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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 my DM thinks is too overpowered, and he wants to ban it. My staff of charming was stolen by an enemy in AL DDEX 1-10, and was bent by him. His Strength ...
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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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Is there an age requirement to play in Adventurers League?

The people in my local D&D Adventurers League are all grown men who say I am too young to join, even though I am 13. Is that true? Is there a minimum age to play in AL games?
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Can a 5th-level or higher Adventurer's League character join a new faction?

The document Renown Benefits v1.01 states: Characters are free to join a faction as their membership allows. While most have no special requirements, some do (for example, members of Bregan D'...
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Mage Armor with Defense fighting style (for Adventurers League bladeslinger)

The Defense fighting style says: While you are wearing armor, you gain a +1 bonus to AC. Can use still use this if your mage armor AC is overriding your armor's AC because you are still wearing ...
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Does making a Feral Tiefling in AL require SCAG to be your “+1” book?

Does making a Feral Tiefling in AL require SCAG to be your "+1" book? My gut is leaning towards yes since those are variants on a PHB race, yes, but the variants themselves are only in that one book.
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How does Create Thrall, the Great Old One Warlock feature, work in Adventurers League play?

When a Great Old One Warlock uses the Create Thrall feature (PHB, p. 110) in Adventurers League play, does the Thrall work with you? Does it persist through sessions? Is there any guidance on how ...
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What resources are essential for an Adventure's League DM?

We were formerly participating in an Adventure's League at a local gaming shop, but had to step away for the last 2 months for personal reasons. Our situation has changed - but now the backlog of ...
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In Adventurers League, when a Weapon of Warning is found, is just that particular weapon unlocked? Or is Weapon of Warning unlocked in general?

Suppose I am playing an AL game wherein the party obtains a trident of warning. Is only the trident of warning unlocked? Or is weapon of warning unlocked in general? Same question could apply to ...
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In Adventurers League (season 8 rules), is a consumable magic item found during the adventure unlocked?

Suppose I play through an AL adventure wherein a potion of flying is found. I know that I or another character can keep that potion, using it during that adventure or saving it for a later adventure. ...
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Do AL rules let me pick different starting equipment?

I'm making an Adventurers League character. He's a fighter but I want to start him off with Medium Armor (Scale Armor) instead of Heavy Armor (Chain Mail). With my stats, the only difference between ...
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In Adventurer's League, is it possible to keep the Ring of Winter if you manage to acquire it in the Tomb of Annihilation adventure?

If you manage to and get the Ring of Winter in D&D Adventurer's League, is it possible to buy the ring via treasure points after the adventure? If you can, how many points does it cost?
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Is there a low-level alternative to Animate Objects?

I am playing a lvl-4 halfling druid with a background as a woodworker craftsman. I would like to be able to carve small wooden creatures, and then animate them. The 5th-level spell Animate Objects ...
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How can I make a possessed character while remaining AL compliant?

I've always loved the idea of possession so I thought what if I made a character that's possessed by something. How can I pull this off without breaking AL rules? My initial idea was to reskin the ...
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Is it possible to obtain normal magic/mundane plate armor in order to accommodate wings in AL?

The sorcerer draconic bloodline allows one to sprout a pair of wings. However, this only works with armor made appropriately to accommodate the wings: You can't manifest your wings while wearing ...
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Does the PH+1 DDAL rule apply to magic items?

I'm making a Dex-based Eldritch Knight for Adventurer's League. I want to give it the cantrip Green-Flame Blade (from SCAG {this part of the question has been answered}), but the build I'm thinking of ...
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Can you play as Warforged in AL?

With the release of the Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron for 5E, can this book be used according to the "+1 rule" for characters in Adventurers League play? Can you play as a Warforged regardless of the ...
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What happens if an Arcana Cleric makes a Divine Intervention of a stressful Wish?

High level Clerics get the Divine Intervention feature, which has the following passage: Describe the assistance you seek [...] The GM chooses the nature of the intervention; the effect of any ...
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Cleric player in Adventurer's League may have extorted us for Revivify

In an Adventurer League game, while we were starting a session, a player I didn't know until now plays a cleric. He told everyone at the table that unless they gave him 300 GP at the start of the ...
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What happens when a creature wielding an Aegis of the Raven Queen gets breathed on by a fire-breathing dragon?

I know this looks very similar to this question, but I asked it to indirectly solve what I'm about to ask now (a bad idea). The Aegis of the Raven Queen (from the module "CCC-BWM-03 A Tale of Two ...
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In Tomb of Annihilation, why does Jobal's consort introduce the party to a certain pair of guides?

I've never understood this, and it seems so logically inconsistent that I'm inclined to believe this is a typo on Wizards' part. To give some background to this question, Jobal is one of the ...
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Can an Adventurers League character or party reimburse a PC for casting revivify?

The Situation One PC just died. Fortunately, another PC is a cleric that has revivify prepared, an unused 3rd-level spell slot, and 300gp of diamonds they purchased before the session. They cast ...
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Adventurers League: Brewing Potions of Healing vs. Purchasing Them

The Adventurers League Player's Guide v8.2 states that characters may purchase potions of healing for 50 gp, potions of greater healing for 100 gp, potions of superior healing for 500 gp, and potions ...
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Can you wear magical boots/gloves/gauntlets while wearing plate armor?

In Adventurers League, can you wear magical boots/gloves/gauntlets while wearing plate armor?
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In Adventurers League, does Magic Initiate let you take a spell that is not in your PHB+1?

In Adventurers League, does Magic Initiate let you take a spell that is not in your PHB+1? We know that "Feats and spells gained by advancement are subject to PHB+1", but in this case Magic Initiate ...
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Does a kenku bard need an instrument, or can they use Mimicry for one?

I'd like to play a Kenku Bard in Adventurer's League, one raised by bards since a young age to hopefully become a master of the Bardic arts through copying many other skilled bards. One thought that ...
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Can you gain the benefit of multiple copies of a tome in Adventurers League?

In Adventurers League, can a character read multiple (different but with the same name) unused Tomes of Understanding? Do their effect stack?
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What happens if you say you're doing Adventurers League, but end up playing a completely home rule thing?

A game shop near me hosts organised play. I've visited it to play Adventurers League. The DM is instead playing a World of Warcraft adventure including variant rules like a mana system. The game has ...
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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. ...