Character Design Contest ♯111- A-Mage-ing

I was talking to Vectorman316 the other day and he suggested doing a series of contests themed around fantasy RPG classes, since we haven't done them before. Pretty neat idea if you ask me, I don't know how I didn't think of it before. So that's what we're going to do. This weeks class is the Mage, because it is the best class (who doesn't want magic?). So your quest, should you chose to accept it, is to create the best Wizard, Warlock, Druid, Magi, Sage, Summoner, Necromancer or Magician you can. You must show proficiency in Heromachine wizardry to truly excel in this task, so make sure your mana is full and equip yourself with your most powerful tools, such as a good staff and a spell book containing such enchantments as the Masking Spell, and set forth. You must have completed your mission by the highest moon of the seventh day, to prevent the prize from falling into hands of your enemies.

(Incase you haven't noticed, I'm having way too much fun with this).

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). 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.

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54 Responses to Character Design Contest ♯111- A-Mage-ing

  1. Trussos says:

    The magician must be RPG-style?or you can do any tipe of magician?

  2. JR19759 says:

    @Trussos- I’d prefer RPG style, so think Fantasy stuff.

  3. Trussos says:

    Okay 😉 .

  4. Wolf Master says:

    Is mine not ok then?

  5. Roseweave says:

    Alstromeria Ravenvyne, Witch for Hire.

    Her basement is full of oddities that she receives as payment for the various magic related things she’s tasked to do – removing annoying curses on the family home, banishing spirits, stuff like that. She has somewhat of a taste for the morbid, and collects the hearts of various creatures, keepin them in Jars. Underneath all the spookiness, she’s actually more of a dreamy, stargazing hippie type and is a hopeless romantic. She also used to be a Courtesan and Opera singer in her youth, and retains much of her Diva-like personality.

    Though this is her day job, she also does a lot of work with people with magical diseases and is something of a Florence Nightingale type when disease breaks out; she cares deeply about apparently lost causes and will work tirelessly to save people she believes she can save.

    She has a pet Cait Sídhe who is absolutely not called Charlie, and you must not listen to his advice.

  6. JR19759 says:

    @Wolf Master- I’m on the fence. I can see him being in a fantasy setting, but he’s not, if you get what I’m saying. I mean, you don’t have just enter once if you want to be more sure. Or you could change a few bits and re-enter him and I’ll discount the original if you so wish.

  7. Wolf Master says:

    Heres my updated slightly, more fantasy-like version of Blast.

  8. Outcast says:

    all you did wolf master was giving him a cape

  9. Nug says:

    @Outcast… Lawl! It works though, riiiight? 😉

  10. Outcast says:

    I’m not going to answer that

  11. GuyGenesis says:

    I’m assuming a paladin or armored mage would be fine?

    @JR Concerning Wolf Master’s entrant, I would say its’ close enough, especially with the added cape, but ultimately that’s up to you of course

  12. Sabrina says:

    As a few of you might know, I’ve been really sick lately and have been unable to work on anything. While I was sick, one of my fever-induced dreams included me being part of a team that was creating a new tabletop RPG and we were playtesting it. I had a very clear image in mind of what my character looked like, and when I woke up I sketched her on a piece of paper and promptly forgot about her.

    I’m feeling a lot better now, so what better way to celebrate than to recreate my middle-of-the-night sketch on HeroMachine?

  13. JR19759 says:

    @GuyGenesis- Hold back on the Paladins for this week, they’re in a different contest entirely.
    @Wolf Master- The updated version seems fine to me.

  14. Thomas Martin says:

    Long ago, on the island of Atlantis, men and gods lived together. When the gods left, Atlantis was a beacon of Light and civilization. The armies of Atlantis had never been conquered; its’ walls had never been breached, and so the Atlanteans thought themselves safe. They were not. Violatrix, the Lady of the City of the Dead, coveted the Atlantean’s power; and so she sent her deathless legions to Atlantis. Only one Atlantean remains. He was the leader of the royal bodyguard, a fell warrior and master of spellcraft; sworn to defend his people and avenge what could not be defended. Strengthened by the powers of the Earth, he has seen centuries come and go, seen all of his companions fall in battle. Now; he bears the Scroll of Solomon, a mystical tome which in the right hands could rend the City of the Dead stone from stone and searches for the one destined to read it. His name is Ultor, and he is…The Last Battle-Mage!

  15. Wolf Master says:

    @JR thanks.
    @Outcast True,hence the use of the word “slightly”.

