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For questions concerning D&D Adventurers League rules and play. Adventurers League is an official D&D 5e organised play format.

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Can you use a Wall of Sand to blind a creature without obscuring it?

Recently, I was taking a look through the Wizard spell list, and the Wall of Sand spell sparked my interest: You conjure up a wall of swirling sand on the ground at a point you can see within ...
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What does a caster get to decide about the effects of a spell?

When a character casts a spell, a number of decisions need to be made. Some spells, like Conjure Animals (who decides the exact creatures), Major Image (who decides the exact appearance of the image), ...
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Does activating the Instant Fortress magic item always harm the activator due to being in the area where the fortress appears?

The Instant Fortress magic item has the potential to deal a great deal of damage (~55 on a failed save, more than a 9th level Fireball spell). Many adventurers who acquire this item attempt to ...
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Do resistances granted by scrolls of wish count against the magic item cap?

During Season 8 of the Adventurers' League, spell scrolls of wish were relatively easy to acquire as a tier 3+ adventurer. Many characters who dipped into Wizard or Sorcerer would purchase these ...
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Can three summoned hags form a coven?

It is possible, with DM Approval, for high level player character to summon a trio of hags (either a trio of Sea Hags from a single Level 8 Casting of Conjure Woodland Beings, or a trio of higher CR ...
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How are swarms considered in terms of number of creatures?

There is, in Adventurers League Dnd, a monster statblock with the following ability : At the start of his turn, every living creature within 100 feet must succeed on a DC 15 Constitution saving ...
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What are the available D&D 5e backgrounds, and where can I find them?

Similar to the possible races, official classes, and 4e backgrounds questions, what are official WotC-published backgrounds available for players, and which books/resources contain them? By official, ...
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Can I reskin a Tabaxi as a canine in AL?

Would it be legal in Adventurer's league to play a Tabaxi, that I called a wolf? I want to play an anthro-canine, but seeing as there is no official race of that sort, would it be considered legal to ...
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Is Descent into Avernus the only Adventurers League Season 9 module?

I can only find one module, Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus, for a season 9 module for AL. Are there any other season 9 modules?
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Which sourcebooks can be used as the additional resource for AL PHB+1?

The Adventurers League Players Guide for Season 9 explains PHB+1 as follows: Forgotten Realms characters can choose race and class options from the Player’s Handbook and one other resource—a rule ...
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What is the max starting gold I can effectively have in AL without using XGtE's “This is Your Life” options or DM rewards?

I am trying to locate the MOST possible starting gold in AL for a level 1 new PC. Without using XGtE's "This is Your Life" options or DM rewards? The Goal: Is to have excess of 200gp, even by a ...
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Do you keep Ability Score Increases from Manuals when Shapechanged?

Shapechange is a 9th level spell that lets you assume the form of a different creature, replacing your game statistics, including your Strength, Dexterity and Constitution scores, by that of your new ...
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What happens when you Shapechange into a creature with random chances of extra things?

Shapechange is a 9th level spell that allows you to assume the form of a different creature, transforming into an "average example of that creature". There is at least one creature with random ...
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Can a transmuter wizard own multiple transmuter's stones, i.e. keeping the ones produced by his simulacra?

Are there proscriptions in AL to prevent a transmuter wizard from owning multiple transmuter's stones? The idea is to keep the ones producted by his simulacra and keeping them also in different ...
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Gaining spells for the feat ritual caster in Adventurers League

This is a simple enough question, I hope. I couldn't seem to find a clear answer anywhere. This is regarding an Adventurers League (AL) character. I've taken the Ritual Caster feat on my character ...
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Online DND groups? [duplicate]

I have always wanted to learn DND but i have never been able to find a group to play with. Are there any ways to play online like in an irc chat room or any group finder websites? If so, what are they?...
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Can Pact of the Blade be used to create a double-bladed scimitar in DDAL?

This question pertains specifically to D&D Adventurers League rules. I've got a character concept that I want to implement in a Forgotten Realms campaign, and I'm trying to formulate a plausible ...
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Does the Arcane Archer's Piercing Arrow pass through Walls of Force and Forcecages?

