Awesome, thanks for the interest all. Regarding participants, I'd like to just keep it at 4 for this little wrestling match - but would love to see other groups do their own thing battle it out. For choosing winner, I think just finishing puts you in contention for a tied victory - you can only really "lose" by not finishing. Just a couple o' dudes makin' dudes for other dudes.
I really love Paul Bonner's "Cyber Pirates" image and will be creating a big burly Ork pirate character. Body shape and character reference sheet:
(and his pet "Crackers")
-Leader of a ruthless cyber pirate crew who assists corporations in exploiting the Ivory Coast.
-Left arm has been rebuilt into a hook like weapon after losing his hand in battle.
-Never seen without his companion "Crackers", an overly intelligent pet vulture.
-"Gear" is a combination of items acquired through previous raids, giving Beefheart a fairly eclectic look
Will develop more as I get onto the concepts!