Earlier this week I was talking to Asmor and idly mentioned to him how I was trying to make an Encounter Planner for 4th Edition that used the DMG encounter templates. I was hoping to have something where I input a level, choose a difficulty, and it outputs a list of the monsters that will fit into the templates. I brought this up with Asmor because he’s already created a ton of 4E D&D tools that have helped me out as a DM on many occasions, such as the Monster Math Cruncher for creating custom monsters (something I love doing) which works great in combination with his Monster Maker program (which I definitely recommend using.) He’s also created a 4th Edition Random Encounter generator and Random Treasure generator, both of which are excellent tools now that the random charts are no longer presented in the core books. All of these tools are really well made, and extremely helpful for any 4e DM.
Well, sure enough, only a couple of days later and he’s sent me a link to his new 4th Edition Encounter Planner, which does pretty much exactly what I wanted it to! I haven’t gotten to use it to maximum effectiveness yet in my game, but I will be for future encounters that I want to design using the DMG templates, and it will definitely be a time-saver. Thanks to Asmor for creating it, and hopefully some of you enjoy it as well!