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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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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? [on hold]

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 AL 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? [closed]

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 ...
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How should you react, as an AL player, when a Dungeon Master alters the rules?

Let's say you're an Arcane Trickster Rogue, and you play in Adventurers League games. One night, you play at a DM's table, and during combat, when you would normally benefit from Sneak Attack, said DM ...
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Does spellcasting service require components?

There's no mention about components in spellcasting service. I only found this: Acolyte Background A character possessing the acolyte background requesting spellcasting services at a temple of ...
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Should I give the party a treasure that is not mentioned anywhere in the adventure content?

In DDEX1-1 (Defiance in Phlan), the treasure section in the fourth mini adventure states: The characters receive the following treasure, divided up amongst the party. [...] Reward from Buhrrel ...
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In a module with mini adventures, can you keep playing if you levelled up outside the level range after a mini adventure?

I'm DMing for an online "Adventurer's League" group. I'm currently using DDEX1-1 (Defiance in Phlan), which consists of five mini adventures, each granting 100 XP at the end of the mini adventure. ...
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How can a wizard increase the damage of a Shield Guardian?

A recent Adventurers League adventure (spoiler link) holds the possibility of players obtaining a Shield Guardian. The Shield Guardian is CR7 and its combat effectiveness decreases substantially as a ...
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In Tier 1, can you change your character’s race after being Reincarnated?

In Adventurers League, you can change your character’s race at will as long as he is Tier 1 (levels 1 to 4). Can you still change your character’s race after he gets Reincarnated (possible with a ...
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What are other rules for combined effort skill checks when cumulative effort matters?

According to the question Determining "level" of an NPC ally for purpose of budgeting encounter XP when one character helps another they can use the “help” action to confer Advantage on the ...
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How is PC experience calculated when higher level CR allies help in Adventurers League?

The recent adventure Tomb of Annihilation released by WotC includes allies that can join the party. As an open-world adventure spanning multiple PC levels and Tiers, PCs could potentially gain allies ...
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Can a breastplate be crafted with non-metal materials in Adventurers League?

According to Adventurer's League rules, is it legal to have a nonmagical breastplate crafted for a character which is not made from metal? This breastplate should have the same characteristics as the ...
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Can a magical net be repaired and keep its properties?

This is a follow-up to this question: Can a magical net be destroyed? Let’s say you have a +1 net which you throw at a target. The target then uses one of its attacks to attack the net, touching it ...
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What magic items can a Shield Guardian use?

Shield Guardians are large constructs with an intelligence of 7. They can be commanded by the owner of their Master’s Amulet. Apart from weapons and armor, can a Shield Guardian essentially use any ...
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What weapons and armor can a Shield Guardian use?

Shield Guardians make two fist attacks at +7, are size large, strength 18(+4), CR7, and have an intelligence of 8. They can be commanded by the owner of their Master’s Amulet. Can a Shield Guardian ...
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Do reactions interrupt their triggers or not?

In the Player's Handbook, it is pretty clear that reactions normally interrupt the thing that they are reacting to. Xanathar's Guide to Everything, however, has explicitly changed all reactions to ...
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How do Author Only Adventures privileges get granted in Adventurers League?

Author Only adventures are adventures for Adventurers League (AL) that are written by individuals that can only be run in their own campaigns as Adventurers League official until sold on DMsGuild. ...
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Contradiction in spells between Adventurers League and DMG

In an AL FAQ, this is stated about the Clone spell: A clone isn’t mature (and therefore provides no benefit) until the recipient spends a total of 120 downtime days after casting it. But in the ...
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When a wizard performs the clone spell on someone else, who pays the downtime days?

When a wizard performs the clone spell on someone else, who pays the required 120 downtime days? The latest Adventurers League FAQ (7.1) states: A clone isn’t mature (and therefore provides no ...
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Are DnDBeyond's rules official for Adventurers League?

A variety of errata for spells and items are published on DnDBeyond. The question What is the rarity of an Amulet of the Shield Guardian?, for example, notes that DnDBeyond contains a reference for a ...
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What is the rarity of an Amulet of the Shield Guardian?

Adventurers League allows items to be traded if their rarity is equivalent. Shield Guardians have special amulets to control them as described here. A recent AL adventure (spoiler link) holds the ...