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For questions primarily about published adventures. They are usually published by the creators of the particular system/setting, and are official pre-made storylines/campaigns that include detailed descriptions of all relevant places, encounters, characters, etc. They can be especially useful for groups that are new to the given system/setting.

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Can this dragon from the Rise of Tiamat adventure fit in this area from Episode 2?

The main map of the area in Episode 2 ("The Sea of Moving Ice") contains effectively 2 floors: a series of hallways and rooms on the top floor, and a large cavern as the bottom floor. The main ...
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Can the PCs get hold of the “Piwafwi” or “Piwafwi of Fire Resistance” magic items in the Out of the Abyss adventure?

In Out of the Abyss, Appendix B: Magic Items, two magic items are listed (p. 222); the Piwafwi (which is basically just a drow-made Cloak of Elvenkind) and the Piwafwi of Fire Resistance (the same but ...
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Was there a published adventure that dooms the party if they fail a knowledge check?

I've recently seen a very strong claim made about knowledge skills: If someone didn't take Knowledge: Nobility and Royalty and they can't identify heraldry, then you can wind up getting ****ed. ...
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Is there any information on what Bloodroot Grove was before the events of this AL module?

I was looking over the Adventurer's League module, DDAL09-08 - In the Garden of Evil (Season 9, Descent into Avernus). This adventure concerns a location in Avernus (the first layer of the Nine Hells) ...
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What challenge rating should the Ebondeath stat block have been given?

In the adventure Divine Contention, there's a creature called Ebondeath, and the adventure provides a stat block for this creature, available on D&DBeyond. This creature's stat block appears to ...
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Have any psionic specific adventures or modules ever been published for D&D by TSR or WotC?

Have any psionic specific adventures or modules ever been published for D&D by TSR or WotC? Any edition is fine, as my impression is that there are not really any. Answers are preferred to be ...
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Is the Dragon of Icespire Peak adventure designed for a party of 2 characters?

Specifically in the context of running the Dragon of Icespire Peak adventure (from the Essentials Kit) for one player, is this adventure designed for a party of 2 characters? I ask because I plan to ...
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In the Descent into Avernus adventure, all food and drink tastes bad when consumed in Avernus. How can we avoid this problem?

In the Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus adventure, all food and drink tastes horrible to our characters when it is consumed in Avernus. If we eat or drink anything, we must roll to not vomit. Would ...
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What is a good spoiler-free lore resource that I can give to my party for the Storm King's Thunder adventure?

I'm currently running a Storm's King Thunder campaign and got a question from a couple players in my party who wanted to create a backstory for their characters. They wanted to know more about the ...
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In the current adventures for the campaign settings, is there a mission about carrying out an Assassination?

In the current adventures for the campaign settings, is there a mission about carrying out an Assassination? Hi there, I am looking for an Assassination storyline for the party and wonder if there is ...
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Which Cthulhu Confidential scenarios can be played as one-shots, without spoiling the campaigns?

With the exception of The Red Mist, all published Cthulhu Confidential scenarios use one of the three protagonists from the original campaigns. Does that mean that these scenarios work best when ...
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Player action choices on official adventure books

I've been running a few officially published adventure books during the last few months, but I never know how to convey the possible actions the players can take and I feel they lose a lot of ...
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How do I continue to progress the plot if the party kills the giants in chapter 10 of Storm King's Thunder?

The following question contains major spoilers for the Storm King's Thunder campaign. I'm currently running Storm King's Thunder for my party. This is for a home game (not Adventurers League). I just ...
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How long is the D&D vs. Rick and Morty adventure?

Similar to this question, how long is Dungeons & Dragons vs. Rick & Morty? Considerations: Game will be played in person. I will aim to have 5 players, not counting the DM. If I DM, I will ...
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How does this potential ally in Curse of Strahd become the party's ally?

In the Curse of Strahd adventure, you learn from the tarokka card reading of an ally who is destined to help you against Strahd. These possible allies are enumerated on pages 15-17 under the Strahd's ...
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Players starting their own faction in Waterdeep

I'm running Dragon Heist and introduced the players to the faction choices last night. They decided none of them wanted to join a faction, individually or together, but they did want to start their ...
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How do I play in an adventure as a player that I have run as a DM?

