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Questions tagged [hoard-of-the-dragon-queen]

For questions about the adventure Hoard of the Dragon Queen (2014) published by Wizards of the Coast. Please keep your question's title spoiler-free and use spoiler blocks in the body.

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How many arrows is an archer expected to fire by the end of the Tyranny of Dragons pair of adventures?

Tyranny of Dragons spans two supplements: Hoard of the Dragon Queen Rise of Tiamat If an archer was expected to buy all of their arrows up front, what is a reasonable estimate of how many arrows ...
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Would it take an action or something similar to activate the blindsight property of a Dragon Mask?

In the Tyranny of Dragons campaigns, there are magic items called Dragon Masks. They also appear in this supplement (p. 4). In particular, I'm interested to know how this property works: Dragon ...
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The party killed this important NPC right away: now what? [closed]

My level 2 party of 5 killed in Greenest. What do I do? I have thought about just running it normally but that won't work, because they each got 3,000xp making them level 4. This majorly upsets the ...
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If I am hit after I am reduced to 0 HP, do I take 1 or 2 death save failures?

We're playing Hoard of the Dragon Queen, and during the brutal first episode, there is a duel that can take place (spoilers in the link). When the player loses the duel, the other participant... ...
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How to balance a character that stole enemy pets?

Me and my players are running Hoard of the Dragon Queen and we just reached the dragon hatchery. One of my dragonborn players reached the Drake Nursery. Through some Animal Handling check, the ability ...
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How do I make a character green using a 4th level or higher spell?

I'm running Hoard of the Dragon Queen and the party has opted to travel as merchants instead of joining the party as guards. Since I was stressing that they were noticing that … I had Green Imsa try ...
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Blue Dragon Mask and Blue Dragon Sorcerer interaction

I am building a Tiefling Dragon Sorcerer for a one shot and the DM has told everybody to choose a legendary item. I am looking at the Dragon Masks from Hoard of the Dragon Queen. I have chosen Blue ...
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Which chapters of HotDQ are important to the overall plot of Tyranny of Dragons?

My group just finished the Curse of Strahd campaign a few weeks ago, and now I would like to run Tyranny of Dragons. My players are level 8, so I thought that would be perfect to start with Rise of ...
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What is the nature of Tiamat's imprisonment?

Background: In HotDQ, one of my PC's is a Tiefling who grew up orphaned and wandering the Nine Hells. (I find it a little farfetched, but I'm trying not to step on people's creativity unnecessarily.) ...
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Where are the giant lizards in this chapter of Hoard of the Dragon Queen?

Hoard of the Dragon Queen indicates that there are giant lizards The table in question contains: but no giant lizards. I skimmed the chapter a few times and couldn't find anything more on it. So, ...
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What good options are there for this version of a classic D&D moral quandary? [closed]

In Hoard of the Dragon Queen, Module 3, the players eventually come to room 10A. My question is... what are the players' options for dealing with the contents of this room? Some possibilities come to ...
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Hoard of the Dragon Queen hatchery cave layout

I'm running Hoard of The Dragon Queen for some friends and have hit a bit of a roadblock in map building with the dragon hatchery. The map While I can take a guess as to how I'm supposed to lay out ...
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During D&D 5e's different design iterations, were Assassins ever different?

I am running Hoard of the Dragon Queen for my players. I am currently preparing the next session and am reading "Episode 4: On the Road". The event No Room at the Inn (page 36) mentions an encounter ...
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How does Hazirawn work in Hoard of the Dragon Queen? [Spoilers]

NOTE: This question contains spoilers regarding Hoard of the Dragon Queen! I'm about to finish up running a playthrough of Hoard of the Dragon Queen. One of my player's characters prefers greatswords,...
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Who wears the purple robes?

Hoard of the Dragon Queen features a cult whose leaders wear purple robes, but even though the adventure presents that as an important character detail, I can’t figure out from the text which ...
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How to adjust Hoard of the Dragon Queen for a 1st-level party?

TL;DR: I've already 'cheated' a lot to help the group survive the first mission, and it seems like I'll have to cheat even more if they'll make it to the Keep. Did I do something wrong? What can I do ...
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What happens when I think like a dragon?

In the Hoard of the Dragon Queen adventure, there is a unique magic item (which will go unnamed to avoid spoilers) which among other things, says that the character who wears the magic item is able to ...