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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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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 D&D Beyond's rules official for Adventurers League?

A variety of errata for spells and items are published on D&D Beyond. The question What is the rarity of an Amulet of the Shield Guardian?, for example, notes that D&D Beyond contains 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 ...
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Would the "meat grinder" modality be on in seasons prior to season 7?

In Adventurers League, if a character played a couple of sessions of Season 7 contracting the Death Curse, and activating the modality "meat grinder", would that modality still be activated during ...
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Are there any examples in Adventurers League of Constructs skinned from other creatures?

When writing Convention Creation Content (CCC) adventures, a variety of guidelines must be met for acceptance. One regards monsters: What monsters can I put in my adventure? You can choose from ...
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What companions have been for sale for Adventurers League players at Fai Chen’s Fantastical Faire?

Fai Chen’s Fantastical Faire is described as a trading opportunity for Adventurers League players. It is also reported that there are opportunities to buy other consumable items but also “companions”: ...
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Can a wizard learn spells from other wizards that were not in the same group?

In Adventurers League can a wizard learn spells from other wizards that were not in the same group? What if they have already met in the past adventures? We know that is possible trade magical ...
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Is crafting scrolls allowed during downtime for Adventurers League characters?

Adventurers League guidelines specify that characters can copy spells from each other using downtime. Additionally, AL adventures like Tomb of Annihilation offer opportunities to buy common and ...
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Can you roll for HP at levelup in Adventurers League?

Are you allowed to roll for your hit points when gaining a level in Adventurers League,or do you have to take the fixed value? A DM I played with today told me I had to use the fixed value, but I ...
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Do the AL PHB+1 restrictions work on the character's archetype?

For example, I want to make Duergar bard (SCAG and PHB sources). Later, when I get the third level, can I choose bard archetype from XGE?
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Are attack rolls, made by enemy creatures, made behind a screen in Adventurers League?

Are attack rolls, made by enemy creatures, made behind a screen in Adventurers League? Is it at DM's discretion? The answer would be useful in order to evaluate the usefulness of the feat Lucky.
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Can I start a new D&D Adventurers League character at a higher level?

I wanted to join an Adventurers League game at my LGS. The only game that has room is for levels 11-15. All my previous experiences were pretty casual D&D but as I'm reading up on Adventurers ...
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Are night hag's heartstones Adventurers League legal?

According to this post by Jeremy Crawford, a Night Hag's Heartstone is meant to work for hags but it is a DM's choice whether it works for PCs. The Monster Manual (p.177) describes the Heartstone's ...
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Can a wizard learn spells from other wizards in the same group?

In Adventurer's League, can a wizard learn spells from another wizard in the same group? In that case would the downtime days should be subtracted from both of the wizards involved?
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In Adventurer's League season 7 are all creatures from the SRD manual allowed?

In Adventurer's League Season 7, which creatures are PCs allowed to polymorph themselves or others into? Do they have access to the entire SRD, or only a limited set of creatures?
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What are Tier appropriate gold awards for Adventurers League adventures?

How can I get my adventure published as an Adventurer's League official module? describes the process for submitting adventures from conventions to Adventurers League to become certified “legal” ...
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If an artifact does not expressly limit spells like enlarge/reduce or levitate, are there any limits?

Caution: Minor spoiler ahead, Out of the Abyss, hard cover. The question is whether any level magic spell will act per usual on an artifact possessing very high-level magic, which is featured in a ...
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What AL Treasure Tier is a trained mount or an exotic pet beast?

We are writing a CCC Convention Adventure for Adventurers League that grants animals as part of the treasure blocks. Adventurers League generally restricts the frequency and commonality of the magic ...
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What is Tier appropriate treasure for Adventurers League adventures?

This SE question describes the process for submitting adventures from conventions to Adventurers League to become certified “legal” CCC-AL adventures. Adventurers League generally restricts the ...
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Is the creation of a parallel time-line that even 9th level spells cannot reach RAW?

CAUTION: Spoiler Ahead--Out of the Abyss, hard cover In a recent game, mentioned above, the party had all their NPC's banished to the NPC's home planes, including a couple of pet Death Slaads. At ...
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How do I determine the expected duration/runtime of older Adventurer's League adventures for purposes of DM rewards? [duplicate]

In reference to this question: How do I apply & record DM Experience Rewards? Where in a published D&DAL Module (I'm specifically working with the Tyranny of Dragons modules) would I find the ...
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What's the most efficient and cleanest way to reassemble different types of AL activities on a single logsheet?

