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Matt Helm March 7th, 2009 04:38 PM

HelmAverse Supers - Reinforcements Arrive
Alternative Expansion Packs for Marvel Heroscape

"I recently bought a printer and just got done with my first official HelmAverse match with my son... it was a blast to play... Thanks for making such great cards." - Balantai

“Well me and my dad have kept using your Fan4. I must say, you are a master. I finally got to use them the other day. And I think they are just about perfect.” - tcglkn

“Matt's Fan 4 are great, I have played with them even, and his ability to create awesome ideas and quickly/instinctively know what to do and what not to do is why he is… my number 1 favorite single designer on the site.” – Griffin

“In fact, if you value playing Superheroes alongside Classic, these are the customs you want to play. I think most, if not all, of them would actually play very well with Classic Scape.” - davidlhsl

“I've just finished playing our third game of Helmsverse HeroScape with my wife. She asked to play HeroScape with me! The awesomeness of your cards cannot be overstated. PS - You rock!” - streaky2007

"There's a lot of great stuff out there in personal threads and I can't remember it all, but I've always liked Matt Helm's Mighty Thor." - Sherman Davies

"The fact that you created your own realm of heroscape is downright impressive. The fact that your designs continue to be some of the best anywhere is a bit mind blowing." - Tornado

"I'm digging these newer customs; I may print some out to play with my sisters... they love the Hasbro Marvel set, which your customs fit into perfectly." - Arch-vile

"Just wanted to... say again how revolutionary your take on the turtles is. Any time I think of a Unique Squad they pop into my head. May be the best, most thematic, well designed Unique Squad on the site or in the game. (Not that I've seen them all, but I believe anyone would hard pressed to top this.)" - Spidey'tilIDie



Super-Gods of Metropolis - DC

Knights of Gotham - DC

The Brave and the Bold - DC

The Forces of Speed - DC

Teens and Titans - DC
Spoiler Alert!

