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:

combat

A group of kobolds

2 Kobolds
1 Giant Poisonous Snake

At a mound of stones. A frozen over pool of blue ice
They are foraging for food, plants or herbs
In a fight they use ranged attacks on the nearest foe
Difficulty... 200 Medium

hazard

there is a snowstorm
At a patch of sedge surrounded by sludgy snow. large hailstones are falling

Quillathe Caerdonel is a heartbroken female elf scout with prominent piercings. She believes in a life of simple pleasure and is currently showing off a pet snake
At a pool of slippery ice. A flagpole marking a buried cache of food, clothes and fuel
They are guarding the route

combatbullywug

A group of bullywugs

2 Bullywugs (Monster Manual p.35)
1 Giant Frog
1 Giant Toad

At a column of black ice near a patch of flowers. there is a sled
They are guarding a location
In a fight they keep away from the most visible foes
Possibly... during the fight someone has an unexpected burst of courage
Difficulty... 700 Deadly

noncombat

1 Lizardfolk Shaman (Monster Manual p.205)

Alethra is a religious lizardfolk shaman with piercing eyes. They are always making predictions of doom and are currently napping
At an area of purple berries. It is disguised by a hallucinatory terrain
They are looking for somewhere to die