Urban Encounter Combat Terrain, Treasures and Complications for 5e

"There are sounds of a large crowd coming in direction of the group"

Tables for Combat Terrain and Minor Treasures and Encounter Complications for Urban Encounters. Result is from Urban Encounter Complications.

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What makes this city encounter unique?

Maybe there is a tavern with curious patrons or a noisy musician. There might be a ramp with a wheeled trolley at the top or an ornamental fountain. A creature might use some dust of disappearance or carry a few gold bars.

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

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Urban Combat Terrain

1d8+1d12Urban Combat Terrain
2 A bonfire
3 A belltower with several dangling ropes or a washing line with clothes
4 A deep pond with a floating raft
5 An ornamental fountain or a secret door
6 A metal post with several tied up mounts
7 A wooden stage or a wagon stacked with crates
8 A ramp with a wheeled trolley at the top
9 Steps down to an open door or a large pile of boxes
10 Mound of bricks and debris (difficult terrain)
11 An unattended wagon (or chariot); or a wall topped with spikes
12 A precarious stack of flagstones
13 A wooden (or stone) bench or a cart of vegetables
14 An ornamental coach with a sleeping driver
15 Scaffolding and ladders or a hedge of sharp thorns
16 A gazebo painted with large eyes
17 A wide well with a rope and bucket or a concealed tunnel entrance
18 Stepping stones over a stream
19 A shrine protected by a magic circle
20 A hidden cache (Perception check to spot if near) with dust of disappearance (or roll on Minor Urban Treasures)

Urban Minor Treasures

1d8+1d12Urban Minor Treasures
2 An invite to a royal (or a local ruler's) wedding with up to 3 guests
3 Potion of Invisibility or Candle of Invocation
4 A token for a locked deposit box in a bank (or secure temple)
5 Dust of Disappearance or Elixir of Health
6 Magnifying glass or vial of basic poison
7 1d3 Beads of Force or Potion of Gaseous Form
8 2d4 bottles of fine wine with labels in Gnomish
9 Potion of Clairvoyance or Keoghtom's Ointment
10 Forgery kit or artisan's tools (any)
11 1d4 Potions of Healing or 1d4 Potions of Climbing
12 A disguise kit or thieves' tools
13 Spell Scroll of knock (or locate object)
14 1d3 vials of acid or poisoner's kit
15 Potion of Mind Reading or Philter of Love
16 1d3 gold bars worth 50 gp each
17 Spell Scroll of locate creature (or greater invisibility)
18 A crate with 50 lb. of saffron, worth 750 gp or a chariot
19 Oil of Etherealness or Potion of Vitality
20 A set of beautifully illustrated playing cards. They depict notable recent and local personalities, monsters and deities. Worth 1000 gp

Urban Encounter Complications

1d8+1d12Urban Encounter Complications
2 There is a programmed illusion (or glyph of warding) spell here
3 There are sounds of a large crowd coming in direction of the group
4 There are mastiffs here (or nearby) as pets (or guards). For alternatives roll on Urban Beasts
5 There is scaffolding and ladders or roll on Urban Combat Terrain
6 There are humanoids who watch with interest (or are allied to encounter). Roll on Urban Humanoids
7 There is a an ornamental fountain or roll on Urban Combat Terrain
8 There is a tavern (or inn) nearby with curious patrons
9 There is a precarious stack of flagstones or roll on Urban Combat Terrain
10 There is a patrol nearby (roll on City Patrols) who try to maintain order
11 There is a driverless cart (or chariot) pulled by draft horses
12 There is a musician who makes a lot of noise. (or roll on Street Entertainers)
13 There is a thick cloying mist or roll on Urban Hazards and Obstacles
14 There is a door (or trapdoor) nearby that leads to place of safety
15 There is a fire at risk of spreading or roll on Urban Hazards & Obstacles
16 There is a helpful NPC (or a lone traveler) nearby. Roll on Quick Urban NPCs
17 There is a building at risk of collapse or roll on Urban Hazards and Obstacles
18 The creatures are carrying a magic item (or it is hidden nearby). Roll on Magic Items - Urban
19 There is a group of adventurers of similar (or lower) level to the party in the area. They have a connection to the encounter.
20 Nearby is an archmage (or pick from Urban Encounters Level 11+) those encountered try not to disturb.

More Encounters

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

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