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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">1</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">1</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Acolyte (1d8)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Acolyte]] (1d8)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Beetle, Oil (1d8)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Beetle, Oil]] (1d8)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Ape, White (1d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Ape, White]] (1d6)
  
 
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">2</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">2</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Bandit (1d8)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Bandit]] (1d8)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Berserker (1d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Berserker]] (1d6)
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Basic Adv. (1d4+4)
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Basic Adv. (1d4+4)
  
 
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">3</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">3</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Beetle, Fire (1d8)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Beetle, Fire]] (1d8)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Cat, Mntn. Lion (1d4)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Cat, Mountain Lion]] (1d4)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Beetle, Tiger (1d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Beetle, Tiger]] (1d6)
  
 
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">4</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">4</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Dwarf (1d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Dwarf (Monster)|Dwarf]] (1d6)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Elf (1d4)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Elf (Monster)|Elf]] (1d4)
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Bugbear (2d4)
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Bugbear (2d4)
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">5</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">5</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Gnome (1d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Gnome] (1d6)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Ghoul (1d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Ghoul] (1d6)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Carcass Crawler (1d3)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Carcass Crawler] (1d3)
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">6</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">6</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Goblin (2d4)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Goblin] (2d4)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Gnoll (1d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Gnoll] (1d6)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Doppelgänger (1d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Doppelgänge]r (1d6)
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">7</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">7</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Green Slime (1d4)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Green Slime] (1d4)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Grey Ooze (1)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Grey Ooze] (1)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Driver Ant (2d4)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Driver Ant] (2d4)
  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">8</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">8</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Halfling (3d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Halfling] (3d6)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Hobgoblin (1d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Hobgoblin] (1d6)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Gargoyle (1d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Gargoyle] (1d6)
  
 
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|-
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">9</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">9</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Killer Bee (1d10)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Killer Bee] (1d10)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Lizard, Draco (1d4)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Lizard, Draco] (1d4)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Gelatinous Cube (1)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Gelatinous Cube] (1)
  
 
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|-
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">10</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">10</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Kobold (4d4)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Kobold] (4d4)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Lizard Man (2d4)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Lizard Man] (2d4)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Harpy (1d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Harpy] (1d6)
  
 
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">11</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">11</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Lizard, Gecko (1d3)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Lizard, Gecko] (1d3)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Neanderthal (1d10)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Neanderthal] (1d10)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Lvng. Stat., Crystal (1d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [Living Statue, Crystal] (1d6)
  
 
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">12</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">12</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Orc (2d4)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Orc]] (2d4)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Noble (2d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Noble]] (2d6)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Lycan., Wererat (1d8)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Lycanthrope, Wererat]] (1d8)
  
 
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">13</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">13</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Shrew, Giant (1d10)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Shrew, Giant]] (1d10)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Pixie (2d4)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Pixie]] (2d4)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Medium (1d4)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Medium]] (1d4)
  
 
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">14</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">14</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Skeleton (3d4)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Skeleton]] (3d4)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Robber Fly (1d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Robber Fly]] (1d6)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Medusa (1d3)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Medusa]] (1d3)
  
 
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">15</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">15</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Snake, Cobra (1d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Snake, Cobra]] (1d6)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Rock Baboon (2d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Rock Baboon]] (2d6)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Ochre Jelly (1)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Ochre Jelly]] (1)
  
 
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">16</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">16</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Spider, Crab (1d4)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Spider, Crab]] (1d4)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Snake, Pit Viper (1d8)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Snake, Pit Viper]] (1d8)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Ogre (1d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Ogre]] (1d6)
  
 
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">17</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">17</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Sprite (3d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Sprite]] (3d6)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Spider, Bl. Widow (1d3)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Spider, Black Widow]] (1d3)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Shadow (1d8)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Shadow]] (1d8)
  
 
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">18</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">18</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Stirge (1d10)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Stirge]] (1d10)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Troglodyte (1d8)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Troglodyte]] (1d8)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Spider, Tarantella (1d3)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Spider, Tarantella]] (1d3)
  
 
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">19</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">19</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Trader (1d8)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Trader]] (1d8)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Veteran (2d4)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Veteran]] (2d4)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Thoul (1d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Thoul]] (1d6)
  
 
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">20</div>
 
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| <div align="right">20</div>
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Wolf (2d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Wolf]] (2d6)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Zombie (2d4)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Zombie]] (2d4)
| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| Wight (1d6)
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| style="border:none;padding:8px;"| [[Wight]] (1d6)
  
 
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== Encounter by Dungeon Level (Levels 4+) ==
 
== Encounter by Dungeon Level (Levels 4+) ==
  

Revision as of 20:54, 24 January 2020

This section provides encounter tables by dungeon level, using the monsters found in this book. Referees who are using additional (or alternative) monsters should either adapt the tables to include these, or should create their own encounter tables. Special tables may also be created to reflect the different balance of monsters inhabiting a specific dungeon.

