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    Xanathars Guide: Bug with random Encounter when sending to Encounters

    I guess this have been up before, or maybe it haven't. I could not find any info on it.

    Many, maybe all the Random Encounter tables in Xanathars Guide seems flawed in many cases. I.e when you roll a Random encounter for Grasslands level 1-5 and try to automate it into an Encounter, nothing shows up.



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    If you roll it to chat it seems to work, but then you manually have to create the encounter anyway. Any fix for this?

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    The most likely explanation for this is that you do not have the Monster Manual open when you roll the encounter. You should see an error in chat along the lines of "The link is not working make sure the correct modules are open in the library." You can get away with the SRD Bestiary but many of the monsters aren't in that volume.

    EDIT: actually looking at it again the encounters still get generated - it's just the links which won't work; so the issue is with something on your end. Can you try in a new campaign without any extensions (or themes since you seem to be using one). If that fixes the issue then it is either an extension you are using or the theme. If the problem still persists in a new campaign without extension or themes then go into you FGData/vault folder and find and delete the file WOTC5EXGTE and then update FG. If that still doesn't fix the issue go into your FGData/rulesets folder and delete the CoreRPG.pak and 5e.pak files and update FG.
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    Tried to start a new campaign and just loaded in the Core books for 5E and Xanathar. Still the same problem. When I read the syntax on how to create those tables it said to create a random number of npc's like, lets say, like the 51 result on the picture, then it should say [1D3x] boars. I think it has something to do with that. When I roll a single digit monster like 21-22 Ankheg it creates the encounter with no problem.

    Can anyone try this exact table and see what happens on your end?

    thanks

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    If we look at the result of 51 on the Grassland Encounters Levels 1-5 table we see that the table is not rolling the 1d3. The 1d3 boars is just a description of what the result will be. The important part is the link just to the left of the 1d3 boars result. This is a link to an actual random encounter. On a result of 51-52 this link will appear in chat and when you click on that link in chat it will open the random encounter. To generate the correct number of boars you click on the generate button at the bottom of the window and that will create an encounter which you would then add to the Combat Tracker.

    Some of the results on that table call other tables which again roll encounters automatically. Those are the results that you see in square brackets.

    You can click on any of the links down the left hand side of the table to open the random encounter.

    You can also generate a random encounter by using the method you describe above as long as you then set the table output to encounter. However in this case not all of the output from the tables in Xanathar are suitable to output to an encounter so I used the random encounter method and linked the random encounter to the tables.
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