After playing the starter edition as a DM, a player that I was playing with wanted to give DMing a shot and asked me to join him. And I happily did. We are now 2 sessions in and I have noticed a ...
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Who or what is The Vampyr?

In the Curse of Strahd adventure, in Amber Temple, area X42, the following is described (p. 196): Reading on, this vestige grants any creature who accepts its gift the option of becoming a vampire if ...
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Is there lore that reveals where the first seed from the Wizard of Wines winery went?

In Curse of Strahd, I can't find any indication of what happened to the first seed beyond this info: Is there any indication from another source of what happened to the seed? Or is it just an open ...
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What happens if the party is noticed while attempting to surprise this character in the LMoP adventure?

In Lost Mine of Phandelver (the Starter Set adventure), you have the opportunity to What happens if Will he be able to escape? Since you are blocking the door for his escape, does he fight you now (...
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Do the dungeon modules from the old Basic D&D work with the new Basic D&D?

I am old and I haven't played D&D seriously in many years. But I remember it. My 12yo son has a crew that want me to DM a game for them. In the interest of leveraging my (limited) existing ...
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What counts as a sufficient heat source to survive Amber Temple?

In the Curse of Strahd adventure, the sidebar about Amber Temple's temperature (p. 181) says: It specifically mentions "heat sources", and I was wondering what counts as a heat source for the ...
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What are the changes to a character caused by Wereraven Lycanthropy from the Curse of Strahd adventure?

I just had a player contract wereraven lycanthropy in my Curse of Strahd campaign, but I can't find the changes that they would get for having it. Where are the effects of wereraven lycanthropy ...
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How are characters expected to find the vault entrance in the “Dragon Season” phase of the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist adventure in Spring?

I'm preparing to run my table through the "Dragon Season" phase of the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist adventure on Spring setting, but there's one thing that looks like its going to be a big problem: the ...
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How does this effect of the Maze Engine from the Out of the Abyss adventure interact with itself?

In the Out of the Abyss adventure, the Maze Engine can have a variety of random effects, as described on the Maze Engine Effects table (p. 188). On a d100 roll of 11–15, it has the following effect: ...
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In Out of the Abyss, one character requires an item yet starts with it confiscated. What should I do?

I am running Out of the Abyss, and there is a cleric in my campaign. This cleric requires his holy symbol to really do anything. However, you do not start with any items in this. I don't know what I ...
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Are the Dark Powers mentioned in Curse of Strahd from the Shadowfell or from the Amber Temple?

I am running the Curse of Strahd and one thing seems inconsistent. In chapter one it says Unwilling to go the way of his father, Strahd studied magic and forged a pact with the Dark Powers of the ...
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How similar is 3.5e White Plume Mountain to 5e White Plume Mountain?

I want to run White Plume Mountain for my players, but one of them has played the 5e version of this module. I want to run the 3.5e version, adapted for 5e. I know that these modules have some ...
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In Descent into Avernus, how are distances between locations determined?

I'm currently running Descent Into Avernus and I was wondering: How are distances between locations determined? I know the rules say that a normal travel is considered a forced march and the Con ...
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What was the first adventure to use boxed text?

James Introcaso recently wrote a blog post titled, "We Can Do Better Than Boxed Text", where he outlines the benefits and drawbacks of boxed text. This has raised the question, who started it and how ...
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How permanent are these changes to a PC when they attune to this weapon in Descent into Avernus?

In Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus, on pages 226-227, the is described. The weapon is listed as a and has the following property (given a bold italics header): Briefly, these traits include (...
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Can a creature of any alignment attune to this magic weapon in Curse of Strahd?

