Hmmm... A level editor. I had second thoughts on that idea before since I'm clueless on how to make one but I guess that would be best, eh? It might prove useful to me in the long run too.
It doesn't really matter at this point if you know how to do it, the learning experience will be so much worth it!
I need to check out the forums if there are any caps that has level editors.
I noticed that pulowski recently uploaded an example for an array level editor.
That would be basically the simplest way to go about it, although it might not be feasible depending on what kind of game you're creating. If I'm not totally mistaken lucid also provided an example for his S plugin, but that would be rather offputting to start with. Go from simple to complex.