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 pool near a pair of tall trees (slighty hidden is a manger)
They are haunted by another creature
In a fight they run away as fast as they can if things go badly
Possibly... they have an Elemental Gem - earth
Difficulty... 300.0 Hard

At a hut surrounded by debris (currently there is thunder and lightning)
They are eating
In a fight they retreat when half their number have fallen
Possibly... during the fight a secret door opens
Difficulty... 600.0 Deadly


1 Priest named Orel Shemov (male human)

At a deep pond with many sparkling rocks at the bottom surrounded by shallow sand (the sky is filled with clouds in strange shapes)
They are washing themselves
In a fight they start by targeting the largest foe
Possibly... they have a pair of Slippers of Spider Climbing
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

At a fence at the top of a cliff (close by is a large fish-filled pool fed by a spring)
They are are hunting for someone
In a fight they attack anyone who looks like a source of food
Possibly... during the fight a wall, tree or building starts to collapse or fall
Difficulty... 200 Medium


A group of bullywugs

2 Bullywugs (Monster Manual p.35) led by one named Ripper
1 Giant Frog
1 Giant Toad

At a group of tall trees (close by is pair of trees)
They are partway through a migration
In a fight they attempt to use the terrain to attack with stealth
Possibly... during the fight scavengers are attracted by the fighting
Difficulty... 700 Deadly