In Curse of Strahd, area K74h of Castle Ravenloft (p. 81), there is a certain magic weapon: The last bullet point describes that, if you are attuned to the weapon, you are granted the ability to cast ...
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Which occurs first? (late ToA spoilers)

Okay, so, real quick, I will place this here at the very start, if you don't want Tomb Of Annihilation spoilers, please do not read any further. That being said, I'm deep into my blind run of ToA. We ...
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How old is Reya Mantlemorn during the Descent into Avernus adventure?

In Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus, on page 31, the character Reya Mantlemorn is introduced. The boxed text describing the scene in which she is introduced includes the following: Below the boxed ...
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How does the fire damage reduction on this character work?

In Hoard of the Dragon Queen, there is a character in chapter 7, section 2 that has the following property: I'm unsure how to correctly parse this sentence. Is this supposed to be read as the first ...
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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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How can I make this labyrinth feel more alive/Daedalian and less like an RNG?

Ask Angry post Spoilers follow about the new D&D 5e Stranger Things Starter Set from Hasbro/Netflix. I've recently bought the Stranger Things-themed D&D 5e Starter Kit. I'm a vet of the ...
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How do you convert a Diplomacy roll in a 3.5e adventure to 5e?

Looking through a 3.5e adventure it mentions a Diplomacy roll: Give the PCs a minute to explain themselves to the lich, at the end of which one of them can make a Diplomacy check in an attempt to ...
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Does the map of Barovia extend beyond the top and bottom of the map?

I'm currently running Curse of Strahd and plan on extending the adventure beyond the end of the published material. There are a couple of areas that the party have not gone to and I do not expect they ...
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How are the skeletons in Tresendar Manor created? And by whom?

Under Tresendar Manor, It looks like the animate dead spell only works for 24 hours at a time. However, Who made the skeletal guards in Tresendar Manor, and how were they constructed?
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For the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist adventure, can the season be chosen at a later point in the story?

In Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, it says you have to choose the season at the outset. Is it possible to choose it at a later part in the story? Or is it possible for the players to wait for a specific ...
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How do I reconcile this contradiction about an NPC's actions in the Curse of Strahd adventure? [duplicate]

In the description for Ezmerelda D'Avenir on page 230 of the Curse of Strahd adventure, it says However, it says in the "Journal of Rudolph van Richten" handout on page 255 (in Appendix F): So which ...
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Which stat should I use for a given madness save?

I’m running the Out of the Abyss adventure, and I can’t figure out whether a given madness save should require a Wisdom or a Charisma save. In chapter 2, it merely says that one of these may be ...
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Why is it so important for the party to acquire the Tome of Strahd?

In Curse of Strahd, as part of the Tarokka card reading, the party are told the locations of three "treasures"; the Sunsword, the Holy Symbol of Ravenkind, and the Tome of Strahd. Looking at the Holy ...
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Is the Kolat Towers map properly drawn?

In Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, players can access a zone known as Kolat Towers. The map (on p. 151) is drawn strangely though. It seems like the 2nd floor is not aligned with the 1st floor. Not very ...
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Does an NPC stat block get racial bonuses added to it?

Specifically, there is a character in the Curse of Strahd (p. 133): Also, it's worth pointing out that (from p. 119): The only example I know of (in Curse of Strahd, at least) of an NPC statblock ...
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What would be the purpose of a second Tarokka card reading in the Curse of Strahd adventure?

In Appendix D, the stat block of Ezmerelda d'Avenir can be found (p. 231), along with the following text: There is also this in chapter 1 (p. 12): Given that it is likely that the party would have ...
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How is this character useful as an ally in Curse of Strahd?

As part of the Tarokka card reading, this is one of the possible allies (under Strahd's Enemy, p. 17): This card refers to Arabelle (see chapter 2, area L). She gladly joins the party. But if she ...
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How does this familiar Gazer work?

Our Wizard has the Find Familiar spell, and we're running through Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. At a point of the adventure, adventurers find an albino Gazer. If I understand correctly, the Wizard can now ...
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Why would Madam Eva help the party in Curse of Strahd?

My confusion with Madam Eva's motives comes from the following passage in the Curse of Strahd adventure, when describing the Vistani of the Tser Pool Encampment, which Madam Eva is one of (p. 36): So,...

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