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For questions about the adventure Tomb of Annihilation (2017) 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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Can a PC that played only part of ToA be resurrected in a later adventure?

I have a doubt regarding the Death Curse. I played part of the Tomb of Annihilation (ToA) HC with one of my characters, then decided to exit it and wait out. After this she died in another T2 ...
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How do I take NPCs into account for encounters? (ToA) [on hold]

I'm running Tomb of Annihilation and my party of four PCs (moon druid, wild magic sorcerer, tempest cleric and totem barbarian) and they've picked up 3 different NPCs that they travel with. It's my ...
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What story arcs does the Tomb of Annihilation adventure (as written) fail to resolve?

Our party has been playing ToA for almost eight months across almost 30 sessions and they are about one or two sessions away from finishing. I am the DM who was thrown into taking over for the group's ...
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How is Tomb of Annihilation supposed to end when [spoiler]…?

At the end of Tomb of Annihilation, one scenario describes what the enemies are trying to do... Without the ability to planar shift to chase down the missing item, this situation prevents the ...
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Does Acererak's *Spoiler* legendary action function this way?

Acererak in Tomb of Annihilation (Appendix D, p. 209) has this Legendary Action: In the description of the item, it says: It's unclear whether he can move it only in one direction, or whether he ...
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Is Napaka's Scepter from TOA a permanent magic item?

Specifically when it comes to Adventurers League magic item count.
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What potential issues could arise from “Evolving” magic items?

I'm a brand new DM about to start Tomb of Annihilation with my group. The party consists of four members: a druid, a fighter, a rogue, and a bard. I'm planning on giving each of them a fairly mundane ...
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How can a Druid, Sorcerer, or Arcane Trickster use the spellbook from Tomb of Annihilation?

I'm running a home game of Tomb of Annihilation with a group consisting of a Druid, a Sorcerer and a Rogue that plans to became an Arcane Trickster. In one of the quests they can do they are offered a ...
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Does Protection from Poison saves against curse of Scorpion Armor?

My character has acquired a suit of Scorpion Armor. Unfortunately, the armor is cursed and deals 100 damage (or half on successful saving throw) when the character dons it. This will potentially kill ...
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How can I run the Orolunga ziggurat pyramid challenge with a little more player agency?

I'm running the Tomb of Annihilation adventure, and my players are about to come to Orolunga. There's a particular "gateway" challenge there: The text says "It might help to think of the whole ...
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Tomb of annihilation party composition [closed]

I'm a new DM who's going to run Tomb of Annihilation for a group of 4 players soon. We are a new group and they will be creating new characters for the purpose of the adventure. Seeing as we are new ...
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Reconciling map/edition differences in Chult & filling in “broad strokes” areas in Tomb of Annihilation? Mezro?

I'm two sessions into DMing Tomb of Annihilation for my face-to-face group and we're really enjoying it. However, I am reading lots of "area descriptions" that are described in exceedingly broad ...
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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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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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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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Entangling Vines/Plants and False Appearance

There is some good insight on false appearance at "How should I implement False Appearance?" and "False Appearance, Movement, Surprise, and the Unseen Attacker bonus", however I still find myself ...
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How can I make a Cloak of Invisibility in Tomb of Annihilation

Making a legendary item would take way too long for this campaign. Is there any rule that states how crafting something like a Cloak of Invisibility could be pulled off by a player or NPC in a much ...
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Does the Death Curse also apply to animal companions?

My character, affected by the Death Curse, has a pet donkey he is really fond of and brings with him everywhere (protecting it from harm). Is the donkey (or any animal companion that partakes in ...
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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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How does Inured to Undeath work with Tomb of Annihilation Death Curse?

Running Tomb of Annihilation with a party and they all wanted to bring in older characters (levels 9-11) from another campaign we had run a while back. I did not allow the players to look at the book ...
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What year is it in Forgotten Realms during Tomb of Annihilation?

I am new to Forgotten Realms and I'm running the Tomb of Annihilation module. What year is it at the start of the adventure? Is there an official calendar someplace? Thanks!
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How does Meat Grinder mode affect death saving throw probabilities?

The module Tomb of Annihilation features an optional 'Meat Grinder' mode. By using this optional rule, the difficulty of death saving throws is increased from 10 to 15. The probabilities of living ...
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Player's Map of Chult

Straight foward question. What makes the map players get at the beginning so special? It doesn't really make sense that the local Princes don't have maps they can sell.
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What constitutes cannibalism in Tomb of Annihilation?

Playing through Tomb of Annihilation, the module features cannibals and I am trying to figure out what exactly constitutes cannibalism in this setting. I don't think that we can answer the ...
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Is Goodberry enough for nourishment in Chult?

In Tomb of Annihilation you have the mechanic in the game where you have to drink more water than normal. Since you can't really rely on the rain catcher all the time would a good subsitute be the ...
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How can rests be best managed in Tomb of Annihilation?

Tomb of Annihilation is half giant jungle hex-crawl and half dungeon-delving. The hex-crawl features several mini-dungeons, and is littered with random encounters. The adventure recommends 1-2 ...
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Does the HP reduction from exhaustion ever heal in Tomb of Annihilation?

When a character gains 4 levels of exhaustion their max HP are halved. In the section on the 'Death Curse' in The Tomb of Annihilation: A humanoid whose hit point maximum is reduced can't increase ...
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How does the rain catcher from Tomb of Annihilation work mechanically?

The rain catcher item states: "[The rain catcher] can catch 2 gallons of drinking water per inch of rainfall and hold up to 8 gallons" My question is: How do I calculate how much rain has fallen ...
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How do I use the DMG Foraging system in Chult?

The DMG lays out rules for foraging, and lists the DCs as such: \begin{array}{ll} \textbf{DC} & \textbf{Food and Water Availability}\\ 10 & \text{Abundant food and water sources}\\ 15 & \...
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How long does it take to play through Tomb of Annihilation?

I'm thinking of playing the Tomb of Annihilation through with my group. We like to play 4 hour one-shots quite frequently but also run longer term campaigns, of which we are currently in the middle of ...
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Do parties with rangers dispense with navigation checks while in their favored terrain in Tomb of Annihilation?

In Tomb of Annihilation the prospect of getting lost/turned around in the jungle is written explicitly into the rules: "The Land of Chult" and its "Navigation" section have the party navigator making ...
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Do the guides provide a navigation advantage in Tomb of Annihilation?

When I first read through the Tomb of Annihilation I thought that it stated that the guides give you advantage on Wisdom (Survival) checks made to navigate through the jungles of Chult. However, now ...
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How can I maximize player involvement with the environment without affecting player's abilities?

Tomb of Annihilation has a I want to capitalize on the rich environment of the campaign, encouraging survival skills, exploration, and experimentation, but I want to do so without affecting PC's ...
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(Tomb of Annihilation spoilers) How does Acererak's “at will spell” legendary action interact with spells with long casting times?

Acererak has a legendary action to cast any of his at-will spells (any spell he has prepared of level 3 or lower). One of the spells in that list is which normally has a casting time of 1 minute. ...