Heads Up!

I’ve just returned from a space trip to the Croa and brought along some souvenirs from their trophy room. Hopefully they do not notice that something is missing.
These helmets can now be found in Headgear/Modern. Enjoy! ;)

Marvel Unlimited

@Marvel shared this on Twitter today and I thought I’d pass this information on to our community here:

Get a full month of #MarvelUnlimited – about 15,000 comics! – for 99¢ to celebrate @sxsw 2014: http://bit.ly/1krAPT1  pic.twitter.com/fdwbVceo3W

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Character Design Contest ♯63- Gadgets

For this weeks challenge I want you guys to design an awesome gadget or machine. I don’t want robots, but more along the lines of everyday mundane objects made cooler, so for example you could do a steampunk coffee-machine or a futuristic pair of shoes, that sort of thing. You don’t have to create a character to go with the gadget, I’ll be judging solely on the gadget/ machine it’s self. I’ll be interested to see what you guys come up with.

As usual, no entry limit and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/dblades-whiz-bang-item-dispenser/. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

HM3: SciFi Helmet (Reward for CDC♯57: Energy Blaster)

Helmet_HeavyArmor_030214This week’s item is a prize won by Extremely Epic for his second place finish in Character Design Contest #57: Energy Blaster. The first place winner Mad Jack generously gave the item prize to Extremely Epic.

The head pieces can be found in Headgear/Military, while the neck piece can be found in Neckware/Standard

Character Design Contest ♯62 (Face Off) Poll

Character Design Contest ♯61 (OS: Aliens) Winner

This weeks poll got the highest turn out for any CDC (not including the Character Of The Year contest) and one creator ran away with it from the start. And that creator was MadJack for his aliens the Croa. Congratulations MadJack, I’ll let you sort out what will happen with the prize for this weeks contest, and well done to everyone who entered.

61 MadJack-Croa

The Jackrabbit March Hare Contest

(Note: This is a guest post by author Ian Thomas Healy.)

Greetings, HeroMachine Faithful! I’m back once again with a brand new design contest in honor of my upcoming book release. Jackrabbit is the fifth book in the Just Cause Universe series and the fourth with a cover done by your very own Jeff Hebert! This is Jackrabbit:


Jackrabbit is a fun guy, a weirdness magnet, and a penchant for getting himself into bizarre predicaments and ridiculous situations, and that’s the theme of the contest. Since Jackrabbit himself has a very basic and simple appearance, I want to see you put him into bizarre predicaments and ridiculous situations (Keep them PG, please). Here are a couple ideas to get you started.



As with all other HeroMachine contests, please upload your images to your favorite image sharing site and post the direct link to it here. The contest will end on Friday March 7. The prizes are as follows: I will select the best of the goofy Jackrabbit images and incorporate them into the video book trailer. If your work is selected for the trailer, you will win an ebook copy of Jackrabbit before it goes on sale on April 1, and your name will appear in the trailer credits. The creator of my favorite entry will win a signed Advance Reading Copy (a print book) as well as the ebook and trailer credit.

Let the wackiness commence!

Legal: Jackrabbit, Just Cause, and the Just Cause Universe are Copyright to Ian Thomas Healy. All Rights Reserved. Entry into this contest construes explicit permission for Ian Thomas Healy and Local Hero Press to utilize and display the contest entry for promotional purposes without further recompense to the entrant beyond the stated prizes of an ebook edition of Jackrabbit and/or a print edition of an Advance Reading Copy of Jackrabbit.

Half-Elven Victorian Detective

Another Reddit /r/characterdrawing sketch. The original description was:

She’s a major character in a book that I’m currently writing, sort of the enigmatic Sherlock Holmes/Special Agent Pendergast type character that trouble always seems to follow or she always stirs up somehow. Just as a costume note she wears pants rather than a dress for practical purposes.

Go nuts.



Sophomoric Humor

Over on /r/characterdrawing, someone made the following request:

Hello everyone. This is my first post here, but somehow my players have themselves convinced that there’s a dwarven soccer team involved in my current campaign. It might be some cryptic clues I’ve given them, but is there anyone out there who might be willing to sketch a dwarf playing soccer that I might use as the logo for the campaign online?

Thanks very much for your time.

So I came up with this. Yes, it’s immature, but then again, so am I. Apologies to anyone finding it offensive.


Smiles, everyone!

I’ve just added the following 19 smile variations to the MouthFemaleStandard set of items. I hope they put a smile on YOUR face as well! See what I did there?!