Category Archives: Character Design Challenges

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

Runner up this week goes to Cliff: amazing pose; great attention to detail; stunning work on the face.

And this week's win goes to...

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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.

 

 

Character Design Challenge #326 – RPG Character Classes: Round 4 – Clerics – Results

Honourable mention this week goes to Kellkin for this stunning piece of work...

...and this week's winner is...

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Character Design Challenge #326 – RPG Character Classes: Round 4 – Clerics

Time for Round 4! Your CDC is to create a member of the Cleric Class. This is the group that features medics, priests and witchdoctors among others. And yes...you can choose to create a character that blends the cleric with another character class: the Templar and Caster for example.

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 18th at 9:00am Eastern.

 

 

Character Design Challenge #325 – RPG Character Classes: Round 3 – Rogues – Results

I have to say...you guys are creating some incredible characters, which makes my job all the more difficult. So here we go...

Honourable mentions...

Rossoftheyear                                   Rekulhs nathe

Runner Up...

KellkinSuleman

...and the win goes to...

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Character Design Challenge #325 – RPG Character Classes: Round 3 – Rogues

Time for Round 3! Your CDC is to create a member of the Rogue Class. This is the group that includes thieves, assassins, and ninjas among others.

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 11th at 9:00am Eastern.

Character Design Challenge #324 – RPG Character Classes: Round 2 – Magicians – Results

Great job again this week folks! A lot of you have really upped your game.

Honourable mentions this week go to...

Vampyrist and WolfMaster as well as...

 ...Kellkin.

This week's runner up is...

...Cliff. So great to have you back Cliff!

And the winner is...

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Character Design Challenge #324 – RPG Character Classes: Round 2 – Magicians

 

Time for Round 2! Your CDC is to create a member of the Magician Class. This is the group that includes Mages, Wizards, and Necromancers, among others.

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 4th at 9:00am Eastern.

Character Design Challenge #323 – RPG Character Classes: Round 1 – Fighters – Results

First things first! a HUGE thanks to all the creators that entered this week! Great job everyone. I have gone over this for hours now, and I know that no matter how this goes, there will be those who would have chosen differently. First to the honourable mentions.

Meniukas, FelipeSCard, and DemiGod all had stunning entries, but neglected to include the brief written description as outlined in the brief.

3rd place goes to Xinmodic for this brilliant and creative character.

Runner up this week goes to JR19759. Great job!

And the winner is...

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Character Design Challenge #323 – RPG Character Classes: Round 1 – Fighters

To be completely honest, my understanding of RPGs and their characters falls just slightly above my knowledge of 20th century Russian politics. A number of folks have floated the idea in the past of an RPG series, so I did a little googling, as you do, and to my surprise I found the lists of classes and characters pretty intriguing.

So to start Round 1, your CDC this week is to write a brief synopsis that explains and describes the world of your RPG, and create a member of the Fighter Class. This is the group that includes Knights, Paladins and Barbarians, among others.

There is no limit on entries this week, so feel free to enter more than once.

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. 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, May 28th at 9:00am Eastern.