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Jungle Encounter Tables for DnD 5E
D&D Encounters Jungle

Jungle Encounter Tables for DnD 5E

Duncan Thomson
"A few twisted trees by a sparkling river. There are many hanging vines. Two giant wasps dart around the area, one investigating a damaged raft. A third lies at the water's edge barely moving"

Random tables for Dungeons and Dragons jungle encounters. Tables for Jungle Encounters (levels 1-4, 5-10 and 11+), Jungle Beasts, Jungle Humanoids, Lizardfolk, Plant Creatures and Reptiles & Dinosaurs.

Jungle Encounter Tables - creatures | locations | non-combat | complications

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Jungle Levels 1-4

1d8+1d12Jungle Levels 1-4
2 1 shambling mound or 1 triceratops
3 1d4 tribal warriors mounted on an elephant or 1 bone naga
4 1d3 allosauruses or 1 faerie dragon (any color)
5 2d6 stirges or roll on Jungle Monsters
6 1d2 tigers or 1 girallon (VGtM)
7 2d4 needle blights or roll on Plant Creatures
8 1d3 gricks or roll on Jungle Monsters
9 1d2 yuan-ti malisons or roll on Yuan-ti Encounters lvl 1-4
10 1d4+1 giant lizards or roll on Reptiles and Dinosaurs lvl 1-4
11 1d4+1 apes or 1d4 grung wildlings (VGtM)
12 1d4+1 axe beaks or roll on Beast Encounters
13 1d4 lizardfolk with 1 lizardfolk shaman or roll on Lizardfolk Encounters
14 1d3 insect swarms or roll on River Encounters lvl 1-4
15 1d2 berserkers mounted on giant bats or roll on Humanoid Encounters
16 1 giant constrictor snake or roll on Beast Encounters
17 1d3 ankhegs or 1d2 flail snails (VGtM)
18 1 weretiger or roll on Humanoid Encounters
19 2d4 kenku or 1 couatl
20 1 giant crocodile or 1 wood woad (VGtM)

Jungle Encounters

The jungle is a place of bright colours, hanging vines and thick canopy that often blocks the sun. Encounters might occur in a ruined temple or overgrown cliff and it is home to yuan-ti, tribal warriors and all kinds of reptiles.

There is a 5e jungle random encounter generator at ChaosGen. And also a pdf of these and more tables at the DM's Guild as Jungle Encounters.

Jungle Encounters Random Tables on DM's Guild Unusual Encounters Bundle on DM's Guild

Unusual terrains - feywild | shadowfell | lower planes | elemental | jungle  | roads | ruins | sea

Jungle Levels 5-10

1d8+1d12Jungle Levels 5-10
2 2d4 berserkers on allosauruses or 1d4 shambling mounds
3 1 guardian naga or 1d4+2 Vampiric Mists (MToF)
4 1d4+1 ettercaps and 2d4 giant spiders or 1 froghemoth (VGtM)
5 1 cyclops with 1d4 rhinoceroses or 1d4+1 wood woads (VGtM)
6 1 spirit naga or roll on Reptiles and Dinosaurs lvl 5-10
7 2d4 ankylosauruses or 1 corpse flower (MToF) with 1d8 zombies
8 1 yuan-ti abomination or roll on Yuan-ti Encounters Level 5-10
9 1d4+2 gricks and 1 grick alpha or 1d4 trolls
10 2d4+2 allosauruses or roll on Reptiles and Dinosaurs lvl 5-10
11 Roll on Jungle Encounters lvl 1-4 or 2d4 rhinoceroses
12 1d4+1 weretigers and 1d3 tigers or 2d4 stegosauruses (VGtM)
13 1d2 giant apes or 1d4 triceratops
14 1d4+2 elephants or 1 Assassin
15 2d6 lizardfolk mounted on 1d3 ankylosauruses or 1 medusa
16 1d2 giant crocodiles with 2d4 crocodiles or roll on River Encounters lvl 5-10
17 2d6+3 lizardfolk with 1 lizardfolk shaman and 1 lizard king/queen or 2d4 displacer beasts
18 1d3 druids with 2d4 giant boars or 1 eladrin (summer, MToF)
19 1d2 tyrannosaurus rexes or 1 treant
20 1 young dragon (black or green) or 1 spirit troll (MToF)

