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

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.

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

5E D&D Generators Guides - NPCs and Encounters | Dungeons and Traps | Treasure and Items | Player Characters | pdfs on DM's Guild

Random Encounters

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 and Random Encounters Expanded

For non-combat encounters there are 50 for Arctic, 50 for Desert. Also character-focused events for the city, town and countryside

Solo Adventures

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.

Other Random Tables for DMs

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.

Inns and Taverns by Lifestyle has random tables for inns for 8 different categories

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

Older Versions of Dungeons and Dragons

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

Character Rolls

For characters you can add personality traits according to your character stats with Ability Traits or add a bit of danger with critical hit and fumble tables

Bits and Pieces

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

More D&D Generators

I'll keep this guide updated so please suggest D&D Treasure generators in the comments or on twitter to @DuncanThom

5E D&D Generators Guides - NPCs and Encounters | Dungeons and Traps | Treasure and Items | Player Characters | pdfs on DM's Guild