D&D Random Encounters for 5E

Encounters might be a meeting with a patrol of guards at an old shrine or a familiar looking for aid. It might be an ambush in the wilderness, a stand-off in the city or a monster in the Underdark.

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1 Spy

At a circular hollow by a crumbling cairn (there is a flag on a pole)
They are talking with someone - a cheerful warlock called Senteq
In a fight they combine ranged attacks at the largest foe
Possibly... during the fight an innocent is attracted by the noise
Difficulty... 200 Medium


Druid(s) and allies

1 Druid named Eran (halfling)
3 Rats

At a pile of wood near a patch of reddish yellow flowers (there is a pile of leaves)
They are collecting from a water source
In a fight they use ranged attacks on the nearest foe
Possibly... during the fight A sinkhole opens!
Difficulty... 480 Deadly


A group of skeletons

3 Skeletons led by one named Legbreaker
1 Warhorse Skeleton

At a line of twisted saplings (it is blessed by a power of misfortune)
They are resting
In a fight they used ranged attacks on the most visible foes
Possibly... during the fight someone sees an omen or portent
Difficulty... 500 Deadly

At a pair of vine-covered cave entrances (which is protected by a flying sword)
They are a shapechanger
In a fight they focus on the foe that stands out most
Possibly... during the fight a weapon breaks at an unfortunate moment
Difficulty... 300 Hard

At a reed-filled stream (there is a bush of red berries)
They are being noisy
In a fight they attack whoever is largest
Possibly... they have Scroll of Protection - Beasts
Difficulty... 200 Medium