Random Encounter Tables

If an entry is blank, use the adjacent day/night column or roll again. There should also be a valid reason for the encounter. If it does not make sense, use an adjacent entry or roll again. All creatures are from DW1 unless otherwise specified.
Arctic Terrain Type: Frozen Wasteland, tundra
Chance of Encounter: 5%
Creatures Encountered:
d100 roll Day Encounter Night Encounter
01-04 Adventurers (2-12 any race)
05-17 Bears (1-4)
18-19 Death’s Heads (1-8)
20-34 Elk (1-3 bulls with female and young)
35-40 Frost Giants (3-12)
41-50 Human Fishermen/Hunters (2-12)
51 Human Hermit (often Mystic)
52-55 Manticore
56-60 Snow Apes (2-20)
61 The Sufiriad (1-6)
62-67 Tigers (1-2)
68-82 Wolves (2-16)
83-84
Undead – Ghosts (1-3)
85-88
Undead – Skeletons (2-12)
89-90
Undead – Zombies (2-12)
91-94 Gryphon (3-12) (DW4)
95-00 Roll on Special Table
Desert Terrain Type: Chance of Encounter: Creatures Encountered:
d100 roll Day Encounter Night Encounter
01-03 Fire Elemental
04-09 Human Adventurers (2-8)
10-17 Human Merchant Caravan (3-30)
18-45 Human Nomads (5-60)
46-49 Human Pilgrims (4-40)
50-57 Manticore
58-63 Obsidiaks (1-4)
64-74 Pazuzu (2-8)
75-77 Volucreths (3-12)
78-79
Undead – Ghost
80-81
Undead – Ghouls (1-4)
82-86
Undead – Skeletons (2-8)
87-88
Undead – Vampires (1-3)
89-92 Giant Scorpion (DW4)
93-94 Grave Gaunt (1-12) (DW4)
95-00 Roll on Special Table

Forest Terrain Type: Woods, thick forest, jungle
Chance of Encounter: 35%
Creatures Encountered:

d100 roll Day Encounter Night Encounter
01-02 Basilisk
03-05 Bats (4-24)
06-08 Bears (1-3)
07-08 Death’s Head
09-26 Elves – Adventurers (1-6)
27-28 Elves – Normal Community (3-30)
29-30 Giant Spider
31-32 Gnome
33-35 Goblins (1-6)
36-37 Hobgoblins (1-3)
38-39 Human – Adventurers (2-8)
40 Human Friar
41-43 Human Outlaws (3-12)
44-52 Human Peasants (3-18)
53-54 Ogre
55-56 Pazuzus (1-4)
57-58 Python (warmer climates only)
59-64 Stag
65-67 Tiger (warmer climates only)
68-71 Wild Boar
72-76 Wolves
77
Undead - Ghost
78-79
Undead – Skeletons (2-12)
80
Undead – Spectre
81
Undead – Vampire
82 Air Elemental
83 Barghest (DW4)
84 Boggart (1-4) (DW4)
85 Caitshee (DW4)
86 Chonchon (1-6) (DW4)
87 Dracomen (2-20; warmer climates only) (DW4)
88 Fungus Man (2-16) (DW4)
89 Gargoyles (1-3) (DW4)
90 Gorgon (DW4)
91 Halflings (1-8) (DW4)
92 Imp (1-12) (DW4)
93 Nightmare (DW4)
94 Okeman (1-6) (DW4)
95 Oni (1-3) (DW4)
96-00 Roll on Special Table

Hills Terrain Type: Downs, craggy fells, mountains
Chance of Encounter: 20%
Creatures Encountered:

d100 roll Day Encounter Night Encounter
01-03 Apemen (2-12)
04-06 Basilisk
07-09 Death’s Head
10-12 Dwarven Adventurers (3-12)
13-20 Dwarven Fortress (100-400)
21-38 Dwarves – Normal Settlement (4-40)
39-41 Earth Elemental
42-44 Gargoyles (1-3)
45-50 Goblins (1-10)
51-52 Gorgon
53-55 Human Adventurers (2-8)
56 Human Hermit (often Mystic)
57-59 Human Outlaws (3-18)
60-61 Manticore
62-64 Ogre
65-72 Orcs (4-24)
73-74 Pazuzus (1-3)
74-75 Trolls (1-3)
76-79
Bats (4-24)
80
Undead – Ghost
81-84
Undead – Skeletons (3-18)
85-86
Undead – Spectre
87-88
Undead – Wight
89 Boggart (DW4)
90 Cyclops (1-6) (DW4)
91 Grave Gaunt (1-12) (DW4)
92 Gryphon (3-12) (DW4)
93 Hag (DW4)
94 Ire Goblin (10-15) (DW4)
95 Titan (Mountain Peaks only) (DW4)
96-00 Roll on Special Table

