Spawn of Troll Mountain: Troll Pack

The last of our current blog series on the Spawn of Troll Mountain, we focus on the troll pack, with guidelines and random tables for creating a leader and their followers.

Troll Packs

Trolls typically travel in packs of 5-10 plus a few trollspawn. Most followers are typically of the same type as the leader, with a mixture of the other troll races.

The D&D 5E Challenge Rating of this pack will probably fall in the 9-13 range so it may make sense to split up encounters with the pack if your players are facing them!

To create a troll pack we

  1. Roll on the Pack Leader table, or choose the leader you like most
  2. Roll 2d4 times on the Troll Follower table for the race of Pack Leader
  3. Determine mutations (if desired) for the trolls from the Troll Mutation Table
  4. Add 1d6 Trollspawn

The plan is to make these tables into a random generator!

Pack Leader (1d20)

  • 1-2 Hill Troll Namer
  • 3 Hill Troll Boulderer
  • 4-6 Hill Troll Heavyweight
  • 7-8 Desert Troll Flamefriend
  • 9 Desert Troll Veteran
  • 10 Swamp Troll Sentry
  • 11-12 Swamp Troll Cauldron Bearer
  • 13-14 Swamp Troll Horror
  • 15 Greater Troll
  • 16 Greater Troll Attuned
  • 17-19 Mountain Troll Thunderer
  • 20 Mountain Troll Titan

Hill Troll Followers (1d20)

  • 1-8 Hill Troll
  • 9-11 Hill Troll Namer
  • 12-13 Hill Troll Boulderer
  • 14 Greater Troll
  • 15-16 Roll on Mountain Troll Followers
  • 17-18 Roll on Swamp Troll Followers
  • 19-20 Roll on Desert Troll Followers

Mountain Troll Followers (1d20)

  • 1-8 Mountain Troll
  • 9-12 Ogre Friend
  • 13-14 Mountain Troll Thunderer
  • 15-16 Greater Troll
  • 17-18 Roll on Hill Troll Followers
  • 19 Roll on Swamp Troll Followers
  • 20 Roll on Desert Troll Followers

Swamp Troll Followers (1d20)

  • 1-8 Swamp Troll
  • 9-11 Swamp Troll Cauldron Bearer
  • 12-13 Swamp Troll Sentry
  • 14 Swamp Troll Horror
  • 15 Greater Troll
  • 16-18 Roll on Hill Troll Followers
  • 19-20 Roll on Mountain Troll Followers

Desert Troll Followers (1d20)

  • 1-8 Desert Troll
  • 9-11 Desert Troll Flamefriend
  • 12-13 Desert Troll Hunter
  • 14 Desert Troll Veteran
  • 15 Greater Troll
  • 16-18 Roll on Hill Troll Followers
  • 19-20 Roll on Mountain Troll Followers

Greater Troll Followers (1d20)

  • 1-6 Greater Troll
  • 7-11 Roll on Hill Troll Followers
  • 12-14 Roll on Desert Troll Followers
  • 15-17 Roll on Mountain Troll Followers
  • 18-20 Roll on Swamp Troll Followers

Farewell to Troll Mountain...

After eight articles on Troll Mountain, it's time to leave for now. At a future point we will return to expand and revisit material on the spawn of Troll Mountain, including the Big Names, Spirits of Troll Mountain and Trolls of the Blue Flame..

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