Character Design Contest ♯115- Ranger Danger

Ok, so this week sees the last of our Fantasy RPG classes contests, and we're focusing on the Ranger class. For those of you unsure about this one, because it is  probably the least defined of all of the classes, the Ranger is a huntsman, usually skilled in ranged weaponry (normally archery, though guns have been known) and setting traps, rather than close quarters combat of Paladins or Rogues. So that's what I want you guys to make. If you can create some interesting bow firing poses or inventive traps, you're likely to do well here.

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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43 Responses to Character Design Contest ♯115- Ranger Danger

  1. heavynieto says:

    how do I enter the contests????

  2. JR19759 says:

    @heavynieto- First, once you’ve exported you character, upload it onto an image hosting site, such as the forums, photobucket or Deviantart. Then open the image in a new tab and post the url (website link) from that tab into the reply box on this post and click post comment.

  3. hawk007 says:

    Here’s mine. A ranger (obviously). Not really much else to say about it.

  4. hawk007 says:

    Actually, since we’re allowed to post more than one, I’ll post a second one. It’s an updated version of my last one. I always, every time, forget to add or change a few things.

  5. cliff says:

    Entry #1
    Richard Shaft aka Black Arrow.
    (Sorry I HAD to somehow use the name Shaft with a black archer. I would implode if I didn’t. And since actor Richard Roundtree played the character Shaft in the 1971 film, well you can see where I got his first name. And I didn’t MEAN for the naughty name pun, it just happened. Honest! I promise.)

    There was going to be a game we were going to play last year we called Arrowforce, which never happened.
    but I thought Black Arrow would be perfect for it.

    Star City, California
    Connor Hawk became Green Arrow after he heard Ollie Queen was dead.
    Then Ollie decided to reveal he wasn’t dead but stayed
    retired and sets up Arrowforce

    Olliver “Ollie” Queen. Director and benefactor. He sends Arrowforce on missions. providing bow and arrows, Gadget Arrows, Arrowbikes, Arrowcar, Arrowplane, and the Arrowhaven HQ.

    Oliver Queen
    Height 5′ 11″
    Weight 195 lbs
    Eyes Green
    Hair Blond

    Roy Harper – Red Arrow
    Height 5′ 11″
    Weight 185 lbs
    Eyes Green
    Hair Red

    Conner Hawk – Green Arrow
    Height 5′ 9″
    Weight 160 lbs
    Eyes Green
    Hair Blond

    Suzanne “Cissie” King-Jones – Artemis
    Height 5′ 7″
    Weight 107 lbs
    Eyes Blue
    Hair Blond

    Richard Shaft – Black Arrow
    Height 6′ 4″
    Weight 225 lbs
    Eyes Brown
    Hair Black (shaved bald)

    He’s sorta simple, but I love his look.
    He had a mask and armor shoulder pads, but I liked him more streamlined.

    I’m also kinda proud of the face forward boot, I had to create it from a forward shoe, a wrist cuff for the top, bustier laces, and 6 crescent moons for the tread.

    PS. The link name has Shaft, his original name before I decided to use it as a last name and not just have him go by the character name Shaft

  6. MaDPac says:

    I can’t remember if I’ve ever entered this image on a contest before. Well, in case I haven’t, here it is.

  7. cliff says:

    Entry #2

    Thoron Shacael (Sun Arrow)

    a High Elf
    Raised in Aragon poor section
    what used to be Cedarside Forest
    Lived in Cedarside Tavern for 2 human generations
    He played the harp for room and tips bringing in many patrons to hear him play.

    He was trained in bow and harp by Apollodorus, a Priest of Apollo (which Thoron considered the Human equivalent of Corellon Larethian).

    During his childhood Thoron hunted on the Baron’s lands for a fee

    Thoron’s parents were killed
    when he was only 80yrs old (Elven adolescence)

    The House Tremere had been looking for Elves to make Potions of Longevity to extend their lives and rule.

    When Thoron was 110 yrs old (adulthood)
    he received his father’s Elven Bow and 36 +2 Arrows
    and a Sun Amulet (+1) from Apollodorus.

    Then the Celestial Collision occurred and planets collided
    (3 GMs merged their campaign dimension/worlds together. Each player had a mortal and a celestial. Each game would feature one players mortal and the other players’ celestials, changing mortals out after each completed adventure. It was a real fun game.)
    There were months of devastation, riots, earthquakes and wild weather, and flaming meteorites.
    In Aragon there was massive fires
    Guards were after all Elves so the City Lords could make their Potions Of Longevity. Meaning they were after Thoron too. As if the cataclysm wasn’t bad enough.

    During the riots he shot and killed some city guards.
    He was ushered into the Guilty Pleasures brothel where survivors were hiding out.

