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Desert

Description: The following events are applicable if the PC's are traveling in a very hot area (dunes, badlands, scrubland included).

Recommended Frequency: One time every two hours, whenever PC's travel more than 10 minutes, or whenever the GM desires.

Day Night
Die Roll Encounter Type
01-15 Potentially hostile encounter. Roll on Table 1 for the appropriate climate/terrain.
16-20 Unusual weather/terrain. Roll on Table 2 for the appropriate climate/terrain.
21-25 Notable Occurrence. Roll on Table 3 for the appropriate climate/terrain.
26-50 Travelers or non-hostile encounter. Roll on Table 4 for the appropriate climate/terrain.
51-00 No encounter.
Die Roll Encounter Type
01-30 Potentially hostile encounter. Roll on Table 1 for the appropriate climate/terrain.
31-35 Unusual weather/terrain. Roll on Table 2 for the appropriate climate/terrain.
36-40 Notable Occurrence. Roll on Table 3 for the appropriate climate/terrain.
41-45 Travelers or non-hostile encounter. Roll on Table 4 for the appropriate climate/terrain.
46-00 No encounter.

Weather or Terrain Event

As always, if a particular roll does not make sense or apply in your scenario, re-roll or choose a better or more interesting one.

Event Effect
01-15
16-30 Coldsnap
31-32 Earthquake
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33-47
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- Grass fire
48-62 Heatwave
63-72 Windstorm
73-74
75-83
- Oasis
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- Sand/duststorm
- Sinkhole
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84-98
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99-00 Volcanic eruption

Encounter

Monsters/Animals
Druid/Cleric
Nomads/Tribal
Soldiers/Warriors
Pilgrims/Travelers


Discovery
PC's discover something of some level of interest.



Notable Occurrence
Weather

Terrain Event
Earthquake
Oasis
Sandtrap/Sinkhole

Desert CR 6

d% Encounter Avg. CR
1–8 1 giant spider
9–12 1 skeletal champion
13–18 1d8 skeletons
19–22 1 bat swarm
23–30 1 giant scorpion
31–34 1d3 dire bats
35–42 1d6 venomous snakes
43–46 1 basilisk
47–52 1 mummy
53–56 1d4 jann
57–60 1 lamia
61–68 2d6 giant ants
69–72 1 brass dragon (young)
73–80 2d6 gnolls and 1d4 hyenas
81–84 1 remorhaz (cold desert only)
85–88 1 behir
89–92 1 sphinx
93–96 1 blue dragon (young)
97–98 1 brass dragon (adult)
99–100 1 blue dragon (adult)