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Can someone please explain THACO to me? :)

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate (Classic)' started by Professor_Chaps, Apr 8, 2003.

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    THAC0 means To Hit Armor Class 0

    so its just the number you must roll with the d20 to hit a monster with 0 AC

    You calculate the rest of the hits and misses from those two numbers

    Say that you have a THAC0 of 13 and the enemy 1 AC
    It would mean that you have to throw a 12 to hit the opponent.

    The higher the AC the worse and the lower the THAC0 the better
     
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    THACO -AC= the number you need to roll to hit a given monster.
    So yes this is not what I would call a sane way of doing this. and To my knowlage no one here will hold you being confused by it against you.
     
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    Wait till you start throwing in the minuses and bonuses, if you really want to get confused ;)
     
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    Still I prefer it over 3e edition rules, couldn't get used to in NWN can't get used to it in Icewind Dale. I think I'm still hooked on Thac0
     
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    After all these years, it finally becomes clear. Well, in a way.
     
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