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 sparkling pool with something shiny near a fish-filled pool (nearby is an orchard )
They are watching a nearby threat
In a fight they avoid the most heavily armored foes
Possibly... they have a Weapon +1 - greatsword
Difficulty... 450 Deadly

At a mansion (which is associated with a plane of order)
They are flirting with Vondal, a bored spy
In a fight they act in a disciplined manner
Possibly... during the fight someone disturbs a lizard
Difficulty... 100 Easy


A group of goblinoids

3 Goblins
1 Bugbear

At a pair of twisted trees (there is the corpse of a monster)
They are on patrol
In a fight they attempt hit and run tactics
Possibly... during the fight a very loud noise occurs nearby
Difficulty... 700 Deadly

At a wide stream (slighty hidden is a saddle)
They are guarding the local area
In a fight they run away as fast as they can if things go badly
Possibly... they have a pair of Goggles of Night
Difficulty... 600.0 Deadly


7 Mastiffs which are domesticated

At a large salt plain (someone has left an iron spike)
They are deeply unhappy
In a fight they attack whoever is largest
Possibly... during the fight an angry face appears on a shiny surface
Difficulty... 437.5 Deadly