The following is within the scope of Dnd Adventurers League play. The Arcane Archer martial archetype of Xanathar's Guide to Everything alllows you to select the "Piercing Arrow" Arcane Shot option : ...
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Are there any other Gnoll/Hyena related statblocks?

I am planning on building a high-level “Yeenoghian” multi-part epic encounter, using only official material, in the scope of Adventurers League play. Are there any gnoll/hyena-related statblocks ...
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Does the “reappearing” property of the “Shadowneedle” Unbreakable Arrow function?

In Adventurers League play, it is possible to find a "Shadowneedle" (Unbreakable arrow from module CCC-KUMORI-02-04), which has this special text : One of twenty unbreakable arrows crafted with ...
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Can this “Bloody Fervor” effect be ended by a Calm Emotions spell?

In a recently published AL-Legal module contained within Pipyap's Guide to All the Nine Hells (available on the Dungeon Masters Guild), there is a "Bloody Fervor" effect (minor spoilers below): The ...
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Do characters level too slowly for the storyline in Adventurers League?

I might start as an Adventurers League DM soon and I'm trying to figure out how it all works. I found one page which seemed to have a list of scenarios that I could run one after the other. Just ...
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Are the female elves in this AL adventure actually Dusk Elves?

In the Curse of Strahd adventure, there are a unique subrace of elf called dusk elves, and the adventure has this to say about them: So it seems that, during the time that the adventure takes place, ...
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During Adventurers League character creation, are the listed variant options always available even if the associated book is not chosen as my PHB+1?

I'm referring to the Adventurers League Player's Guide, Version 9.1. I can't find a direct link, but can be downloaded for free as part of the D&D Adventurers League Player & DM Pack. I would ...
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Can a Tundra Storm Herald Barbarian pre-emptively freeze the water of a Decanter of Endless Water?

Disclaimer : This question pertains to realizing a non-mechanical, very specific thing (within the scope of Adventurers League) for goofy purposes. You may take it with a grain of salt. A Tundra ...
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Is there any terrain option that would fit Avernus/the Nine Hells for the ranger's Natural Explorer feature?

I'm reading through Descent into Avernus and my vision of it is a Mad Max-esque world. Red, desolate, almost like a desert but not classified as one. The mountains there have no vegetation... just ...
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Is there anything that prevents this “Negative AC armor” creation process to function?

This is a follow-up to a portion of this answer to a previous question of mine pertaining to the lowest possible achievable AC. The question is also slightly different as it pertains to magical armor ...
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On average, how long do Adventurers League sessions last?

On average, how long do sessions tend to last in Adventurers League organized play for D&D 5e?
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In AL, can an evocation wizard protect themself from their own spell with the Sculpt Spells feature?

At 2nd level, a Wizard of the Evocation School gains the Sculpt Spells feature (PHB p 117). Beginning at 2nd level, you can create pockets of relative safety within the effects of your evocation ...
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Is there any way to get a cantrip from a book outside your PHB+1? [duplicate]

I understand that when you are creating your character in Adventurers League (AL) that you may only use options from the Player's Handbook and one other book (PHB+1). If I use Xanathar's Guide to ...
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Does “The Final Enemy” explain why sahuagin champions are worth fewer victory points than coral smashers?

"The Final Enemy" from Ghosts of Saltmarsh ends with The party's success is determined by how many victory points they accrue by killing sahuagin and accomplishing objectives. The exact numbers are ...
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How do you use TCP in Adventurer's League Season 8?

In Dungeons And Dragons Adventurer's League Season 8 instead of Gold you get Treasure Checkpoints (TCP). During some sessions the DM has announced we've unlocked a particular item. I then also ...
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What is the optimal strategy for the bowling encounter in the AL Epic adventure Last Orders at the Yawning Portal?

