View Full Version : 2nd ED monster lore

2010-02-28, 06:19 PM
I'm trying to find the rules for this again. Anyone able to spit them out real fast?

Thank you if you can.

Thane of Fife
2010-02-28, 06:47 PM
What do you mean?

The rules for knowing stuff about monsters (a la 4e Knowledge checks)? There aren't any, as far as I'm aware.

Or did you mean something else?

2010-02-28, 07:42 PM
It is similar to knowledge checks, but didn't work well.

Oh well.

2010-02-28, 08:02 PM
I just flipped through the 2e DMG and Monstrous Manual again, and I can't find any rules on monster knowledge. I think any such rules were expected to be house-ruled, and the default was that the characters learned by exposure. In fact, what rules there are suggest switching up monster appearances and powers so you can keep the players in the dark as much as possible. :smallamused:

2010-03-01, 08:36 AM
There aren't any hard and fast rules existant in AD&D 2e for this.

Simplest solution would be to add in a non-weapon proficiency linked to INT (Sage Knowledge: Monster or similar) that lets players have a chance at knowing specific info bout monsters, or confirming what the players already suspect.

If you don't want to do that, you can probably roll a simple INT check and fudge it from there.