NPC Foe To-Hit?
system,” do not bother using the chart, because there is a quicker
way: Roll to hit, add the monster’s hit dice, and if the result is
equal to or greater than the character’s armor class, the attack hits." But maybe that is just for things statted as monsters?
As an alternative addition to the S&W short-stat block, NPCs with class levels should include an entry for the attack bonus (AB). For example, here is a stat from Tegel Manor (p. 6). Note the AB includes the strength bonus noted under Special. In an instant, the stat-block completely avoids referencing p. 44 of S&W Complete.
Ranold Rax, Male Human (Ftr8): HP 51; AC 3; AB +6; Atk heavy mace (1d6+1) or throwing dagger x2 (1d4+1); Move 12; Save 7; AL C; CL/XP 8/800; Special: +1 to hit and damage strength bonus, multiple attacks (8) vs. creatures with 1 or fewer HD.