Category Archives: Challenges

Character Design Contest ♯100- Threedesign

*Puns*

I know some people think they’ve twigged as to what this weeks contest is going to be, and I have a feeling they are sort of right. But not exactly right.

So, over the last two weeks I’ve asked you to come up with characters using older versions of Heromachine (Heromachine 1 and Heromachine 2.5). This week what I want you to do is to redesign those characters using Heromachine 3. However, YOU CANNOT REDESIGN ONE OF YOUR OWN CHARACTERS. Instead you must redesign someone else’s entry, preferably more than one persons if you are going to enter multiple times. That’s why I said by entering the previous contests you are giving permission for your entries to be used in this contest, so no complaints from anyone please.

To make it easier to find those contest entries, here are the links to the contests-

HM1 Contest

HM2.5 Contest

As per usual, no limits on entries 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 pictures and images 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 Caption Contest #52

Greetings fellow machiners, as you can see it is once again caption contest time. This week I want your best dialogue for the following image:

CaptCaveman 1

(Hint: be original, as CAPTAIN CAVEMAN!!! is not very likely to win this one! )

The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 1:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday November 25th.  Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse then PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #51: Results

Last week I asked you all for your best replacement dialogue for the following image:

DP 1

and the top five entries as judge by me are:

*****

Herr D
 It’s the Walking Deadpools! Let me peel off this mask to better bite you with.
*****
Tuldabar 
Hey! Anybody want to reenact the upside-down Spiderman kiss with me? Anyone? No? Oh come on! That’s a classic!!
*****
punkjay
Look at what that hack leifeld did to my face!!!!
*****
Phatchick
…Which is why I recommend UltraWhite toothpaste, for that super smile!
*****
Bearfoot 
“What do you mean “Why so serious?” has been done before!”
*****
and the winner is  ………………………………….

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Character Design Contest ♯99- Twice (and a bit) as Good?

So, following on from last weeks HM1 contest, this week your challenge is to create the best character you possibly can using Heromachine 2.5. As with last week, you can enter hero, villain, male, female etc. just so long as you used HM2.5.

Have fun. Oh and also, by entering this contest you are giving permission for the character/ characters you enter to be used in next weeks contest, ok?

As per usual, no limits on entries 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 pictures and images 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 Caption Contest #51

Your challenge this week ladies and gentlemen is you give your best replacement dialogue for the following image:

DP 1

The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 1:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday November 18th.  Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse then PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #50 : Results

Last week I asked for you best dialogue for the following image:

Donnie 1

Of the entries received these are the top five as judged by me:

*****

JR19759
You know, you’re not exactly what I envisioned when I ordered a strip-o-gram.
*****
Herr D
If that’s a hare in your pocket, I’ve already won the race!
*****
redligerwing59
I cant remember is it side to side or turtlewax on turtlewax off?.
*****
Viper
Ever seen a turtle pole da- err vault? Pole vault?
*****
Skybandit
I use this to scratch itches under my shell!
*****
And the Winner is …………………………………………….

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Character Design Contest ♯98- Starting At The Beginning

This one’s going to be interesting. What I want you to do this week is very simple. I want you to do is create a character. They can be anything, hero, villain, alien, male, female, strong-man, speedster or techie, does not matter. BUT, you can only use Heromachine Version 1…

Have fun. Oh and also, by entering this contest you are giving permission for the character/ characters you enter to be used in a future contest in two weeks time, ok?

As per usual, no limits on entries 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 pictures and images 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 Caption Contest #50

Hello boys and girls! Do you know what time it is ? That’s right, it is CAPTION CONTEST TIME!!! Your challenge this week is the following image:

Donnie 1

The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 1:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday November 11th.  Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse then PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #49: Results

Last week I asked for your best replacement dialogue for the following image:

Moo 1

and here are the top five entries as judged by yours truly:

JR19759 
Don’t have a cow man.
*****
keric 
I am the Holy cow that Robin spoke of!
*****
Skoul 
Behold, the caped Moo-sader!
*****
leonides11
What do you call a cow in a disguise? Camooflauged!
*****
Sabrina
Wait, are you a FEMALE comic book character who doesn’t wear revealing clothing? This place is weird.
*****
And the winner is ………………………………………………………

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Character Design Contest ♯97- The 200th

Now, I’m very excited about this one.

For those of you who haven’t quite figured it out yet, this week marks the 200th Character Design Contest on the Heromachine blog, counting all of the contests hosted by Jeff, Hammerknight and myself. And, since the 100th CDC was a best-of contest, lets make this one the same.

The rules are simple. Each person gets ONE entry and one entry only. The original submission rules apply, so that’s the rules on file naming that were in place when Jeff ran the contests (which will be listed below). You cannot enter a piece that has won a contest before, or made it onto a poll, however, previous contest entries are otherwise allowed. Any entries that do not conform to these rules will be disqualified, and I’m going to be being very very picky about this. ALL the entries will be put into the poll for the week, I have absolutely no say in who goes on the poll, if you enter you’re guaranteed a shot at the win and the prize.

Now what is the prize I don’t hear you ask because I’m typing this in advance of it being posted. Well, in addition to the usual dblade patented Whiz Bang Item, your winning entry will be immortalised in the Heromachine Hall Of Fame alongside the best artworks produced by the greatest heromachiners of all time.

Oh, and just for the record, as I’m not judging for the poll this week, I’m gonna be entering. No prizes for guessing why I’m excited now.

Anyway, as I’ve already said, only one entry per person, and as usual 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 make sure you read the contest rules before entering, because it would suck to get disqualified from this contest. Have fun and good luck to everyone.

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. Please make sure your entries are named properly, because I’m not going to go and rename them all myself. If they’re not named properly, they just get ignored, I’m not even going to ask you to rename them, they just get skipped. I’ve made it plain enough, you don’t do it right, it’s your look out not mine. Them’s the breaks I’m afraid.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine forums,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 files as [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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.