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How does the Shadowsong bow deviate from the attunement standards?

Original Item There is an adventure from the 3rd season of Dungeons and Dragons Expeditions called DDEX03-07 Herald of the Moon. It awards a very rare longbow as the main quest reward, called ...
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Is adventurers league still restricting rules for character creation to PHB + 1? [duplicate]

There are several questions that indicate that Wizards of the Coast's organized play outlet for D&D 5e, Adventurer's League, restricts character creation to the Player's Handbook and only ONE ...
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In dnd-5e adventurers league, how can I cast blade ward and pick a pocket on my turn?

The "Quick-Fingered" feat from Unearthed Arcana adds +1 to dexterity, proficiecy in sleight of hand with a sleight of hand bonus action. This seems to do what I want to do, but I can not ...
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What information does the Intro to Adventurers League D&D Celebration 2021 day one segment cover?

What information does the Intro to Adventurers League D&D Celebration 2021 day one segment cover? I'm looking for a concise summary of the information contained in the convention segment.
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How do I determine when Adventurer's League modules take place compared to the timeline of the main campaign?

I am running the Adventurer's League Module Raiders of the Twilight Marsh for family this coming weekend, but I am not especially familiar with the Tyranny of Dragons storyline. In order to avoid ...
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Are there ways a character created for Adventurers League play should be qualitatively different from others?

I've never played an Adventurers League (AL) game, but I've begun researching it because it recently came up as a possibility. My understanding is that Adventurers League play is designed for portable ...
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Playing Hardcover and DDAL modules : Level up

One of my player began a hardcover then played a DDAL module before finishing the chapter of the Hardcover. May he gain a level after the module and continue the hardcover with this new level ?
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What is the class of a spell cast from a staff?

In D&D 5e when a character casts a spell from a staff (e.g. staff of a magi), what is the class of that spell? It is important for items like "+1 to DC for this class spells that you cast&...
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Is the gelatinous ice cube familiar from the "D&D Celebration 2020" event official?

During the D&D Celebration 2020 event, a new option for a familiar was revealed in the form of the image below: I assumed it was official material because it was produced directly by a Wizards of ...
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How to determine which works by DMsGuild adepts are legal for Adventurers League?

I was just wondering if there was a list on the wizards site or something that showed which DMsGuild adepts works are AL legal? Or are they all AL legal? I could only find this list, but it's old and ...
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Can I use a Forgotten Realms Adventure League Character in an Eberron AL Game?

Getting reading for GenCon and I've got a Lvl 5 Lizardfolk Paladin that I'd like to use in a series of Eberron games at GenCon. Other than some cursory googling, I don't know much about Eberron ...
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How "official" is the Explorer's Guide to Wildemount book?

What's the state of Explorer's Guide to Wildemount? Was it playtested? Is it a valid resource for a Forgotten Realms campaign? Is it an AL-legal sourcebook - can I use it for the "+1" rule? ...
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What are the mechanics governing the Home Sweet Home award?

A while ago (last spring) I played a 5e AL adventure and received a story award named 'Home Sweet Home' form the DDAL module 'Battle of Elmwood'. As quoted by T.J.L., Characters that successfully ...
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What official adventure awards the "Home Sweet Home" story award?

A while ago (last spring) I played a 5e AL adventure and received a story award, I believe it was called 'home sweet home', in which each adventurer recieved a home in the city the adventure took ...
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In Adventurers League, can you change Full Plate armour into Half Plate?

Playing in AL my barbarian has acquired a set of adamantine full plate armour. As this prevents him from his rage benefits, I was wondering if I could simply use it as adamantine half plate, using the ...
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Is the Infernal Machine Rebuild module allowed in Adventurers League?

My friend wants to learn to play in D&D Adventurers League, so I want to give him a Tier 1 adventure. I found this adventure called Infernal Machine Rebuild. I read the story and I like it. But ...
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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 Adventurer's League eligible 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 ...
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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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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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