Calculate The Hurting

WotC has posted what they call a “web goody,” and maybe that’s the best name for it. The Encounter Level Calculator does some simple math and rounding for you (adding up the Challenge Ratings of a homogenous or mixed group of monsters, into a CR for the whole fight), but does it in a cool way: right in your browser using a little window full of fast-loading JavaScript, not Java or plug-ins. Speaking as a web dork, I’m impressed: it works in all three of the big browser paradigms and everything. But does this kind of thing serve the user? Would you rather have widgets like this all wrapped up in one big paid package like Master Tools, or are you willing to bookmark a million little tools and get them online if you can get them for free? Let us know (cause after all, I’ve written a little JavaScript in my time, hint hint).