Titans and Outsiders - DC

Archers and Assassins - DC

Heroes of Another Age - DC

Rogues and Villains - DC

Justice Society of All-Stars - DC

Mystics and Monsters - DC

Avengers Assembled - MARVEL

Heroes of the Fantastic Four - MARVEL

Fantastic Foes - MARVEL

The Uncanny X-Men - MARVEL

Mutants and Mutations - MARVEL

Fighters of Foreign Lands - MARVEL

Invaders - MARVEL

Armored Allies and Enemies - MARVEL

The Sinister and the Shocking - MARVEL

Street Defenders and Defiers - MARVEL

Marvel Knights - MARVEL

The Age of Ultron - MARVEL

Agents of the Paranormal - DARK HORSE

Shinobi and the Sohei - MIRAGE AND CRUSADE

Armies of the Secret Invasion - MARVEL

Lawmen of the HelmAverse

All Art by the amazing A3n:
Abe Sapien 07/07/2012
Agents of Shield (NM24) 05/10/2010
Ant-Man 06/14/2020
Aquaman 11/16/2019
Attuma 05/10/2010
Azrael (Marvelous Custom) 07/17/2010
Batman 02/11/2013
Batman Beyond based on the card by Garada 08/08/2010
Beast 12/27/2016
Black Adam 06/18/2010
Black Canary 12/21/2014
Black Flash 11/01/2019
Black Knight 02/02/2012
Black Lightning 10/23/2019
Black Manta 11/04/2019
Black Panther 7/25/2020
Blink 11/26/2020
Brainiac 11/20/2020
Bucky 8/15/2016
Bullseye 7/25/2020
Captain Marvel 05/10/2010
Colossus 11/03/2020
Copperhead 7/25/2020
Crimson Dynamo 02/19/2011
Cyclops 11/24/2019
Daredevil 10/09/2013
Darkseid 09/08/2010
Deadpool 07/09/2013
Deathstroke 10/20/2020
Doctor Fate
Doctor Octopus 10/20/2019
Doctor Strange (NM24) 06/27/2010
Dove 08/24/2020
ESS-1 Police Force 06/19/2010
Etrigan the Demon 8/19/2020
Falcon 06/25/2010
Fin Fang Foom 12/16/2019
Flash 10/20/2019
Giant Man 2/5/2015
Green Arrow 10/20/2010
Green Goblin 10/23/2019
Green Lantern 06/27/2010
Green Lantern Corps 8/19/2020
Guardian (NM24) 08/17/2010
Hawk 08/24/2020
Hawkeye 05/10/2010
Hawkgirl 11/21/2019
Hellboy 06/30/2011
Human Torch 09/19/2010
Invisible Woman 09/11/2010
Jean Grey 10/20/2019
Joker 11/01/2019
Juggernaut 02/19/2011
Lex Luthor 10/20/2019
Liberty Belle 07/08/2013
Liz Sherman 11/01/2011
The Lobster 11/16/2019
Luke Cage 08/08/2014
Magneto 11/20/2020
Martian Manhunter 01/04/2020
Merlyn 03/03/2015
Moon Knight 10/27/2019
Morbius 6/12/2020
Mr. Fantastic 09/11/2010
Mr. Freeze (NM24) 02/25/2010
Mysterio 5/27/2020
Namor the Sub-Mariner 06/16/2010
Nightcrawler 01/29/2013
Plastic Man 10/20/2010
Professor Zoom 10/25/2019
Psycho-Man 06/30/2010
Punisher 7/25/2020
Quicksilver 10/20/2019
Rasputin 12/21/2014
Raven 11/27/2019
Red Tornado 12/17/2019
Robin 8/15/2016
Roger the Homunculus 06/30/2012
Sabretooth 08/08/2010
Sandman 7/25/2020
Scarlet Witch 02/06/2015
She-Hulk 02/11/2013
Shi 10/23/2019
Skrull Warriors 06/22/2010
Solomon Grundy 07/08/2013
Stargirl 7/28/2020
Storm 10/13/2019
S.T.R.I.P.E. 7/28/2020
Supergirl 08/07/2010
Superman 07/30/2014
Super-Skrull 03/12/2010
Swamp Thing 8/22/2020
Taskmaster 11/20/2020
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 12/16/2018
The Thing 09/11/2010
Mighty Thor 05/10/2010
Thunder 01/04/2020
Titanium Man 06/09/2012
The Torch 09/19/2020
Toro 8/15/2016
Ultron 03/02/2015
Union Jack 09/18/2010
Vibe 11/03/2019
War Machine 09/04/2010
Wasp 2/5/2015
Wendigo 5/27/2020
Werewolf by Night 11/28/2020
Wolverine 08/08/2010
Wonder Man 09/30/2016
Wonder Woman 10/20/2019

Official HelmAverse Cards done by A3n:
Nightwing 07/22/2010
Shocker 07/12/2012

A3n's Design Extension for the HelmAverse

Destructible Objects:
Compact Car (red) 6/08/2020
Compact Car (blue) 6/08/2020
Compact Car (yellow) 6/08/2020

Official HelmAverse Cards done by Hasbro ;):
Captain America
Doctor Doom
Incredible Hulk
Iron Man
Red Skull
Silver Surfer

My advice on Building a SUPER Custom
The Matt Helm Chronicles: "The Amateurs"

Please visit the threads of those great creators helping me with the art:
A3n's great Dr. Who customs here.
Garada's custom page is here.

Matt Helm March 13th, 2009 02:31 PM

Re: Commisioning a Custom - Hecate from Hellboy
HelmAverse Card Work Shop

Since all of the links in this post were broken, and they originally led to my early designs that I wouldn't necessarily recommend anymore (other than to admire the artwork done by A3n and Garada), I'm editing this post to be the workshop where A3n can find my requests for new cards or updates of older cards.

New Card Designs

Update Card Requests

My advice on Building a SUPER Custom
The Matt Helm Chronicles: "The Amateurs"

Please visit the threads of those great creators helping me with the art:
A3n's great supers customs are here
and Dr. Who customs here.
Garada's custom page is here.

Matt Helm March 20th, 2009 12:44 AM

Re: Commisioning a Custom - Heroes and Villains from Hellboy
HelmAverse order of initial release (date of original A3n artwork).

1. Captain America
2. Incredible Hulk
3. Iron Man
4. Spider-Man
5. Silver Surfer
6. Abomination
7. Thanos
8. Venom
9. Red Skull
10. Doctor Doom