  16. GuyGenesis says:


  17. GuyGenesis says:

    @JR, I’ve posted my character 3 times now, and he’s not showing up?

  18. JR19759 says:

    @GuyGenesis- Strange, none of them have shown up in the mod area.
    EDIT- Found them. For some reason they went straight to the spam folder rather than pending, which is really unusual. Also, you might want to adjust the links.

  19. GuyGenesis says:


    @JR thanks, photobucket has changed their links around a bit since I used it alot, but that should be fixed now.

    Also I just posted to Anarchangels page and think it done the same thing again.

  20. Thundersong says:


    I think this one works…she is based off one of my characters on an online game. Loosely based since to make an exact copy would be cr infringement.

  21. Blunt Object says:

    Found this one in my cache. It was dated March 8, 2014.


  22. cliff says:

    OK missed the last contest, so beware LOL

    Entry #1
    Can’t have a mage entry without my necromancer Nekrotikus doing a blood sacrifice to raise a zombie.

    Entry #2
    Galenas Nathrom (Leaf weaver)
    he is a “eryncurunir” (woodwizard)
    wielding “taur angol” (Forest Magic)
    from Glaneryn (White wood)

    Entry #3

    Entry #4
    Blue Mage, a handsome windrider

    Entry #5
    Atral Traveler

    Entry #6
    Artic Firestarter

  23. Jordan says:

    Hiral, the kings most trusted sorcerer, expert in destruction, conjuration and Alchemy

  24. Arioch says:

    No time to create something new, so here’s amalia, from the forums:—amalia-tremeris-1.png

  25. meniukas says:

    Hey folks long time no see.
    Zaria – Red sorceress

  26. FastestFalcon says:

    This mysterious blue witch stalks the forests of the south, wreaking vengeance upon any who commit injustice. Her magic has no match; she can even control the weather, raining down lightning upon her foes. Her dagger, Bloodlance, is the most feared magical weapon in the region. No one knows this vixen’s true name or origins, but the locals simply call her “The Lady of the Woods.”

    This is my first competitive entry.

  27. Keric says:
    this began as a costume test~I think it works.

  28. Mad Jack says:

    Since I never actually played any RPG I don’t know much about the mage class, but I guess my Baron Samedi doesn’t fit the criterias, does he?

    Well, just in case he doesn’t fit I made a whole new character just for this contest (and my first try on fantasy). Hope I did everything right here … 😉

    Dark Mage – The Summoning

  29. FastestFalcon says:

    Dark Mage is an epic win, Mad Jack!

  30. Nug says:

    Hmmm… less than 15 hours to make an entry.

    *Looks at Mad Jacks post*

    Hmmm… Estimated time to make something to compete with that?

    *Calculating… … … … … … … 2 Weeks, 3 days, 14 Hours, 23.24933333333333333333 Minutes.*

    Hmm… Yeah… not gonna happen.

  31. Roseweave says:

    Hmmm… less than 15 hours to make an entry.

    *Looks at Mad Jacks post*

    Hmmm… Estimated time to make something to compete with that?

    *Calculating… … … … … … … 2 Weeks, 3 days, 14 Hours, 23.24933333333333333333 Minutes.*

    Hmm… Yeah… not gonna happen.

    idk it’s a bit gaudy?

    i kind of wish people would vote more for good character design rather than “flashiness”. The problem is with competitions that subtle stuff like that usually doesn’t stand out.

  32. Mad Jack says:

    Roseweave: idk it’s a bit gaudy?

    How do they say? Oh, yeah: “Haters gonna hate”

    Thanks to all who like my dark mage! ^^

  33. Legatus says:

    Dark Mage is spectacular!

  34. JR19759 says:

    Ok guys, this contest is now closed. The poll will be up shortly.

  35. Roseweave says:

    Mad Jack: How do they say? Oh, yeah: “Haters gonna hate”

    Thanks to all who like my dark mage! ^^

    Sorry, I didn’t mean to diss on it. There’s nothing bad with the character or design, it’s just that I feel that people tend to go for a certain sort of flashiness in competitions and I don’t prefer to design like that so it can be sort of frustrating. Personally, I do think it can result in designs that look a bit gaudy. Which doesn’t mean “bad” persay, but it’s not the ideal.

    My character is maybe the opposite in some ways(except for the star effect on the hair which I really like but is a little gaudy too) and ends up being a bit too flat maybe.