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Questions tagged [dnd-adventurers-league]

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

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Can you understand a language without being proficient?

My character was raised by elves and never learned Common language. Throughout his adventures, he had learned some words of Common, here and there, mainly daily words, like "name", greetings, until at ...
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How do you tame a wild animal without being/knowing a beast-master?

In one of my recent D&D sessions, one of the members of the party (rogue) tamed a wild turkey. Since then, the rest of us have wanted a companion/pet as well (ex: Blood Hawk, Bat, etc.). Are there ...
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Do I unlock 3 magic items or 2 from the “Ritual of Divination” DM Quest in Adventurers League?

Do I unlock 2 items or 3 from the DM Quest for the Ritual of Divination? The DM Quest for the Ritual of Divination requires that I join both AL Facebook groups and I follow them on Twitter. I don't ...
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Do both players have to pay the price for copying a spell in Adventurers League, and when are checks required to do so?

I was playing in adventurer's league the other day, and one other player and I were discussing on trading spells. He was a pact of the tome warlock and had the "Book of Ancient Secrets" invocation. ...
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Can I defeat Strahd von Zarovich by stuffing him in a bag of holding and tearing it?

My Adventurers League group is playing though Curse of Strahd and we will be fighting Strahd next session. I'm playing as a diviner with the Lucky feat, the spell Tasha's Hideous Laughter (which will ...
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Can my evil pirate character remain evil under the new Adventurers League rules?

I am trying to make heads or tails of whether or not my character can remain Lawful Evil under the current rules of Adventure League. I first scribed the character to be Lawful Evil in Season 7 where ...
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Can my AL halfling ranger have a pteranodon animal companion?

Is it Adventurers League legal for a halfling ranger to use the Pteranodon as an animal companion in Eberron where halflings routinely ride dinosaurs?
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What Adventurers League rewards do players and DMs earn from “Rrakkma?”

"Rrakkma" is a short published adventure released together with Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes. It is branded as an Adventurers League module and is assigned adventure code DDIA-MORD. Players must use ...
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Where is Madame Freona's Tea Kettle in the Tyranny of Dragons (ToD) Adventurers League stories?

I have this map of Phlan: It does not list Madame Freona's Tea Kettle, however. In Defiance in Phlan, it only describes the Tea Kettle as follows: Madame Freona’s Tea Kettle (and Freona ...
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How does the free resurrection spell from DDALEL2017 work?

One of the PCs in a game I DM is killed in the middle of adventure. The player has this certificate and wants to use the free resurrection. The module I ran is DDEX1-10 Tyranny of Phlan where the ...
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Does AL magic item progression keep pace with the recommendations in XGE?

I've only recently started playing 5e, and have played through 2 season 8 modules in AL at a local game store. So far, my character is level 2, and needs 2 more advancement checkpoints for level 3. ...
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How much does it cost to cast Raise Dead on a Zealot Barbarian in Adventure's League?

Based off of the question, How much should NPCs charge for spells cast as services to PCs?, the cost of spells from NPCs follows the formula: Spell Service Cost = Square of the spell level, then ...
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Can the Staff of the Woodlands be used as a druidic focus?

First of all, I play in Adventurers League, so if anyone answers this - please no house rules. I have a druid character that, for the most part, fights in melee range (up close and very personal). ...
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What is downtime and what’s it for?

The Adventurers League DM gave me 5 days of downtime. I don't even know what it is for. What can I do with my 5 days of downtime? I'd like some examples of things that can be done other than what is ...
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What would be a Ritual Caster High level Wild Mage's average daily growth?

One of the possibilities on the Surge table is the following : 11-12 Roll a d10. Your height changes by a number of inches equal to the roll. If the roll is odd, you shrink. If the roll is even, ...
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How is XP awarded in AL for non-combat puzzles in Tomb of Annihilation?

I have been DMing our party for the final parts of Tomb of Annihilation. Some parts of the adventure have vast numbers of puzzles. For example, tonight, the party spent almost four hours simply ...
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Slot “0” games in Adventurers League games [closed]

When can I run a slot "0" adventure for the DMs in the convention I just organized?
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Does the shared simulacrum/familar attunement rule of Adventurers League allow use of an item by both?

The Adventurers League FAQ states: Can My Familiar Attune to a Magic Item? Any item attuned to an NPC under your control (such as, but not limited to, familiars, beast companions, simulacrums, ...
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What does HC mean in AL?

In Adventurers League (AL) questions and answers, the term "HC" is quite common when talking about a specific adventure. In RPGs, HC easily means heroic, heroic campaign and many other different ...
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In Adventurers League, can you finish a module you started if you leveled out of it?

Here's a situation: Bob plays a 4 hours Adventurers League Tier 2 adventure with a level 10 character, but due to unforeseen time constraints, the module cannot be completed (only 3 hours in, for ...
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Can a PC that played only part of ToA be resurrected in a later adventure?

I have a doubt regarding the Death Curse. I played part of the Tomb of Annihilation (ToA) HC with one of my characters, then decided to exit it and wait out. After this she died in another T2 ...
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Are bugbears a playable PC race in Adventurers League?

I am a new D&D player and my DM wants to know if bugbears are playable in Adventurers League. We only have the core rule books. Before this point my DM hadn't even heard of a bugbear PC. The only ...
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Can an Adventurers League druid wear metal armor?

The list of armor proficiencies in the druid class description (PHB, p. 65, or here in the basic rules) states: Armor: Light armor, medium armor, shields (druids will not wear armor or use shields ...
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How strict is AL on backgrounds?

