Category Archives: Challenges

Character Design Challenge #337: The Shape Of Things To Come

Ok guys, this week I want you to create the best character you possibly can. They must have a face, clothes and recognisable hands and feet, although hair and facial hair are optional. The catch? You must create your character using ONLY items found in Insignias- Standard, Insignias- Shapes and Background- Shapes. You cannot use items from any other item slot, no body parts, no tops, no pants, no hands, no feet and no hair, just shapes. Your characters can be anything you want; superhero, fantasy, sci-fi etc. so long as they are entirely made up of shapes.

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: full or partial nudity is prohibited. 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 :,ImageShackDeviantArt, or whatever - Please do not use Photobucket);

  • 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, September 17th at 9:00am Eastern.

 

Caption Contest #102

Ok guys, time for another caption contest, where you have to come with the funniest replacement dialogue for a random comic panel of my choosing. This week you have to come up with the best caption you possibly can for this panel:

Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (Sept 13th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13.

Character Design Challenge #336: It’s the sea, you see

Ok guys, this week I want you to create the best aquatic scene you can. The only required elements are a background with a water effect (it does not matter how you achieve this, so long as it is in heromachine) and some sort of foreground aquatic item (e.g. coral, shipwreck, fish etc.). You can include a character/ characters or it can just be a landscape, so long as you include the two required elements.

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: full or partial nudity is prohibited. 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 :,ImageShackDeviantArt, or whatever - Please do not use Photobucket);

  • 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, September 10th at 9:00am Eastern.

Caption Contest #101 Results

Ok guys, last week I asked you all to come up with the best replacement dialogue for this panel:

And our top 5 are:

HerrD: This doesn’t make me look FAT does it? How do I look?

The Atomic Punk: What’s the postal abbreviation for Oklahoma?

Calvary Red: I am your father. Join me and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.

Drinkfluid: You’re being featured in Heromachine’s caption contest.

Drinkfluid again: I'm going to kill you now.

But of course there can only be one winner. And that winner is...

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Character Design Challenge #335: Secret Agent Man

Ok guys, your mission this week (should you choose to accept it) is to create a master of espionage and at least 3 top secret gadgets that they would use. You must include all 3 gadgets in the same picture as your spy and, if possible, show them in use.

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: full or partial nudity is prohibited. 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 :,ImageShackDeviantArt, or whatever - Please do not use Photobucket);

  • 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, September 3rd at 9:00am Eastern.

Caption Contest #101

Ok guys, time for another caption contest, where you have to come with the funniest replacement dialogue for a random comic panel of my choosing. This week you have to replace the first bit of dialogue for this panel:

Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (Aug 30th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13.

Character Design Challenge #334: Minions

Hey guys, JR here. I'm filling i for djuby for a bit on the CDC's whilst he's in hospital (you can find more info on that here if need be).

Anyway, your challenge for this week is to create your own disposable personal army of faceless grunts, goons and/ or other non-specified subordinates that any prospective super-villain could use as cannon fodder the next thime a superhero shows up to foil their evil scheme for world domination. Your minions can be human, alien or robotic (though preferably not small, yellow or tic-tac shaped for obvious reasons).

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: full or partial nudity is prohibited. 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 :,ImageShackDeviantArt, or whatever - Please do not use Photobucket);

  • 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, August 27th at 9:00am Eastern.

Character Design Challenge #333: Triple Play! – Results

Not a huge turn out this week, but some great entries nonetheless.

Honourable mention goes out to  kjr1998.

Runner Up status goes out to Lady Amaranth. Beautiful job.

And this week's win goes out to...

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Caption Contest #100 Results

Last week, I asked you guys to come up with the best caption you could for this iconic comic book image:

And the top 5 are:

The Atomic Punk: What happens when you switch car insurance.

HerrD: Smallville Traffic Department had some more issues this week.

gjc6664: BREAKING NEWS: Alien steals car

Treasure Hunter: That's the last time Jimmy will ask, "Are we there yet?"

Calvary Red: And so begins a long career of solving problems through violence.

But, unfortunately, there can only be one winner. It was very tough to even choose a top 5, even tougher to choose which was best, but in the end the winner had to be...

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Character Design Challenge #333: Triple Play!

 

Your CDC this week is to create an original character using the three items pictured above.

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: full or partial nudity is prohibited. 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 :,ImageShackDeviantArt, or whatever - Please do not use Photobucket);

  • 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, August 20th at 9:00am Eastern.