Category Archives: Challenges

Pop Quiz – Jurassic Mash Up!

aw5fhpff The plot of Jurassic World (which I am just a little too excited about) – beyond screaming and running for your life – revolves around the danger of creating genetically modified dinosaurs. Well I love danger!

In honor of Jurassic World, your Pop Quiz Challenge is to create a one of a kind dinosaur. Oh…and just to make it more dangerous, you cannot use any of the dinosaurs in the “Items” – “Companions” list in any way. Everything else is fair game.

There is no prize. There is no poll. The winner is chosen by me.

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun! 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;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 9pm Eastern on Sunday, June 14th.

Kaldath’s Caption Contest #66: Results

Last week I asked you all to give me your best dialogue for this image:

SuperBat 1

 

And my top five entries are:

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BurnedSmackdown
I’m sexy and I know it
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JR19759
“Maybe now I’ll be the most popular DC hero”
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punkjay
Hey this is a way better disguise than those darn glasses
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WillyPete
“On Facebook, they keep saying to always be yourself… Unless you can be Batman. Then you should be Batman. It doesn’t seem to be working for me!”
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Now all I need is Wonder Woman’s whip, and I’ll be mainstream forever.
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And the winner is …………………………………….

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Character Design Contest ♯125- Two Great Tastes

Ok, let’s do a theme we haven’t done in a while. For anyone who hasn’t done a TGT challenge before, basically the idea is to take bits from two genres and mash them together to create a character. For example you could mash Sci-Fi and Western up to make a cyborg cowboy. In previous TGT contests I’ve given you guys a specific genre that you have to mash with others, but this time I’m gonna let you guys have free reign. You can mash up any of the following genres: Superhero, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Western, Anime, Noir, Steampunk and Horror.

Oh and you can have the poll back now. I don’t much feel like having to decide the winner on my own again.

As per usual, no limits on entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). 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 Caption Contest #66

Welcome Ladies, Gentlemen and Fellow Machiners! It is once again time for our bi-weekly caption contest and this week I want your best dialogue for this image:

SuperBat 1

The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday June 9th. Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse than 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 #65: Results

Well after a bit of a delay it is time to judge our latest caption contest of which I asked you to give me your best dialogue for this image:

Swamp thing 1

And My top five entries are:

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hawk007
Give me my little brother and no one get’s hurt.
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“Just one cup of broccoli provides over 100% of your daily need for vitamin C and vitamin K, and is also a good source of vitamin A, folate and potassium.”
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KatmirStone
Barbecue sauce isn’t salad dressing!

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dreadyacht
GIVE ME MY NOOOOOOOOOSE!
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PMD_Warrior
I must become even greener
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And your winner is ……………………………….

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Character Design Contest ♯124- JR’s 100th

Eeyup. Today marks the 100th CDC that has occurred under my supervision since I was made a moderator and blog author for the site over 2 years ago. Hopefully you’ve all enjoyed the madness that ensued, it’s certainly been fun for me. And considering it’s a milestone, I’m gonna celebrate.

So, the idea is; just impress me. Simple as that. Show me something awesome you’ve created in Heromachine, as long as it isn’t something that has previously entered into a contest. But of course there is a catch. Y’all only have one shot at this. Yup, one entry only (sits back and watches Cliff implode and explode simultaneously). So make it a good one.

Oh and you know that poll thingy-majig that you all seem to like so much. That’s getting kicked for this week. When I said you’ve got to impress me, I meant me and me alone. The only way you guys are influencing who wins this week is by entering, I’m deciding who takes the no-prize. *evil smirk* Don’t worry, I don’t play favourites… often.

As I said earlier, one entry only this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). 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.

Character Design Contest ♯123- All Winners Squad

So guys, for this weeks contest, I wish for you to turn your attention to a section of Heromachine 3 that falls under the Heads category. It is titled simply “Winners” and contains the faces of some of the great and good of the Heromachine community of the past and present, including our great and powerful overlord Mr Hebert. So your challenge this week is simple. Go create me an awesome picture using one (or more) of those faces. That is the only requirement (apart from the usual rules about copyright characters etc.), the pic can be anything you want, within reason, so long as it contains one of those faces. So make them cool, make them funny, make them scary, but make sure to make them awesome.

As per usual, no limits on entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). 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.

Geek Quiz ♯25: Guess Who

Lets celebrate the quarter-century of the Geek Quiz with something that should be a piece of cake. In line with this weeks CDC, down below you are going to find 20 superheroes/ super villains secret identities. What I want you to do is say which superheroes they belong to. In the case of characters that have had more than one name as a superhero then I want the first identity they took, with the exception of sidekicks who eventually graduated to full superhero status, in which case we want the name they took after becoming a fully fledged hero (e.g. Hank Pym would be Ant-Man rather than Giant-Man or Yellowjacket, whilst Dick Greyson would be Nightwing rather than Robin).

So if that’s all clear then lets go. 1 point per correct answer and as per usual No putting answers in the comments.

1. Timothy Drake

2. Mac Gargan

3. Jefferson Pierce

4. Al Simmons

5. Hank Henshaw

6. Robert Parr

7. Noh-Varr

8. Rahne Sinclair

9. Bart Allen

10. Jon Osterman

11. Garth Ranzz

12. James Howlett

13. Eobard Thawne

14. Taneleer Tivan

15. Michael Jon Carter

16. Barbara “Bobbi” Morse

17. Stephanie Brown

18. Cain Marko

19. Stephan Strange

20. Dave Lizewski

Answers below the jump

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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #65

It is once again time for our bi-weekly caption contest. This time I would like you to give me your best dialogue for this item:

Swamp thing 1

 

The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday May 26th. Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse than 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!

Character Design Contest ♯122- Secret Identities

Alright guys, this week it’s back to the more standard “Character” contest format. For this weeks challenge I want you to create a superhero. It’s that simple.

*grins*

Ok, it’s not thaaaat simple. To make it more interesting, you also have to show the character’s alter-ego, their secret identity, the Clark Kent to their Superman etc. and the two have to be incorporated into the same picture. Now there are many different ways you can do this, so I’ll leave it up to you as to how, I just care that they are both in the same picture.

As per usual, no limits on entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). 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.