Category Archives: Challenge Prizes

The winning prizes for all HeroMachine challenges.

Pop Quiz 13 Prize

As his prize for winning Pop Quiz 13, Jack asked me to do a Sketch of the Day featuring this character:

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So here's what I came up with. Hope you like it, Jack!

Alien head

NHA247 requested the following item, now available in Head-Aliens, as his prize for winning Pop Quiz 9 (Mother's Day, how inappropriate!):

Any resemblance to any comics character, living or dead or undead, is purely coincidental.

More prizes

The following prizes have now been uploaded to HeroMachine 3.

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Ms. Amazing

dblade requested a Sketch of the Day of his great character, Ms. Amazing as his prize for winning Caption Contest 103. So here you go!

Update: Per AMS' request, here's the original:

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Polar Bear Headgear

Lime requested a polar bear version of the lion headdress in Headgear-Fantasy for her Pop Quiz 10 victory. It is now live.


E350 requested a Spitfire as the prize for winning Caption Contest 122, and it's now live in Companions-Vehicles.

I drew it from this perspective instead of the direct side view E350 sent, as I thought this profile would be more versatile -- you can black it all out for a distant silhouette in the sky for instance, and still know what it is.

Tribbles hell, I've got your trouble right here.

Bael's prize for winning Caption Contest 101 was to draw a gremlin holding an Original Series phaser, preferably sporting some additional Trek items as well. So here we have Stripe, having taken Geordi's visor and presumably living it up in the Enterprise D's museum replica of Kirk's chair. Look, I don't ask, I just draw 'em.

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Hope you like it, Bael!

HM3: New Cityscape

As her prize for winning Character Contest 82, Phatchick requested "a more upscale urban street design", which I've now completed and added to Background-Cityscapes. I couldn't figure out how to include the trees in the colorable areas, so they're permanently that green.

SODWA promo final!

Woody just sent me the final promo painting for the Super Omega Deathbattle Warzone Apocalypse game, featuring fully painted versions of the contest winners. And dizZAM do they look great! Congrats again to all the winners and to Woody for getting such a fantastic piece put together.

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Missing Items found, and I bring you the head of dblade!

When my laptop got stolen a few months ago, it had some updated HeroMachine source files on it, containing things like a bunch of headgear and boots and tops from dblade that were not backed up. Restoring files from my Durango desktop meant that I got old versions of those files without the new items in them. So when I later went and added yet more new stuff (like the hoodies) and put the resulting file on the server, it was missing all the previous additions.

The good news is, all of the fantastic dblade items I lost when I overwrote the Headgear-Modern set with the new hoodies have been restored (if you don't see them, clear your browser cache). The bad news is, they're not in the same order as they used to be, so you might notice some weirdness when loading old saves. I apologize for that. The missing dblade fantasy boot also is up now.

Having finally figuring out how to decipher which other items were out of date on my local system but not on the server, I have updated the Eyes-Standard and Tops-Male-Tech sets as well. So if I have to do any updates for those going forward, we'll be set and you won't lose anything. Hopefully.

Speaking of dblade, I've finished two of dblade's outstanding prize requests, portraits of him and his adorable daughter Amelia, available now in Head-Winners:

And finally, I want to once again thank dblade publicly for all of his great work adding items to HeroMachine 3. He's made a huge impact on the program, all on a volunteer basis. We're beyond lucky to have someone with that much talent giving of it so generously. Thank you, dblade, you rock!

Edited to Add: Dang, I forgot that I also put in two "face-kicking shoe bottoms" in FootRight-Standard as well as the prize for Fuzztone's Pop Quiz win!