I've been busy stocking levels of a dungeon. Now that I have my reprint of the AD&D Dungeon Masters Guide, I've been using it to fill in my levels. Going through the process has been fun and interesting and has brought a few questions to mind.
When using Table V. F: Chamber or Room Contents on page 171 of the DMG, the result of 15-17 says "Monster & Treasure (see Table V.G. below)".
Does this result mean that the monster is in it's lair? And if so, shouldn't I be determining treasure using the monster's Treasure Type (instead of Table V. G.)? And what if the monster in question has a Treasure Type of "nil"?? Why is there treasure? Did the monster just happen to wander into the room shortly before the PC's showed up?
Does the definition of Lair and the associated Treasure Type equate to the minimum number of monster encountered according to the Monster Manual?
For example, Goblins have Treasure Type K for individuals, and C for lair. If a room on the 1st Level of a dungeon has 6-15 goblins (according to the Random Monster Table in the Fiend Folio), is this room considered their lair? And should I refer to the Treasure Type for the potential (however small) of this band having the maximum of 12,000cp, 6,000sp, 4,000ep, 6 gems, 3 pieces of jewelry and 2 magic items? Or should there be at least 40 goblins to classify the room as a lair with this much treasure? And if that is the case, why bother with % in Lair??