D&D Random Encounters

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 discoloured vegetable garden (close by is tall hedge)
They are partway through a journey
In a fight they focus all their attention on foes with ranged weapons
Difficulty... 250 Medium

At a strange well near a patch of ferns (close by is muddy stream)
They are training a beast
In a fight they used ranged attacks on the foes with least armor
Possibly... during the fight someone spots a dangerous flying creature. It will circle once then fly on
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

At a thermal spring by a reed-filled stream fed by a spring (someone is screaming for help nearby)
They are have been banished or made outcast
In a fight they run away as fast as they can if things go badly
Possibly... they have a suit of Mithril Armor - half plate
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

At a fruit tree surrounded by bracken (there is bright sunshine)
They are coughing and sneezing
In a fight they attempt hit and run tactics
Possibly... they have a Shield +2
Difficulty... 600.0 Deadly

At a tainted brook by an abandoned well (nearby is the fresh corpse of a cod)
They are collecting from a water source
In a fight they work together to focus on the largest foe
Difficulty... 250 Medium