Questions tagged [tomb-of-annihilation]

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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What is the relationship between these two characters?

In the Baldur's Gate section of the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, it is mentioned that the former Grand Duke was Dillard Portyr (emphasis mine): The current Grand Duke is Ulder Ravengard, who is ...
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How does a party navigate while flying?

I want to start a Tomb of Annihilation campaign in 5e. I will be the DM. There's a part in the module where the PCs can fly. ToA doesn't seem to cover the rules concerning navigation in this ...
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Should PCs receive magic equipment or sellable treasure as rewards?

My group recently finished playing through the Tomb of Annihilation published adventure. It was most of our players' first time with 5e (including mine), and one of the differences I noticed compared ...
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Are Primal Spirits considered “fey” in terms of Warlock patrons?

I am trying to choose a patron for a grung warlock. I want to choose this creature as his patron, but I am not sure about its nature: is it fey or what? It is called a "Primal Spirit of the jungle" in ...
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Could a soul from the Soulmonger be restored in the ToA campaign after this event?

Assume some soul was sucked into the Soulmonger. This event could happen with this soul, when it is inside: Is it possible to resurrect a soul after this event happens? Maybe with a Wish spell or ...
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How old was this woman (from Tomb of Annihilation) at her death?

How is it possible? Page 92 of the ToA adventure says: So, group A was killed at moment 1. Okay. Later in the adventure, it says on p. 165: So, person B was killed at the same time. Okay. Page ...
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Who was this character from the Tomb of Annihilation adventure before they became a monster?

I have found a lot of information that this character is a tabaxi and speaks tabaxi language. Who he is exactly? Was he tabaxi or human or something else?
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Do these creatures from the Tomb of Annihilation campaign speak Common?

There are some creatures in the plot of ToA that my players will interact with. The problem is that their stat block says they speak only their specific language, which my players' characters don't ...
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If someone dies to a Yellow Musk Creeper's Touch attack, does the Remove Curse spell make its resurrection easier somehow?

Suppose a character dies of the Yellow Musk Creeper's Touch attack (ToA, p. 237). They have 24 hours to get resurrected or have remove curse cast on the body (after which it animates as a yellow musk ...
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Can this NPC from the Tomb of Annihilation adventure change form willingly?

This question is about an NPC from the Tomb of Annihilation campaign. According to the adventure book (p. 34): Could this NPC morph into their couatl form intentionally? Or was the character cursed ...
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Should the Death Curse affect an undead PC in the Tomb of Annihilation adventure?

I am gonna to start DMing the D&D 5e adventure Tomb of Annihilation for a group of 5th-level PCs who just finished the Lost Mine of Phandelver Starter Set adventure. One of the PCs is undead. By ...
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Would it be suitable for the Zhentarim to order a PC who is in the Zhentarim to find Artus Cimber in the Tomb of Annihilation adventure?

I am gonna to start DMing the D&D 5e adventure Tomb of Annihilation for a group of 5th-level PCs who just finished the Lost Mine of Phandelver Starter Set adventure. One of them (an undead gnome ...
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How can I revitalise a group after someone leaves in a loud way?

I went through some of the Tomb of Annihilation module a few months ago. Due to someone throwing a tantrum (certain things he was saying was true in certain ways, but the way he said it was terrible), ...
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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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How do I prevent a homebrew Grappling Hook feature from trivializing Tomb of Annihilation?

I am currently running Tomb of Annihilation and letting one of my players play a Revised Artificer homebrew. One of the features under the Gadgetsmith subclass is a Grappling Hook, with this ...
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In Tomb of Annihilation, why does Jobal's consort introduce the party to a certain pair of guides?

I've never understood this, and it seems so logically inconsistent that I'm inclined to believe this is a typo on Wizards' part. To give some background to this question, Jobal is one of the ...
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Can an assassin vine entangle more than 1 creature?

I know the assassin vine (from Tomb of Annihilation) can only constrict 1 creature but does it entangle only 1 as well?
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How do you make the final battle in Tomb of Annihilation non-trivial?

After a nine month campaign across over thirty sessions, we are finishing the final confrontation in Tomb of Annihilation - but the adventure seems to have set up the adventurers to have a unique ...
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What does the in-game map in Tomb of Annihilation do in regard to navigation checks?

I'm running Tomb of Annihilation as a first-time DM and I don't know how to handle the map that their patron gave to the party. Only parts of this maps are already filled in, but this does means that ...
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A paladin player immediately identified a disguised/polymorphed NPC in Tomb of Annihilation [closed]

...and I'm not sure how to react to it now. This is during the Tomb of Annihilation campaign, while recruting a Guide, this player used his Divine Sense around He immediately went to talk to her, ...
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How does betting work for the dinosaur race in Tomb of Annihilation?

My players are going to run the Dinosaur Race, and I'm using the advanced rules from the Tomb of Annihilation Companion to add some fun. Everything looks nice, except that I don't understand how the ...
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How is XP awarded in AL for non-combat puzzles in Tomb of Annihilation?

I have been DMing our party for the final parts of Tomb of Annihilation. Some parts of the adventure have vast numbers of puzzles. For example, tonight, the party spent almost four hours simply ...
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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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What story arcs does the Tomb of Annihilation adventure (as written) fail to resolve?

I have been brought in as a substitute DM to finish the last 2-3 episodes of an almost eight month campaign of Tomb of Annihilation spanning over 30 sessions. (I was chosen to help maintain continuity ...
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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 this legendary action of Acererak's 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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In Tomb of Annihilation, 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 the Necromancy wizard's Inured to Undeath feature work with the Death Curse in the Tomb of Annihilation adventure?

I am running Tomb of Annihilation for a group of players. 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 ...
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What year is it in the Forgotten Realms during the Tomb of Annihilation adventure?

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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Does the Protection from Evil and Good spell protect against the Staff of the Forgotten One from Tomb of Annihilation?

Under the item description of the Staff of the Forgotten One in the ToA Hardcover, we see that a spirit inside the staff might try to possess the wielder: The Protection from Evil and Good spell can ...
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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 ...