Again I'm considering bringing a dungeon crawl to a role-playing convention - that's quite the exceptional thing in my gaming routine, you see, but I do entertain the thought from time to time. What better excuse, then, to once more start cobbling together a set of piecemeal rules for it?
This time, I'm pretty much sure I've got combat figured out - based on Tunnels & Trolls, mostly, and with simple morale rules thrown in. But I'm hungry for some reaction rolls, too.
Am I even calling the thing its proper name? I mean, rolling before an encounter begins, or right at the start of it, to establish how hostile or non-hostile the encountered NPCs (monsters) are. Do you even use a rule like that?
Of the various iterations of it in different editions of D&D, D&D-clones and other relevant games, which one do you use? Which one's your favorite, and why? Are they all the same? Any oft-overlooked subtleties I ought to be aware of?