Athas encounter tables?

Hey everyone.

Just to check, has anyone ever seen random encounter tables for Athasian monsters (for any edition)? And if so, which book(s) would I find them in?

They are in the monster books.

See 2nd ed:
Terrors beyond Tyr
Terrors of the Desert

3rd Ed from athas dot org
Terrors of Athas

2 Likes

I checked Terrors of Athas. No such encounter tables, unfortunately.

Found some in 2nd ed: MC12 - Dark Sun Monstrous Compendium

1 Like

You’re right. I was thinking of the lists in the front on page 6

1 Like

It actually looks like nobody has used anything like this in a while.

There’s no frequency listings on any monster entry, and no encounter tables anywhere in later editions.

Maybe it’s worth making new ones, to save DMs some time. I know I used the hell out of these back in 2e when DMing exploration…

1 Like

Frederic Leclair just uploaded this file to the Dark Sun Facebook group:
Dark Sun Hexcrawl Encounter Tables

3 Likes

@JesseHeinig has a bunch of content/consolidation he could probably upload if you reach out.

2 Likes

The other day I went into my books to see where there were a) Encounter Tables; and b) Entries of Monsters (MC/MM-type).

This is what I found. I left out the Adventure Modules but these did contain material in either the story booklets or sometimes on the inside flap of the module box.

“When encounters occur can be determined using Table 56: FREQUENCY AND CHANCE OF WILDERNESS ENCOUNTERS, found in the DUNGEON MASTER Guide, or as determined by the adventure’s needs.” (Age of Heroes, p. 89-90)

Books with page numbers for Encounter Tables

-[ ] 2400 Boxed Set Original, Rules Book (p. 77-81, Chapter 11: Encounters) - Tables from p. 79-81
-[ ] 2405 Terrors of the Desert Monstrous Compendium Appendix (p. 4-6)
-[ ] 2433 Terrors Beyond Tyr Monstrous Compendium Appendix II (p. 5-7)
-[ ] 2438 Boxed Set Revised, Age of Heroes (p. 88-90, Chapter 7: Encounters) - Table XL, p. 90

Books with very specific region Encounter Tables only

-[ ] 2420 City-State of Tyr (p. 90-92) Encounters Tyr Region (Noble Estates, Farmlands, Scrub Plain, Mine Road and Hills)
-[ ] 2413 Valley of Dust & Fire (p. 90-95 tables for Sea of Silt, Valley of Dust & Fire, Smoking Lands, Dead Forest, Lava Plain, Ring of Fire, Ur Draxa)
-[ ] 2418 The Ivory Triangle (Windbreak Mountains, p. 67; Crescent Forest, p. 70; Verdant Belt, p. 75; Great Ivory Plain, p. 81-82; Mekillot Mountains, p. 87; Blackspine Mountains, p. 89) - card contains Frequency and Chance of Wilderness Encounters
-[ ] 2432 City by the Silt Sea (Giustenal Environs, p. 27)
-[ ] 2439 Windriders of the Jagged Cliffs (Swamp, p. 103)
-[ ] 2444 Mind Lords of the Last Sea (p. 75)

Monstrous Manuals and other source materials for monsters

-[ ] 2140 Monstrous Manual (2438, Age of Heroes, p. 89 contains a list of adaptable monsters for Athas)
-[ ] 2145 Monstrous Compendium Annual: Volume One (2438, Age of Heroes, p. 89 contains a list of adaptable monsters for Athas)
-[ ] 2405 Terrors of the Desert Monstrous Compendium Appendix
-[ ] 2433 Terrors Beyond Tyr Monstrous Compendium Appendix II

-[ ] 2400 Dark Sun Boxed Set Original, Rules Book p. 78-79 contains a list of adaptable monsters for Athas from Monstrous Compendiums 1 to 6), the Wanderer’s Journal (p. 84-96)
-[ ] 2438 Dark Sun Boxed Set Revised, the Wanderer’s Chronicle (p. 122-128)

-[ ] 2407 Dune Trader (p. 96 Crodlu)
-[ ] 2408 Dragon Kings (p. 154-159)
-[ ] 2413 Valley of Dust & Fire (p. 82-89)
-[ ] 2418 The Ivory Triangle (p. 91-95)
-[ ] 2432 City by the Silt Sea (Monstrous Supplement, 32 pages)
-[ ] 2437 Thri-Kreen of Athas (p. 125-128)
-[ ] 2439 Windriders of the Jagged Cliffs (p. 120-127, Reggelid, Bvanen, Life-Shaped Creations)
-[ ] 2444 Mind Lords of the Last Sea (p. 75-94)

1 Like