Another week, another theme and five more encounters. Below we’ve got a review of those encounters as well as the other ideas that didn’t make it!
We are updating our schedule a bit and moving forward will post new text encounters every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. We will also have new video encounter overviews every Sunday – Friday, meaning the only day without any content will be Saturdays.
DnD Creator Spotlight
Artist: If you’re looking for monster inspiration for your next session, Derek Thompson (derekmonsterart) is a great place to start. Sketches of scary lookin’ creatures, with some from movies; practice your DM skills by describing what you see.
Podcast/Live Play: Legends of Avantris always looks like they’re having so much fun in their clips! Lots of shenanigans, the most Harry Caray voices we’ve come across, and they just launched a Kickstarter for Crooked Moon, a folk horror supplement for 5th edition.
Have other creators we should feature? Let us know!
This Week’s Encounters
- No Take Only Throw – A mastiff refuses to let go of whatever is in its mouth. It turns out its a Slaad Tadpole, but where did it get it from? Follow the dog and owner to find out. Party Level 12+
- Throw Me a Pity Party – Attend a banshee’s pity party, shower her with sympathy, and unite her with an unrequited lover in this roleplay-heavy forest encounter for party levels 1-3.
- A Stone’s Throw – A local rock-skipping competition turns ugly as the competitors awaken something bad. Adjustable for any party level.
- Throw Your Hat in the Ring – Let your players get creative and enter their hats in an enchanted underground fight club in this minigame for parties of any level.
- Thrown Under The Bus – A famous winery is about to run into some worker shortages unless the party can get creative. Potential quest hub for parties of any level.
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Other DnD Encounter Ideas That Didn’t Make It
Throw Me a Bone
- Moral dilemma…throw a femur bone to a Hellhound to distract it and get its treasure OR throw the femur bone to a poor undead who can’t walk out of the dungeon (where he died ages ago) without his femur
Thrown Off Kilt-er
- A bard has introduced bagpipes to the town
- The music is attracting Selkies from the nearby Loch (or disturbing their sleep?)
Thrown for a Loop
- Town is stuck in a time loop…only one guy is aware of it, and he feels like this spell is targeting him because this is the most embarrassing)…poetry contest, super embarassing, going to be read at noon…need to snag the confession of love
- High school bully who was denied by the girl that he likes wants to continue making this poet’s life miserable.
- Science fair…embarassed himself…volcano isnt the only malfunctioning tool…also a time machine
Game of Throws
- A quilting competition in Vesteros (similar to literal Game of Thrones encounter
Thrown in at the Deep End
- A group of bullywugs are proceeding with their yearly ritual of throwing their adolescents into the lake
- One is worried because he doesn’t know how to swim (or that’s what they think)
- In actuality a giant crocodile is lurking in the lake
- Foreign exchange student who only knows, or doesnt know, Deep Speech
Throw Money at the Problem
- A group of elites continue to launch bags of cp at peasants in town because their parents taught them to throw money at the problem.
- Trick the elites into throwing gp because gp is heavier
- Every Thurs, town throws at their backs and can’t do any labor
- Thursdays some important but heavy shipment arrives
- Request players help to escort these goods…mining supplies? Carts full of ore? To their destination
- The town’s practices are very outdated..you can help them use tech to make this process a lot easier in the future (or just help them out this one time for a smaller reward)
Thrown to the Wolves
- Person thrown to the wolves to get rid of him
- He has now been raised by them like Mowgli
- He needs help reacclimating to society? Seeking vengeance? Helping to save the forests/animal folk?
- OR something like The Grey, party gets stranded without their weapons/items and need to survive in the wilderness and become the Alphas of a pack of wolves
- A vendor is trying to sell lead-filled pillow
- They are uncomfortable and not selling well
- Sudden need to drop heavy things on an enemy that is attacking, vendor is selling out and excited
How To Throw Up
- A smuggling ring in the underdark has created holes throughout the realm where they throw their smuggled goods up
- Barbarians open an axe throwing bar to train the townspeople, but they keep coming and getting drunk instead
- Confused barbarians need the party’s assistance