Encounter building is painful; it sucks all the joy out of running a game for me. However, embracing “Combat as War, not Sport” I’m sacking off encounter building for good so I don’t need CR. What I could do with, however, is an idea of general stats against Hit Dice in 5e so I can use OSR resources or eyeball stats in play.
Running 5e as OSR: Monsters by HD not CR
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