Open Country Terrain Type: Rural areas, moorland
Chance of Encounter: 50%
Creatures Encountered:

d100 roll Day Encounter Night Encounter
01-03 Human Merchants (1-6) Human Merchants (3-18); in camp
04-09 Human Adventurers (2-8)
10-11 Human Minstrels (1-10)
12-15 Human Lazars (1-10)
16-18 Human Monks/Pilgrims (1-12)
19-24 Human Peasants (2-12)
25-28 Human Outlaws (2-12)
29-33 Human Lord/Lady with retinue of 2-12 Knights Elven Lord/Lady with retinue of 2-12 Knights
34-36 Volucreths (2-8; warmer climates only)
37-38 Basilisk
39-45 Bull or Stag
46-47 Gargoyle
48-57 Goblins (1-3)
58-61 Hobgoblin (20% chance of 1-3 Goblin attendants)
62-66 Horses
67-68 Ogre
69-73 Trolls (1-3)
74-78 Wild Boar
79
Undead: Baradath (DW4)
80
Undead: Ghouls (1-3)
81-82
Undead: Skeleton (2-12)
83
Undead: Spectre
84
Undead: Vampires (1-2)
85
Undead: Wight
86-87
Undead: Zombies (2-8)
88 Disputation (75% Knight, 25% Sorcerer)
89 Boggart (1-4) (DW4)
90 Centaurs (1-80) (DW4)
91 Chonchon (1-6) (DW4)
92 Hippogriff (1-30) (DW4)
93 Mere-gaunt (DW4)
94 Oni (1-3) (DW4)
95 Water Leaper (DW4)
96-00 Roll on Special Table

Swamp Terrain Type: Marshland, fens, coastal
Chance of Encounter: 15%
Creatures Encountered:

d100 roll Day Encounter Night Encounter
1-4 Crocodile (warmer climates only)
5-7 Death’s Heads (1-3)
8-13 Giant Rats (3-12)
14-17 Giant Spider
18-19 Gorgon
20-25 Hobgoblin
26-28 Human Adventurers (2-8)
29-34 Human Outlaws (3-18)
35-52 Human Peasants
53-57 Obsidiaks (1-4)
58-59 Pazuzus (1-3)
60-66 Trolls (1-6)
67-68 Water Elemental
69-77 Wild Boar
78-79
Undead – Ghost
80-82
Undead – Ghouls (1-4)
83
Undead – Spectre
8488
Undead – Zombies (2-8)
89 Boggart (DW4)
90 Hag (DW4)
91 Hydra (DW4)
92 Kappa (30-60) (DW4)
93 Marsh Beast (DW4)
94 Sentinel Crab (DW4)
95 Wyvern (DW4)
96-00 Roll on Special Table
Underworld Terrain Type: Ruins, dungeons, ancient temples, tombs Chance of Encounter: 15%, check every 30 minutes Creatures Encountered:
d100 roll Encounter (any time)
01-04 Basilisk
05-08 Bats (2-20)
09 Dragon
10-13 Dwarven Adventurers (3-9)
14-17 Elven Adventurers (1-8)
18-32 Human Adventurers (2-8)
33-36 Gargoyles (1-3)
37-41 Giant Rats (2-16)
42-45 Giant Spider
46-49 Goblins (1-6)
50-53 Gorgons (1-5)
54-55 Hobgoblins (1-2, with 0-5 goblin attendants)
56-58 Manticores (1-2)
59-64 Obsidiaks (1-6)
65-68 Ogre
69-75 Orcs (3-12)
76 Undead – Ghost
77 Undead – Ghouls (1-3)
78 Undead – Mummies (1-2)
79-80 Undead – Skeletons (3-18)
81 Undead – Spectres (1-2)
82 Undead – Vampires (1-3)
83 Undead – Wights (1-3)
84 Undead – Wraiths (1-2)
85 Undead – Zombies (2-12)
86 Caitshee (DW4)
87 Chimera (DW4)
88 Cloudspider (DW4)
89 Giant Beetle (DW4)
90 Hydra (DW4)
91 Jumbee (3) (DW4)
92 Krask (1-3) (DW4)
93 Minotaur (1-3) (DW4)
94 Mordu (1-8) (DW4)
95 Oni (1-3) (DW4)
96 Rakshah (1-20) (DW4)
97 Shadow Walker (DW4)
98 Skullghast (4-24) (DW4)
99 Wyvern (DW4)
00 Dragon

Special
Creatures Encountered:

d20 roll Encounter (any time)
1 Automaton (DW4)
2 Blue Men (30) (DW4)
3 Cadaver (1-3) (DW4)
4 Caitshee (DW4)
5-6 Dragon
7 Fang Warrior (1-8) (DW4)
8 Fungus Man (2-16) (DW4)
9 Golem (DW4)
10 Harpy (4-9) (DW4)
11 Hellion (1-30) (DW4)
12 Hellrot (1-10) (DW4)
13 Jumbee (3) (DW4)
14 Lycanthrope (DW4)
15 Necrochor (3-18) (DW4)
16 Phoenix (DW4)
17 Shen Lun (DW4)
18 Sphinx (DW4)
19 Spriggan (5-40) (DW4)
20 Unique GM creature or The Malgash!

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