I was at a local convention this past weekend (Gary Con) and had an opportunity to play some 5E Adventurer's League. It was my first exposure to 5E as I haven't played since v3.5. That said, I was a huge RPGA player and have played a little PathFinder so I'm familiar with Organized Play to some extent.

I was told at the convention that you can play these Adventurers League adventures at home but the site isn't too clear on this. I was able to find some old postings that indicated they'd be available with new releases. Does this mean I am just buying the module at a store and then referring to the supplemental material online for character creation? I assume there are certificates like existed with RPGA but I haven't seen these. Are they provided with the purchased modules?

My confusion stems from the fact that I was told we could download modules from their site and use them at home. I have not been able to find these. Thanks for helping an old DM get reacquainted.


The article D&D Adventurers League Content Open To All announced where and when they are releasing Adventurer's League content to everyone, not just organized play.

From the above link:

We also listened to the D&D fans who wanted more bite-sized adventures to pick up and play with their group in a pinch. All of the adventures created for the D&D Adventurers League going forward will be available to all fans of D&D. The Dungeon Masters Guild is now the hub for distributing D&D Adventurers League content. You can download PDFs of the adventures released periodically for a just a few dollars. Check out what’s available right now from previous Adventurer’s League seasons at dungeonmasterguild.com.

You can purchase previous content at the Dungeon Masters Guild website.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Fantastic. Thanks for the update. It's exactly what I was hoping to hear. I wasn't aware of the DM website either so I've downloaded what I need there. \$\endgroup\$ – McArthey Mar 10 '16 at 15:39

As well as having all previous Adventurers League content available to buy from the Dungeon Masters Guild, there have been a few released for free through the Dragon+ online magazine.

  • DDEX3-1 Harried in Hillsfar in Issue 3
  • DDEX3-2 Shackles of Blood in Issue 4
  • DDEX3-3 The Occupation of Szith Morcane in Issue 5

As far as certificates and official recognition of home play, I'm not sure. I know the Beginners Box adventure can be used for AL advancement, but I am unsure about any others. Before this recent release of AL content to all, it was a condition that AL play be done in a public forum (eg store, convention, online).

  • \$\begingroup\$ This was very useful in that I didn't know about the Dragon+ magazine and have downloaded the app and issues. Thanks for the information. \$\endgroup\$ – McArthey Mar 10 '16 at 15:40

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