1 - Improving encounters.
Executive summary: Forums posters working together to make memorable encounters.
Summary: (from the OP)
I commonly read about the difficulties people, mainly DMs it seems, have with making encounters more or less than a slugfest. Now, over the course of the past few weeks I have mentioned the idea of a book that would create single level engagin encounters that take into account the terrain, PC powers, terrain powers, skills, skill challenges, map configuration, and alternative win conditions. Instead of waiting for the WotC people to latch on to this idea, I felt the need to create a thread for this purpose instead. The goal is thus: to make at least three interesting, engaging, different encounters for each level of play.http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75882/28776801/Awesome_Encounters:_making_more_of_encounters