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Do not stop at random, ever. That is the one answer I believe is appropriate. Why do you even want to have a random encounter in a dungeon? To surprise your party? You can do that without resorting to randomness. Interrupting resting by a random attack can also be a good reason, as giving the players an atmosphere of impending danger, when you roll for ...


I can think of two possible ideas. Alter the terrain. When the fire beetles come rushing in, have them also create holes in the walls, or ground. And have the tunnel they create become a shortcut to an interesting part of the dungeon, nearby. Create cave ins or blockages. Cheat. If a random encounter doesn't seem fitting to that location, then pick the ...

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