So I'm listening to Wotcs' Monster Builder panel from GenCon. What's struck me most is that they are advocating doing the same things that I've been doing all along. What does that mean? I should be working for Wotc? Well maybe not. Perhaps what it means is that Monster Building is easier than you would think it is. In my recent experience, deciding that I wanted to do it was the hardest part. Enter Wotc's Digital tools. Say whatever want, but the tools that they've managed to get up totally kick ass. In the case of the Monster Builder, it's completely addictive.
I would be extremely interested to learn how more experienced DM's tweak monsters in 3.5 or older editions. More to come.