# Calculating hp for NPCs.

### Rules Questions

Hi guys!

I have the book GameMastery Guide and there are dozens of pre-generated NPC characters and as I was browsing through them I started to inspect their HP scores.

The system as I understood is:
your class HD per level + (Con Mod x the amount of levels in that class)

Military General (Fighter 11 lvl) has Con 14 and hp is 85 (11d10+25). Now, calculating with the formula of Con mod (+2) x 11 levels and you get +22, not +25. So there is a difference of 3 points.

The same goes with a 1st level Foot Soldier (human warrior, Con 11). He shouldn't with the formula in mind no +NN points to his total hp but according to the book he gets hp 8 (1d10+3). The same goes for 6th level Cavalry (there is a +3 added to the 6 additional points he gets with the Con mod).

However, a Caravan Guard (human fighter 2 lvl) with Con 14 gets hp 16 (2d10+5). Here the Con mod x levels should be 4 but instead is 5 points.

So my question (after this much rambling) is: is there a pattern for these additional points that are based on other things such as skills or feats that give a random amount of points to the hp (in addition to the Con mod x lvl)?

Thanks.

- Henkka

P.s. I can use the pre-generated NPCs of course but it would be nice to know where the additional points come from.

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Perhaps it is a favored class bonus?

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Remember the favored class bonus. It was sometimes put to HP but other times to Skill Points.

EDIT: Ninja'd by a rogue.

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The Toughness feat? (It would account for the Foot Soldier's hp.)

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Do NPCs gain favored class bonuses? Adding favored class bonuses isn't mentioned in the section on creating NPCs, but the favored class section says all characters gain a favored class bonus (unlike traits, which specifically call outs NPCs as not getting traits).

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Thanks guys once again for the clarification. You guys are a well of knowledge!

P.s. It's been a tough job basically starting from scratch to learn a totally new game (noob when it comes to tabletop RPGs).

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Henkkaart wrote:

Thanks guys once again for the clarification. You guys are a well of knowledge!

P.s. It's been a tough job basically starting from scratch to learn a totally new game (noob when it comes to tabletop RPGs).

Don´t give up, you will get there eventually :D