Looking for a little clarification on Treasure Hoards.
In the Swords & Wizardry Complete section "Generating a Random Treasure Hoard" (p120) you determine total XP value of the monsters in the adventure, and multiply by (1d3)+1 for gold value. For argument sake let us say this total is 5050gp. I would then roll:
- 50 times for 100gp trade-outs
- 5 times for 1000gp trade-outs
- 1 time for 5000gp trade-out
If I hit five 100gp and one 1000gp trade-outs, (1500gp total), then the party gets 3550gp plus whatever they received in the trade-out rolls.
If, however, I hit one of each (6100gp total) then I have a defecit of 1050gp. Does the party then get the entire 5050gp originally rolled, plus the result of each trade-out?
Either I am a bit thick, or it is wonderfully simple. Possibly both.