Heromachine Amalgam

Home Forums Art Contests & Challenges Heromachine Amalgam

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 82 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #543
    Blue Blazer
    Blue Blazer
    Participant
    #15876
    Avatar
    Hammerknight
    Participant

    Sound cool to me.

    #15877
    JR19759
    JR19759
    Keymaster

    Sounds good to me. Quick query though, we amalgamate the judges character with one of our own that already exists or we create one to amalgamate with the judges character?

    #15878
    Blue Blazer
    Blue Blazer
    Participant

    Either. As long as it’s your own original character it qualifies as an entry. If the week’s judge submits something and you don’t have a character in your archives that you think will mix well, you can make one up specifically for the contest.

    Just to be perfectly clear with everyone, these will be our own characters, not any pre-existing, copyrighted characters.

    #15880
    Avatar
    livewyre1014
    Participant

    love it…love everything about it.

    #15882
    Avatar
    The Atomic Punk
    Participant

    Sounds good. I would go with a “Two Great Tastes” format. Everyone submits an original character before a deadline. Once the judge compiles the list, entrants amalgate a new character from two of the choices. We get the benefit of seeing the original characters and the hybrids!

    #15884
    Suleman
    Suleman
    Participant

    Ooh, this seems interesting. Maybe I’ll even have time to participate.

    #15889
    Blue Blazer
    Blue Blazer
    Participant

    @The Atomic Punk said:

    Sounds good. I would go with a “Two Great Tastes” format. Everyone submits an original character before a deadline. Once the judge compiles the list, entrants amalgate a new character from two of the choices. We get the benefit of seeing the original characters and the hybrids!

    That’s a good idea, but I’m going to avoid it for two reasons:
    1) It could take weeks before a suitable number of characters were submitted
    2) I want everyone to have the freedom to come up with the most suitable second character he/she can.

    #15892
    Avatar
    The Atomic Punk
    Participant

    @Blue Blazer said:

    @The Atomic Punk said:

    Sounds good. I would go with a “Two Great Tastes” format. Everyone submits an original character before a deadline. Once the judge compiles the list, entrants amalgate a new character from two of the choices. We get the benefit of seeing the original characters and the hybrids!

    That’s a good idea, but I’m going to avoid it for two reasons:
    1) It could take weeks before a suitable number of characters were submitted
    2) I want everyone to have the freedom to come up with the most suitable second character he/she can.

    1) Good point. I don’t think that would stop a handful of people from rapid-fire submissions of multiple characters that everyone can choose from. Personally, I’ve slowed down a lot on the original material. The Forums have exploded with eager talent! Ultimately, I agree that waiting too long to get enough entries would kill interest in the challenge.

    2) Also a good point. I’m just not in a thinking mood and being lazy. It’s winter. I should be hibernating. Wink

    #15918
    Avatar
    Alexander of Limbo
    Participant

    maybe one week is not long enough is some people make two characters; the amalgamated character and their own. However contests that last two weeks do seem to lose their buzz a bit.

    I’ll have to leave you to chew on that one for a bit cos i wouldn’t be able to decide.

    #16147
    Blue Blazer
    Blue Blazer
    Participant

    How about 10 days?

    #16152
    Avatar
    Hammerknight
    Participant

    Two weeks is a long time for a contest. Look at HOTM it fuses out quickly, there was a lot more action when it was weekly. I lose track of it sometimes.

    #16174
    Blue Blazer
    Blue Blazer
    Participant

    I mean, I have complete faith in all of you that a week is sufficient to get in an entry. But I don’t want to discourage anyone from entering. Feedback please.

    #16183
    Avatar
    The Atomic Punk
    Participant

    @Blue Blazer said:

    I mean, I have complete faith in all of you that a week is sufficient to get in an entry. But I don’t want to discourage anyone from entering. Feedback please.

    Many sites like CGHUB, DeviantArt, Seventh Sanctum, Project Rooftop, etc., have month-long contests as well as on-going side projects. Even the 30 Characters’ rules say you don’t have to enter a character every day; rather, 30 anytime within the 30 days.

    An Amalgam challenge is a big production that can sustain itself if done in the right format. The big buzz right now is the Forums. We have some really prolific creators, a few new members, and a lot of people running their own challenges. Which is great! It’s also like herding cats. Perhaps wrangle those little kitties back to the Blog.

    How’s this for an Amalgam: use past Hero of the Month winners or even nominations. Pair the winners of January and February, March and April, etc. That is a decent size pool of ready creations and potential for some crazy, awesome stuff! Of course, you will probably want to seek permission of the HOTM winners.

    #16186
    Suleman
    Suleman
    Participant

    I will try to participate no matter what the submission time is. Seven days or ten or fourteen, not an issue to me.

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 82 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Comments are closed.