D&D 5E Encounter

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.

level: terrain: sources: type:

At a dark tunnel entrance surrounded by frost-covered rock. there is writing here in an unknown language
They are haunted by another creature
In a fight they combine ranged attacks at the foe that stands out most
Difficulty... 600 Deadly

At a large ice fissure. there is a covered kayak
They are investigating an item - an ornate flask of oil
In a fight they all attack the same foe
Possibly... during the fight a stranger arrives and watches
Difficulty... 300 Hard

At a concealed cave entrance surrounded by exposed rock. it is sunny
They are associated with a local group
In a fight they attempt to use the terrain to attack with stealth
Possibly... they have a charming pair of pantaloons made from leather and copper written with the Elven rune for "Night" showing two basilisks
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

At a frozen cairn and a carved rock
They are in need of help
In a fight they act as if something else is guiding them - they focus on foes attempting to hide
Possibly... during the fight someone's weapon gets stuck in the terrain
Difficulty... 300.0 Hard


2 Bullywugs (Monster Manual p.35)

At a patch of lichen surrounded by snow. there is the skeleton of a donkey
They are serving a local monster
In a fight they run away if things start going badly
Difficulty... 150.0 Easy