    The “noble” houses of Hightower, Tremere and Haarkonen had another dark scheme.
    There was a Death Zone in the city that anything died in its aura.
    The source turned out to be a dead Terrask, from one of the colliding planet fragments, in a deep rent in the ground from earthquakes from the Celestial Collision.
    The Noble Houses were making use of this and taking any they considered undesirable and tossing them in the pit

    The Celestials showed themselves and Thoron received a magic item. Apollo’s Sheild bow

    Apollo’s Sheild +6 Defender Bow
    powerful bow reinforced with Olympian Bronze and Star Steel. The bow string in made of woven thread of unknown materials and Lion’s mane and glitters with a metallic sheen
    (+6 divided between AC, hit & damage, or Saves.
    Light spell 20′ Rad. 3 turns effects as sunlight.
    Augury 3/day)

    Thoron with the Celestials help defeated the evil Aragon Lords

    and he was rewarded with gold

    (Thoron was my “Elf’s Elf”, it it was Elven he ended up getting one or more)
    +1 Sun Amulet of Protection,
    Studded Leather Armor,
    Elven Bow,
    Quiver of Ehlanna (holds 60 arrows),
    24 +2 Magic Arrows,
    36 +4 retreavable arr ows
    36 Sheaf Arrows,
    Flametongue Sword,
    Elven Harp,
    Elven Cloak,
    Leaf cloak pin,
    a two toned dark olive over lighter olive suede jerkin,
    over a pale blue Elven silk shirt,
    wide leather vambraces decorated in gold,
    Elven Sashling Belt,
    dark brown suede trousers,
    knee high soft Elven boots.
    Elven Bread
    6 bottles of Elven Wine
    Honey Leather tent
    rope, spikes and mallet,
    Honey Leather blankets
    eating kit

    Eldremus – Cooshee
    Thoron bought leaf green Cooshie from Nightshade at the Bizzare Bazzare.
    (Thoron doesn’t know it was a former Aragon mercinary that she polymorphed)

    5,127 Gold
    15,000 Jewelry

    Thoran pooked into a small village
    where he met Kortin again,
    as well as Ivan, Aceman, an Asian whose name I missed, and 4 faery Dragons

    they proceeded to hunt down slavers who stole the village’s children and women.

    The party fought Ogers

    Fought Ogers and Minotaurs

    Fought Lizard Slavers

    And found cage of slaves protected by 4 unknown monsters and 2 minotaurs.
    After the party delt with most of the guards the faery dragons started singing and praying to “The Great Apple,” (Yes with faery dragons, things got a bit silly) and an apple tree sprouted under the cage lifting it up to safety, then the tree split becoming a treant which started walking the cage back home and the Treant flung apples at the last minotaur taking it out.

    So after all that …
    Here’s Thoron

  8. cliff says:

    Entry #3
    Dawn Attack

    OK since my last two entries were SO long, I made this guy just for the contest cause I found a dynamic pose of Conner Hawke I wanted to use,
    Using a pink, purple and blue sky to add to all the green and browns, I decided to call it Dawn Attack.
    Then I named him Don,
    but that was boring,
    so did a Don names search and came up with Donagh, which means brown warrior or brown headed.
    Well since he is a brunette …
    Also Donough Gaylord is a character name in the supremely awesome first gay gothic novel Gaywyck by Vincent Virga (1980)

    So here is

    Celtic Ranger: Donagh.

    He looks like a mad crazy type.
    So I think his parents/village was wiped out by the people he is attacking

    (I have lots of orphans for some reason.
    I really DID love my parents, and they were around till my 40s or so.)

    Welcome to the strange land I call my mind and how I get ideas

  9. cliff says:

    Dawn Attack tinkering

    I was told, by my friend John, the figure gets lost,
    which he is sorta supposed to,

    and the pose, which needs to be seen I’ve been assured,

    gets lost.
    lighter tights, and belt, to show the pose better

    added silver to arrow head where the shaft meets metal,

    wrist cuff behind arrow head for metal over wooden shaft

    lightened bottom blue sky a shade or two

    OH! And tinkered with his crazy eyes too.

  10. Thomas Martin says:

    Well, here’s my entry.

  11. Carmen says:

    Hey I’m back, and I have a contest entry!

    here is Olivanna, a cajun gypsy who is quite good with a crossbow. I decided to depict her doing something most rangers would have to do but we never think about… Maintaining the bow.

  12. cliff says:

    Entry #4
    Daron DeWinter aka White Arrow

    For a couple of weeks I’ve been watching 1950s Adventures of Robin Hood on dvd as my “night movie” I put on before sleeping.
    Yesterday I had thought about making a new Merry Man character, and with me being me, something in the lines of a fop, like Will Scarlet.
    I thought about the Merry Men wearing green to blend into Sherwood forest.
    BUT! What about when it snows?
    So today after dialysis I did a snow archer
    with a touch of Errol Flynn
    HGe has platinum blonde hair and crystal blue eyes.
    It didn’t help I was using a pose of the hooded Green Arrow.
    but I didn’t want to just recreate him.
    For one thing it’s agaisnt the rules. heh heh
    and the other, I wanted him medieval l not super hero.
    I gave him the archer hat, forgetting even Green Arrow wore it back in his earlier days, darn it.
    Then being in a snowy landscape, the name DeWinter came to me.
    Forgot where I knew it from.
    So did a search
    there have been several Dewinter characters
    most likely it was the Baron DeWinter from Three Musketeers
    I toyed with other titles as names like Earl, Duke …
    I almost went with Duke DeWinter.
    Liked the alliteration.
    But doing another search I typoed Baron DeWinter as daron dewinter
    and liked it.
    So Daron DeWinter it is

    Despite my friend John’s jab, he doesn’t only come out in winter.
    He probably wears shades of blue and white at other times
    more blues than white

  13. cliff says:

    Dude I promise I didn’t see your entry and get the idea to do a white archer.
    Just a coincidence.
    Yours looks pretty awesome though.

