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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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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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What is the “+1 rule” for Adventurers League?

In many places I see referenced a "+1 rule" for characters legal in Adventurer's League play. What does this mean?
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When and how does combat start in a standoff?

I run Adventurers league at a local game cafe with a veteran group that has lots of experience playing prior editions. However these players knowledge of the rules is an amalgamation of 5e rules and ...
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What is D&D Adventurers League and How Does It Work?

I've seen a few things in the Wizards' site and understand Adventurers League is a way for everybody to play as a massive multiplayer around the world, but there's a bunch of different things that can ...
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How to work with a player who cites ADHD as reason for disruptive behavior

I regularly run an Adventurers League table at a local game cafe. For the last few weeks I've been trying to incorporate a college age player into the group who hasn't worked out at other tables. He'...
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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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Do I have to count a book as my single DDAL-legal additional source to use a spell from it?

In Adventurer's League, you can use the Core PHB and one additional source to create your character. This is clearly stated applying to races and sub-classes (so you can't have a Purple Dragon Knight ...
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How can I get my adventure published as an Adventurers League official module?

Can someone break down the process to get adventures published as Adventurers League official modules? Currently I am a writer/producer of RPG adventures and 3rd party material, but I'd really like ...
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What guidelines exist for players creating characters for organized play?

With Hoard of the Dragon Queen releasing as the first part of the Tyranny of the Dragons storyline I was wondering what guidelines and rules exist for players looking to create and run characters for ...
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Is the upcoming D&D 5e supplement “Xanathar’s Guide to Everything” AL-legal?

Has there been an official statement from Wizards of the Coast confirming if the upcoming D&D 5e supplement Xanathar’s Guide to Everything will be AL-legal? It's due to be released on 21 November ...
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Do save bonuses stack from multiple magic items in AL?

I play in Adventurers League and have a character that has a +1 Ring of Protection, which gives +1 to AC and saves. I also have a Stone of Good Luck which gives a +1 to saves and ability checks. If I ...
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Can I sell starting gear in Adventurers League play?

I'm starting a new AL game (as a player) and I have a question that's not addressed in the AL material. According to Adventurers League Player's Guide (page 4) When you create your D&D ...
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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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When will the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide content be allowed on Adventurer's League?

If at all—is there a way to know when the player options in SCAG will be available in AL? According to the latest AL Guide I found, only PHB and few other minor resources are allowed.
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How do I, as a player, encourage more role-playing in Adventurers League?

How do I, a player, best encourage more roleplaying in Adventurer's League? I'm not looking to overwhelm the other aspects of the game, but am wondering about elevating roleplay (and exploration, but ...
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Can Raise Dead revive a character with zero maximum Hit Points?

So, a character died from Draining Kiss of a succubus and his Max HP is 0. Can he be restored by Raise Dead, or does he need a higher level spell? Or a Greater Restoration cast on his lifeless body ...
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How are AL seasonal conditions handled for characters that don't play the full season?

I have an Adventures League character and enjoy playing, but don't have the time to actually complete a full season. So I can only "adventure" a few times a year/season. So if I, for example, did an ...
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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 mundane equipment be bought between sessions in Adventurers League play?

When playing in D&D Adventurers League, are players allowed to buy mundane gear out of the PHB between sessions or does this have to happen in front of a DM? I have read that mundane gear not ...
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How do you calculate DM XP reward for an AL module without a prescribed time?

I recently started DMing Adventurers League sessions, and I've been told about DM rewards, being particularly interested in the XP I get after each DMed session. Reading the AL DM guide, I understand ...
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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 ...
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Can Unearthed Arcana material be used in Adventurers League?

Are classes and other material from Unearthed Arcana articles legal to use in Adventurers League, or are they a kind of beta phase intended for playtest only before they go official?
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Must the DM be told before a game what magic items a PC owns?

Recently in an Adventurers League game the DM prevented my PC from using a magic item because I had not mentioned to the DM before the game that my PC possessed it, but I didn't know I was supposed to ...
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Is playing an Aarakocra player character currently legal in Adventurers League?

I'd like to know if playing an Aarakocra character is currently legal in the D&D 5e Adventurers League. The Aarakocra race has been in D&D for a while, but is described in detail in 5e in the ...
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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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What use does a player have for a DCI number?

Some friends talked me into creating a DCI number for an AL session (turns out I already had one, but that's another story). Anyway, I logged in to https://accounts.wizards.com and the things I see ...
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What options exist for player-controlled traps?

I have a player looking to design a character whose previous profession of trapping heavily influences their adventuring style. What features, items, spells, or other player resources would allow them ...
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How do you calculate the chance of failure when copying spells in Adventurers League?

In a recent D&D 5e Adventurers League adventure, two of our characters attempted to copy spells from each-other's spellbooks. The DM told us that each character would need to roll an Arcana check ...
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Do I have to allow someone to play at my table in Adventurers League public events?

One player, a couple of months ago, had a problem about a ruling I made in a tier 1 game. It was a minor ruling in which I gave an npc wizard in a carriage a +2 AC bonus for 1/2 cover. She argued ...
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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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Optimize this Scourge Aasimar Great Old One Blade Pact Warlock

I am about to start an Adventurers League game, so point buy and only published material are available. Since Volo's Guide to Monsters has been printed and made legal, I am using a Scourge Aasimar (...
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How to challenge optimized player with Sharpshooter feat

I recently ran Cloud Giant's Bargain in an AL setting. One of the players had a heavily optimized fighter with the Sharpshooter feat, and was dealing an average of 20 HP of damage with every ...
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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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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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Is there a good-aligned tempest domain deity?

I made a lawful good Blue Dragonborn Cleric of the Tempest Domain. I was going to use him in the Adventurers League, but none of the Forgotten Realms storm gods fit my character. Talos, the storm god, ...
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Is a Dungeon Master allowed to change existing rules in Adventurers League play?

So, this question is kind of the driving wheel behind several other recent questions of mine. It has been partially and/or indirectly answered elsewhere, but I'd like this question to centralize 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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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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Is it possible for an Adventurers League character to buy a magic item during downtime?

The Dungeon Master's Guide lists price ranges for magic items related to their rarity. For example, an uncommon magic item can be worth between 101 and 500 gold pieces. Consummable magic items are ...
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Can I buy a new item with gold obtained in Adventurer's League character creation?

Step 5: Choose Equipment When you create your D&D Adventurers League character for the current season, you obtain starting equipment and gold as determined by your class and background—you ...
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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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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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Do I have to land at the end of my turn?

I was told by my AL DM that when you fly at the end of your turn you must return to the ground or at the end of the round take falling damage. I can't find this rule set anywhere. All I can find is: ...
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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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In D&D Adventurers League, what can Druids Wild Shape into?

The Druid's Wild Shape ability states that the Druid can only Wild Shape into a beast type that it has seen before. In D&D Adventurers League play: At character creation, can the Druid count as ...
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Should paying an NPC to resurrect a Zealot Barbarian be less costly?

Zealot Barbarians (from Xanathar's Guide to Everything) can be the target of resurrection-type spells without the caster being required to spend material components. In Adventurers League (and ...
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What are the rules around use of poison in Adventurers League?

What, if any, is the official, written, Adventurers League guidance on the harvesting, purchase and/or use of poisons? As a budding assassin, it would help me a lot to understand what is permitted in ...
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To be AL legal, is Lost Mine of Phandelver Tier 1 or Level 1 only?

Lost Mine of Phadelver (LMoP) says it is an adventure for Level 1 characters. Yet in Adventurers League, Tier 1 adventurers are for characters levels 1–4. Reddit has a post where individuals take ...
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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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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 ...