I'm not seeing anything I can't get elsewhere. Yeah, it looks nice for a beta, but I don't see myself trusting WotC with a community site again. Which WotC has only themselves to blame for this.
How many people remember the last time WotC had a community site and they just dumped everything and told us to find our own alternative?
For me to begin to trust WotC again (with a community site), I would want to see something great. Something that shows I can trust wotc. I have no clue what that something is, but I'm giving wotc a shot.
My current group has been playing a lot of Pathfinder with Hero Lab over the past year, and it's been a game changer for all of us. If this works in a similar or better way, I'm all in. I'm excited to see the next phases unlock!
I can see this being a super useful toolset once the rest of the features are unlocked, but even now it's pretty useful being able to view and filter items/monsters etc. Looking forward to seeing how flexible the rest of the tools are.
Interested to drill down into the different sorting functions and how well they work. Any thoughts on adding an encounter builder to to tools? Something based on XP or CR and that can be used in conjunction with the Monster list.
An example: I want to build a multiple enemy encounter. I search the Monster list, find some interesting foes and select "Add to Encounter". The tool would then do the needed math and calculate the XP (or equivalent XP) of the encounter. Inside the encounter builder tool you could customize the size of the party, their level and it would tell you how it compares to the recommended XP value. Maybe even the encounter level (Easy thru Deadly).