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PostSubject: THAC0s for Monsters with more than 16+ Hit Dice   Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:57 pm

From TSR's First Edition AD&D adventure WG6: Isle of the Ape (1985), by Gary Gygax.

Monster's Hit DiceTHAC0
18-19+5
20-21+4
22-23+3
24-25+2
26 & up1
"Negative [to-hit] numbers indicate Additional Damage Inflicted to Automatic Hit".
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PostSubject: Re: THAC0s for Monsters with more than 16+ Hit Dice   Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:01 am

kind of makes you want to give up right away, doesn't it?
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PostSubject: Re: THAC0s for Monsters with more than 16+ Hit Dice   Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:55 am

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"Negative [to-hit] numbers indicate Additional Damage Inflicted to Automatic Hit".

OK, that's kinda silly. If a 30HD creature has a THAC0 of -1, and my character has an AC of -8, I still want the DM to make a roll! It still needs a 7 to hit!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: THAC0s for Monsters with more than 16+ Hit Dice   Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:40 pm

Regnar wrote:
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"Negative [to-hit] numbers indicate Additional Damage Inflicted to Automatic Hit".

OK, that's kinda silly. If a 30HD creature has a THAC0 of -1, and my character has an AC of -8, I still want the DM to make a roll! It still needs a 7 to hit!!!!
If I understand Gygax's wording (and I'm not sure I do), the 30-HD monster in your example would indeed need a 7, but if the target's AC were 10 instead, the same monster would need -11 (an automatic hit), and this -11 would become +11 damage.
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