Spooky One-Shots. Locations for Horror and Halloween

The characters gather at a casino on a large ship. It is home to several sinister cats.

Random tables for spooky one-shot locations.

Horror Tables & Tools - encounters | one-shots | dark fantasy guide

[Photo by Sašo Tušar on Unsplash]

Spooky One-Shot Adventures

Spooky and horror themes are great for one-shots. Halloween, Ravenloft or otherwise. If the characters go mad or meet a grisly doom then it's only for the one adventure!

The locations below are themed for spooky adventures and appropriate for one-shots. There is also a table of complications or extras to add variety.

There is a spooky one-shot adventure generator at ChaosGen. And also a pdf of these and more tables at the DM's Guild as Spooky One-Shot Adventures.

Spooky One-shot Adventures on DMs Guild Spooky Adventures Bundle

Spooky One-Shots - characters | locations | creatures | during the game

The Spooky Location is...

1d20The Spooky Location is...
1 a derelict inn
2 a foreboding castle
3 an ancient arena
4 a grove of trees used to hang criminals
5 a walled graveyard
6 a library of forbidden knowledge
7 an asylum for the insane
8 a traveling circus
9 an isolated farm
10 a casino on a large ship
11 a temple on an island
12 a hilltop mansion
13 a night market
14 a cave complex
15 a museum of curios
16 a hunting lodge in the woods
17 an abandoned palace
18 a noble's estate
19 a ghost town
20 an underground tomb complex

The Location...

1d20The Location...
1 has stone statues in every corner
2 has eyes that follow visitors everywhere
3 is the prison for a fiend
4 is home to many spiders
5 is full of mirrors that sometimes show strange scenes
6 has a garden of huge vegetables
7 has many strange lights
8 borders on the Shadowfell
9 is infested with bats
10 is visited by a storm each night
11 gives nightmares to any who try to sleep there
12 was the site of several murders
13 has a sinister pentagram that only appears on this night each year
14 is home to several sinister cats
15 is built on the site of an ancient graveyard
16 is used to hold a herd of goats
17 has a large network of passages underneath
18 has strong ties to the Feywild
19 is covered in mists
20 has an secret evil shrine

More Random Tables

There is a spooky one-shot adventure generator at ChaosGen. And also a pdf of these and more tables at the DM's Guild as Spooky One-Shot Adventures.

Spooky One-shot Adventures on DMs Guild Spooky Adventures Bundle

You can get encounters tools updates on Patreon and find me on Twitter @duncanthom