken off fangs and scars from fighting the Vampire Spawn. The villagers are fed up with being food for the children of the night, so have risen up against the Dark Prince of Blood. Unfortunately, they are not properly armed and thus serve as nothing more than scouts and skirmishers.

    https://imageshack.com/a/img923/6172/MGYO8U.png
    Black Pawn – Vampire Spawn
    The most basic of the Dark Prince’s forces, they are expendable yet ravenous and cunning. They are, of course, “lesser” undead, and therefore can be dispatched easily compared to the rest.

    The “chessmen” are summoned using discs.

  2. Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.