I quite liked the old 1e morale system for monsters.  It works quite well for pack/mob type creatures like kobolds.  Here is a quick rule you can use to simulate that old rule in 5e.

Once at least one of a groups of monsters number is defeated, the adventurers can compel them to submit with a successful Charisma (Intimidation) check. The DC of the check is 10 + (5 times the number of remaining monsters): for example, if one remains, the DC is 15; if there are two left, the DC is 20, and so on.

The DC should be set appropriately to the level of courage of the creature.  Goblins and kobolds may have a DC of 0 while veteran NPCs may have a DC of 15.  After a certain point the DM should just roll each round for each creature and not wait for the PCs to make a skill check.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.