City Encounter Locations for Dungeons and Dragons 5e

"Artfully tended ivy grows on an artisan's workshop. Wards protect the area and gnomish devices protrude from holes in the roof. "

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

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Urban Encounter Locations

Urban terrain are the towns and cities of fantasy worlds. Narrow twisting streets, parks with boating ponds, crumbling neglected slums, towering walls and raucous taverns.

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

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

Urban Encounters Terrain Encounters Bundle for 5e

Urban Tables - encounters | locations | non-combat | enhancements

Urban Outdoor Locations

d8+d12 Urban Outdoor Locations
2 A line of statues surrounded by a thorny hedge (beside a foul-smelling canal)
3 A bed of white flowers and a metal statue (nearby is a patch of bright blue mushrooms)
4 A crumbling bridge with several patches of fungi (nearby is a beast pen holding goats)
5 A plaza with large piles of dirt (it is crowded)
6 An ivy-covered fountain among rows of pinkish flowers (there is bright sunshine)
7 A wide street and a pile of bricks (there is no-one else around)
8 A meadow of long grass and flowers (several animals are grazing)
9 A tall stone wall covered in vines (there is a a wanted poster for a famous local)
10 A pair of bridges over a waste-filled stream (it is misty)
11 A small park with a large yellow tent (nearby is a muddy pond)
12 An area of blue flowers with a recently finished monument (there is a mound of bricks)
13 A muddy junction with a mound of rotting waste (there is a battered cart)
14 A damaged tree by a polluted pond (the area is cursed)
15 A fish-filled pond surrounded by weeds (someone has left a bulging sack)
16 Slippery steps leading up a slope. There is a pile of debris (close by is a stream fed by a spring)
17 A covered well surrouded by rubble by (someone has left some underwear)
18 A ferry over a deep river. A few boats are tied to a jetty (hail is falling)
19 An imposing tomb atop a steep hill (the sky is filled with dark clouds)
20 A tended lawn of grass surrounded by cobbles (there are several dead cats)

Urban Building Locations

1d8+1d12Urban Building Locations
2 A temple of black stone, covered in murals (near a catacombs entrance)
3 A tailor's shop with a small garden. There are steps leading down (there is a foul stench covering the area)
4 A fortified brewery with several notices in Dwarfish (there is a wagon stacked with barrels)
5 A mansion surrounded by scaffolding (near a large set of steps)
6 A haunted watchtower surrounded by debris (near a wooden bridge)
7 A brightly-painted tavern with a balcony (there is an overturned cart)
8 An old food market (someone has left a trinket) (nearby is a stream meeting a river)
9 A derelict shop with shutters covered in posters (something is shouting for help nearby)
10 A well-kept smithy with a ladder leaning against it (nearby is an uncovered hole)
11 A crumbling artisan's workshop. There is an ivy-covered beast pen (heavy rain is falling)
12 A foreboding tower with steps spiralling up the outsiden (it has an impressive view)
13 A whitewashed bakery with gargoyles on the roof (there is a long queue outside)
14 A mill covered in ivy (close by is a shrine to a forgotten power)
15 A citadel decorated with a mosaic of shells (a fog is forming)
16 A workshop with dirty windows beside a polluted stream (something is on fire)
17 A tall inn with a duck pond and a few outside tables (nearby are a few decorated trees)
18 An alchemist's workshop surrounded by rubble (there are several empty potion bottles)
19 A monastery beside a ruined shrine (nearby is a deep well)
20 A asylum surrounded by thorny bushes (there is a fresh corpse)

Urban Unusual Locations

1d8+1d12Urban Unusual Locations
2 A towering plant is surrounded by a small park. Its purple leaves are ridden in ponds nearby. Illusionary fey flit around the plant.
3 A majestic hedge borders a market in an old square. At night locals stay away as traders from the Shadowfell setup very different wares.
4 Embassy of Wind. This domed stone disk floats a few feet above the city, powered by a runed monument. As it roams, rope ladders trail from open gates. Its spirit emissaries talk to all who enter.
5 An overgrown graveyard is warded by a forbiddance. Robed figures use it as a hamlet. A shack houses a shop selling bone carvings.
6 A stream runs through a ruined dwarven bathhouse, home to many cats. Images show dwarves creating items and in athletic poses.
7 Artfully tended ivy grows on an artisan's workshop. Wards protect the area and gnomish devices protrude from holes in the roof.
8 Founding Figures. On an island where two muddy streams meet are statues said to be the city founders. A market is being setup here.
9 This citadel has spectacular stained glass windows. Its elegant towers have grand views if the city. Black vines grow on one tower.
10 Angular tombstones line a narrow street. Passersby catch snatches of ghostly music. Legend says those who listen too long go mad.
11 This monastery was built by elves and has a pleasant symmetry. It encircles a spring and is home to a large number of snakes.
12 Coin Castle. A fenced ruin was once a mint. Some hunt for caches of cursed coins here. A guardtower houses watching phantoms.
13 A boating lake has a marble island with a leaning tower. Beneath the tower is a portal to a nearby hilltop. A weekly contest is held here.
14 A massive iron bridge contains tiny wooden doors and is home to a shanty village. A troll is said to guard it but no one has seen them.
15 A stone arch with lurid murals is circled by ugly statues. It leads to a demiplane with a luxury mansion. Draconic warnings line the area
16 Dreadspire. An abandoned citadel causes fear in living things that approach. Surrounding it are haunted ruins and debris. A wide cobble path bordered by thistles leads to it.
17 A belltower guards entrance of old catacombs. Benches dedicated to heroes look out from tower. Locals mobilize when the bell rings.
18 Glowing grass surrounds a circle of red slabs. It is said a giant laid the stones to imprison a fire spirit. Many come to meditate here.
19 Moss covers a row of tall houses and a nearby fountain. The once-majestic fountain has luminous water and is home to ducks.
20 Plaza of New Beginnings. Each building around this plaza is painted a different color. A plaque tells of a fiend defeated in battle here. Many wooden amulets hang from a tree guarding a central well

More Encounters and Locations

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

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

Urban Encounters Terrain Encounters Bundle for 5e

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