Category Archives: News & Updates

The latest happenings on all things HeroMachine.

HM3: Kirby Energy Blasts (Reward for CDC #54 Winner RobM)

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These Kirby energy blasts were requested by Character Design Contest #54 (Flying) winner RobM. So if you have any problems/satisfaction with these items he’s the man to blame/thank!

They can be found in ItemRightEnergy.

Legends of Steel companions

I’ve just updated Companions-Humanoid with the following fine folk:

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The first two gentlemen are from an illustration I did a few years ago of costumed crusaders in their fancy civvies. The remaining four were drawn for the “Legends of Steel” RPG created by Friend of HeroMachine Jeff “Evil DM” Mejia, who has graciously allowed them to be used here. You can order the game in its several varieties here.

Thanks to the Evil DM and I hope you enjoy the new additions to the bullpen.

Whiz Bang Item Creation Poll #4 (SciFi Leg Armor)

It’s scifi leg armor time? We have War Machine, Guyver, and Mass Effect leg armor. I will be making the complete leg (so boot, knee, and thigh piece where applicable). Don’t leave me without a leg to stand on. Vote and it shall be made!

Now’s your chance to decide what artwork I will work on next. Whatever wins the vote will be completed the following week. This doesn’t mean I won’t work on other pieces. The winning piece will just be guaranteed my attention.

This poll will end on Thursday, January 23rd.

Ground Eruption to Major Tom

I’ve just added the following “Stuff’s coming up out of the ground FAST” item to Background-Floors:

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Faerie Avery Companion

By request, I’ve made this lovely creature available in Companions-Humanoid:

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Big Mean Worm Monster

Per request, I’ve just added the big rock worm monster to Companion-Standard:

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HM3: Tech Leg and Lightning Masks

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This old leg? Yeah. I had it lying around. You can find it in LegwearMaleStandard.

A few lightning-inspired masks for speedy, electrical, or pointy characters. The 4th mask was actually inspired by an HM3 creation by Deadman (Speed Demon). You can find these in HeadgearMasks.

City Block

I just added the following city block to HeroMachine 3 in Background-Cityscapes:

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Maskless hands

Inspired by an AMS comment, I’ve just added the following items to HandRight-Standard:

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Basically the idea behind these is that you can use them to simulate holding an object without having to use masking, since you can only mask one thing to one other thing at a time. So for instance, you can use the first two to put a rifle in a character’s hands with just layering — all the parts that would be covered in the hand are just not there in the first place.

If this works and there are other hands you’d like to see get the same treatment, let me know.

Jazz Hands and the Flying Torsos, which is NOT the name of my band

I’ve just updated HandRight-Standard with the following dramatic hand poses:

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In addition, BodyMale-Standard has the following headless, flying torso just in case you needed some bad-dream fodder. I was inspired to make this by the flying contest last week, sorry I couldn’t get it out faster.

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