Power User Profile: Scorpidius

Scorpidius was one of the most active early adopters of HeroMachine, creating a massive and beautiful series of trading cards. While not as active on the blog and forums as some other folks, he nonetheless continues to expand his early vision into a truly impressive product. And Scorp, I swear my "Secret Nerd Shame" call-out of Stephen King was not in reply to your book answer! Maybe the fact that I have the super-power you wished for (in spades!) will let you forgive me ...

Anyway, ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present Scorpidius!

  1. Online name used in HeroMachine environs: Scorpidius
  2. A photo (or drawing) of you in "real life": None provided.
  3. Real name: Simon (though people call me Si)
  4. Real city/state/country: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  5. Real job: Graphic Designer
  6. Real age: 36
  7. Gender: Male
  8. Relationship status (married, single, in a long-term relationship, dating someone, "it's complicated", etc): Getting married next year

  9. Online archive of your creations: I set up a website of work a few years ago now. Once HM3 is released officially I will go back and update the website. It is: http://www.freewebs.com/brotherhoodoftheaxe/ This is also a link to my thread on Ugo: http://forums.ugo.com/showthread.php?t=37456
  10. The best piece of HeroMachine art you've created: My current favourite creation is a Brotherhood of the Axe character (I know they all are!) Sagato:

  11. Favorite all-time geeky movie if any: Sci-Fi - "Aliens". Comedy - "Superbad"
  12. Favorite all-time geeky book if any: I love anything from Stephen King
  13. Favorite all-time geeky TV show if any: "Red Dwarf" all the way!!!
  14. Favorite all-time comic book character if any: Always enjoyed the X men
  15. If you could have one super-heroic power in real life, you'd choose: The ability to grow back hair

  16. In your leisure time you like to: go watch Newcastle United (soccer), learning the guitar (badly) and frequenting pubs with friends (often!)

  17. Character design turn-ons (things you love to see that make for a good design): Nice clear/clean designs
  18. Character design turn-offs (things you hate to see that make for a bad design): Too much colour on the backgrounds, taking your eyes away from the character created.
  19. Best tip for a HeroMachine newbie: Take your time! work on your design slowly making sure it exactly matches up to your idea.
  20. Any personal message you'd like to share with the HeroMachine community about Geek Life: Just to see all the creators doing what they do, the work people put in is fantastic!