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Treasure type averages

Although I haven’t posted much lately, work on my retro-clone continues. Today I started looking at treasure types. Here’s how I got the averages in the table below. Take the gold in treasure type E as an example. Page 22 of Monsters & Treasure lists it as “1-8: 25%“. So, I assumed that the average roll would be 4, giving 4000 GP. Those gold pieces would only be found 25% of the time, so that 4000 GP is reduced to 1000 GP. I did the same for copper and silver, and added them to the GP value.

OD&D treasure type averages table


anarchist November 25, 2010 at 1:57 AM

The average of 1-8 is 4.5 rather than 4, so your numbers will all be a bit low.

I’ve done a similar exercise for Labyrinth Lord if you want the figures.

Paul November 25, 2010 at 2:07 AM

Thanks, good catch. I’ll have to adjust these numbers slightly.

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