Category Archives: Challenges

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 Caption Challenge #22

Once again it is time for a new caption contest! This week I want you to come up with your best replacement dialog for the following image:

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The usual rules apply, You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 12 noon Eastern Time on Monday March 3rd.  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!

Character Design Contest ♯62- Face Off

Ok guys, for this weeks challenge I want you to create the best headshot you can. It can be human or non-human, male or female, but I only want a headshot, so that is head, neck & shoulders, nothing else. You can dress the character up, give them headgear and stuff like that and you can give the picture a background, but the one thing I don’t want is a mask. I want to be able to see the characters face. What I’m looking for here is good expression and how you put together the design on just one area of the character. I look forward to seeing what you 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.

Kaldath’s Character Challenge #10 – Results

Last week I asked you to redesign my character Charthea:

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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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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #21 – Results

Last week on Kaldath’s Caption Challenge #21 I asked you to give me your best replacement Dialogue for this image:

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There was a lot of interest in this weeks contest and a lot of great entires, but I as always I need to pick out the 5 that for me stood out above the rest, and then name a winner so lets get to it!

My Top Five 

Calvary_Red: “Don’t worry, Batsy, this is just the sedative.”

Frankie: “Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na! Splatman, Splatman.”

hawk007: I warned him! I told him to lose my number!

 HammerKnight: “Next time leave a tip.”

KatmirStone: “Trust me, this beats electroshock therapy, Bat-hunk!”

 

And your winner is ………………………………

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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

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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:

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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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Friday Night Fights – Reminder and Extension

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Well with only 9 days left to the deadline for FNF entries and Not a single entry being received as of yet  I have decided to extend the deadline to February 27th at 7 am Eastern Times.  This gives everyone an extra week to work on your monsters! Remember Jeff is offering up a prize for the winner of this contest, however if I do not get a minimum of  20 entrants I will pull the plug on it, and will likely retire FNF for good ( at least from running them myself ) .