The Monster Manual have tapered horizontal rules that separate sections of the monster stat block (after the monster type, before and after the ability scores, and after the challenge rating).

Are there any official (or else, widely-accepted) names for the sections between these rules?

I wrote a little HTML/CSS for stat blocks, and would like the markup to be as semantic and standard as possible.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Have you considered sending a tweet to a dev? \$\endgroup\$ – KorvinStarmast Jun 4 '16 at 18:03
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    \$\begingroup\$ Be aware that formatting a stat block to look like a WotC stat block may breach their copyright/trade mark. \$\endgroup\$ – Dale M Jun 4 '16 at 22:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks @DaleM. If I were to distribute, I'd do it by the terms of the Dungeon Masters Guild. Right now, this is just for personal use. It's not exclusively about writing semantic HTML - it could be useful while collaborating with other content creators. \$\endgroup\$ – Tim Grant Jun 5 '16 at 20:27

The only sections that have names but aren't explicitly labeled are Ability Scores and "Special Traits," which is between Challenge and Reactions/Actions. The other sections aren't explicitly named. They're described on pages 6-9 of the Monster Manual.

That appears to be it as far as the core books are concerned, though if Wizards refers to them outside of the books as anything in particular, I'll amend this answer.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Informally, I had to name the "unnamed" sections for a web project and named them Identity (name, size, type, alignment), Basic Characteristics (AC, HP, speed), Advanced Characteristics (saves, skills, senses, languages, immunities, vulnerabilities, resistances, challenge), then all the rest. That isn't a widely accepted standard, but it gets the job done. \$\endgroup\$ – Polisurgist Jun 4 '16 at 16:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks @Polisurgist - do you have in on authority that the sections are officially unnamed? Understood, in the Monster Manual Statistics section, only the individual items, and not the sections, are described - but that doesn't mean folks at WOTC didn't refer to them by names. The names just might not have made it into the book. (And it looks like you guess it: I wrote a little HTML/CSS for stat blocks, and would like the markup to be as semantic and standard as possible. I'll follow your example if nothing more official turns up.) \$\endgroup\$ – Tim Grant Jun 4 '16 at 16:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't have anything on whether they're referred to by name outside of the core books, sorry. Or at least I don't have any citations that they're specifically not named outside of the MM. \$\endgroup\$ – Polisurgist Jun 4 '16 at 16:43

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