Jungle Levels 11+

1d8+1d12Jungle Levels 11+
2 1 adult dragon (black or green) or 1 zaratan (MToF)
3 1 mummy lord or 1 nagpa (MToF)
4 2 young dragons (green or black)
5 2d4 trolls or 1d6+2 wood woads (VGtM) and 1d3 druids
6 1 archmage with 1d6 scouts and 1 shield guardian or 1 gray Render (MToF)
7 1 lizard king/queen riding a tyrannosaurus rex with 3d6+12 lizardfolk
8 3d6 elephants or 1d3 eladrin (summer, MToF)
9 1d4+2 giant apes or 1 yuan-ti anathema (VGtM) and 1d6 yuan-ti malisons
10 2d4 shambling mounds or 2d4 brontosauruses (VGtM)
11 Roll on Jungle Encounters lvl 5-10 or 1 archdruid (VGtM)
12 2d4 berserkers with 1 giant ape or 2d6 girallons (VGtM)
13 1d2 yuan-ti abominations and 2d6 yuan-ti malisons
14 1 rakshasa and 2d4 weretigers or 1d2 eidolons (MToF)
15 1 spirit naga and 1d3 Hydras or 1d4+1 corpse flowers (MToF)
16 2d8 gricks with 1d3 grick alphas or 1d2 rot trolls (MToF) with 1d4 trolls
17 1d3+1 treants or 1d6 druids and 1 archdruid (VGtM)
18 1d2 androsphinxes or 1 dire troll (MToF) and 1d3 trolls
19 2d4 druids with 1d4 giant apes
20 1 lich or 1 gynosphinx

Jungle Beasts (Levels 1-4)

1d8+1d12Jungle Beasts Levels 1-4
2 1 giant boar with 1d4+1 boars or 1 triceratops
3 2d4 giant frogs 2d4 pteranodons
4 1d3 rhinoceroses or 2d6 giant fire beetles
5 2d4 giant wolf spiders or 1d3 swarms of bats
6 2d6 flying snakes or roll on Reptiles and Dinosaurs lvl 1-4
7 1d3 panthers or 2d4 bison (cow stats in VGtM)
8 1d4+1 giant wasps or 1d4 giant spiders
9 1d4+1 apes or 3d6 deer
10 1d4+1 axe beaks or 2d4 velociraptors (VGtM)
11 1d4+2 giant lizards or roll on Reptiles and Dinosaurs lvl 1-4
12 1d3 swarms of insects (beetles, spiders or wasps) or 1d6 giant poisonous snakes
13 2d4 giant bats or 1d4 giant toads
14 1d6 constrictor snakes or roll on Reptiles and Dinosaurs lvl 1-4
15 1 elephant or 2d4 giant centipedes
16 1d2 tigers or 2d6 giant rats
17 1d2 giant scorpions or 1d3 guard drakes (green or black, VGtM)
18 2d4 elk or 1d6 crocodiles
19 1 giant vulture with 1d4+1 vultures or 1d3 giant weasels
20 1 giant crocodile or 1 brontosaurus (VGtM)

Jungle Humanoids (Levels 1-4)

