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Guide to D&D Random Tables on DM's Guild

Duncan Thomson

Highlighting some of the options for random tables and generators on DM's Guild

The DM's Guild is the D&D Marketplace for digital content created by the community and also for older versions of D&D.

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Disclaimer. I'm an affiliate for DM's Guild and I also create a lot of products with random tables on DM's Guild..

Random Encounters

encounters | solo | other for dms | old dnd | characters | bits & pieces

D&D has a long tradition of random encounter tables and this is continued with for 5E on DM's Guild, starting with Hexcrawling - Wilderness Exploration and Random Encounters.

Waterdeep: City of Spendours has encounters with random tables for them by ward

Old School Hacks Vol. 1: Hexcrawling - Wilderness Exploration and Random Encounters Waterdeep: City Encounters

Solo Adventures

encounters | solo | other for dms | old dnd | characters | bits & pieces

Solo generators and tables deserves its own guide but you can start with the Solo Adventurer's Toolbox. Encounters for wilderness, urban and dungeon, random generation of dungeons, wilderness terrain, merchants and other scenarios for solo D&D. D&D Solo Adventure: Tables Of Doom has random tables to generate monsters, traps, clues, loot and other elements for solo adventures.

The Solo Adventurer's Toolbox

Other Random Tables for DMs

encounters | solo | other for dms | old dnd | characters | bits & pieces

If you like doors then the Incredible World of Doors and Locks has many random tables in addition to many ways to make use of that dungeon classic.

There are random tables for Ravenloft and for Eberron events in Sharn and the Five Nations

Then there are rumours with Strange Tidings

Or a re-usable one-shots customised with random tables with Town Musicians of Bremenand The Contract

The Deck of Multitudinous Things provides a story-based approach to Deck of Many Things supported by random tables

The incredible world of Doors & Locks Ravenloft Tables: Random Tables for Your Gothic Horror Games Eberron Random Events: Sharn and the Five Nations Strange Tidings: 20,000+ Rumours Town Musicians of Bremen: Replayable One-shot for D&D 5e The Contract: Replayable One-Shot for D&D 5e The Deck of Multitudinous Things

Older Versions of Dungeons and Dragons

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For noted versions of generators and tables in older editions take a look at City System (1e) and the classic tables of Gary Gygax in the the 1st Edition Dungeon Master's Guide

City System (1e) on DMs Guild Dungeon Master's Guide (1e)

Character Rolls

encounters | solo | other for dms | old dnd | characters | bits & pieces

For characters you can add personality traits according to your character stats with Ability Traits, find some Trinkets with Loot the Room or work out magic items for PCs and NPCs with character magic item tables (one of mine)

Ability Traits 
Loot The Room: 100 New Trinkets Character Magic Item Tables

Bits and Pieces

encounters | solo | other for dms | old dnd | characters | bits & pieces

For products created by random generation take a look at 15,000 NPCs and 900 Villages from M.T. Black

15,000 NPCs 900 Villages

More Guild Titles

I'll keep this guide updated so please suggest DM Guild titles in the comments or on twitter to @DuncanThom

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