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How to work with a player who cites ADHD as reason for disruptive behavior

Your player is not taking ownership of their condition A disclaimer before I start, first I'm not familiar with the AL's rules and recourse for DMs dealing with problem players. Secondly, I'm not a ...
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Is there any way to stop a player from charging into every room?

Yes, let his character get the fate he deserves Storytime: In one of the first games I ever ran at a convention, there was a player that was doing exactly what you described: charging ahead, ...
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How to work with a player who cites ADHD as reason for disruptive behavior

I don't know your player, but I know something about playing D&D in AL with ADHD. That's my hobby. I also know something about working with young adults with ADHD in structured settings. That's my ...
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Do I have to allow someone to play at my table in Adventurers League public events?

You certainly have the authority to "boot" this player from a table. In addition to the usual "DM makes decisions for the fun of everyone" boilerplate language that is found in adventures, take note ...
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Is the upcoming D&D 5e supplement "Xanathar’s Guide to Everything" AL-legal?

There has not been an official statement of how Xanathar's Guide to Everything will be implemented in the D&D Adventurers League1. The reason being is that the AL admins haven't had a chance to ...
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When and how does combat start in a standoff?

You were right! In that type of situation, everyone is ready to begin fighting at any moment. Everyone basically is 'readying' for their fight - not just the PCs. Readied Actions These actions do ...
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What is the "+1 rule" for Adventurers League?

Version 1.1 Player's Guides The “+1 rule” is shorthand for the restriction on being able to use the Player's Handbook plus one extra source to build your characters for the Forgotten Realms campaign. ...
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How to challenge optimized player with Sharpshooter feat

I play this character. My GM and I discussed the build extensively before starting Storm King's Thunder because I was worried about this. Both from pre-planning and from experience, here're the things ...
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Do I have to allow someone to play at my table in Adventurers League public events?

The D&D Adventurers League does not dictate who can and who cannot sit at your table. All games are organized by the owner/operator of the location. In a home game, that's the home owner. In a ...
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Is a Dungeon Master allowed to change existing rules in Adventurers League play?

No. Consider the following excerpt from the AL FAQ: What Rules Do I Use As a D&D Adventurers League Dungeon Master, you are empowered to adjudicate the rules as presented by the official ...
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Do reactions interrupt their triggers or not?

Reactions come after their triggers, except when they don't If the timing is specified in the ability, use that timing. Otherwise, reactions occur after the trigger. This entire thing is a matter of ...
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How would you behave while playing an adventure you were already a DM of?

Roleplay Let's assume you play an elf (which you are not in real life). And you play a ranger (which you are not in real life). The character can shoot a moving target without fail (which you cannot ...
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Was this “severe" metagaming or cheating per Adventurers League rules?

First things first. This is tagged as AL and I will be giving AL answers. First thing striking me is that half the post is about how the Code of Conduct was ignored essentially the entire session. ...
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Do I have to land at the end of my turn?

You do not have to land to avoid falling under most circumstances There is no mention of this in the SRD entry about flying movement, which only states the following about flight and falling: If a ...
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Are goliaths Adventurers League legal?

UPDATE: Adventurers League changed the "+1 rule" in 2021. An announcement from Q1 2021 gives the details. Basically, Adventurers League players may now simultaneously use any and all of the ...
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Cleric player in Adventurer's League may have extorted us for Revivify

My insurance company? New Ork Life, why do you ask? There are a number of Q&A's on this site that ask "What good is gold in 5th edition?" since the Wealth By Level (WBL) framework is no more. ...
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What happens if an Arcana Cleric makes a Divine Intervention of a stressful Wish?

Divine Intervention isn't spellcasting An important distinction here is this... Describe the assistance you seek [...] The GM chooses the nature of the intervention; the effect of any cleric spell or ...
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Can Raise Dead revive a character with zero maximum Hit Points?

Here's a third answer, because I don't think either of the previous ones are quite correct. As a disclaimer, though, let me note that I don't actively play 5e, so this is just based on common sense ...
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Can you roll for HP at levelup in Adventurers League?

I found it, page 5 of version 7.0 of the AL players guide. When you gain a level, use the fixed hit point value in your class entry. You can’t roll your hit points. Missed that but easily fixed.
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Can I defeat Strahd von Zarovich by stuffing him in a bag of holding and tearing it?

According to page 24 in Curse of Strahd (using this related answer): No spell - not even wish -- allows one to escape from Strahd's domain. Astral Projection, teleport, plane shift, and similar ...
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Is there an age requirement to play in Adventurers League?

Adventurers League is not supposed to have a minimum age requirement. When I was playing at local AL tables, one of the regulars was a 10-year old with autism and ADHD, and when he was focused he was ...
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Can I defeat Strahd von Zarovich by stuffing him in a bag of holding and tearing it?

I see a couple of problems with this plan: The size of a bag of holding. While the bag has internal volume sufficient to hold Strahd, getting him inside may prove impossible. This bag has an ...
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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?

Not in Adventurer's League. This is from the Tomb of Annihilation Primer, found here. This document is a guide put out by Wizards of the Coast for players and DM intending to take part in Tomb of ...
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What happens if you say you're doing Adventurers League, but end up playing a completely home rule thing?

Do I just stop going and look elsewhere? Assuming that you want to play official AL games, then you should definitely do this. The shop you are visiting doesn't supply what you want so you have to go ...
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Are goliaths Adventurers League legal?

This answer was valid 2017-2021; see gto's answer for an update. Yes, as long as you abide by the "+1 rule." The DDAL Player's guide "Character Creation" section says, in part: ...
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What is D&D Adventurers League and How Does It Work?

Organized Play. D&D Adventurers League is an "organized play" system. Playing Local stores host games (often with volunteer DMs, sometimes with paid ones). Players play point-build or ...
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Can you play as Warforged in AL?

It depends. See The D&D Adventurers League Player & DM Pack which includes player's guides for the Forgotten Realms campaign (including the Season 8 Waterdeep Dragon Heist & Dungeon of ...
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Cleric player in Adventurer's League may have extorted us for Revivify

This was entirely appropriate. You have nothing to complain about. Do you think spellcasters should spend their own hard earned gold to help you out? Spellcasters are generally the only ones that ...
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Can I defeat Strahd von Zarovich by stuffing him in a bag of holding and tearing it?

There are several problems 1.) Nothing Leaves Ravenloft A central problem in Ravenloft is that it is all but impossible to leave that plane. Relevant text can be found here (Curse of Strahd, p. 24, ...
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Does a kenku bard need an instrument, or can they use Mimicry for one?

Your DM does not get to make determinations like this in Adventurers League play. The rules are quite clear on spell components. As far as material components goes: Casting some spells requires ...
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