First: Wow I am a horrible person.
I haven't checked on this thread in a looong time.
I can't believe it's May already. Sorry but the main working copy of the conversion became corrupted, so I lost all of level 5 and 6 and haven't started over yet. Mea culpa!
Ick! I hate it when that happens! That's why I store stuff in Dropbox, as I can revert with my grandfather unlimited history.
Second: Badger, you are my hero! Were you able to create that Rust Spider conversion using Hero Lab? I typically use The Only Sheet for NPC/PC building but it doesn't have a lot of features for non-classic races (like mephits and troglodytes), requiring extra brain work.
If you like I can send you a copy of what I have so far of book one; feel free to cannibalize it; the point was to save people extra work. Just post here or PM me if you want.
Aye, I used Hero Lab and built up the Rust Spider inside the editor. I'm building a .user file for all of the non-standard creatures and will be posting .por files and the .user file as I go (and will start uploading those soon). Part of the reason I decided to use Hero Lab is that it stays updated to the most current errata and it makes it incredibly fast to create monsters and NPCs. For standard monsters I'm not modifying them much beyond the normal PF versions. For NPCs I'm building them as close to the class and level as described in the book, then tweaking them to round out skills and feats so that they're not underpowered for players to go up against.
I'm almost done with Level 2 now and will be posting that soon. I'm hoping to complete one level every week, as I'd like to run this sucker starting in August when I hit grad school.