  14. cliff says:

    My friend John and I were talking about possible winners of the contest I picked GuyGenesis Davithius as a possible. But this lead into debate about the character possible nationality.
    @ GuyGenesis,
    What is Daythius racial and cultural background?

  15. GuyGenesis says:

    @Cliff, I appreciate it, though there are some good entrants on here thus far. As a matter of fact I was just admiring your last, White Arrow.

    Concerning Davithius he is from a yet undefined fictional kingdom in Great Britain somewhere during the times of the Crusades(1095-1291), possibly just after. I haven’t really hammered down those finer points yet and so doubt that was of much help.

    What were you two thinking? and who should I side with 😉

  16. Outcast says:

    My’s pretty good right

  17. Nug says:

    I think I got an Archer lying around here somewheres.
    *Nervously digs through the gallery*

  18. JR19759 says:

    @Nug- Sorry but I know that has been entered into a contest before (the Strike A Pose contest) so it’s not technically allowable in the contest. I remember because it got an honourable mention.

  19. cliff says:

    Entry #5

    I don’t do dark humor often, but on very rare occasions …


  20. cliff says:

    Rick the ranger
    That fabulous hat keeps him nice and shaded on the hotest
    of days I imagine.

    Mirko Damir Novar, the pacifist monster hunter
    I love the use of the hood and billowy shirt, even under the
    breastplate. just has a simple elegance to me

    rob nitro the ranger
    Now he looks like a well equipped guy.

    Moment With A friend
    Awwwww Wonder if they know Shamaness Teota Swiftfox
    and her friend. 😀
    Nicely done and handsome to boot. In a rough manly macho

    @Ubiquitous Pixel
    Silver Devil
    Love this piece. The mask, the chest peice, the shoulder
    piece , gauntles, the red and silver, and that bow.
    Just wow. Poll worthy IMOHO.

    Cool weapons.
    And I’m not the only one with chaps on a character. Even if
    yours are wearing more underneath. LOL

    Ranger Roc, very kewl perspective and armouring him in
    that pose. Kewl energy bolts as well. Possible Poll position

    KEWL! a Minotaur
    Kewl chest tattoos.

    And the Spider guy is NOT someone i would want to tangle
    with. He is a mean looking so and so Yikes.

    As I mentioned, I’ll be surprised if this doesn’t make it to the
    poll in the very least.

    space ranger
    What a kewl concept!

    Kewl Ranger

    @Ash KG
    Red look very pretty, haughty, confident, and dangerous. nice selections on her from the hair and added braids, the crossbow and querls, the arm bands, top and bottom and sash belt, bags and bottle, the sling in her hand, the tattoo and tiger. It all looks good together.

    The Pirates have soem very interesting firearm blades.

    @Thomas Martin
    A Wemic ranger, now THAT must be a very good tracker. 😀

    A Shot in the Dark, is very appropriatly named. She could hit and run before anyone realized.

    Your Musketeer is handsome and well armed. I like him

    Olivanna your cajun gypsy
    Reminds me a lot of Esmerelda from Hunchback On Notre Dame .. in a good way, not only the clothes but the art style, and the crossed eyes are too cute…
    Your right most people don’t think about maintaining the bow, very kewl.

    Ninja archer 2015! I LOVE that moon, I always use grays or blues, but that is really outstanding, as is the pose of the ninga and the touches of color other than black, and your usual highlight/shadow work. I wish you would do some vids like JR did on how to do your magic.

    Thanks on the White Arrow comment. 😀
    I really love the see through chain mail, the heraldry caplet, the leg quivers, the guantlets sheathes,
    As far as the debate between John and I, due to the face, the leg quivers and what I took as sandles, (John says they’re not sandles) I thought he looked some kind of Asian like a Mongul, not that I’m that familur on the culture. John said English due to the heraldry, cross on scabards, although he did question the unside down sword one not falling out of the scabbard.

    LET IT FLY. Kewl Elf, and talk about some firey autumn trees.

    For what it’s worth your Archer is pretty darn good even if it isn’t eligable for this contest. Still good to see it again.

    Kewl Norse-ish,Dwarf inspired ranger. You don’t expect a hammer with Rangers, well I don’t, so surprised me, but not in a bad way. I liked the mist from the waterfall.

    I like everything about the costume. Nice Germanic tavern wench look to her.
    Did you mean the collar bone and necklace to make a heart? I like it regardless.

  21. Carmen says:

    Same character. Different pose.

    Olivanna again. This time she’s caught herself a rather disgruntled looking guard. With a really cool gold hat. I’m sure he wont mind if she tries it on.

  22. JR19759 says:

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