Pop Quiz 3 Results

Many thanks to everyone who took yesterday’s Pop Quiz! I asked you to create a “Monster Manual” style creature, and boy did I get some great ones! Rather than picking and choosing, here they all are in one place. A couple of folks submitted more than one entry, so for them I just took the first one they put in.

Note that I’ve got a new feature installed — just click on any image and a Lightbox style slide show will start showing you the image, the author, and the name. You can arrow through all of the entries in a row. I hope this makes it easier to view them. Let me know what you think.

The good news is, everyone gets an “A”! The less good news is, only one student gets the gold star of a victory, and that person is … Rhinoman for
“Cave Hunter”:

From his description:

Cave Hunters are a nomadic group of humanoid creatures normally found in large, subterrranean caves. These monsters are a magical hybrid of cave insects and rock formations. Created to guard treasures in non-dungeon environs, multiple “tribes” may be found inhabiting the largest of caves. Standing from 3-8 feet tall, their appearance differs from cave to cave due to the types of insects and rocks available. They possess natural camouflage and extremely hard bodies. They are impervious to bladed and ranged weapons and heat or cold based magical attacks. They lack keen eyesight and some specimens may be totally blind but have acute senses of hearing and smell. Preferred attack is from their sharp claws but makeshift or scavanged weapons may occur (3-5 d20)

I like the clean simplicity of the design, and also it would probably make me wet my pants if I saw it in a dungeon.

Congratulations to Rhinoman and many thanks to everyone who entered!

22 Responses to Pop Quiz 3 Results

  1. Congrats Rhinoman! A very well deserved win :)
    As Jeff said – simple but scary. Love it!
    I thought everyone who entered did a great job :)

  2. Congrats Rhinoman. Some interesting entries on this one.

    Slideshow works great, Jeff.

  3. Thanks Jeff for the winning nod! I loved D&D way back in the day…guess somethings you never grow out of! Ill get back to you on my prize. What is your email again?

    @Kaylin88100: Thank you! Your Lamia was neat! Quick question for you: how did you make the pig sigal in your entry for the new contest? That is soooo cool!

    @Myro: Thanks! I thought your design had it all wrapped up! I could certainly see coming up against a Spore Claw in a D&D campaign! Great job!

  4. Thanks Jeff for the winning nod! I loved D&D way back in the day…guess somethings you never grow out of! Ill get back to you on my prize. What is your email again?

    @Kaylin88100: Thank you! Your Lamia was neat! Quick question for you: how did you make the pig sigal in your entry for the new contest? That is soooo cool!

    @Myro: Thanks! I thought your design had it all wrapped up! I could certainly see coming up against a Spore Claw in a D&D campaign! Great job!

  5. i definitely would do more “pop quiz” type things, i have alot of creations that I’ve never entered in contests because they don’t fit the themes

  6. Congrats, Rhinoman!
    is there a random finalist prize for this?

  7. @Jeff: The slideshow feature is most convenient, thanks for implementing it.

    @Rhinoman: Congratulations! It would have been my pick, too, were I judging.

  8. Congrats, Rhinoman!

  9. The Atomic Punk

    Congrats, Rhinoman! Simple and effective.

    Yeah, I forgot about the 1 limit rule, but I’m still waiting for my “friend” to show up. Had time to whip up another design. Plus, I’m still stuck for ideas for Character Contest 86.

  10. Congrats Rhinoman, that’s a great monster!
    There are some wonderfully weird and cool monsters here.

  11. This was fun! Any ideas for future one-day Pop Quiz types of things? Would you like to see it as a regular weekly feature like on Fridays or Saturdays?

  12. I do like the sound of it being a regular feature. Perhaps partly as a thing to create something for if you can’t think of anything for any other contests going on.

    As for ideas, maybe creating some sort of spaceship, or maybe telling us to create whatever we want, but we have to use certain items in our picture.

  13. Congrats!

    Personally, I like these pop quizzes. The one day competition makes it more of a competition in my opinion. Some ideas might be to go the route of the Lissom or Capstan contests where the quiz is to make the best character that fits a name or maybe powerset.

  14. Hey Jeff, whats the site schedule again, I didnt see it on the side, why not do this each week on a day that theres nothing or not much so its easier for you and us. How about next time we have to make a movie poster, a full scene of whatever genre. Have a character, name, and background you know.

  15. Oh yeah, I forgot the calendar of events! Thanks TOOL.

  16. Great pics, fellow machiners! I too, like the smaller duration type of contest and maybe the idea of multiples during some weeks.

  17. Jeff Hebert:
    This was fun! Any ideas for future one-day Pop Quiz types of things? Would you like to see it as a regular weekly feature like on Fridays or Saturdays?

    either day would be cool. as for ideas , how about mythological creatures/characters so like titans/greek gods to dragons and animorphic beasts etc.

  18. gratz on the win. honestly i knew that one was the winner when i first saw it!

  19. Jeff Hebert:
    This was fun! Any ideas for future one-day Pop Quiz types of things? Would you like to see it as a regular weekly feature like on Fridays or Saturdays?

    it would make an awesome weekly thing!

  20. Some of the entries are true knockouts, and I can say i didn’t see a single one I didn’t like. I could definitely go for a pop quiz creation feature. I just need to log in often enough to compete! :D

  21. Jeff Hebert:
    This was fun! Any ideas for future one-day Pop Quiz types of things? Would you like to see it as a regular weekly feature like on Fridays or Saturdays?

    How about an elven creature or some sort of Rogue in the same vein as D&D or World of Warcraft, maybe even a Star Wars type character. Maybe a Jedi one week and a Sith the next.

  22. spidercow2012

    At the risk of sounding regressive, for a while now I’ve kinda wished to see a return to first principles: How about designs for a superhero?

    p.s. While I’m at it, there’s an idea been kicking around my head for a while now, but I’m still not exactly sure how it would work: Some arrangement to match up somebody’s concept or idea for a character or team or scene or whatnot with one of the Power Users who would interpret their idea into a HM artwork. Put the people with amazing ideas together with the mad-skilled ‘machinists.
    Or, more simply, people could send in their concepts (with a limit of wordage, perhaps) and the HM community would vote on a winner, which would then be the subject for the next character contest.