The Adventurers League Epic adventure Last Orders at the Yawning Portal (DDEP08-03) has a Tier 4 quest where one or more party members try to beat an NPC at nine-pin bowling. If at least one PC beats ...
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In AL, due to PHB+1, can a player be barred from XGtE spells? [duplicate]

In AL, if I understand correctly, you can only build your character with 2 books, a PHB and another. If you picked VGM to choose, say, a Firbolg race, then you can't take subclasses from XGtE. Does ...
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What does Ghosts of Saltmarsh mean by a suit of Medium mithral armor?

The Ghosts of Saltmarsh adventure "Isle of the Abbey" lists the following treasure (GoS, p. 109): a suit of Medium mithral armor (your choice of type) Which of the following interpretations is ...
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What happens when a True Polymorphed Simulacrum is affected by Dispel Magic, but only the Simulacrum spell is dispelled?

Something very weird happened last Sunday night in my Tier 4 gaming session : a player had a simulacrum that was True Polymorphed (into a Red Abishai) for more than an hour (became "permanent"). A foe ...
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Is a simulacrum tangible while inside an antimagic zone?

The Simulacrum spell enables to make an illusory copy of a humanoid or beast by giving magic to a statue of snow or ice (that contains hair/fingernails/etc.). While inside an antimagic zone (from the ...
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Can magic items be broken by physical attacks in AL?

My AL character has a staff of charming that one DM thinks is too overpowered, and he wants to ban it. The staff of charming was stolen by an enemy in AL DDEX 1-10, and was bent with a Strength check ...
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Can siege weapons from the DMG be purchased in Adventurers League?

In D&D 5e Adventurers League, can the siege weapons as seen in the DMG be purchased?
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In Adventurers League, is there any way for a 5th-level wizard to gain heavy armor proficiency?

Is there any way for an Adventurers League character in the 8th season of AL to gain heavy armor proficiency? My level 5 wizard has no armor proficiencies, and the only way I found to get it was the ...
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Can a Beast Master ranger have its beast chase down and attack enemies?

I have two related questions. I'm looking for RAW answers, as I play in Adventurers League. Say you are outside: Can a Beast Master Ranger command their pet to chase down enemies? Like having a ...
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Can I hire several veteran soldiers to accompany me?

Seeing as one can hire guards for PC bases as 'Skilled Hirelings', can I take several veterans with me if I pay them enough? I am a wizard with low HP, so any guards would be great. I am playing in ...
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What is the average number of magic items for a level 6 character?

What is the average number of magic items for a level 6 character in D&D 5e Adventurers League? Such as, 1 rare, 2 common, 1 uncommon, etc.
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How can I acquire Winged Boots in DDAL without getting them in an adventure unlock?

It does not seem that winged boots were included in the Evergreen items list in the 8th season of DDAL 5e. However, I saw another player in AL with the boots. Is there any way to unlock these without ...
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Are Bombs (DMG 267) legal in AL play?

Are Bombs (DMG 267) legal in AL play? Also relevant: Are Explosives (DMG 267-268) legal in AL play? Explosives A campaign might include explosives from the Renaissance or the modern world (...
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Would a character with eternal youth be AL-compliant?

I want to have my character be cursed with eternal youth from a backstory perspective. She'll still be "killable"; she just can't age. Would that break AL rules? I know you can add to or change ...
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How can the PCs use a reaction to avoid this effect in the season 8 epic, Stardock Under Siege?

Stardock Under Siege (DDEP08-02) concludes with all of the tables in the Epic boarding skiffs and facing off against a massive mothership. The PCs are tasked with destroying the mothership before time ...
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How do I make a Magical Dart Thrower more economical in Adventurers League?

I made a dart throwing rogue for Adventurers League only to later realise that my damage against BPS-resistant enemies will fall off at later levels compared to magical bow/crossbow users. Given that ...
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How many gallons of mayo does one need to pour on the ground to replicate the Grease spell?

Full disclosure - the following is a silly question. The Grease spell states: Slick grease covers the ground in a 10-foot square centered on a point within range and turns it into difficult ...
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Can a problematic AL DM/organizer prevent me from running a separate AL-legal game at the same store?

I have an self appointed organizer at my local store that is harassing other DMs that want to run AL content. This person has berated myself and another DM at the store for wanting to run AL content ...

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