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 hamlet (close to a worn track)
They are bearing symbols of a power of pestilence
In a fight they focus on the most heavily armored foes
Difficulty... 450 Deadly


1 Priest named Finellen (dwarf)

At a shrine to a power of craft and a sparkling pool (near an abandoned campsite)
They are pacing up and down
In a fight they surrender if things go badly
Difficulty... 450 Deadly


A group of gnolls

1 Gnoll named Longfang
6 Hyenas

At a reed-filled pool with many frogs surrounded by bracken (close by is muddy pool with a few coins)
They are constructuing a trap
In a fight they avoid the largest foe
Possibly... they have a Figurine of Wondrous Power - Silver Raven
Difficulty... 160 Easy

At an isolated stone bench (there is smoke from a fire)
They are carrying a body
In a fight they attack whoever is nearest
Difficulty... 100 Easy

At an isolated stone bench surrounded by bare rock (nearby is the fresh corpse of a humanoid)
They are are making a new home or lair
In a fight they attack whoever is causing them the most pain
Possibly... during the fight someone's weapon starts to glow with a magic effect
Difficulty... 300 Hard