Talk:3.5e Creature Instructions

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I am starting to think we're going to seriously need to make this better. In it's current form, it's like some crappy Animal companion sheet (As Phee pointed out). --Pz.Az.04Maus 18:30, 21 June 2006 (MDT)

How about now? --Sledged 13:21, 16 July 2006 (MDT)
Should we get rid of the first one and just use the actual table template? (Nice Job, Sledged.) I also moved the Dragon Template to it's own page, and created "Add New..." buttons and pages linking off of the 3.5e Creatures page at the bottom. --Oneiros 09:09, 20 July 2006 (MDT)
Might as well. I think it's considered obsolete now.
For convenience, I put instructions on using the templates on the pages that define the templates. --Sledged 12:27, 20 July 2006 (MDT)
'Kay... it's outta here. Note that the instructions on this Monster Template page rather than the template page itself are what a user is going to be seeing when they "Create new creature". Jazz it up some more if you think it needs it. --Oneiros 14:56, 20 July 2006

New Monster Format in MM IV[edit]

So I'm working on the NPC template—which I'm modeling somewhat after the format they use for the sample NPCs in the DMG II—and I just browsed through a copy of the MM IV and all the monster entries uses the same layout the DMG II uses, so it looks like the designers have decided to switch formats. —Sledged 16:18, 12 August 2006 (MDT)

Yep. Take a look at this Design Diary article on the WotC site there's a good explanation of why they went with the new format, the logic behind it, and how it's suppose to help in play. --Oneiros 13:56, 13 August 2006 (MDT)
I hope WotC doesn't hold that format (and its description) as intellectual property. Once I finish with the template I'm going to want to put the the layout description on the site, too. I suppose I could just rewrite everything in my own words. —Sledged 11:56, 15 August 2006 (MDT)
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