Thursday 14 June 2012

Encounter Charts

Random Bode
When I were a lad, I did encounter charts the "proper" way, like in the DMG. With a calculator.

When I were a bit older, I programmed the computer to do the maths.

Now: for each of common, uncommon, rare, or very rare I make a chart with 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 20, or (if you're Zak) 100 entries and roll 1d100 for encounters:

1-65: re-roll on common
66-85: re-roll on uncommon
86-96: re-roll on rare
97-00: re-roll on very rare

Much simpler, although it does require two rolls instead of one. I suspect most people who read this will laugh at the idea that it took me 30 years to come up with this.

1 comment:

  1. Good stuff; I still like to custom make tables, mind!