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AD&D to PJ Monster Conversion
« on: October 08, 2010, 02:20:50 PM »
Below you will find formulas for converting AD&D monsters to PJ. This is not entirely accurate for all monsters, but should provide ease of use and guidance for most monsters.

Health=20+[(HD-1)*8]  (If HD is 1 or less simply multiple by 1 instead of 0)
Agility=((41 - THAC0) * 3)
Speed=(Move" + 6)*2
Mind= 2* speed (as computed with previous formula) or 4*Int
AF=(10 - AC) * 2 or if wearing armor, use the PJ armor table

If one wants to created a range for health, then multiply times 8 for the lower range and 10 for the upper. It should be noted that AD&D is a class based game. These games are built on the principle that when level or HD go up, then the monster is harder to kill and does more damage (primarily by hitting more often). As such, all 8HD monsters will look the same. This has nothing to do with conversion, just how they are in AD&D to begin with. PJ allows for greater variety. You can have a target that takes a lot of damage by misses often, or something that can take few hits but hits often. When creating or converting monsters, it is important to keep this in mind if one is expecting greater variety in attributes.
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Re: AD&D to PJ Monster Conversion
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 05:11:37 PM »
I will be getting some good use out of these guidelines when I continue my Toldara conversion.
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Re: AD&D to PJ Monster Conversion
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 05:13:40 PM »
Can this be made into a sticky?
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Re: AD&D to PJ Monster Conversion
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 05:25:32 PM »
If I clicked the right thing, it is a sticky now. 

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Re: AD&D to PJ Monster Conversion
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 06:56:01 PM »
Thanks!  It appears to be a sticky now.  8)
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