11. Lex Luthor
12. Mr. Freeze
13. Martian Manhunter (aka J'onn J'onzz)
14. ESS-1 Police
15. Attuma
16. Crimson Dynamo
17. Guardian
18. The Torch (Original)
19. Toro
20. Batman
21. Black Adam
22. Psycho-Man
23. Wolverine
24. Magneto
25. Agents of SHIELD
26. Skull Warriors
27. Namor
28. Mr. Fantastic
29. Invisible Woman
30. Human Torch
31. The Thing
32. She-Hulk
33. Wendigo
34. Juggernaut
35. Giant Man
36. Hawkeye
37. Wasp
38. Super-Skull
39. Green Lantern
40. Mighty Thor
41. Superman
42. Captain Marvel
43. Wonder Woman
44. Flash
45. Joker
46. Bucky
47. Falcon
48. Doctor Strange
49. Darkseid
50. Azrael
51. Robin
52. Nightwing
53. Hawkgirl
54. Supergirl
55. Sabretooth
56. Batman Beyond
57. Brainiac
58. War Machine
59. Union Jack
60. Green Arrow
61. Plastic Man
62. Hellboy
63. Abe Sapien
64. Black Canary
65. Liz Sherman
66. Black Knight
67. Doctor Octopus
68. Titanium Man
69. Roger the Humunculous
70. Shocker
71. Nightcrawler
72. Deadpool
73. Liberty Belle
74. Solomon Grundy
75. Copperhead
76. Daredevil
77. Rasputin
78. Luke Cage
79. Quicksilver
80. Scarlet Witch
81. Ultron
82. Merlyn the Dark Archer
83. Wonderman
84. Beast
85. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
86. Storm
87. Jean Grey
88. Professor Zoom
89. Black Lightning
90. Shi
91. Green Goblin
92. Moon Knight
93. Black Flash
94. Vibe
95. Aquaman
96. Black Manta
97. The Lobster
98. Cyclops
99. Raven
100. Fin Fang Foom
101. Red Tornado
102. Thunder
103. Doctor Fate
104. Mysterio
105. Taskmaster
106. Morbius
107. Ant-Man
108. Punisher
109. Black Panther
110. Sandman
111. Bullseye
112. Etrigan the Demon
113. Stargirl
114. S.T.R.I.P.E.
115. Swamp Thing
116. Dove
117. Hawk
118. Green Lantern Corps
119. Deathstroke
120. Colossus
121. Blink
122. Werewolf by Night

Original Post
Spoiler Alert!

Matt Helm March 23rd, 2009 11:58 PM

Re: Commisioning a Custom - Nessie, my first try
OK, now I'd like to try my own hand at a custom but unfortunately don't have Photoshop. Therefore, once again I seek the help of my great customizing friends willing to make up an official looking Army Card for me.

I just won a Horrorclix "Nessie" on ebay and can't wait to get her involved. Not only do I think she'll fit in great in Garada's Hellboy-scape, but I tried to design her to battle with Hi's Namor as well. Never mind that she is a perfect fit for classic Heroscape. Therefore, I invite a Hellboy style card, a generic Grey Owl designed Marvel card, or even a classic (Aquilla most likely) card.

When I designed the Specials, I tried to combine the powers given to her by her Horrorclix creators (on that card) with the nature of the Loch Ness legend.

So here it goes, somebody please create a card for me and even more importantly, provide feedback so that I can get some community input.




Points: 230

Before moving Nessie, choose an unengaged friendly small or medium figure adjacent to Nessie. After you move Nessie, place the chosen figure adjacent to Nessie.

When Nessie attacks, she may attack one additional time.

Each time Nessie destroys a figure, you may remove a wound marker from this Army Card. Nessie can only use Snack Bite once per round and cannot Snack Bite destructible objects.

Nessie does not have to stop her movement when entering a water space. When completely in water, Nessie may double her remaining available move allowance. Add 2 to Nessie’s defense when she is completely in water.


Garada March 24th, 2009 01:54 PM

Re: Matt Helm's Commission a Custom (UPDATE) Nessie, my firs
Wow, that's a different Nessie than I was thinking! At least, it's different from the one pictured on miniaturemarket.com! I hope I'm getting what I think I'm getting... but either way, I'd be happy!

I'll get crackin and have something for you tomorrow!

- Garada

Matt Helm March 24th, 2009 02:08 PM

Re: Matt Helm's Commission a Custom (UPDATE) Nessie, my firs
I noticed that Miniature Market had the wrong photo for Nessie (I think you're right, they pictured Grendel who can also be a nice piece to consider). From what I found, there is no real stock photo of Nessie to be found so most sites didn't show her or put up the wrong pic. That's why I posted 2 pics in this thread to give you something to work with.

I so excited that you've agreed to take it on. I've always loved the ridiculous legend of the Loch Ness Monster and now I'll get to play with it.

Tell me what you think of my custom ability suggestions. When you get the Horrorclix card, you'll see why I chose Double Attack, Carry and the Snack Bite options. I just made them more Heroscape official. The actual stat numbers were derived from looking at all of the Heroscape dragons and then considering that Nessie would be weaker on land but tougher to deal with in the water. I then took a guess at cost by lining up the dragons and determining who was more powerful and who was less. I also peaked at your Hellboy and Hi's Namor to try and get some balance when fighting them.

