As a DM, I don’t hide my rolls. And chance encounters are based on player rolls, not my own. Once you roll in front of the screen, you’ll never go back. I also think it engages the players a bit more because they watch those dice like a hawk. To the DMs who are worried about accidental 'too hard' encounters- you are the DM, get creative. Add a NPC. Another monster. Allow for the opportunity to escape. – but the RNG gods' decisions hold fast in my games.
— Shawn G. Wood (@thesgw) February 9, 2022