D&D Miniatures
War Drums Random Encounters
By Dale Donovan

Here's a random encounter table for a 4th–level dungeon. All the creatures on the table are from the War Drums set. All the figures are commons or uncommons. If you don't have the miniatures listed here, substitute any similar figures that you do own. Use this table to generate the less important encounters in a dungeon or similar area, as a list of encounters with ELs at or near 4th level, or as a list from which to choose an encounter whenever you need one.

d% Encounter
1–10 Roll on 3rd-level table
11–15 Shieldwall Soldier (CR 2)
16–18 2 Shieldwall Soldier (CR 2)
19–22 Hobgoblin Archer (CR 3)
23–24 Karrnathi Zombie (CR 3)
25–26 Derro (CR 3)
27–28 Howling Orc (CR 3)
29–30 Karrnathi Zombie (CR 3) + 2 Horde Zombies (CR 1/2)
31–32 Arcanix Guard (CR 4)
33–34 Axe Soldier (CR 4)
35–38 Steelheart Archer (CR 4)
39–41 Flameskull (CR 4)
42–45 Goblin Blackblade (CR 4)
46–47 Large Duergar (CR 4)
48–49 Terror Wight (CR 4)
50–51 Terror Wight (CR 4) + 3 Skeletal Legionnaires (CR 1/3)
52–53 Blood Ghost Berserker (CR 4)
54–57 Frost Dwarf (CR 4)
58–61 Quaggoth Slave (CR 4)
62–65 Warforged Scout (CR 5)
66–69 Wood Elf Ranger (CR 5)
70–71 Tiefling Blademaster (CR 5)
72–73 Tiefling Blademaster (CR 5) + Troglodyte Thug (CR 2)
74–75 Warforged Captain (CR 6)
76–77 Goblin Underboss (CR 6)
78–79 Orc Mauler (CR 6)
80–81 Orc Mauler (CR 6) + Howling Orc (CR 3)
82–83 Sacred Watcher (CR 7)
84–85 Warforged Bodyguard (CR 7)
86–87 Halfling Slinger (CR 7)
88 Lion of Talisid (CR 7)
89 Mephling Pyromancer (CR 7)
90 Fiendish Girallon (CR 7)
91–00 Roll on 5th–level table

About the Author

Dale Donovan is a 15-year veteran of the gaming industry, during which time he edited Dragon Magazine, wrote or edited many Forgotten Realms products (along with every other roleplaying line produced by the company, be it TSR or Wizards), moved from rural Wisconsin to suburban Seattle and back again to Wisconsin, and served as a Managing Editor. As a freelancer, he's worked for Steve Jackson Games, Guardians of Order, White Wolf/Sword & Sorcery, the Valar Project, Green Ronin, and Wizards, among others. He loves RPGs, horror and fantasy fiction, comics, movies, most every kind of music, and his lovely wife and wonderful daughter.

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