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:

1 Manticore

At an area of damp sedge with a tent
They are fleeing a natural disaster or other event
In a fight they quickly retreat and try attacking again from range
Difficulty... 700 Deadly

3 Swarms of Insects

At an old campsite. It is touched by nature magic. someone has left a boot
They are lost in the area
In a fight they attack whoever is nearest
Difficulty... 600 Deadly

4 Pseudodragons

At a pile of dirt and a neglected garden. there is the body of a spirit
They are hunting something
In a fight they attempt to attack from hiding
Difficulty... 400 Deadly

1 Thri-kreen (Monster Manual p.288) named Stoutcloak

At a discoloured stream. nearby is the fresh corpse of a monster
They are cleaning or washing themselves
In a fight they attempt to use the terrain to attack with stealth
Difficulty... 200 Medium

2 Scouts

At a windmill. there is the corpse of a humanoid
They were summoned here by something (magic/dreams/instinct)
In a fight they avoid the most dangerous warrior
Difficulty... 300.0 Hard