Basic D&D & Labyrinth Lord treasure class coversion?

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peelseel2
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Basic D&D & Labyrinth Lord treasure class coversion?

Anybody have anything on this subject?

Jester
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Joined: 2011-12-12 22:57

Excellent question and something I've been thinking about myself. I was working a monster conversion and wasn't quite sure how to go about putting something like this together so I just sort of "eye-balled" it to keep it about right.
I'd love to hear the designers thoughts on this topic.

Alex
The Autarch
Joined: 2011-06-30 18:10

For the most part you can just look up the monster in ACKS and use the ACKS treasure type.
The Cook Expert set, I believe, lists the average values of treasure types and you can find a comparable average value for an ACKS treasure type.
Finally, you can multiply the monster's XP value by 4 and find an appropriate treasure type that way.
Hope that helps!

Tavis
Joined: 2011-07-01 15:40

With a monster that isn't in ACKS, the only step I'd add to the above is to ask "would it hoard high-value treasure, amass low-value coins, or only gather shiny things incidentally?"
ACKS offers different treasure types for each of these. So another good way to do a conversion is to find an ACKS monster whose XP values are similar to the one you want to convert and whose treasure-gathering behavior seems similar, and then use its treasure type.

Radioactive Ape...
Joined: 2012-02-02 19:39

This should help a little to start with:
D&D Treasure Type (Moldvay) --> Labyrinth Lord Hoard Class
A --> XXII
B --> XXI
C --> XX
D --> XIX
E --> XVIII
F --> XVII
G --> XVI
H --> XV
I --> XIV
J --> XIII
K --> XII
L --> XI
M --> X
N --> IX
O --> VIII
P --> I
Q --> II
R --> III
S --> IV
T --> V
U --> VI
V --> VII

peelseel2
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xp x 4, and decide whether "...it hoard high-value treasure, amass low-value coins, or only gather shiny things incidentally?"
Easy peazy!