Category Archives: Friday Night Fights

Friday Night Fights reminder

Hey guys, JR here.

Just a quick reminder for everyone that you now have 2 Weeks left to submit your entries for this years FNF contest. The closing date for entries is the 1st of June 2016. You can find the rules and entry requiremend, as well as the categories for each round here.

JR out.

Return of Friday Night Fights

Hey guys, JR here and I'm gonna try something that hasn't been done in a while. For those of you who aren't aware, the Friday Night Fights is a character design contest style tournament that takes place each Friday (hence the name). Jeff and Kaldath have both done a few contests but we haven't had one in 2 years due to a bad turn out with the last one. But for a pessimist I'm pretty optimistic (why do you think I'm posting this on Friday 13th) and I think we can actually get enough people to make the idea work again.

So, what actually happens. Well, I need at least 8 people as a bare minimum to make this work and 16 as a maximum. There will be 4 rounds (provided we get more than the minimum 8 people, otherwise there will only be 3 rounds) each with a different theme. Each entrant needs to design a character based on each theme and submit them all before the FNF starts. The first round will be a qualification round if we don't get 16 entrants, where the creators of the top 8 images will advance to the next round, where they will be randomly placed into pairs and the tournament starts, so one creator facing off against another in a head to head contest and the winner advancing to the next round until we have an overall winner for the whole thing. I'll be bringing back polls for this contest, so each round will be voted for by you guys, so there's no judges deciding who goes through or who wins each round. Everything clear so far? If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments.

Now the important stuff. Rules and entry requirements:

  • You can only submit one entry for each category, so only four pictures from each contestant.
  • Your entries must have been made for this contest.
  • Each entry must be names thus: Creator- Character Name- Category
  • All entries must be sent by email (all four pictures in one email please, to save confusion) to me at by Wednesday 1st June. Any entries submitted after that will be ignored.
  • No backgrounds. Characters only.
  • Please do not post your entries on the internet before you are eliminated or the contest is over.

And with that, the categories:

Week 1- Modern (Normal people)

Week 2- Fantasy (Paladins, Mages, Dwarves, Elves, Trolls, Orcs etc.)

Week 3- Sci-Fi (Aliens, Spacemen, Cosmic Beings etc.)

Week 4- Superheroes/ Supervillains

And with that, JR out.

Friday Night Fights : CANCELED

Do to lack of entries FNF is being canceled. I will have an Alternative contest poll posted later today or early tomorrow at the lastest for those contestant that did enter. The winner of this alternative contest will still get the FNF prize of a choice between, a custom illustration ( within reason ), or a Sketch of the Day style drawing, or a Custom Item added to HM3 drawn by Jeff Hebert.

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 ) .

Friday Night Fights – Monsters!!

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Well folks once again I will be attempting to host a Friday Night Fights Competition. For those who are unaware of what Friday Night Fights are I will explain how it works.

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Announcement – FNF : Monsters

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This is to let people know that I will be attempting to run Friday Night Fights again next month, with the them of Monsters. I will have more details next month, but wanted to judge interest levels .

FNF update

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I regret to report that due to an extreme lack of entries I am forced to cancel Friday Night Fights. Come January I will attempt this again with a Monsters theme.

Friday Night Fights in Question

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The Deadline is looming ( Midnight Eastern Time on the 25th ) and still I have only a single entry for the contest. Need at least 19 more contenders else this edition of the FNF will be canceled and I will try again come January with a different theme.

Friday Night Fights: Deadline Reminder

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Just a little reminder to you all, that entries for Friday Night Fights are due in by 12 midnight eastern time on November 25th.  You can get further FNF details here:

To date I have yet to receive any entries, but there are still a little more then 2 weeks remaining, so hope to see them start rolling in soon!

Friday Night Fights: Historic SuperHeroes Entries!

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Last Week for my weekly Poll Position post I had asked you to decided the Theme for Friday Night Fights and your decision is in! After a tough back and forth battle between Monsters and Historic Super Beings,  it has been determined that the Theme for the 5th Friday Night Fights by you votes will be .... Historic SuperHeroes ( or villains ).

What that mean is this. I will be providing you with five periods of time and it will be your job to select a TRUE historic figure from that time period and re-image him/her as a SuperHero ( or villain ). You must stay as true to the time period as possible while designing Super Costumes and gear which should provide a true challenge for all you talented HMer's out there. What does a Medieval European Super's custom look like ? Or an Ancient Egyptian Super Villain look like ? Have fun and let those creative  juices flow.

Now Here is How it is going to work: You are to create for me FIVE  pictures one for each of the five categories listed below. The images can be created with any version of HeroMachine you wish, however the image must have been made completely within HeroMachine, no editing with any photo editing software save for basic cropping and the addition of a "Simple" boarder. Once you have these pictures created you are to Name the file in the following manner  Roundnumber-Charactername. So for example if I created  a SuperHero George Washington for round one I would name the file "Round1-George Washington" ( or "RoundOne-George Washington"). Failure to name the files properly will result in disqualification from the contest.

Once you have your pictures created and named properly you are to EMAIL them to me at . DO NOT post your entries to the comment section of this post, also DO NOT post your entries for public viewing until AFTER the appropriate round for each image has concluded.  You have one Month for today to create and submit your entries to me with the deadline being 12 Midnight Eastern Time November 25th 2013. You are limited to only ONE SET of entries for this contest, and all entries are final, substitutions will not be allowed so make double certain you have your images the way you want them to be before sending them to me.

The contest will be judged by you the members of this community via rounds of voting. The first round is a qualifying round where the top 16 entrants based on your votes will move on to the true competition and will compete in a bracketed tournament pitting each entrants against each other in head to head polls to determine who moves on to the next round.

The Five categories for this contest are as follows:

Round One: Early America - The Time period from the landing at Plymouth Rock until the US Civil War

Round Two: Medieval Europe - The time periods from roughly about 500 AD to 1500 AD

Round Three: Ancient Egypt - The era when the Pharaohs rules the Nile

Round Four: The Roman Empire - The time from the First Caesar til the collapse of the empire, roughly 27 BC til 476 AD

Round Five: World Wars I & II - Covers the period of time between the beginning of World War I til the end of World War II

If you have any questions about the theme or how to submit you entry please feel free to ask in comments below. Also I would like to take a moment to note that the Heromachine community is fairly world wide with different world views, Historical figures one culture views as a Hero may be viewed differently by another culture so I do not want to see any bashing of people here if one persons interruption of a historical figure does not match your own! Though with that said I DO NOT want to see any Racist, Homophobic, or otherwise Bigoted type entries and will disqualify anything I believe crosses that line.