Looking to get a little spooky in your next DnD session? These DnD encounters are all Halloween-inspired, taking some of the classics and turning them into playable scenarios for your party to enjoy. Artistic liberties were definitely taken, but these are a ton of fun.
Let us know your favorite Halloween-inspired encounter in the comments below!
Gorman’s Baits & Motel needs investigating after a luggage-selling Loxodon goes missing. Can the party solve the disappearance? Party levels 4-7.
The famous horror writer, Edgar Allan Crow, is having an issue with writer’s block. For inspiration, he needs the party to escort him through the abyss, following the voice of his “muse.” This encounter is designed for player levels 12+.
In this parody of a parody, players must help Shaun the Faun retrieve his girlfriend and defend the Whimchester Tavern from an onslaught of hungry zombies. Encounter is designed for player levels 8-11.
A bear witch is kidnapping adventurers and destroying the forest, can the party fight back and end the destruction? Party levels 1-3.
A cow from the Nine Hells is accidentally summoned when the party solves a strange puzzle box. What emerges after is anyone’s guess. Party levels 8+.
Roderick the Crusher, a reformed barbarian, has claimed an abandoned mansion so that he and his nomadic tribe can finally have a home. Trouble is, there are some restless spirits staying there as well. This desert encounter is for player levels 4-7.
Loosely based on the movie “Halloween,” a town’s pumpkins have been terrorized, and they beg the party to put an end to the madness. Levels 1-3.
In this Coraline-inspired encounter, players must help a worried monastery rescue one of their monks from a frightening duplicate world, defeating the monk’s captors: the Other Father and his Other Brothers. This mountain encounter is for party levels 4-7.
Players have been captured by a vengeful hog folk who calls himself “Pigsaw.” They must participate in his sinister game or find their own means of escape in this dungeon encounter for party levels 4-7.
An historic camp is set to open back up, but there’s is one man who will not leave. The party must help remove the man before his ritual is complete. Levels 4-7
Based on “It Follows,” the party comes across a recently successful woman folded up like a pretzel and unalived. Can the party unravel the mystery? Any level party. More mechanic than encounter.
Children are terrorized in their dreams by a sinister tabaxi called Freddi Cougar. Enter into the astral plane and endure nightmarish scenarios from your childhood in an effort to defeat this fiendish feline. Designed for party levels 8-11.
Odd things keep happening at an open house, leaving a real estate agent begging the party for help. Can they solve the mystery of what evil lurks in the house? For party levels 8+. Loosely based on the classic film Nosferatu.