Thread Update: 6th April 2008The Encounter Resource
Finally got around to updating the links to the few things that have been posted since I last visited these boards. Am likely to be around more in the foreseable future, as I'm writing a campaign again, so will do my best to keep this updated more regularly.
Welcome to the Encounter Resource, which now incorporates the Villian and NPC Compendium. Encounters here includes individual NPCs, NPC Groups (cults, organisations etc), Monsters (new, advanced, varients and templates), Traps and Locations (including location specific encounters with any of the above). This is the place to post your encounters for use by other DMs, and can include both aggressive and passive encounters. This thread is designed to be a resource for DMs, so it is preferable that background, motives and descriptions are included for all entries to make them usable by as many people as possible. However, entries that are simply stats or mechanics are also encouraged as these will still have use for many people.
NPC/group entries should ideally include details of the role they could take within a campaign setting and where they are most likely to be encountered, with background information and notes on how best to use then.
If posting an advanced monster or a monster variant, please include details of the changes you have made and the logic behind them. New monsters should be as fully detailed as an entry in the Monster Manual.
Traps and location entries should contain all relevant descriptive and crunchy information, including diagrams where appropriate.
If using material from a non-core WotC source, it would be helpful to reference what books you use. All postings can of course include non-WotC material, but all such inclusions should have detailed descriptions of such material if home-brew, or details of where such material can be found if third party.
If you have material situated elsewhere on the web and it is easier to just post a link to that material rather than repost it here, then feel free to post the link (or send it to me) and I'll add it to the index.
Whatever you are posting, the most useful thing to help me are details about which EL and section you would like your entry to go into in the index. Ok, so most of the time it will be obvious, but in some cases it isn't and in those cases I'd prefer to place the link where the creator of that entry would like it.
As always, comments and suggestions are more than welcome.
And most importantly, my sincere thanks to everyone who has posted material here or whose material I have copied from elsewhere on these boards, especially to those of you who are prolific creators and those whose own compilation threads I have raided to expand this resource.
I couldn't have done this without you
Note: The following entries are listed by encounter level, encounter type (NPCs, Groups, Monsters, Traps and Locations) and then alphabetically. As I do not have all the books used in the creation of these encounters, I have had to guess the EL in some cases. If I have made any errors (for example, a missed level adjustment for a certain race) then please let me know. Entries that have multiple parts are listed by their highest EL or CR. Entries designed for a range of EL are listed by the lowest number in this band. Please note that many of these encounters are suitable for lower or higher levels than their EL might suggest, but I had to categorize them somehow!
If you are unhappy about the one-line description I've assigned your creation or any other aspect, then let me know and I'll make the appropriate changes.