Got this email today…
I’ve been trying to put together a random encounter generator for an IRC bot, and it’s been going well with one exception. Data entry. As it turns out, copying the monster name, level, type, page, and source from the monsters by level section of the manual is a lot of work, and my .pdf scans make the whole thing non-uniform so I can’t even parse the data as needed without going 1 at a time.
I was wondering if I could ask you for a favor. You clearly have a considerable number of monsters listed in your 4e Random Encounter Generator’s database, and I was wondering if you would be willing to send me a copy of your monster tables.
For those who weren’t aware, I actually input all the data manually from the actual, physical books. So I can’t say I have much sympathy for someone who’s having trouble parsing the data from scanned PDFs…