Random encounters?


Rules Questions


Ok so I'm running 2nd Darkness and on the 2nd adventure. This and each one after relies heavily on random encounters but... what's the frequency Kenneth?!

No where in the adventure path itself or the Pathfinder rulebook can I find anything about how often these are rolled for, or even a recommendation...

Is there a place to check or a recommendation I missed? How do you handle your random encounter frequency?

Cheers

Scarab Sages

Buba HoTep wrote:

Ok so I'm running 2nd Darkness and on the 2nd adventure. This and each one after relies heavily on random encounters but... what's the frequency Kenneth?!

No where in the adventure path itself or the Pathfinder rulebook can I find anything about how often these are rolled for, or even a recommendation...

Is there a place to check or a recommendation I missed? How do you handle your random encounter frequency?

I personally don't use truly random encounters. When I prep an adventure, if I plan to include encounters outside what's already scripted in the adventure, I review the lists of monsters by terrain* based on where the various encounter areas are located, then prep ahead of time a few additional encounters that I can throw in wherever I feel like there should be something extra going on.

This lets me add these encounters without having to stop, roll on a table, look up a monster entry, and scribble hasty notes in the middle of a game session. It's a little extra work up front, but I think it helps keep the game session moving more smoothly.

Hope that helps :)

* edit: in the back of each Bestiary, also available here at the PRD

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