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Hero Lab Enhancements for D&D 5th Edition SRD – Encounter Builder and More Monsters!

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Another wave of new resources is here for D&D players. Create complex encounters with ease using Hero Lab’s integrated Encounter Builder – available now in the latest update for the D&D 5th Edition SRD. Choose from over 200 monsters, including cuddly ferocious Owlbears and devious goblins. Everything you need to create compelling encounters awaits – simply pick the monsters to drop in. This invaluable tool makes it easier than ever to prepare for your next game.

encounterbuilder_tnRead on for further details on these new options!

Build Encounters

Hero Lab makes it a breeze to build 5th Edition encounters. Simply select the challenge rating (CR), and choose from hundreds of pre-built monsters to add to the combat. Hero Lab tracks your encounter’s current CR as you add adversaries, plus the remaining XP to reach your target.

DMs looking for inspiration can search the 200+ monsters by keyword, or limit the search using the CR. For example, if you want your players to face an elemental creature of some kind, search for monsters with the keyword “elemental” and in the desired CR range. Just like that, you have a tailored list of monsters to choose from!

Create Custom NPCs

npc_djinni_tnBuild NPCs using the hundreds of monsters now available! Simply mark a new character as an NPC on the “Configure Hero” form, and gain access to NPC races like Djinni and Centaur. Just like building a player character, you can fully customize the NPC to fit your game. Give them armor, gear, and even class levels. Whatever challenges your players may face – Hero Lab has got you covered!

Community Pack

In case you missed the news last month, the Hero Lab user community released a D&D 5E Community Pack. This free add-on includes all backgrounds, class options, feats, and much more from the Player’s Handbook and other official D&D sources! And users can drop it into Hero Lab with a few quick steps. To get it now, visit our community forums!

Find Out More!

You’ll also find a number of other changes and bug fixes in this update. A full list of the changes is included on our forums. To learn more about D&D 5th Edition SRD support in Hero Lab, or to pick it up for your games, head over to our website!

Do you have additional questions about our D&D 5th Edition SRD support? Do you want to discuss Hero Lab with other gamers? Join the conversation on our forums! Or, let us know what you think on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

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