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Haunted Items: Rat Queen’s Headdress

Haunted items are magical curios inhabited by a soul. This particular one includes a beloved dog whose spirit will still protect a new owner.

about Sarah Madsen

Sarah Madsen is an author and TTRPG designer. She has contributed to projects from Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, Ghostfire Gaming, Cubicle 7, and others. Her cyberpunky urban fantasy novel, Weaver’s Folly, is available from Falstaff Books. You can find her on Twitter (@UnfetteredMuse), Facebook (facebook.com/SarahMadsenAuthor) or WordPress (unfetteredmuse.com).

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Haunted Items: Brynjolf’s Collar

Haunted items are magical curios inhabited by a soul. This particular one includes a beloved dog whose spirit will still protect a new owner.

about Sarah Madsen

Sarah Madsen is an author and TTRPG designer. She has contributed to projects from Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, Ghostfire Gaming, Cubicle 7, and others. Her cyberpunky urban fantasy novel, Weaver’s Folly, is available from Falstaff Books. You can find her on Twitter (@UnfetteredMuse), Facebook (facebook.com/SarahMadsenAuthor) or WordPress (unfetteredmuse.com).

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Dungeon Tables: Random Encounters in the Forests

Forests 2d20 Encounter 2 High-pitched cries of alarm and sounds of smashing wood catch the characters attention. If they investigate, they find a chuhaister (see Creature Codex), destroying a diminutive village, while 4d6 sprites fly in the air around the creature, attempting to force it back with their tiny weapons. 3 1d6 millitaurs (see Tome …

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Dungeon Tables: Random Encounters in the Plains

Grasslands & Plains 2d20 Encounter 2 As the characters travel, a successful DC 15 Wisdom (Perception) check allows them to notice they are about to walk through a patch of wild onions. If they fail or walk through the wild onion patch anyway, a group of 5d4 alliumites (see Creature Codex) swarm the characters, enraged …

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Dungeon Tables: Random Encounters in the Mountains

Hills & Mountains 2d20 Encounter 2 An azi dahaka (see Creature Codex) is perched on a peak high above the trail. It is currently distracted by creating a massive storm. The characters have advantage on Stealth checks. 3 A scouting party for a nomadic pack of mountain striders (see Tome of Beasts 2) crosses paths …

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Dungeon Tables: Random Encounters at Sea

Coastal/Ocean 2d20 Encounter 2 2d4 sahuagin (75%) or 2d4 sahuagin in the company of a yavalnoi (25%, see Tome of Beasts 2). 3 Tide pools filled with a riot of marine life, including hermit crabs, sea stars, tiny fish, and a purple slime (see Creature Codex). 4 2 kelp drakes (see Tome of Beasts 2), …

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Dungeon Tables: Random Encounters in the Tundra

TUNDRA 2d20 Encounter 2 2d8 ice mephits causing harm and misery for the pure enjoyment of it. 3 2d4 hungry roggenwolves (see Creature Codex), surrounding the party in hunting formation. 4 A glacial behemoth (see Tome of Beasts 2), a dire threat to nearly any party. 5 1d4 + 4 kamaitachi (see Tome of Beasts …

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Dungeon Tables: Random Encounters in the Underworld

UNDERWORLD 2d20 Encounter 2 A rogue pale screamer (see Tome of Beasts 2), pulling itself from a slow-moving subterranean river. 3 1d4 + 2 basilisks are roused from their slumber by the encroaching party. 4 A dark lake stretches out across a portion of the cave, and 2d4 cavefish zombies (see Tome of Beasts 2) …

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