This subforum is for discussion of the Iron Falcon Rules for Classic Fantasy Role-Playing. Maybe someday they'll have their own forum, but for now I'm keeping the discussion here.
Was wondering if you could share all the formula(s) needed to convert a BFRPG monster to Iron Falcon. I'd like to use the BFRPG core rule book & Field Guide monsters in IF games.
AC is the main thing. Deduct the AC from 20 to get the correct AC for the other system.
I.E. AC of 15 is 5 (chain mail). Works in both directions, so AC 3 in IF is AC 17 in BFRPG.
The only stat that is likely to give you trouble is morale. IF's morale model is very different from BFRPG. Any creature with a BFRPG morale score of 12 never checks morale in IF; for other creatures, I'd just apply the IF system directly.
I am just curious. When I use the formula you give, it's correct -- it matches up with the AC of the monsters in the Moldvay basic book and the 1978 Monster Manual.
Swords & Wizardry also has the same descending AC.
But what is interesting, for S&W ascending AC it is off by 1 point from the ascending AC of BFRPG.
I am just curious. When I use the formula you give, it's correct -- it matches up with the AC of the monsters in the Moldvay basic book and the 1978 Monster Manual.
Swords & Wizardry also has the same descending AC.
But what is interesting, for S&W ascending AC it is off by 1 point from the ascending AC of BFRPG.
Looking over the early SRD versions, I noted that a character in chain mail had an AC of 15. This would be the same as AC 5 for an earlier edition; thus, the math I'm using is based on this equivalence.
I made +1 the minimum 1st level bonus after choosing the AC scale, so as to achieve the same odds of a 1st level character hitting as in the classic games.