Category Archives: Character Design Challenges

Character Design Contest ♯65- Free For All

Ok guys, this week there is no category for the challenge, you can just enter what you want (so long as it sticks within the blog rules obviously). So just go wild. You don’t have to enter with something made specifically for this contest, but it can’t be something you’ve entered into a contest before. And also, as a special stipend, you’ve only got one entry into the contest this week, so make it something special.

As I said, only one entry per person this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/dblades-whiz-bang-item-dispenser/. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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 warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to 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.

Monster Wars Winner!!

Everyone Please join me in congratulating djuby for winning the Monster Wars Poll via your vote with the following image:

Round Three-Alpha Female

 

djuby please contact Jeff at afdstudios@gmail.com I will let him know you expect your email.

Character Design Contest ♯64- Bad Superpowers

So, this week I want you guys to come up with a character that has a bad or useless superpower. By bad/ useless, I mean something that you couldn’t use in a combat situation (see the Inferior 5) or that has a drawback so bad that it can’t be used (e.g. being able to explode your body, but only once). I won’t be too strict on these, just so long as you give a decent explanation for why it’s a bad power.

As usual, no entry limit and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/dblades-whiz-bang-item-dispenser/. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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 warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to 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.

Monster Wars Poll!

As a result of the cancellation of Friday Night Fights, I am posting the following Poll of the all the art work submitted by the 9 entrants I had gotten for FNF. You will be able to vote once a day for your 10 favorite images with the poll closing at 11:59 pm Thursday March 13th. The winner of this poll will have the option their choice of either  1) A Custom Illustration (within reason), 2) a sketch of the day style drawing, or 3) a custom item added to HeroMachine 3 all drawn by Jeff Hebert.

I believe you can click on the pictures on the polls to see a larger version.

Remember you can vote for up to 10 of the entries Once a day every day until march 13 at midnight eastern time, so come out and vote for your favorites and vote often!

Character Design Contest ♯63- Gadgets

For this weeks challenge I want you guys to design an awesome gadget or machine. I don’t want robots, but more along the lines of everyday mundane objects made cooler, so for example you could do a steampunk coffee-machine or a futuristic pair of shoes, that sort of thing. You don’t have to create a character to go with the gadget, I’ll be judging solely on the gadget/ machine it’s self. I’ll be interested to see what you guys come up with.

As usual, no entry limit and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/dblades-whiz-bang-item-dispenser/. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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 warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to 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.

The Jackrabbit March Hare Contest

(Note: This is a guest post by author Ian Thomas Healy.)

Greetings, HeroMachine Faithful! I’m back once again with a brand new design contest in honor of my upcoming book release. Jackrabbit is the fifth book in the Just Cause Universe series and the fourth with a cover done by your very own Jeff Hebert! This is Jackrabbit:

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Jackrabbit is a fun guy, a weirdness magnet, and a penchant for getting himself into bizarre predicaments and ridiculous situations, and that’s the theme of the contest. Since Jackrabbit himself has a very basic and simple appearance, I want to see you put him into bizarre predicaments and ridiculous situations (Keep them PG, please). Here are a couple ideas to get you started.

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As with all other HeroMachine contests, please upload your images to your favorite image sharing site and post the direct link to it here. The contest will end on Friday March 7. The prizes are as follows: I will select the best of the goofy Jackrabbit images and incorporate them into the video book trailer. If your work is selected for the trailer, you will win an ebook copy of Jackrabbit before it goes on sale on April 1, and your name will appear in the trailer credits. The creator of my favorite entry will win a signed Advance Reading Copy (a print book) as well as the ebook and trailer credit.

Let the wackiness commence!

Legal: Jackrabbit, Just Cause, and the Just Cause Universe are Copyright to Ian Thomas Healy. All Rights Reserved. Entry into this contest construes explicit permission for Ian Thomas Healy and Local Hero Press to utilize and display the contest entry for promotional purposes without further recompense to the entrant beyond the stated prizes of an ebook edition of Jackrabbit and/or a print edition of an Advance Reading Copy of Jackrabbit.

Kaldath’s Character Challenge #10 – Results

Last week I asked you to redesign my character Charthea:

Charthea HM3

 

We only had a few entries, but despite the low turn out I was impressed with the those entries no the less! 4 pieces of art to choose from, and only a single spot for a winner, Who will it be ? …………………….

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Character Design Contest ♯61- Old School: Aliens

Ok guys, for this weeks challenge I want you to create an alien hero or villain. They can be humanoid or non-humanoid. No size or power limit, so your entry could be as big as a planet or as small as an atom,, as powerful as Galactus or just a cosmic prankster like the Impossible Man, it’s up to you.

As usual, no entry limit and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/dblades-whiz-bang-item-dispenser/. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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 warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to 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.

Kaldath’s Character Challenge #10

Ladies and Gentlemen it is once again time for another Kaldath’s Design Challenge. This week I am asking you to redesign for me the following character:

 

The Fire Sprite Charthea

Charthea HM3

 

 

Charthea was originally created for a fantasy play by email Role-Playing Game however feel free to re-interrupt this character as you please. Fantasy, Sci-fi, SuperHero, etc!

The Rules:

Kaldath’s Character Challenge is a Single Entry Contest and as such you are allowed to make only ONE (1) entry into the contest. In addition to that  you must keep your creations  within the rules of the forum and blog so keep that in mind when working on your creations. You  have until Tuesday February 18th at 12 noon Eastern Time to submit your entry and I will I be announcing the winner on the following day. Good Luck everyone and having Machining!

Kaldath’s Character Challenge #9 – Results

Last Week I asked you to redesign one of these two characters:

Dragon Girl HM3Executioner HM3

 

 

 

 

 

With only Five entries in last weeks character challenge once more I will be forgoing a top five and simply announcing your winner. The winner of Kaldath’s Character Challenge #9 is …………………….

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