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2013-08-21 One Roll Dungeon Stocking

When I stocked my dungeon yesterday, I used the Moldvay Dungeon Stocking procedure. To be honest, my wife used it. The two tables are somewhat confusing.

Moldvay:

CONTENTS TREASURE
d6Result d6Monster Trap Empty
1–2Monster 1Yes Yes Yes
3Trap 2Yes Yes No
4Special 3Yes No No
5–6Empty 4–6No No No

I couldn’t find a blog post translating Moldvay’s dungeon stocking table into a single table. I’m sure I saw it somewhere. That would have helped us. (Edit: I guess I was remembering this discussion of the OD&D restocking procedure by Sham.)

Let’s do it ourselves, then. Writing out all the results:

     1   2   3   4   5   6
 1   M$  M$  M$  M   M   M
 2   M$  M$  M$  M   M   M
 3   T$  T$  T   T   T   T
 4   S   S   S   S   S   S
 5   E$  E   E   E   E   E
 6   E$  E   E   E   E   E

Counting occurences:

#Contents and Treasure
6Monster and treasure
6Monster
2Trap and unguarded treasure
4Trap
6Special
2Unguarded Treasure
10Empty

Transforming this into a d36 table:

d36Contents and Treasure
1–6Monster and treasure
7–12Monster
13–14Trap and unguarded treasure
15–18Trap
19–24Special
25–26Unguarded Treasure
27–36Empty

Or divide it by two to get a d18 table:

d18Contents and Treasure
1–3Monster and treasure
4–6Monster
7Trap and unguarded treasure
8–9Trap
10–12Special
13Unguarded Treasure
14–18Empty

Too bad there is no such d18. We should change that to a d20 table. Let’s see if we can do it using Labyrinth Lord.

d100ContentsTreasure
01–30Empty 15%
31–60Monster 50%
61–75Trap 30%
76–00Unique var.
 We just multiply the percentages from the table:
ContentsWith TreasureNo Treasure
Empty 4.5%25.5%
Monster 15%15%
Trap 4.5%10.5%
Unique25%

We could simplify the above by rounding to increments of 5% and translating this to a d20, reusing the order from the d18 table:

d20Contents and Treasure
1–3Monster and treasure
4–6Monster
7Trap and unguarded treasure
8–9Trap
10–14Special
15Unguarded Treasure
16–20Empty

It’s very close to Moldvay, I’d say. And it’s probably less confusing. I can’t count the times I got confused by the Moldvay tables. :)

Reordering it for excitement, I guess:

d20Contents and Treasure
1–5Empty
6Unguarded treasure
7Trap and unguarded treasure
8–9Trap
10–12Monster
13–15Monster and treasure
16–20Special

I need to stick this into my campaign book.

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Comments


Rorschachhamster
I would… ah, nonsense, I will change the special to a little less and the empty to a little more. Just because. ;)

Rorschachhamster 2013-08-21 17:02 UTC



AlexSchroeder
“Special” needs a bit more work, that’s true. :)

AlexSchroeder 2013-08-22 08:40 UTC

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