Character Design Challenge #463– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part 2 – Knights and Paladins

For the next few weeks we will be building a team of RPG characters based on the following classes: Warrior/Fighter, Knight/Paladin, Barbarian/Berzerker, Monk/Martial Artist, Archer/Ranger, Thief/Rogue/Assassin, Priest/Healer, Mage/Wizard, and finally Summoner/Necromancer/Druid. 

Your CDC challenge this week is to create an original heroic knight or Paladin character. 

The winning entrant will receive a HM3 version of their character rendered by yours truly. 

The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. 

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: 

Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). 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 Monday, May 25th  at 6:00pm Eastern 


13 Responses to Character Design Challenge #463– RPG Character Classes Challenge – Part 2 – Knights and Paladins

  1. Avatar Herr D says:

    Are we sticking to humanoid Tolkienesque races for these classes?

  2. Avatar djuby says:

    Herr D:
    Are we sticking to humanoid Tolkienesque races for these classes?

    Not at all. Completely open to all interpretations. Looking for an eclectic team as the final product.

  3. Avatar Scott Weyers says:


    Sylistra is the champion of Rhadyn, the Sun God of Ghoraja-Juun.
    She has been imbued with a small portion of Rhadyn’s magical power, causing her eyes to glow a bright yellow.
    Unlike your typical Knight or Paladin, she specializes in a pair of blades attached to chains which are attached to her gauntlets.

  4. Cille Cille says:

    Raised by a ragtag group of mercenaries, Tamrith learned to fight, learned to do what she was told, and learned to do what was necessary to survive. But after decades of fighting for other people’s reasons, with little but disillusion to show for it, she set out to find something that would be truly worth fighting for. After she came upon a deceased druid’s wooden amulet, the forces of nature began to work their magic in and through her – and she was unknowingly set upon the path to one day take an oath to do whatever she could to protect whatever good things still exist in this crappy world.

  5. Avatar kellkin says:

    Here is my Paladin Anestra

  6. Suleman Suleman says:

    Thay, Tiefling Paladin

  7. G. W. G. W. says:

    Gnome paladin Vorlin Maekkelferce:

    The son of a humble jeweler, Vorlin always knew that he wanted to be a hero. Eventually, he got his chance, receiving divine powers from the god of gnomes. He began training as much as he could, trying to master the art of the sword. Now he travels the world, saving and protecting those in need in the name of his god.

  8. Avatar Rapidosian says:

    Fenwick, the Human Paladin

    A young nobleman on a quest to win the respect of his love’s family, Fenwick Sunstone must slay the greatest evil in the land. Only then will the enchanted locket he carries with him glow with radiant light, and he can finally return home.

  9. Avatar ExtremelyEPIC says:

    Mythas, the knight that rules the skies. He commands the sun and brings light to all living beings. But, he is in an eternal conflict with his nemesis and counterpart Selene, which has power over the moon and all evil beings that thrive in the dark. It is said that when the sun is suddenly covered by the clouds and it storms, that Mythas and Selene are fighting each other. But for what purpose, no one knows.

    The lightning comes from Mythas’ sword, which has a mind of it’s own and lives to serve him until the end of times. The thunder is said to be Mythas himself, produced either by his powerful strikes or his fierce battle cries.

  10. Avatar Xinmodic says:

    A member of the Leoburn guild he is deckt out in his clans armor

  11. Avatar djuby says:

    Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.