NPC Encounter Calculator is built for the Game Master. This tool is able to calculate the types of encounters the GM wants to have in their game. Just set the options for level, group size, and the difficulty in the NPC Encounter Calculator. Then the NPC Encounter Calculator will produce an encounter budget for the GM. The GM can then select the number of NPCs that they want for the encounter.
Instructions for NPC Encounter Calculator
Set the Party Level
Set the Number of Player Characters in the Party
Set the Difficulty of the Encounter
Use the slider on the NPC Encounter Calculator to adjust the encounter difficulty. Adjust the slider to the left to make it an easier encounter. Or adjust the slider to the right to make it a more difficult encounter. To the left of the slider is the exact difficulty number of the encounter. The easiest encounters have a difficulty of 1. The hardest encounters have a difficulty of 50.
If the slider is not set to a certain difficulty some NPCs may not be available . (Champion or Boss)
Choose the Amount of Each NPC Type
Increase or decrease the amount of each type of NPC to include in the encounter. Note that as the NPCs gain in strength they cost more for the encounter.
Minion is weaker than Grunt which is weaker than Specialist which is weaker than Champion which is weaker than an Epic Boss.
- Minions = Cost of 2
- Grunts = Cost of 5
- Specialists = Cost of 10
- Champions = Cost of 25
- Epic Boss = Cost of 50
2 Grunts have the same value as 1 Specialist. 5 Grunts have the same value as 1 Champion. This represents the relative challenge of each type of NPC in the Fyxt RPG. By adjusting the numbers of each NPC up or down GMs can have a “difficult” encounter with either few NPCs or with many.
The Spent number and the message to the right should be watched by the GM to help adjust the encounter on the NPC Encounter Calculator.
|Select the Encounter Details|
|PC Group Level|
|PC Group Size||Trivial < - > Easy < - > Medium < - > Difficult < - > Deadly|
|NPC Type||Minion||Grunt||Specialist||Champion||Epic Boss|
|Select the Number of Each NPC Type|
|Design your encounter by|
|changing the amount of NPCs||Budget:||Spent:|
Once the GM has set the type and quantity of the NPC Encounter Calculator, then use the Character Search Tool to find the perfect NPCs to fill these roles.
You can also use the NPC Creation Wizard to create custom NPCs of your own to match what the NPC Encounter Calculator has in it.