Today, Wizards of the Coast announced some changes to the D&D Adventurers League program. You can read the entire announcement on the Wizards website.
Here’s a summary of the changes as well as some additional information about some of the repercussions:
- Starting with season 4 all D&D Adventurers League adventures will be exclusively distributed ,for purchase, through the DMs Guild website and will be available to everyone for play in the official D&D Adventurers League campaign. Starting immediately games will no longer be limited to public or streaming play. Play in the privacy of your own home.
- The hosting of the D&D Adventurers League modules on this website will end with the end of the Rage of Demons campaign.
- Not all content on the DMsGuild is D&D Adventurers League legal, legal content will have the D&D Adventurers League logo on it.
- The admins are working on if and how community content would become D&D Adventurers League legal.
- Conventions that are awarded Premier Adventures will be given complimentary copies of the adventure they’re premiering as well as the usual convention support package.
- The terms Expeditions and Encounter are being retired.
- The Epics are still convention specials and will NOT be available on the DMsGuild.
- Any organizer (including stores and conventions) can download a D&D Adventurers League Organizer kit, which will include character sheets, player’s guides, table tents, as well as custom campaign information, for free from the DMsGuild site.
- We are working on having magic item certs still be limited to in-store and convention play. More on that, as it develops.
- New D&D Adventurers League designers will likely be asked to design for the League based on adventures they’ve posted to the DMsGuild.
- All future D&D Adventurers League adventure designers will be paid exclusively through the sales of their adventures on the DMsGuild site with no cap for those payments.
- Fai Chen’s Fantastical Faire will still be offered to conventions and game-days that invite an admin or RC.
Still have questions? Mike Mearls and Chris Lindsay will be answering your questions in a Reddit AMA tomorrow (Friday January 15th) at 10am PST.
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