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The stats for perception checks are the better of Int/Wis depending on how it's used much like the stats for intimidation are Str/Cha depending on how it's used. Like most of Second Edition, this info is spread out over several books. Int based checks are covered in the Complete Thief's handbook [TSR 2111] (pg. 19) and detailed in the observation skill. This ...


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In 2e, each point of a character’s ability score gives a +5% to the chance of success. In 3e, every two points of a character’s ability score gives a +5% to the chance of success. Which is a fundamental difference. If you want scores to count the way they do in 2e but you want roll-over like 3e, you’d want to use score - 10 as the modifier to the roll. ...


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Short Answer: DM judgment, but most of it is covered in the books. What the spell casting addendum mostly provides is not extra levels, but additional abilities for the opponents, additional challenges to the party, and thus commensurate XP awards for defeat of a shaman/witchdoctor Frost Giant. The XP bonuses for the added spell ability is 1,000 for the ...


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Monster stats like saves, THAC0 and HP are always according to their HD, which are not changed by spellcasting ability. Remember that in AD&D, monsters and (N)PCs follow different construction rules — you don't start using PC level-up rules just because a monster can cast like a wizard or cleric of a certain level. This is a little less obvious with the ...



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