Revising the Monster Stat Block
Design & Development
By Andy Collins and Greg Bilsland
By now, many of you have gotten a glimpse of the new stat block design that’s debuting officially in Monster Manual 3. This new presentation first appeared in Bill Slavicsek’s March Ampersand column and is previewed in the new D&D adventure HS1: The Slaying Stone. In this column, Andy Collins and Greg Bilsland give you a peek behind the curtain at the process that brought changes to the familiar 4th Edition monster stat block format.
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About the Authors
Andy Collins co-designed the 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons game. His credits stretch back a decade and include Magic Item Compendium, Draconomicon, Unearthed Arcana, and the Epic Level Handbook.
Greg Bilsland is a game editor at Wizards of the Coast. His design credits include the Forgotten Realms Player’s Guide, Monster Manual 2, Divine Power, Primal Power. His recent editing credits include Player’s Handbook 2, Monster Manual 2, and the Eberron Player’s Guide. He welcomes anyone to keep up with his work at twitter.com/gregbilsland.