Gary/Dave: "As you enter the forest, ahead you see..."[Stops to roll dice]Gary/Dave: "300 bandits."
- Approximate encampment or lair size (30 bandits have a couple tents, 300 bandits probably have a small fort and a couple buildings.)
- Guide to encounter size (patrols follow wandering monster rules, deliberate response to threats will be up to a third of the full force, major expeditions will leave at least a fifth of the force behind to guard home base. Also useful for mass combat encounter designs.)
- Total pool of available monsters (PCs should stop encountered bandits when the bandits have been wiped out.)
- (For bandits, goblins, orcs, and other structured groups:) Calculating leader types present.