Grassland Generators Guide. Plains, Steppes and Prairie also apply

Tools, tables and resources for running adventures in grasslands and similar terrain

Grassland Tables - encounters | locations | non-combat | extras | tools guide

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Starting Points - Plains, Steppes, Prairie and Grasslands

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Grasslands adventures can cover plains full of sprawling farmlands, steppes of horse nomads, grasslands of vast herds and endless savannah.

From a D&D context Tribality has a section on adventures in Grassland terrain and Rand Roll has a series of random tables using Grasslands.

For images to start with there are a couple of pinterest boards with grassland research, non-fantasy and fantastical

Some themes I'd associate with plains and grasslands would be mounts & riders, herding, winds, flyers and elemental air. Any generator suggestions for these are welcome!

Details and Depth for Grasslands

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d6 Encampment: This encampment is occupied by a/an…1 Barbarian clan. 2 Hunting party. 3 Merchant caravan. 4 Military company. 5 Outlaw band. 6 No one; it was abandoned some time ago.

From reddit quick temperate grasslands generator. A variety of useful useful grasslands tables, including grass height, landscape, landmarks, night encounters and hazards.

Give flatlands names from the grasslands names generator such as "Stonecarres Steppe" or "Eastern Grasshopper Prairie". Meant for smaller grassland areas so might take a few goes to generate something you like. An alternative Grassland Names generator with results such as "Niagamau Gardens" and "Dodown Range"

Give some foraging details plants for plains such as "Sunberry Bush" and "Ginyak Weed"

Plains Plants

DnD Tools

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16 flyby (dragon, griffin, hippogriff, *flying turtle island, *air whale, *giant falcon)

From a d20 Wild Grassland encounter table at Blog of Holding. * indicates new monsters that haven't actually been designed yet.

You can generate grassland encounters at Donjon.

I've got a few dnd tools at Chaos Gen, including Grassland encounters generator with extra details, locations for grasslands. And wind-themed trinkets

donjon grassland generator.

PDFs and Tools

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Random and non-random pdf resources for grassland terrain.

Almarune's Almanac : Grasslands of the Realms details several flatlands areas of the realms, as well as subclasses, magic items and monsters for Grassland terrain.

For encounters on the grassland try Grassland Encounter Tables

On DriveThru rpg there is Cinematic Environs - Plains & Grasslands which has an in depth look at this terrain.

For minor treasures with a plains theme try Trinkets of Sky and Wind

Last is a Random Mounts Generator packed with tables for random tables

Amarune's Almanac: Grasslands of the Realms Grassland Encounters - Random Encounter Tables Cinematic Environs - Plains and Grassland Trinkets of Sky and Wind Random Mount Generator

Grassland Recommendations!

I'll keep this guide updated so please suggest generators in the comments or on my Discord server