And, BTW, as a DM, I use "Adventure Tools" to build monsters rather a lot. It sometimes goes off on wild math tangents, but mostly is worth it for the convenience, and the reasonably nice printout.
Are there any alternatives for that, to build monsters?
Thanks for the pointer to the Discord, @MwaO
I join @Tony Vargas in lamenting the loss of the Monster Builder as much as I lament the loss of the Character Builder. Yes, you can mentally create monsters with 'MM3 on a business card', but the Monster Builder allowed you to browse all existing monsters for powers to copy. It also created nice office statblocks in the newer format. (In fact, if I have time, I'll try to output the updated statblock format for all the pre-MM3 monsters.)
The Character Builder was an amazing product. I have been a subscriber for 10 years, so they've taken me for, what, $800 or so? Yet I consider that well worth it for all the 4e I've played.
I've never used anything but books as a 4e GM. I don't know if any of my players ever subscribed to tools, but we used Excel spreadsheets for PC management.Through the entire run of 4e my players only used the books. As DM I did use DDI though to make monsters, but that it is.
Anyone recall what books never got an offline builder compatible update with them? Was it Heroes of The Elemental Chaos or whatever?