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CDC #378 – Check Mate! – Results

So there were only two entrants this week, which is beyond disappointing. On the plus side, however, THEY BOTH ROCKED! So the co-winners this week are...

Herr D's white pawn whittler...

and Soldering Gunslinger's Vampire Spawn pawn

Both will receive a version of their character rendered in HM3 by yours truly. Your prizes will be posted to the blog later this week

CDC #379 – Hero Yourself!

Your challenge this week is to visit the link below to the Superhero Name Generator, and to create a hero version of yourself based on the name and list of powers it generates.

http://www.zimbio.com/generator/YgpmozHXpvQ/What's+Your+Superhero+Name+Power

Please include a screen cap of your results with your entry.

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

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 9:00 am Eastern on Sunday, September 9th.

CDC #377 – PUBLIC DOMAIN – Prize for Ubiquitous Pixel

UP's original...

My take...

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CDC #377 – PUBLIC DOMAIN – Results

Honourable mentions this week go out to Brons for Lightning ...

...and to Worf for Lightning Girl. Well done sirs!

Runner up this week goes to Starkillerx for Shango.

Great job SKX! And the win goes to...

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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.

CDC #376 – Forged In Fire – Prize for Sam Heness

Sam's winning sword...

My take on the sword's forger...

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CDC #376 – Forged In Fire – Results

Runner up this week goes out to rossoftheyear for this angel sword...

and this week's win goes out to,,,drum roll please...

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CDC #377 – PUBLIC DOMAIN

Your Challenge this week is to visit the link below and to re-imagine one of the electricity based characters listed.

http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Electrical_Characters

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

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 27th.

CDC #375 – Team Building – Finale – PRIZES

Here are the prizes for the winners of the CDC Team Building Finale!

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CDC #375 – Team Building – Finale – Results

Let the naming ceremony commence!

Okay so that might be a bit over the top!

The hero group name winner is Calvary Red for the New Samaritans.

Your prize will be to be re-imagined as the 8th team member of the group.

The villain group name winner is Lunatic Fringe by Blunt Object.

Your prize is to be re-imagined as the 8th villain member of the group.

Lady Amaranth also submitted great entries, so because I am a hell of a guy, she will be re-imagined as the 9th member of one of the teams.

Thanks to all those who entered throughout the weeks.