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#1 Edited by sora_thekey (8812 posts) - - Show Bio

The winner of the last Character Creation Contest seems to be MIA so we shall go ahead and keep this contest alive (thanks to who brought it up). Alright, this time I am going to challenge everybody's artistic abilities.

Rules: You are given a set of parameters (below) in which to create a character. Anything not specified in the creation criteria is 100% up to the imagination of the creator.

The Criteria: The character you are creating must be a rendition of a chess piece. The character can be either male or female, unless the chess piece you chose states otherwise (ie. King or Queen). Make the character a super-hero/villain, a live version of the piece (like a knight) or any other form you can think of to bring the pieces to life.

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Here's a list of all the chess pieces in case you don't know them:

  • Pawn
  • Bishop
  • Knight
  • Rook
  • Queen
  • King

Deadline: February 17th

Oh, and remember to have fun!

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#2 Posted by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@sora_thekey: I LOVE this idea. I play Chess virtually every day. Although I am not very good I love love the game. Interesting idea.

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#3 Posted by Decoy Elite (30159 posts) - - Show Bio

I call Pawn!

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#4 Posted by EGoD (1988 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decept-O: lol let me guess, the computer cheats. HA! That's how I learned to play chess then when I was in the Mayan Riviera I bought a marble chess set which I've never really used.

This should be interesting, not sure if I will have the time to check or mate this one lol, ugh I'm gonna go sit in the corner now.

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#5 Posted by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@EGoD: That is funny. Yes, the computer does cheat, dang nabbit. So do some online players. Nah, no one cheats, I just enjoy the game. An addiction I am happy to have.

The Mayan Rivera? Whoa sounds like you've been around places. A marble chess set, that sounds nice. It does suck if you don't have someone to play against.

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#6 Posted by maxicere (998 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm in. I have an idea

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#7 Posted by johnnyism (90 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked this so much I've already sketched out mine at work here during my lunch.

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#8 Posted by krazyG3O (35 posts) - - Show Bio

reminds me of harry potter lol

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#9 Posted by EGoD (1988 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decept-O: lol yeah I hate when the computer cheats, but then that's what the "undo last move" button is for right. Not like I do that or anything.... I haven't been around too many places just the caribbean mostly, want to go to Greece and Egypt but that requires money, even us travel agents don't get the discounts we used to anymore.

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#10 Posted by krazyG3O (35 posts) - - Show Bio

quick sketch, Villain, RED QUEEN

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#11 Posted by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@EGoD: At least you've been a few places. Not many people can claim that. I actually know several people from my hometown area who've never been outside a couple hundred miles and less radius where they live. Regarding Greece, that would be a destination to be certain, although sounds like they are having a rough time of things. Egypt as well if not more so at the moment. I had a roommate years ago who had been in the Army and stationed in Egypt and he did not have anything positive to say about that country. Then again that was his experience, so who knows?

Perhaps you can get those travel agent deals again in the near future. Sounds like a job that would be good to have but that is just me.

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#12 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3975 posts) - - Show Bio

Thought of something that appeals to me.. Let's see if I can do it.

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#13 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3975 posts) - - Show Bio

Okey, dokey. A Knight:

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#14 Edited by LeeThomasART (196 posts) - - Show Bio

@krazyG3O: Awesome drawing! The queen of(red) hearts is from a deck of cards though, not chess...

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#16 Posted by raamesirote (776 posts) - - Show Bio

@LeeThomasART: really cool

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#17 Posted by LeeThomasART (196 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rockfall: Thank you.

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#18 Posted by johnnyism (90 posts) - - Show Bio

I really dig the style you used on that

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#19 Posted by LeeThomasART (196 posts) - - Show Bio

@johnnyism: Thanks.

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#20 Posted by xerox_kitty (17342 posts) - - Show Bio

@sora_thekey said:

The character can be either male or female, unless the chess piece you chose states otherwise (ie. King or Queen).

Not even a tomboy as a King or a guy as a *achem* 'Queen'? :)

(I'm just playing Devil's Advocate ;)

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#21 Posted by LordRequiem (1361 posts) - - Show Bio
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I call it The Rook. It's a tad sketchy in places (outline of his helmet) but I did it in less than a day, which is very quick for me, so please excuse any mess.

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#22 Posted by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@LordRequiem: That is a cool design. Not easy thinking up something for a Rook, but you managed well. Nice job.

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#23 Posted by LordRequiem (1361 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decept-O: You flatter me sir. Many thanks.

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#24 Posted by johnnyism (90 posts) - - Show Bio

So here's mine. I'm pretty proud of it. Put it on a sketch card even. Hope you all enjoy!

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#25 Posted by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@johnnyism: Pretty funny stuff.

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#26 Posted by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@sora_thekey: I failed to ask but should it just be one character ( like usual ) or can we do more than one?

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#27 Posted by Decoy Elite (30159 posts) - - Show Bio

P.A.W.N was created by a mad scientist to be fodder for his Chess themed robots, but the madman was defeated before the other robots could be finished. P.A.W.N was to be dismantled but a hero took pity on the machine and reprogrammed it to be good. To the hero's surprise this led to P.A.W.N trying to stop villains despite it's weak body and lack of any skill. When a second attempted was made to reprogram P.A.W.N it did nothing, the machine had someone grown a mind of it's own and wouldn't give up it's dreams to be a hero.