I have a character concept for AL, but would like to pick and choose somethings between different backgrounds. For a simple example I have a Lizardfolk Druid that was a member of a noble's army. ...
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Was this “severe" metagaming or cheating per Adventurers League rules? [closed]

It is the night before our last session to finish Tomb of Annihilation. For the previous three sessions we had seen things in the tomb that gave us a clue to what creature we might face. [spoilers] ...
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How is Tomb of Annihilation supposed to end when [spoiler]…?

At the end of Tomb of Annihilation, one scenario describes what the enemies are trying to do... Without the ability to planar shift to chase down the missing item, this situation prevents the ...
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What is better early game, dex increase to 18 or elven accuracy for fighter-rogue? [closed]

I'm playing in Adventurer's League, currently lvl 4 (1 rogue, 3 fighter) as an arcane archer. I currently have bracers of archery. Currently my attack roll is +7 and my damage roll is 1d8+1d6+5 with ...
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Is Napaka's Scepter from TOA a permanent magic item?

Specifically when it comes to Adventurers League magic item count.
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How to arrange an Epic in a Discord based community?

After a few months organizing an Adventurers League in a Discord community, we are now discussing about the possibility of setting up an Epic session. We know that it is supposed to be a live event, ...
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Is an Adventurers League DM allowed to adjust an encounter to max out the combat XP reward?

I DM an AL group of four. They agree to create new level 1 characters (they are experienced), but ask me to adjust the combat to give maximum possible XP in an adventure, in case they miss out the non-...
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Is DM allowed to fudge dice in Adventurer League play?

You're Empowered. Make decisions about how the group interacts with the adventure; adjusting or improvising is encouraged, so long as you maintain the adventure's spirit. This doesn't allow you to ...
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Can I buy non-essential, non-magical items in League play at my own leisure? [duplicate]

I played my first public 5e Adventurers League session. I got gold now and I want to buy helpful items and tools: mainly things like a component pouch, bull’s-eye lantern, candles, caltrops, etc. Also ...
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Casting Booming Blade with an improvised weapon [duplicate]

In Adventurer's League, can the spell Booming Blade be casted using an improvised weapon (a shield)?
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Can you shoot goodberries from a blowgun?

Is it possible to shoot a goodberry from a blowgun using the rules as written? The reason for my hesitation is because a blowgun hole might be too small for the goodberry to fit in, but then ...
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How can I get all Max Stats in organized play?

Is there any Adventurers League or organized play legal way to get a character with 20+ stats all around?
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Can I use a Trinket as a material component?

I was going to create a wizard with the sailor background. Now the Sailor starting equipment in the PHB states that I get a lucky charm. Either a rabbit foot, small stone with a hole in it, or ...
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Is the feature Heart of Darkness available for customisation of background in AL?

Is the feature Heart of Darkness available for customisation of background in AL (following the guidance of pg 125 of the PHB)? Probably it is equivalent to ask if the background "Haunted One" is part ...
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Can you sell part of a pack to buy another pack in AL? [duplicate]

Adventurer's League player guide: Selling Equipment. You can sell any mundane equipment that your character possesses using the normal rules in the PHB. Purchasing Equipment. You can purchase ...
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Adventurers League, DM Quest: “Giving DM”

The question is about a DM Quest from Adventurer League. There is an achievement 'Giving DM: Run a game as part of a charity event'. Can anybody expain what it means and how to get it? Does it mean ...
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Does Telepathy allow me to control a Ranger's Companion mount?

I'm trying to get as much use out of the Halfling Ranger/Pteranodon strategy as I can, so I'm trying to use it as an independent mount while also being able to give it commands. I'm playing this ...
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What is the justification (design/mechanic) for the +1 AL Rule? [closed]

I was thinking out character ideas to maybe someday play in AL, and I came across the +1 rule. My question is, why is character creation limited in such a way? Other than 'less complexity', what ...
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In AL can humans choose an exotic language as starting language?

In AL can humans choose an exotic language as starting language? We know that it is possible to obtain exotic languages through the background and that it is allowed learn them, but can you already ...
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Can a customized background provide two exotic languages in AL?

When customizing a background, you can choose a combination of 2 languages or tool proficiencies. Is it AL-legal to pick 2 exotic languages as your background languages? I'm asking this since I don't ...
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Trading multiple permanent magic items in AL

Is it possible in AL exchange multiple magic items all at once, respecting the rules for each exchange, between the same 2 characters through the usage of 15 downtime days (and not necessarily 15 ...
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Can AL druids choose what magical shields are made from when found, if its description doesn't say?

In Adventurers League is it possible for a player to choose the type of material of shields that is found during a session ? In particular when the object description does not state its material type. ...
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Does the PHB+1 character-building limit in Adventurers League include spells?

I’m thinking of trying out a Hexblade Warlock in Adventurers League, which limits players to PHB+1 for character-building. The problem I have with this is that the Hexblade is from Xanathar's Guide ...
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What is the cost of buying scrolls in Adventurers League?

A recent Adventurers League (AL) adventure has a vendor who sells 1st to 3rd level scrolls to adventurers. (Spoiler) What are the AL costs for these scrolls?
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How do we phrase a Suggestion to fight unarmed to be reasonable? [closed]

Our party is about to fight an ogre and his allies. If we could convince the ogre to fight unarmed - that would (theoretically) drop its damage to just 1 point of unarmed damage (per the PHB) plus ...
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What is the highest spell save DC an AL legal character can have?

Out of curiosity, I’ve been calculating what is the highest spell save DC that a character can have, assuming perfect conditions. My calculations have so far yielded the following result: Base of 8 ...
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How can I get more triggers for reaction attacks?

I have been considering making a character that is a very reactive combatant. I want it to be a character that makes as many opportunity attacks as possible, and I am wondering if anybody knows of any ...