The Base Module is a very handy set of scripts and documentation to give any builder a quick start on module construction. Here's the module description:
This module includes base scripts and items for the Forgotten Realms Weave (FRW) project, including a player starting area with a trainer and basic merchant.Even if you're not building a FRW module, this looks like a great resource for someone who is starting a new module.
Other features Include:
-- Wandering Monster and Rest tag system
-- Hardcore bleeding or OC death system
-- Chest-based Random Loot system w/ breakable items
-- Flavor text, ability, and skill check triggers
-- Demonstration companion and "Sunken Flagon" style Inn
-- Demonstration OOC (Out of Character) Start Area
-- Patcha's Sitable chairs
Also, as a side note, Forgotten Realms Weave is one of the more interesting community projects out there right now. Their goal is to establish a unified setting for module construction by making it easier for authors who are creating modules set in the FR to maintain consistent history, characters, and rules. I'll be very interested to see what comes out of their efforts--early returns are promising.