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Ranked by treasure

Post#1 » Mon May 04, 2020 4:04 pm

Has there ever been an attempt to rank official monsters from "those that give more treasure" to "those that give less treasure"? Or from "those that give more treasure per XP point gained for killing it" to "those that that give more treasure per XP point gained for killing it"? (The tarrasque for instance probably ranks high in the first list, but it takes so much to kill a tarrasque that it probably ranks last in the second list)

I am tempted to do exactly that with the monsters I downloaded from way back machine's content (its lomion archive) but I would also factor those from the standard monster manual... However I think that I don't need this ranking enough to do the effort considering I have to check monsters, check letters, check the XP they give for defeating them, check the range of wealth their treasure is worth and maybe check the range of wealth their corpses are worth... And I don't know if I should really do it, considering I am still rearranging the same encyclopedia into categories (undead on one side, steeds on others, dinos on other, outer planars on other arranged by alignment, etc.) and some entries seem incomplete...

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Post#2 » Tue May 05, 2020 12:07 pm

New Hegdeh wrote:Has there ever been an attempt to rank official monsters from "those that give more treasure" to "those that give less treasure"?

New Hegheh wrote: And I don't know if I should really do it, considering I am still rearranging the same encyclopedia into categories (undead on one side, steeds on others, dinos on other, outer planars on other arranged by alignment, etc.) and some entries seem incomplete...


If we're talking 1 or 2E I'm not aware of any such rankings. I personally always try to finish one project before moving on to another.
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Post#3 » Tue May 05, 2020 12:38 pm

Yeah, I have never seen such a thing NH. Someday I guess.... someday.

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Post#4 » Tue May 05, 2020 3:46 pm

RPG Dinosaur wrote:If we're talking 1 or 2E I'm not aware of any such rankings.


Cole wrote:Yeah, I have never seen such a thing NH. Someday I guess.... someday.


I am a 2nd edition guy but I think if any newer edition has such rankings they probably translate wel to the older editions

RPG Dinosaur wrote:I personally always try to finish one project before moving on to another.


Cole wrote:RPGD ... lol, that's my biggest downfall :lol: I got so many things on the go, it seems like I never finish. :D


I wish my feeble attempts at not multitasing succeded, but I am like Cole on this one, although Cole has projects he has finished in his history, even if he is giving planet a rehaul... Cole, you can consider it a finished project, so, hooray for ya! I am on the other hand all unfinished business. If I die today and myth were based on fact, I would return as a ghost.
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