Grassland Locations for D&D 5e Encounters

"Overgrown gardens surround the ruins of an old temple of the sun. The area is being used to keep a variety of livestock. "

Tables for Wilderness, Semi-Civilised and Unusual Grassland locations. Result is from Grassland Unusual Locations.

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Grassland Encounter Locations

Grassland terrain is defined by sweeping plains of grass or steppes. Flower-covered meadows, long-grassed savannah, steep mesas and farming communities lie on the endless flatlands.

There is a 5e Grassland random encounter generator at ChaosGen. And a separate tool for encounter locations including Grassland.

There is also a pdf of these and more tables at the DM's Guild as Grassland Encounters.

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Grassland Encounter Tables - creatures | locations | non-combat | enhancements

Grassland Wilderness Locations

d8+d12 Grassland Wilderness Locations
2 A grassy mesa covered in mushrooms (a storm is approaching)
3 A grove of dying shrubs and a narrow cave entrance (the area is in an area affected by a mirage arcana)
4 A copse of birch trees (the area is sacred to a power of air)
5 Hot springs by a wide hollow (near a pair of hidden cave entrances)
6 An area of rock-strewn ground (there is an inscription here in Goblin)
7 An reed-filled stream near a weathered rock. (there is a covered rowboat)
8 A deep ditch surrounded by dirt (there are several ant hills)
9 A field of tall grass. (there is smoke from a fire)
10 A steep-sided mesa (rain is falling)
11 A stream flowing into a deep river and a few saplings (there is bright sunshine)
12 A shallow hollow by a rapid stream. (there is the bones of a boar)
13 A ring of pink mushrooms surrounded by mud (close to a waterfall into a shallow lake)
14 A meadow of heath with a patch of pinkish flowers (there is a torn tent)
15 A copse of palm trees. There is a mound of rocks (close by is a muddy sinkhole)
16 A clear stream with banks of exposed rock (close by is a steep hill)
17 A large enchanted pool fed by a spring and a weathered rock (something is shouting for help nearby)
18 Insect-covered shrubs with a patch of golden flowers (there is a wagon wheel)
19 A vegetable garden (there is a dusty wind from the north-west)
20 A shallow valley with a collapsed sinkhole (close by is a grove of dead trees)

Grassland Semi-Civilised Locations

1d8+1d12Grassland Semi-Civilised Locations
2 A ruined tomb by a deep stream (nearby is a Mordenkainen's magnificent mansion)
3 A shrine to a power of love (it is misty)
4 A covered tunnel entrance by a shrine to a power of protection (there are pig tracks that look recent)
5 A ferry over a deep river (the area is protected by a spirit)
6 A dusty hamlet and a drying waterhole (there is a foul stench in the air)
7 A green slope with a small beast pen (there is a wanted poster)
8 A deep waterhole surrounded by crops (there is a bright tent)
9 A lonely windmill (there are several scarecrows)
10 A worn path by an abandoned campsite (nearby is a rugged ravine)
11 A winding track up a grassy slope (it is dusty)
12 A shallow river and a hut (near a steep trail)
13 Stepping stones over a dried-up river (there is a brisk breeze from the south-west)
14 An abandoned hamlet (there is a spectacular view)
15 A group of brown tents (close by is a shrine to a power of life)
16 An aqueduct feeding a field of crops (nearby is the fresh corpse of a humanoid)
17 An ornate tomb (there are giant hyena tracks less than a day old)
18 A group of circular tents by a shallow waterhole (there is a programmed illusion here)
19 A tower sheltered by a line of trees (there are the remains of a giraffe)
20 A bridge over a deep ravine (nearby is a crumbling aqueduct)

Grassland Unusual Locations

1d8+1d12Grassland Unusual Locations
2 A brightly-decorated watchtower sits where a reed-filled stream joins a river. Two bridges are disguised by a hallucinatory terrain.
3 A putrid river flows around a squat mesa. The summit is lined by rocks and skulls. At night there is a temple from the Shadowfell.
4 The Resplendent Tomb. A gold dragon is entombed below a magnificent tomb. It's spirits advises those who come in need.
5 A large pool is surrounded by fields of wavy blue grass. Marriage and other rituals performed here are blessed by a deity of love.
6 A path through pink flowers ends at a cave entrance. Hidden nearby are other entrances. A forbiddance wards the area from undead.
7 Overgrown gardens surround the ruins of an old temple of the sun. The area is being used to keep a variety of livestock.
8 The Vigorous Escarpment. Several ledges of flowers stand out on red cliffs. Insects fill the air and animal warrens dot the area.
9 A huge lizard skull is overgrown by grass and moss. A wooden shrine of nature sits beside it, with abundant offerings of flowers.
10 Old walls encircle huts and beasts pens. A stone tablet marks the area as protected by a spirit of the sky. Several horses are tied up.
11 A stone aqueduct carries water to a large field of wheat. Signs of recent activity include trenches, piles of dirt, a fence and a spade.
12 Monolith of the Hounds. Atop a barren mesa is a clockwork pillar from another time. A spectral pack from the Shadowfell is tied to it.
13 A permanent rainbow moves up and down a valley, descending into mist. Currently a group of bright tents is setup at one end.
14 A ford over a deep river is marked wooden poles. Ponies are often seen here in large numbers, as if something calls to them.
15 There is a ferry over a wide river, worked by a group of silent river spirits. The sounds of crickets can be heard at all times.
16 Haghollow Hill. An enchanted river flows up a hillside, disappearing into a shaft at the top. Shimmering runes mark several cave mouths.
17 Steam and mist surround pools fed by hot springs. During storms a Mordenkainen's magnificent mansion forms, lasting for a week.
18 An apparently empty village is built into a giant tree. Frogs of many sizes inhabit it and watch intruders, as if they are of one mind.
19 A gigantic stone armory is sheltered by lines of trees. A local legend tells of ancient weapons stored in caves beneath the armory.
20 Lodge of the Green. A majestic inn dominates a verdant meadow. On nights of a full moon the fey come to visit in large numbers.

More Encounters and Locations

There is a 5e Grassland random encounter generator at ChaosGen. And a separate tool for encounter locations including Grassland.

There is also a pdf of these and more tables at the DM's Guild as Grassland Encounters.

Grassland Encounters Terrain Encounters Bundle for 5e

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