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Set Sail for Saltmarsh!

Ghosts of Saltmarsh is releasing on May 21, 2019! Saltmarsh will be considered a Season 0 (season-agnostic) release, and is not tied to any particular DDAL storyline season. The hardcover book will carry the DDHC00-GSM adventure code, and will be available for Tiers 1 through 3 (characters level 1...

Introducing Seasonality!

The following post is a recap of information written by Chris Lindsay for the April 2019 issue of Dragon+. D&D Adventurers League play is divided into story seasons. Since the beginning of the program there have been eight story seasons, each one focusing on and supporting a given adventure...

Detect Thoughts, Volume 1.4

Welcome to Detect Thoughts! Detect Thoughts is a living document that collects official clarifications, guidance, and rulings from the Admins and AL community. Each installment will review the additions to the document in a blog post, as well as compile them into a PDF that can be kept with your...

Detect Thoughts, Volume 1.3

Welcome to Detect Thoughts! Detect Thoughts is a living document that collects official clarifications, guidance, and rulings from the Admins and AL community. Each installment will review the additions to the document in a blog post, as well as compile them into a PDF that can be kept with your...

A Merry Midwinter Slideshow

Thank you to all the adventurers who celebrated Midwinter 2018 and who made our Adventurers League community shine bright the whole year. Thank you to our organizers, our Dungeon Masters, our players, our Friendly Local Game Store owners and managers, our writers, our support on the D&D staff,...

The Great Midwinter Cookie Exchange

As Midwinter comes to a close, it is time to cook and bake nourishing treats to help our fellow adventurers weather the long winter nights… by storing the joy of Midwinter in a collectible cookie tin! This downtime activity allows players to bake Midwinter cookies and “exchange...

Get To Know The Authors: The Vampire Hunt Trilogy

Learn more about the authors behind the Vampire Hunt Trilogy that sends adventurers on a mission for the Baron of Blood. BJ Hensley BJ Hensley is the the founder of Playground Adventures and the Vice President of Lone Wolf Development, the makers Hero Lab. She is a fan of family togetherness and is...

Detect Thoughts, Volume 1.2

Welcome to Detect Thoughts! This series is something that I have wished for as a resource, particularly since my favorite DM does not use Facebook, and as such does not have access to the official Facebook groups for the Adventurers League. This makes it hard for him, and others, to stay...

In Which We Talk About… Fistful of Platinum

So OH MAN have I got some stuff to talk about today! I recently kicked off Fistful of Platinum, our first AL stream. I’m running Waterdeep: Dragon Heist for some awesome players and we’re using the Platinum Edition by Beadle & Grimm. The core information about the game is over on...

A Midwinter Elk Appears (with a Midwinter Gift!)

A majestic elk dusted with snowflakes along its back gallops toward you. Its coat has a strange sheen to it, but before you can investigate, you notice the sealed scroll held gently in its mouth. It nudges the scroll toward you, and you discover… A MIDWINTER GIFT! CLICK FOR YOUR MIDWINTER...

Community Spotlight: Emma Hendren on Growing Game Nights

Emma Hendren knows the challenges of managing a game night of size GIANT. Emma organizes the Adventurers League games for 50-70 players every Monday night at the Chicagoland Games Dice Dojo. Hendren is lauded for helping to maintain a large, supportive, and inviting community while juggling the...

Community Spotlight: Online Roleplay & the Red War

With rumors of a Red War on the horizon, this Community Spotlight is all about the members of the Adventurers League who spearheaded roleplay amidst the factions. Do we have them to thank for what’s to come… or to blame? Origins Game Fair will reveal all with the Red War epic! These...

Community Spotlight: Will Doyle on Writing Epic Adventures

If you play the Adventurers League, you’ve likely faced foes penned by Will Doyle. This UK game designer and cartographer has written some of the League’s most beloved modules, such as Cloaks and Shadows and Outlaws of the Iron Route, and co-wrote Season 7’s hardcover adventure...

Community Spotlight: Ginny Loveday on Charity Events

Ginny Loveday is so passionate about the Adventurers League that she’s even the MAYOR of Phlan. You might recognize her now-retired character Chancellor Calypso as an NPC in the beleaguered Moonsea town, after having won an election at Winter Fantasy 2017. Outside the Forgotten Realms,...

Community Spotlight: Fenway Jones and Satine Phoenix

So, awhile back I had the opportunity to speak with both Fenway Jones and Satine Phoenix. I’ve known Fenway’s father Aaron for a while now, and he’s always been super proud of her… … but oh man, the local stores in Fenway’s area positively GUSH over her ability...

Community Spotlight: Steve Bissonnette on Building Terrain/Props

Visiting as a guest of the Festival Magic Montreal, I had the supreme pleasure of DMing for Steve Bissonnette‘s weekly players. The second the game was over, the table was quick to laud their Dungeon Master, who had been observing the game, and his amazing terrain-building...

Community Spotlight: Dave Rosser on Multi-store Events

The former local coordinator for the Omaha-area, Dave Rosser remains the go-to guy for the Adventurers League questions in Nebraska and continues to help organize the AL for local game days, conventions, and Facebook groups. A particularly special event he organized, however, was the Tour of...

Community Spotlight: Dylan Grinder on Streaming the League

Dylan Grinder is a fantasy cartographer and Twitch streamer on his channel, Anarisis. Having played Dungeons and Dragons since he was 5 years old (Dylan has a fondness for 2e but was finally won over by another edition when 5e was introduced), Dylan describes himself as a “homebrew...

Community Spotlight: Grumpy Old DM on Virtual Tabletops

David Collier has played every iteration of Dungeons and Dragons since the “red box era” when he started rolling dice in junior high and trading turns behind the Dungeon Masters screen with his friends. But between work, travel schedules, and life in general, David almost drifted away...

Community Spotlight: Luke Reid on Drawing Maps

Luke Reid admits he’s new, having started playing Dungeons and Dragons in August 2017 and the Adventurers League in September, but he insists that, if you want to be a good Dungeon Master, all it takes is a passion and a want to ensure people are having fun. In this, Luke leads by...