Encounter Cards (D&D) - Challenge Rating 0-6 PACK 1

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Designed to rest on the top of your DM screen, these 30 encounter cards feature all-new gorgeous artwork on the front and DM info on the back. DM info includes the full D&D stat block and exclusive Beadle & Grimm’s Tactical Tips.

Tactical Tips are combat hints for the DM provided in collaboration with award-winning monster combat blogger Keith Ammann.

"Never go into battle without a plan! With the Tactical Tips on these Encounter Cards, you'll never have to wonder what your monsters and NPCs are trying to do or how they should go about it. They know what they're doing—and so will you!"

- Keith Amman

Cards included in PACK 1:

  • Ankheg
  • Basilisk
  • Bearded Devil
  • Black Dragon Wyrmling
  • Brass Dragon, Young
  • Chasme
  • Chuul
  • Cultist
  • Ettin
  • Flesh Golem
  • Gelatinous Cube
  • Giant Fire Beetle
  • Gibbering Mouther
  • Gnoll
  • Goblin
  • Green Hag
  • Hill Giant
  • Hobgoblin
  • Lizardfolk
  • Mage
  • Magma Mephit
  • Manticore
  • Merrow
  • Mimic
  • Owlbear
  • Quasit
  • Swarm of Rats
  • Troll
  • Umber Hulk
  • Vampire Spawn
  1. Combat Preferences. Many creatures prefer either melee or ranged combat, moving often or standing in place, and either absorbing or avoiding damage.
  2. Flight Threshold. Whether a creature fights to the death or runs-and when.
  3. Preferred Attack. Everyone has a go-to move.
  4. The Basics. Their thing, in a nutshell.
  5. Encounter Tips!


Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Great design, amazing customer service. Poor product packaging.

The designs themselves are great. Unlike the ones in the premium boxes, these come with tactical tips, flavor information on how to run them - just wonderful. I love the artwork, I love the overall function of the encounter cards, and I am giddy every time I get more of them. My players love seeing them. Overall 5/5 product design.

I received a lot of damaged cards. But customer service has been good and forthcoming with a replacement shipment. 5/5 customer service.

My replacements came packed loosely with another heavy box, in a plastic bag. Many of them were crushed even worse than my original shipment. At the end of the day I have a mostly complete (without damage) set of encounter cards, from the original and the replacement, and I feel okay with the end result, though I would let anyone know that they might be quite beat up when they arrive, if they are shipped more than next door from the warehouse. My original delivery wasn't quite as poorly packed (came in a shipping box at least), but the design of the product packaging would never have resulted in mint condition on arrival. I hope B&G get a packaging-design goblin, who can make sure that soft products such as these arrive in the same premium quality inner packaging as the premium boxes. 2/5 product packaging.

Thanks for your feedback! We've listened and will make sure we avoid similar packaging issues in the future.
Happy adventuring!
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Joey Raper
Awesome pack

Absolutely love the pack would love to see more monsters from the monster manual, but other than that it is an amazing purchase that will help my games in the future

I LOVE these cards!!

Seriously, outstanding cards. I love the alternative art so as to have a fresh take instead if the same art for the last ten years. I have all the GF9 card sets and bring able to have these out front for my players to see make these extra handy. I can't wait to see the new sets coming up and I'll be ordering the CR 7+ kit and the storage box with a quickness. Hopefully, y'all will be releasing the cards from the Premium sets as solo purchases in the future. Thanks B&G's!