D&D Random Encounters for 5E

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.

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At a patch of sickly ferns near a dirty garden (close by is a pair of saplings)
They are close to death
In a fight they run away as fast as they can if things go badly
Possibly... during the fight someone's weapon gets stuck in armour or body or a corpse
Difficulty... 300.0 Hard

At a small monument (there are fresh tracks of more creatures nearby)
They are close to death
In a fight they attempt to attack from hiding
Possibly... during the fight a messenger on a mount tries to around or through the combat
Difficulty... 300 Hard


A group of the same faith

1 Priest named Euron (tiefling)
1 Acolyte

At a slope of brownish crops and a patch of ferns (there is bright sunshine)
They are larger than normal (extra health)
In a fight they focus on smaller foes
Possibly... they have 2d4 flasks of alchemist's fire
Difficulty... 750.0 Deadly


1 Berserker named Umbyrphrael Norkuuth (dragonborn)

At a sheltered campsite (which is in an area affected by a mirage arcana)
They are showing off a pet rabbit
In a fight they avoid the most heavily armored foes
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

At a high hill (the area is protected by a dryad)
They are investigating a dead body
In a fight they focus on the largest foe
Possibly... they have a suit of Admantine Armor
Difficulty... 450 Deadly