By default, the Adventurers League logsheet has the syntax needed to properly log a game that you participated to as a player. But I personally also DM (putting all the XP I get from it on the ...
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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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Can an AL DM prevent you from getting access to a Magic item obtained between two of his sessions?

I am aware of the Adventurers League's concept of "Suspension of disbelief" (to, amongst other things, justify characters obtaining magic items from a certain storyline between sessions of a different ...
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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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What is a creature that could serve as a subtitute for a Baluchitherium?

We are looking for a creature that could serve as an Adventurers League substitute for a colossal Baluchitherium (i.e. 100’ tall at the shoulder instead of 20’ and with hit points closer to a dragon) -...
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How do I apply & record DM Experience Rewards?

So at the ends of some of my adventure packets that I've run for D&D Adventurer's League it says things about DM rewards, which includes Experience Points. I'm concerned a little bit that I may ...
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Can creature abilities be removed in Adventurers League CCC submissions?

Adventurers League(AL) allows for game conventions to submit modules for review to be declared "AL Legal" for widespread use. We are seeking to know whether monsters have ever been modified in past ...
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Can a character affected by the Death Curse choose to automatically undo it after the release of Season 7 Tier 3 material? [duplicate]

I have a Tier 2 character currently affected by the Death Curse after playing a Season 7 module, and I want to get rid of that curse as soon as possible (but I haven't started playing the Tomb of ...
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Has the Halfway Inn outside of Evereska ever been detailed in a published adventure?

The Halfway Inn is described in The Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide as being commonly referred to as “Evereska’s Trading Post” straddling the forest and mountains of the elves of Evereska and the edge ...
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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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Awarding Downtime Days Using Rules-as-Intended

I am currently DMing a group through CCC-YLRA01-02 Uneasy Lies the Head. They are all experienced DMs so it resembles a Dentist Convention (but sexier of course!). We are having a slight disagreement ...
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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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Does the "Downtime: Catching Up" option require DM permission, or just logging it?

In the 5e Adventurer’s League 7.0 Guide, there’s an option listed for players to “catch up”: Downtime: Catching Up. Sometimes you might like to advance to the next tier to catch up with friends, ...
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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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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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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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How does one infuse an AL campaign with a sense of time elapsing?

In 5e character levels tick off at a pretty predictable pace: given level-appropriate encounters it's usually 10-15 hours of table-time for each level. Particularly in Adventurers League, where so ...
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Does the Adventurers League's "PHB+1" rule also apply to received magical items?

Yesterday, I was playing an Adventurers League game with a Bugbear character (from Volo's Guide to Monsters). I am aware of the Adventurers League's PHB+1 rule, which prevents me from using material ...
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How can I build a Celestial Warlock as a primary healer?

This will be my first time playing a Warlock class and I built a concept that resulted in an Aasimar Celestial Warlock. The party has plenty of potential healers but none with a class that focuses on ...
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How can I move a Sphere of Annihilation and keep up with AL adventures?

A character of mine just came into possession of a Sphere of Annihilation in Adventurers League. The out of combat possibilities of this item are quite interesting, but the ways to get it to where you ...
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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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What is the "+1 rule" for Adventurers League?

This Q&A refers to a rule that was in use for AL from 2015-2020. See this post announcing its discontinuation. This Q&A has therefore been locked against new interactions. Always check your ...
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Are goliaths Adventurers League legal?

I am going to be playing for the first time and was wondering, are goliaths playable in Adventurers League?
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What happens if the DM decides a PC's alignment should change to a restricted (evil) one?

Adventurers League Player's Guide says, that we may not play characters with the neutral evil alignment: we’ve decided to restrict alignment choices to keep groups from becoming too self-...
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Extracted poison off an enemy creature. How does one use it?

In an Adventurer's League session, a couple of weeks ago, one of our battles was against a poisonous creature. My nature score is pretty decent, and my roll was good, so I managed to extract and ...
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How do we advocate for D&D Adventurers League to change the rules on legal material combinations?

Xanathar’s Guide to Everything seems amazing. It seems a shame not to be able to use it in Adventurers League play along with one of the other supplements, in addition to the Player’s Handbook. How ...