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Do you struggle with ho-hum wandering monster tables?  Do you find yourself--as a D/GM or as a player--dreading any time you have to roll on a random encounter table?

Never fear: the Environmental Encounters tool ensures that you'll rarely have the same encounter twice while on the road between points of interest!

Zero Prep, System-Agnostic

Designed to be immediately usable in any fantasy TTRPG, Environmental Encounters requires zero prep time.

No prep time?  No problem!  Just find the right table that matches the terrain you're moving through on the map, and roll.  FlexTale Environmental Encounters will take care of the rest, no matter what your experience level as a D/GM.

What is This Thing?

The FlexTale Environmental Encounters book is 85 pages of richly-detailed tables and tools designed to make random encounters better.

More interesting for players.  Easier to run for D/GMs.

And above all: NOT BORING!

How to Use This Book

It's a simple process:

  1. Determine what terrain the party is moving through.  Most rules systems identify a small handful of terrain; Environmental Encounters differentiates 23 different landscapes, from Lava to Coastal, from Grasslands to Pine Forests.
  2. Roll.  It's just a d20.
  3. Look up the Event, Quirk, Combat Encounter, or type of No Encounter that results.  There's over 60 different things that could happen, most with a deep variety of additional permutations and riffs that make for thousands of different possibilities!

The majority of the book is system-agnostic, and can be used easily with any TTRPG system.  Some specific tools and elements contain rules language tailored to 5E, Pathfinder, Pathfinder Second Edition (P2E), OSR, and Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC).

What's Included

FlexTal Environmental Encounters features:

  • 36 FlexTables, each four tables in one, covering a wide range of possiblel contexts and 23 terrain types.
  • 49 Tables which add nuance and variability to the results.
  • 27 Event encounters, each a minor setpiece in and of itself.
  • 29 Quirk encounters, designed to add interest but less threat to overland travel.
  • And much, much more!


This product incorporates several innovative and creative tools your gaming group can use to use the content for a party of any size, and any level.

Infinium Game Studio has released several free booklets as rules accessories to help GMs understand (or to help prospective buyers experience) these tools:

Quadded Statblocks for Variable Challenge:

Check it out here.

FlexAI Guidebook Free Sample:

Check it out here.

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J. E May 06, 2023 2:28 am UTC
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J. E September 27, 2022 1:14 pm UTC
As promised, now that EE is an official Platinum bestseller, I've sent out discounts to everyone who owned it when it hit that milestone. The discount is on the Infinite Adventures Omnibus, which offers much, much more of the same sorts of approach that EE takes. EE is designed to make overland random encounters interesting; Infinite Adventures is meant to describe points of interest that are entire adventures unto themselves.

If you owned this book, Environmental Encounters, as of 26-Sep-2022, and did NOT receive a discount on Infinite Adventures Omnibus, please reach out to me at infiniumGameStudios [at] gmail [dot] com and I will resolve.

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J. E September 22, 2022 2:27 pm UTC
This book is getting soooo close to Platinum! Once it hits that milestone, I'll offer a special discount on Infinite Adventures Omnibus to everyone who owns EE. Fingers crossed!
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J. E July 07, 2022 2:52 pm UTC
Note that everyone who owns a copy of this is entitled to a FREE copy of our latest release, FlexTale Infinite Adventures: Abbey. DTRPG should have sent out a link for your free copy today, and a few days ago as well.

Enjoy and thank you!
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Jason W May 30, 2022 7:57 pm UTC
Picked up the hard copy of this and it's great. Gone over it a few times now. Had a question for you. Do you or do you have any plans for doing a wilderness generation system? Similar to what you have in your Solo Adventuring Toolkit for dungeon generation. (i'm going to order the hard copy of that today. Would love to be able to generate a whole solo campaign using your system. I know I could just roll randomly for terrain, but it would be nice to have some logical consistency to connecting terrain. Anyway, awesome products you have here!
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J. E July 07, 2022 2:52 am UTC
Hi! Sorry it took me so long to notice your question. Yes, is the short answer: I'm planning an entire Hexcrawl Toolkit that will encompass a ton of rules for hexcrawling, map generation, random terrain, and so on. It'll feature much more than just a standard "roll d20, get a terrain result"; it'll have separate tables for each combination of adjacent tiles. So if you have a hex that's already surrounded by grasslands, the chances that hex will itself also be grassland increase. And tons of "prefabs" of interesting setpiece features... and a ton more.

Hang in there... I've got a big backlog but the outline is all done already :)
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J. E January 21, 2022 3:14 pm UTC
Hardcopy update: Content and cover files have been approved, and the proof ordered. Looking like sometime in February for availability for customers to order.

As a reminder, everyone who owns the PDF will get a discount link for an at-cost hardcopy order.
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David H January 20, 2022 6:01 pm UTC
Thanks for the corrections. I double checked them and you made one error:

Page 25 table 15 column D, the 17 result is missing.
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David H December 15, 2021 12:38 am UTC
Because I have nothing better to do in my boring life, I went through all the tables and noticed these errors:

Page 13 table 3 column C, the 12 result is repeated: 11-12, 12-13
Page 14 table 4 column B, the 7 result is repeated: 6-7, 7-8
Page 15 table 5 column B, the 17 result is repeated twice.
Page 16 table 6 column B, the 13 result is missing.
Page 17 table 7 column B, the 17 result is missing.
Page 20 table 10 column B, the 5 result is missing.
Page 25 table 15 column D, the 16 result is repeated twice.
Page 28 table 18 column D, the 15 result is repeated twice.
Page 32 table 22 column B, the 3 result is repeated: 3, 3-5.
Page 38 table 3, the 10 result is repeated: 1-10, 10-11.
Page 59 table 34, the results jump from 1-3 to 6-9 (4 and 5 are missing).
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Davy L December 15, 2021 11:03 pm UTC
I'm not the developer but I want to thank you for having read this book through and through and taken the time to post this list of items to correct, it helps everyone, thank you !
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J. E December 15, 2021 11:06 pm UTC
Hi—I *am* the developer, and want to thank you for this feedback and your eagle eye. Rest assured these will be addressed asap!
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johnny P December 17, 2021 4:07 am UTC
if i buy now will the update be free?
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J. E January 20, 2022 2:44 pm UTC
Johnny P: Yes, the update is free and available for download now!

All: Updated version now available that addresses all of the errata that David H so thoughtfully identified above.

Page 13 table 3 column C, the 12 result was repeated
Page 14 table 4 column B, the 7 result was repeated
Page 15 table 5 column B, the 17 result was repeated.
Page 16 table 6 column B, the 13 result was missing.
Page 17 table 7 column B, the 17 result was missing.
Page 20 table 10 column B, the 5 result was missing.
Page 25 table 15 column D, the 16 result was repeated.
Page 28 table 18 column D, the 15 result was repeated.
Page 32 table 22 column B, the 3 result was repeated.
Page 38 table 3, the 10 result was repeated: 1-10, 10-11.
Page 59 table 34, the results jumped from 1-3 to 6-9.

Softcover hardcopy edition coming ASAP as a result. Stay tuned and thank you all!
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