I hope I did it right... and can't wait to see what your card will look like.

Garada March 24th, 2009 05:16 PM


Originally Posted by Matt Helm (Post 778675)
... and Garada's other entries to the world of Hellboy...

Abe Sapien
Johann Kraus
Liz Sherman
Lobster Johnson

Brine Witch

Hey, I appreciate you doing this! Unfortunately, due to me frequently updating the cards, some of the links are broken. But have no fear! Just go here:
Index of my HELLBOY for HEROSCAPE custom Army Cards
And you will find the most recent version of all of my Hellboy cards... soon to include the brand new Nessie card!

Speaking of which, I hope you don't mind if I add her to the Hellboy Universe. She just seems like she will fit in so well, especially since Hellboy has the Giant Killer power and there are currently no Huge figures in the series. Plus, thematically she just fits right in anyway. Add to that the fact that there are already several other Hellboy figures that have water-based abilities, and we have a winner!

Based on the Nessie research I just conducted [yes, I always do too much research before starting a new custom], I have a few minor changes to propose before I get going on her tonight.

1) I think instead of Sea Monster for species, a good alternative would be PLESIOSAUR. I just think it'll look and fit a little better on a Heroscape card, plus it is the most scientifically-sound theory on what Nessie might be if she actually exists... a divergently evolved plesiosaur.

2) Instead of Beast, I think MONSTER would be a better choice. Mainly because she's The Loch Ness Monster! ;)
I know this cuts out a tiny bit of possible ClassicScape compatibility, but you still have the official Tricky for her personality [which is perfect]. One of my other customs, Frankenstein, is also a Monster, and I may do a future custom with some kind of Monster bonding.

I totally agree with you on using the 'Clix card for ability naming and ideas... I use them all the time [in addition to my library of nerdy reference books]. It's too bad that not all Clix came with a card.

Speaking of the powers on Nessie's card... do you not want Snack Bite to be Bite-Sized Snack [and have it only affect small and medium figures]? Or is the idea that she can take a nibble off of anyone and get some life back?

Man, I can't wait to get off work and go home... so I can get crackin' on Nessie! Making customs is to me what trimming banzai trees is to others. 8)

whitestuff March 24th, 2009 05:45 PM

Re: Commisioning a Custom - Nessie, my first try

Originally Posted by Matt Helm (Post 780549)
OK, now I'd like to try my own hand at a custom but unfortunately don't have Photoshop.

You don't need photoshop - check out my GIMPtute in my sig. It has everything you need. You'll be creating customs, no problems. ;)

Garada March 24th, 2009 05:48 PM

Re: Matt Helm's Commission a Custom (UPDATE) Nessie, my firs
whitestuff is the Gimp Guru!

I use PhotoShop, but I still found many of the techniques in his tutorial useful when I was first starting out. Great stuff, whitestuff!

Matt Helm March 24th, 2009 06:37 PM

Re: Matt Helm's Commission a Custom (UPDATE) Nessie, my firs
Garada - I'm good with the changes. Beast was pulled from official scape and "Sea Monster" seemed almost necessary but I really did consider plesiosaur and think you've hit it on the head. Go ahead and replace "Sea Monster" with "Plesiosaur" and then switch "Beast" to "Monster".

As for the Hellboy label on the card... of course you can. If you haven't noticed, I feel an attachment to your sudden addiction and wanted to assist you as much as a I can. Give me a Hellboy label.

On Snack Bite, I just thought that "Bite Sized Snack" didn't sound right for Heroscape so I changed the name. Then, I forgot to limit it to small and medium (my original intent). But now that I think about it, I'm torn. If you killed a huge figure by taking out a chunk, shouldn't that be the same as completely eating a smaller figure? But I'm OK if we limit it to small and medium figures if you think it's better... I'm really on the fence and can go either way.

Matt Helm March 24th, 2009 06:37 PM

Re: Matt Helm's Commission a Custom (UPDATE) Nessie, my firs
Whitestuff - Does GIMP allow me to make official Marvel looking cards in the fashion of Grey Owl? Or do I have to reinvent the wheel? I'll gladly try GIMP if it works well with amateurs.

Simpsons Scaper March 24th, 2009 09:22 PM

Re: Matt Helm's Commission a Custom (UPDATE) Nessie, my firs
Nessie has a crazy looking sculpt!

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