What’s Adventurer’s League Play?

Ah, welcome! So you’ve found yourself in Adventurer’s League Play for the first time. I’m sure you have questions. I’ve seen into my crystal ball and tried to answer any questions you might have.


What is Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers’ League (D&D AL)?

The D&D AL is an ongoing official campaign for D&D. It uses the fifth edition (5e) Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting. You can play D&D AL adventures literally anywhere. Players use the 5e rules to create characters and bring them to anywhere AL play is happening.


What is an AL character? If I don’t have one, how do I make one?

Created using D&D AL rules, these characters can play at any AL adventure anywhere around the world! Creating an AL character will need either a Player’s Handbook or the D&D Basic Rules, and a D&D Adventurer Log sheet. Conclave organizers can provide you with a pre-generated character for you to play immediately. A character creation session will also be provided at the start of both days of Conclave for players new to D&D.


What is an AL Adventure?

An AL Adventure is a D&D adventure created along AL rules. They are premade published materials that come in many varieties, all with level requirements designed to maximize gameplay experience. Players can play any AL adventure multiple times, but a character may only participate in a given adventure or hardcover chapter once.


How many can join an AL Adventure?

All AL tables must have a minimum of three (3) players and not more than seven (7) players (not including the DM) to be considered AL legal. Players may only play one of their own characters at a time. DMs and Conclave organizers may limit their table to any legal size; however, DMs should be prepared to run tables of up to seven (7) players.


What is an Adventurer Log sheet (AL Log sheet)?

An AL Log sheet catalogues your character’s progress throughout their adventuring career. You must maintain a separate Log sheet for each of your characters. You should create a log sheet entry for any of your character’s noteworthy events, such as playing an adventure, trading a magic item, copying spells in your spell book, performing a downtime activity, etc.


What is an AL Faction?

Factions in D&D AL (The Harpers, The Order of the Gauntlet, The Lords’ Alliance, The Emerald Enclave, and The Zhentarim) represent groups with specific interests in D&D AL adventures and campaigns. If you’re playing one of the character races provided in the Player’s Handbook, you’re not required to be a member of a faction, though it is certainly encouraged. If, however, you’re playing one of the races from Volo’s Guide to Monsters, being a member of a faction is required.


What is an AL Epic Adventure?

An AL epic adventure (or simply “epic”) requires tables playing simultaneously, and has some degree of interaction among tables. Highly rewarding but more challenging than other adventures, an epic usually has at least six (6) tables (two (2) per tier) running simultaneously with decisions of each table affecting other tables, contributing to their success (or demise).


For your reference, here is the official Dungeons and Dragons site: http://dnd.wizards.com/

Are you in the Philipines? So are we. Find yourself an Adventurer’s League game here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dndalph/

Not in the Philippines? Here’s the international group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/adventurersleague/

About The Author

Lanz Frago-Crisostomo

Known to have fits of bloodthirst every full moon, Dungeon Master Lanz likes providing a challenge for every kind of player she encounters. By running one Curse of Strahd campaign after another, DM Lanz lived happily ever after. Everyone else around her, however, did not.

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