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Annnnnnnnd Now I know what happens when you move an image and leave the background blank. >.>

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#28 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9254 posts) - - Show Bio

@Hawkeye446 said:

Okey, dokey. A Knight:

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LOL!

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#29 Posted by krazyG3O (35 posts) - - Show Bio

@LeeThomasART:

that looks awesome

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#30 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3975 posts) - - Show Bio

@Roxanne Starr: lol, :)

There are so many good entries in this comp!

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#31 Edited by Kid Anarchy (1059 posts) - - Show Bio

Love this idea. I started doing a character for each piece and make them into a team but I'll decide which one to submit before voting begins.

Meet Check Mate, a team from the secret villainous Boardgame organization. Brought together by their leader, Chess Master, the team is determined to overthrow the government and create chaos and pandemonium within society. These members were specifically selected, all having in common the fact that they're all mute but have the ability to communicate telepathically. This team is determined to wreak havoc. So far I've got:

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Pawn: A midget from Russia who has the ability to duplicate himself and is invulnerable.

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Bishop: A Japanese assassin who has gone blind in her left eye. She learns how to position her body vertically so she can strike her enemies with her stolen Sword of Satan and send her victims to hell...or burn them very, very badly.

Knight: A medieval Irish knight who does not take authority well and has terrible luck. By showing a woman (who was secretly a sorceress) how cruel he was, she cursed him. She turned him into a horse, stealing his humanity, she stole his voice, leaving him forever unheard, and she sent him into the future, making sure he'd have no power to take advantage of. With the power of telepathy and telekinesis, the Knight has vengeance and hate in his heart.

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#32 Posted by TheWholeDamnShow (769 posts) - - Show Bio

@johnnyism said:

So here's mine. I'm pretty proud of it. Put it on a sketch card even. Hope you all enjoy!

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LOL Awesome.

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#33 Posted by tonis (6561 posts) - - Show Bio

wow, this picked up a LOT of steam this weekend, freaking awesome ideas going on for this one :)

Great work everyone

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#34 Posted by BatteredArmor (6234 posts) - - Show Bio

@LeeThomasART: Awesome

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#35 Posted by LeeThomasART (196 posts) - - Show Bio

@krazyG3O: @BlackArmor: Thanks!

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#36 Posted by canis (35 posts) - - Show Bio
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The Pawn. In every life there comes a time when you grow weary of being used.

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#37 Posted by ReVamp (23015 posts) - - Show Bio

Mod Warfare?

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#38 Edited by Mad_Wolverine (241 posts) - - Show Bio

@johnnyism said:

So here's mine. I'm pretty proud of it. Put it on a sketch card even. Hope you all enjoy!

Love it

Swear to me. SWEAR TO MEEE!!! ;)

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#39 Posted by sora_thekey (8812 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decept-O said:

@sora_thekey: I failed to ask but should it just be one character ( like usual ) or can we do more than one?

I see no problem with more than one character.

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#40 Edited by raamesirote (776 posts) - - Show Bio
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edited the pic a little :)

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#41 Posted by krazyG3O (35 posts) - - Show Bio
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knight

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#42 Posted by tonis (6561 posts) - - Show Bio

despite a huge server crash on the only machine that could load this somehow I managed to finally get this cooked.

If they ever make this I'll be the first in line to buy it :)

First I made this, which isn't the entry but ended up becoming part of it.

SUPERFRIENDS Chess (Box)
SUPERFRIENDS Chess (Box)

Then I decided to use it as the packaging and made this which is my entry

SUPERFRIENDS Chess
SUPERFRIENDS Chess
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#43 Posted by Raven0207 (1329 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm surprised Billy didn't make this set. But then again I don't remember him on the show. I would also fight you off for the first set

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#44 Posted by tonis (6561 posts) - - Show Bio

@Raven0207: haha, your almost a mind reader. I seriously contemplated doing the Shazam family instead and there's a possibility I may still do it, it's just too tempting :D

Also wanted to make the Legion of Doom for the other side but there's no way I could get that done by the deadline.

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#45 Posted by sora_thekey (8812 posts) - - Show Bio

@tonis: That looks so good I wish it really existed!

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#46 Posted by Manchine (5803 posts) - - Show Bio

Although not really a chess piece but it goes with chess Theme.

White Knight

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#47 Posted by LordRequiem (1361 posts) - - Show Bio

@tonis: They're doing something like that in UK with a weekly magazine at the moment.

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#48 Edited by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio
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This is a Goblin King with his "Rook", an enchanted bat staff which can teleport the Goblin King at his command. As the word Rook has several meanings, one of which being a bird, I decided to use another winged creature, a bat.

In Chess, a move is made between the King and a Rook where they switch places in the back field, provided neither King nor Rook has previously been moved and if the other players are out of the way. Usually used if a Bishop or Queen is in line to put the King in check. The move is called "castling" or "to castle".

So the Goblin King and his Rook "castle" when they teleport.

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#49 Posted by tonis (6561 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decept-O: that's right, I forgot about that magic move they can do. It's been so long since I player. Very cool way to turn it into an image :)

@LordRequiem said:

@tonis: They're doing something like that in UK with a weekly magazine at the moment.

what are they doing? and what's it called if I search for it?

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#50 Posted by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@tonis: Thanks man I appreciate that. Sorry I've not commented on a few entries here but I love what you've done with the DC characters, especially the Wonder Twins! Nice one. Oh man the Legion of Doom would've been so kick ass on all levels!

Well I may try another approach to it instead of just describing it, I should draw it as well if I can find the time and right way to do it.