Can someone explain Encounter Tables to me

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Can someone explain Encounter Tables to me

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What are the Type Codes? H/C/T/P etc...
Is there a purpose to the Encounter Tables?
Thanks for any advice.
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mutazoid wrote:What are the Type Codes? H/C/T/P etc...
Is there a purpose to the Encounter Tables?
Thanks for any advice.
Sure. Code C is combat, T is trap. P is puzzle. H? Not so sure about.

In 3e, encounter tables had a purpose because of how adventures were built. I dislike them as far as DCC goes, personally.
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Cathbad the Meek (herbalist Wizard 1): AC 9; 4 hp; S 7, A 7, St 10, P 17, I 13, L 8; Neutral; Club, herbs, 50' rope, 50 cp; -1 to melee attack rolls. Hideous scar.
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To finish off Mr. Raven Crowking's list, I believe "H" = "Hazard" (like if the PC's need to scale a rushing river, or something similar.)
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They're handy to get a quick handle on the specific elements of an adventure. Say, if you're looking for something in your collection with a lot of traps, it's easier than reading or even flipping through each module to work that out...
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Thanks gang. I only played 1e,2e,5e (and a year of Pathfinder)
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