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Cuddle Monsters

Written by Expy - Published on April 2, 2008

Don’t ask me why I did it – I have no clue: Cuddle Monsters

Feel free to speculate on what building that website says about my mental health.

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Meet Expy The Red Dragon

Expy is the mascot for DungeonMastering.com and the real mastermind behind Expy Games. He likes to hoard treasure, terrorize neighbors, burn down villages, and tell white dragon jokes..

No matter how fearful the legends claim dragons are, they always end up being defeated in 5 rounds by adventuring parties they encounter. That’s what dragons are – experience points for the heroes in your Dungeons & Dragon party. And this mascot is no different, hence the name Expy.

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21 Responses to “Cuddle Monsters”
  1. Ben says:

    Man What????? You need some help…. fun website though…

  2. KnowItAllDM says:

    I don’t get how some of the people can vote what they did, but you need to add Dire Penguins to the list. Nothin’ cuddlier than a Dire Penguin!!!
    http://www.inkycircus.com/jargon/images/2007/05/15/penguin.jpg

  3. KnowItAllDM says:

    Or, how bout a baby Dire Penguin?
    http://static.flickr.com/101/307632647_2667a7a082_m.jpg

  4. DarqRaven says:

    Okay… I have to ask.
    Are either of you Linux users??
    Because you started talking about Dire Penguins and I thought of this image!

    http://s31.photobucket.com/albums/c394/darqraven/?action=view&current=Tux_Redmond.jpg

    I know it is bad.. but what can I say… wicked minds and only half a cup of coffee. But hey… I can not say much as I created for my world, Banshee Bunnies found only in Ravenloft (for now). I got a few groans from my players on that one. I may have to update them for 3.5.

  5. Whisper the Gray Monk says:

    Nice work, wish I had thought of it!!! I like the tally after each vote, I missed them at first. Thanks for a great website also,

    Whisper

  6. Hermeticgamer says:

    Wholly addictive.

    I too missed the tallies initially but then it made it even more fun to see how on the money or deviant I was.

    Now with the correct counterbalancing of presentation, one could test a number of cuddleworthiness hypotheses. Several I noticed already…Sirens always cuddly. Humanoid more cuddly over non humanoid. Fur wins over scales or chitin. And of course 2 eyes over multi-eyed. Definitely demonstrating our humanocentric mammalian biases. Sorry it’s the psychologist in me.

  7. Yax says:

    I’ll add new monsters whenever I have 5 minutes to kill. I’m glad you enjoyed the addictiveness. I have to move the tallies up too so everyone sees them.

    Thanks for the feedback and for taking it easy on the Freudian explanations.

  8. Yax says:

    I added the Dire Penguin.

    One thing I didn’t consider when I built the cuddle monsters website is that I would spend an inordinate amount on it. I get sucked in whenever I run some test on it.

  9. Dave T. Game says:

    “50% agree that Yak Folk are cuddlier than Yak Folk”

    Duplicates are a problem, but congratulations on creating another big time sink for me :)

  10. Yax says:

    Thanks Dave! I’ll look at duplicates – I thought I had it tackled but obviously I’m not as good a programmer as I think I am.

  11. Jason Attard says:

    I think it could use some leaderboards, so we can see the most and least cuddly monsters!

    I think my favorite part was the little comic of the cuddly Beholder up top…

  12. Yax says:

    Yeah. I took the cuddly beholder from YAFGC. I’m in the process of getting rights to that image since I like YAFCG and would like them to cash in on their art.

    http://www.yafgc.shipsinker.com/

  13. Sandrinnad says:

    *blink* *blink* *shakes head* *blink*

    hee!

    *15 minutes disappear from the work schedule*

    :D

  14. Pé0 says:

    I’m cuddling monster with 2 windows of IE. My day should pass twice as fast…

  15. Kane says:

    you need a Dire Duck in there

  16. argokirby says:

    Okay, that was EVIL! Yax, thanks to you I spent my entire day reading YAFGC… It was so underhanded I never saw it coming. I read from comic 1, the first 1, that was at 11am this morning. Its now 6:30, this is the first break I’ve taken!!!! I’m still not done.

    I will get you back…somehow /shakes fist in anger/

  17. Yax says:

    Er… You’re welcome?

  18. Tommi says:

    I can’t help reading that one monster as Yax folk…

    (The Yak folk, unless it is obvious.)

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