1d8+1d12Jungle Humanoids Levels 1-4
2 1 cult fanatic and 2d4 cultists with 1d4 poisonous snakes
3 1d4+1 scouts and 1 druid or 1 green hag
4 1 wereboar with 1d4 boars
5 1 berserker and 1d4+1 tribal warriors or 1d3 maezels (MToF)
6 1 yuan-ti malison with 1d4 giant poisonous snakes
7 1d2 tribal warriors mounted on giant boars
8 1d4 scouts with 1d2 giant bats
9 1d4 yuan-ti purebloods with 1d2 giant constrictor snakes or roll on Yuan-ti Encounters lvl 1-4
10 2d6+2 tribal warriors or 1d6 grungs (VGtM) led by 1 grung elite warrior (VGtM)
11 1d4+1 lizardfolk with 1d3 giant lizards or roll on Lizardfolk Encounters
12 1d3 berserkers
13 1 weretiger or 2d4 goblins led by 1 goblin boss
14 1 lizardfolk shaman mounted on a giant lizard or roll on Lizardfolk Encounters
15 2d4 bullywugs or 1d4+1 firenewts (VGtM)
16 2d4 bandits with 1 ape led by 1 bandit captain
17 1 druid with... (roll on Beast Encounters) or 1d4 thri-kreen
18 2d4 kenku or 1 firenewt warlock of Imix (VGtM) on a giant strider (VGtM)
19 1d2 wereboars or 1d4 quaggoths
20 1 night hag or 1 tlincalli (VGtM)

Lizardfolk Encounters (Levels 1-4)

1d4+1d6Lizardfolk Levels 1-4
2 1 lizardfolk shaman with 1 black dragon hatchling
3 2d4 lizardfolk with 1d4 captive tribal warriors
4 1 lizardfolk shaman with 1d4 giant lizards or 1d4 lizardfolk with 1 guard drake (black, VGtM)
5 1d2 lizardfolk mounted on giant toads
6 1d2 lizardfolk with 1 lizardfolk shaman
7 1d4+1 lizardfolk or 1d2 lizardfolk with 1d4+1 velociraptors (VGtM)
8 1d3 lizardfolk with 1 allosaurus
9 1d4+1 lizardfolk mounted on giant lizards
10 1 lizard king/queen with 1 giant lizard

Plant Creatures (Levels 1-4)

1d4+1d6Plant Creatures Levels 1-4
2 2d4 twig blights with 1d4 needle blights and 1d2 vine blights
3 1 awakened tree and 1d4 awakened shrubs or 1 vegepygmy chief (VGtM) and 1d4 vegepygmies (VGtM)
4 2d4 needle blights
5 1 awakened tree or 1d4+1 vegepygmies (VGtM) with 1d2 thornies (VGtM)
6 2d6+3 twig blights or 2d4 shriekers
7 1d4 dryads or 1d4 awakened shrubs
8 1d4 violet fungi or 1d4 vine blights
9 1d2 dryads and 1d2 awakened trees or 1d4 quicklings (VGtM)
10 1 shambling mound or 1 wood woad (VGtM)

Reptiles and Dinosaurs (Levels 1-4)

1d4+1d6Reptiles and Dinosaurs Levels 1-4
2 1 triceratops or 1d2 giant constrictor snakes
3 1d3 swarms of poisonous snakes or 1 stegosaurus (VGtM)
4 1d3 allosauruses or 2d6 flying snakes
5 1d4+1 crocodiles or 2d4 hadrosauruses (VGtM)
6 2d4 pteranodons or 2d4 velociraptors (VGtM)
7 1d4+1 giant lizards or 1d6 giant poisonous snakes
8 1d2 ankylosauruses or 1d4 deinonychuses (VGtM)
9 1d3 plesiosauruses or 1d6 constrictor snakes
10 1 giant crocodile or 1d3 quetzalcoutluses (VGtM)

Reptiles and Dinosaurs (Levels 5-10)

1d4+1d6Reptiles and Dinosaurs Levels 5-10
2 1 guardian naga
3 1d4 triceratops or 1 froghemoth (VGtM)
4 1d4 giant crocodiles or 1 spirit naga
5 2d4 ankylosauruses or 1d4 triceratops
6 2d6+2 giant lizards or 2d4 stegosauruses (VGtM)
7 1d3 giant constrictor snakes and 2d4 swarms of poisonous snakes
8 1 hydra or 1d4 brontosauruses (VGtM)
9 1d2 tyrannosaurus rexes or 2d6 guard drakes (VGtM, black or green)
10 1 young dragon (black or green)

More Encounters

There is a 5e jungle random encounter generator at ChaosGen. And also a pdf of these and more tables at the DM's Guild as Jungle Encounters.

Jungle Encounters Random Tables on DM's Guild Unusual Encounters Bundle on DM's Guild

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