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 steep slope (which is in the area of a forbiddance spell)
They are hunting a beast
In a fight they focus all their attention on the largest foe
Possibly... they have Wand of the War Mage +1
Difficulty... 300.0 Hard

At a ford through a river (which is protected by a ghost)
They are partway through a migration
In a fight they attack whoever is causing them the most pain
Difficulty... 700 Deadly

At an abandoned small monument surrounded by debris (there is a warm wind from the north-west)
They are investigating a dead body
In a fight they fight to the bitter end
Difficulty... 700 Deadly


1 Githyanki Warrior (Monster Manual p.160)

At an ancient small monument surrounded by shallow water (nearby is a mound of bricks)
They are eating
In a fight they attempt hit and run tactics
Possibly... they have 1d6 books on architecture
Difficulty... 700 Deadly

At a meadow of tangled flowers. There is a weak spring with a cairn (heavy rain is falling)
They are a shapechanger
In a fight they attack whoever is largest
Possibly... they have a Ring of Water Walking
Difficulty... 450 Deadly