I'm a big D&D fan, but haven't played in ten years or so. The last time I played, it was AD&D 2nd edition. I am trying to write an adventure for a friend, and I'm sort of confused as to what needs to be included about monsters within the adventure text itself. Do I just copy the info from the Monster Manual, or just put in the basic, most important info? Thanks. I'll clarify this if necessary!
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Here is what a typical (small) encounter produced by WOTC looks like.
Notice what the monster stat blocks look like. They provide some basic information and all that a DM needs to run the module.
So it includes
If you want to make an encounter look familiar to 4E GMs by matching the format used in modules and dragon magazine, you will want to: