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Encounter Builder

Discussion in 'Feature Requests' started by Wheels, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. Wheels

    Wheels Member

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    In the sequence of my other suggestion "Combat table and initiative" in the "Feature Requests" I think it would add a a lot of value something that would allow DM's to plan encounters.

    this would allow me as a DM create a new encounter, add creatures to it and save to use later. There could exist a button "Start Combat" and all monsters would be added to the "Combat table" I talked about on my other request.

    This would mash up very well and give DM some campaign management into to D20Pro
     
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  2. Krilion_GD

    Krilion_GD Community Manager
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    Doesn't Hero Lab perform this function? not trying to sound snarky, just no need to reinvent the wheel so to speak.
     
  3. Ualaa

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    Hero Lab does have a strong encounter builder, but that depends on which sources you have access to; if you've got most of the Bestiaries, then it's a strong tool.
     
  4. Wheels

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    But what does hero lab have anything to do with D20Pro besides there being able to import from it? and not everyone has a hero lab license and wants to have one (and having to buy books from their shop to have access to monsters). So its not inventing the wheel but providing functionality that should exist in D20Pro IMHO.

    I have had maps in D20Pro prepared with at least 20-30 mobs invisible on the map with only the roster to manage them and its not an easy task. Being able to have an encounter build would allow me manage those encounters much easier and ready to go. This can be as simple as "Name of encounter + list of monsters in that encounter" and doesn't need to be anything fancy. It's a big QoL improvement from the current roster. Each map can have a list of encounters associated with it or just have the encounter list exist per campaign.
     
  5. Ualaa

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    I like the idea of an Encounter tool within the Roster, where you can mark creatures as active or hidden for the current encounter.
    That would let you use a large map, with multiple encounter points, much more easily; activate whichever group of enemies are in the current encounter, without having to deal with those from the next five.
     

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