Category Archives: Suggestions & Ideas

Feature requests, future version enhancements, and anything else you want the program to do.

HM3: Miscellaneous

OK, I am finally settled in Colorado, and although my internet access situation is still in flux (meaning, it sucks but I am working on it), I have the computer and tablet set up and have started drawing items for the ItemRight-Miscellaneous set. Please let me know in the comments specific items or types of items you would like to see, keeping in mind that I am going through the HM2 Miscellaneous set and the Expansion to port the relevant objects over.

Thanks in advance for your ideas! As usual, requests with links to specific images are the most helpful.

HM3: Armor up

It looks like the vote is to do Fantasy Armor next. As usual the plan is to convert as many of the 2.5 items in that set over as possible, and to kick it up several notches by including as many of your suggestions as I can. So by all means, please feel free to request in the comments to this post any specific upper-body armor you want to see in the program.

Comments with links to actual images of what you mean will be much more helpful than just plain text descriptions, although certainly those will be good to have as well. It’s just a lot easier to visualize what you mean if I have something to look at.

Thanks in advance for your great feedback, it’s suggestions and requests like these that make the program worth doing!

Art Talk 1

Hammerknight’s starting a new series this week, and would love your suggestions. Take it away, HK! Click the image for a larger, more legible version.

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HM3: Body thoughts

I’m working on new alternate body types starting today, and am sort of feeling my way along here. My thinking (such as it is) is that I want to do up a series of complete bodies in a whole new set called BodyMaleAlternate. These will be completely integrated bodies that are greater or lesser departures from standard human norms, and which will NOT work with many (if any) of the clothing items in the program already. But, they’ll be fun changes of pace and will allow you to make some really bizarre monsters.

In addition to the piece-parts broken out from these complete figures, of course, there will be other distinct arms or legs or torsos or bottoms (like ghost tails, mermaid tails, etc.) that aren’t part of a bigger set.

How does that sound? Useful, not useful, good, bad, indifferent? Here are the first two samples to give you an idea what I am talking about (the ghosted-out images in the background are the standard male figure, for reference):

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I’ll also probably put in a couple of regular-looking human bodies like a dedicated dwarf and an adolescent. The key thing to remember is that I am not — repeat NOT — redrawing any of the clothing items to fit on any of these. If you can Transform them to make them fit, great, but I am not redrawing everything to fit a dozen different styles.

HM3: Limb suggestions

It looks like most people want non-human limbs next, so let me know in the comments to this post exactly what it is you’re wanting from a set like that. Links to actual images are the most helpful, but just words are fine too if you can’t find a good image.

Note that leaving suggestions for anything not related to non-human limbs won’t be a lot of help, since by the time I get to whatever set you’re talking about, I will forget what you asked for.

The face of time

With many thanks to Hammerknight for his excellent ongoing series of how-to articles, I am happy to present his latest. Let him know in comments what you think and any other guides you’d want to see from him.

Hammerknight’s Recipes: Toon

(With many thanks to friend-of-the-site Hammerknight, who now presents you with suggestions on how you might use the new test Toon body. Enjoy, and be sure to thank him for volunteering his time! Click on an image to embiggen it for legibility.)

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HM3: Polearm requests

I’m moving on to Polearms for HeroMachine 3. Please make any polearm item requests in the comments below, and I’ll see what I can do. As usual I’ll be doing my best to port over all the 2.x items where relevant, so you can skip those. I’ll be breaking each item up into at least three parts — complete item, head, and shaft.

Finally, a few tips for making these requests to make sure you’re not wasting your time.

  1. While you’re free to request anything you like, any non-Polearm suggestions will likely be in vain, as I won’t be working on any other sets and by the time I do, I’ll have forgotten about this thread. So stay focused on Polearms for the best results.
  2. Requests which have a link to a specific image on the web somewhere are the most helpful. It’s just a lot easier for me to click a link and BAM there’s the item you want.
  3. Please take a few moments to make sure the items you post are something you’d actually want to use, and which you think a fair number of people would also find useful. Spamming in three dozen links to stuff that’s either already been suggested, or already exists in 2.x, or which is just kind of silly (a big stick with the Pillsbury Dough Boy hanging from it!) are kind of wasting your time and mine.

I don’t want to inhibit your enthusiasm at all, so please feel free to request at will. But I do want to make sure I’ve done my best to help you understand the most effective way to getting your requests turned into actual items, so you don’t end up feeling I’ve wasted your time.

Thanks everyone!

HM3: Next on the agenda

By a narrow margin, it looks like Blunts have beaten Firearms, so I’ll be working on that next. Then I’ll go immediately into Firearms, as I do think that’s a glaring omission.

Feel free to post specific Blunt requests. Next week I’ll do the same for Firearms but for now, please keep it to hand-held blunt-trauma weapons. Comments with links to an actual image of the requested item will get preferential treatment because, let’s be honest, I’m lazy.

Edited To Add: Guys, as usual, all items (or close to it) from 2.5 will be included, so you can lay off those.

Calling all stylists

I’m going to start on hairstyles for HeroMachine 3 later today, but as you all have seen, I’m not great with hair. Probably a result of having been bald since I was seventeen, more or less. Anyway, if you have particular styles you want, or sites that feature the same, by all means let me know in comments.

Thanks in advance!