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So I told my players that I, personally, don't enjoy random encounters. Now the people I'm playing with are all new to TTRPGs, so they seemed a little disappointed. I promised them that I'd throw together something. This triggers for a success, failure, or critical failure for the Camp in the Mwangi Jungle activity, so I've made it something of a coin flip on whether or not they'll get an encounter. So far we haven't had any encounters, but my players are tense when they make camp, so I guess it's working.
I've included my random encounter chart below for anyone interested.
01 - 50 No encounter
51 - 65 Charau-ka Hunting Party
66 - 75 Biloko Hunting Party
76 - 83 Grippili Hunting Party
84 - 90 Living Sap
91 - 95 Anklyosaurus
96 - 99 Megaprimatus
00 Roll twice and combine the encounters
Charau-ka Hunting Party: A group of charau-ka who have nothing to do with the Cinderclaws chances upon the players during the night. They approach stealthily at night, opposed to the passive Perception of the person on watch. Success indicates that they get a surprise round.
5 Elite Charau-ka Warriors
2 Charau-ka Acolytes
1 Charau-ka Butcher
Biloko Hunting Party: Knowing that they are no match for the group, the Biloko instead follow the PCs making Stealth checks opposed by passive Perceptions on the next day. If they are successful, they join in on the next encounter as enemies.
3 Biloko Veterans
Grippili Hunting Party: These peaceful frogmen begin at Unfriendly, but if their Greenspeaker can be moved to Friendly, they will give the PCs information about a populated hex nearby.
3 Grippili Scouts
2 Grippili Archers
1 Grippili Greenspeaker
Living Sap: Stealthily approaching from the treetops onto the sentry, the living sap attempts to suffocate the guard. It makes a Stealth check against the passive Perception of the person on watch. Sleeping PCs get a -4 penalty to Perception checks to beat DC 5 to hear the sounds of battle. Further, if the sentry is Engulfed, this DC raises to 10.
Anklyosaurus: An anklyosaurus attacks in the middle of the night. It makes no attempt to sneak up and charges the sentry instead.
Megaprimatus: Arrives in the morning after the PCs have taken their daily preparations and are starting to move on. A wild herd of animals comes thundering through the jungle, forcing all the PCs to make Reflex saves (DC 22) or fall prone for the first turn of combat. The megaprimatus pushes aside some trees and throws itself at the PCs, hungry for blood!