How to Roll an Encounter

Roll 1d20 and look up the result on the column in the table below that corresponds to the dungeon level being explored. The result indicates the monster encountered, with the number appearing in parentheses.

Notes

NPC adventurers: Encounters with NPC adventuring parties are listed in the tables as “Basic Adventurers” or “Expert Adventurers”. Guidelines for generating NPC adventurers can be found under Adventuring Parties, p76.

Number appearing: The values listed in the tables for some monsters do not match the values listed in the monster description. If desired, the referee may use the number appearing value listed in the monster description, for consistency.

Encounter by Dungeon Level (Levels 1 to 3)

d20 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
1
Acolyte (1d8) Beetle, Oil (1d8) Ape, White (1d6)
2
Bandit (1d8) Berserker (1d6) Basic Adv. (1d4+4)
3
Beetle, Fire (1d8) Cat, Mountain Lion (1d4) Beetle, Tiger (1d6)
4
Dwarf (1d6) Elf (1d4) Bugbear (2d4)
5
[Gnome] (1d6) [Ghoul] (1d6) [Carcass Crawler] (1d3)
6
[Goblin] (2d4) [Gnoll] (1d6) [Doppelgänge]r (1d6)
7
[Green Slime] (1d4) [Grey Ooze] (1) [Driver Ant] (2d4)
8
[Halfling] (3d6) [Hobgoblin] (1d6) [Gargoyle] (1d6)
9
[Killer Bee] (1d10) [Lizard, Draco] (1d4) [Gelatinous Cube] (1)
10
[Kobold] (4d4) [Lizard Man] (2d4) [Harpy] (1d6)
11
[Lizard, Gecko] (1d3) [Neanderthal] (1d10) [Living Statue, Crystal] (1d6)
12
Orc (2d4) Noble (2d6) Lycanthrope, Wererat (1d8)
13
Shrew, Giant (1d10) Pixie (2d4) Medium (1d4)
14
Skeleton (3d4) Robber Fly (1d6) Medusa (1d3)
15
Snake, Cobra (1d6) Rock Baboon (2d6) Ochre Jelly (1)
16
Spider, Crab (1d4) Snake, Pit Viper (1d8) Ogre (1d6)
17
Sprite (3d6) Spider, Black Widow (1d3) Shadow (1d8)
18
Stirge (1d10) Troglodyte (1d8) Spider, Tarantella (1d3)
19
Trader (1d8) Veteran (2d4) Thoul (1d6)
20
Wolf (2d6) Zombie (2d4) Wight (1d6)

Encounter by Dungeon Level (Levels 4+)

d20 Level 4–5 Level 6–7 Level 8+
1
Bear, Cave (1d2) Basilisk (1d6) Black Pudding (1)
2
Blink Dog (1d6) Bear, Cave (1d2) Chimera (1d2)
3
Caecilia (1d3) Black Pudding (1) Dragon, Black (1d4)
4
Cockatrice (1d4) Caecilia (1d3) Dragon, Blue (1d4)
5
Doppelgänger (1d6) Dragon, White (1d4) Dragon, Gold (1d4)
6
Exp. Adv. (1d6+3) Exp. Adve. (1d6+3) Dragon, Green (1d4)
7
Grey Ooze (1) Gorgon (1d2) Dragon, Red (1d4)
8
Hellhound (2d4) Hellhound (2d4) Exp. Adv. (1d6+3)
9
Lizard, Tuatara (1d2) Hydra, 1d4+4HD (1) Giant, Hill (1d4)
10
Lycan., Wereboar (1d4) Lycan., Weretiger (1d4) Giant, Stone (1d2)
11
Lycan., Werewolf (1d6) Minotaur (1d6) Golem, Amber (1)
12
Minotaur (1d6) Mummy (1d4) Golem, Bone (1)
13
Ochre Jelly (1) Ochre Jelly (1) Hydra, 1d4+8HD (1)
14
Owl Bear (1d4) Owl Bear (1d4) Lycan., Devil Swine (1d3)
15
Rhagodessa (1d4) Rust Monster (1d4) Lycan., Werebear (1d4)
16
Rust Monster (1d4) Salam., Flame (1d4+1) Manticore (1d2)
17
Spectre (1d4) Scorpion, Giant (1d6) Purple Worm (1d2)
18
Troll (1d8) Spectre (1d4) Salam., Flame (1d4+1)
19
Weasel, Giant (1d4) Troll (1d8) Salamander, Frost (1d3)
20
Wraith (1d4) Warp Beast (1d4) Vampire (1d4)