Conventions & Events
If you are a convention organizer of any size – from small, one-day events to multi-day international conventions, we can help you. Part of the D&D Adventurers League is providing content to local, national, and international conventions, including some event exclusives designed to draw attendees who love Dungeons & Dragons. These include Premiere Modules, D&D Epics, Fai Chen’s Fantastical Faire, special content unlocked by special guests, and more listed below.
Please note that we do expect all public play events to post and adhere to an appropriate Code of Conduct.
Dungeon Masters Guild Modules
ANY event can run the D&D Adventurers League modules released on the Dungeon Master’s Guild in current and past seasons. Our designers work hard on the AL modules, so please note each Dungeon Master is expected to have their own purchased version of a module run at an event. Some conventions choose to purchase the modules for the Dungeon Masters or reward DMs who already have the modules.
Multi-day conventions can request a Premiere Module by filling out the Request for Premiere, Epic, or Regional Preview Adventure form. Premiere conventions are given complimentary copies of the module to give to their DMS as well as convention support provided directly by Wizards of the Coast (usually in the form of DM swag such as stickers or books).
Each new D&D Adventurers League module premieres or co-premieres at multi-day conventions around the world the month before general release, so all premiere requests must be made at least 6 months prior to the start of the season.
Multi-day conventions can request a Regional Preview by filling out the Request for Premiere, Epic, or Regional Preview Adventure form. In the weeks between an adventure’s premiere at a convention and its release to the public on the Dungeon Master’s Guild, some multi-day conventions are awarded regional previews.
If a convention happens outside of the region where a module premiered, they can apply to receive early access to purchase the module on the Dungeon Master’s Guild. Typically only one convention will be selected per region.
Please give two (2) months of notice if you are requesting a regional preview. Not every request can be fulfilled, but we’re flexible and want to help you deliver an awesome experience!
Conventions (single- or multi-day) and store game days can request a D&D Epic by filling out the Request for Premiere, Epic, or Regional Preview Adventure form. D&D Epics are exciting multi-table events where participants cooperate in a “mass raid” of truly EPIC proportions; as every table works toward the same goal, individual tables act as squads that might take on different tasks, possibly affecting other tables or unlocking side quests needed to progress the event.
Each season’s D&D Epics have minimum table requirements, which events must meet to offer the adventure.
Please give two (2) months of notice if you are requesting an Epic from us.
Similar to Epics, Opens magnify D&D to a larger, multi-table scale… with a competitive twist. Tables compete in some of the Adventurers League’s most dangerous quests to see who reigns supreme. D&D Opens can be requested by filling out the request form at the bottom of this page and are rewarded on a case-by-case basis.
Please give two (2) months of notice if you are requesting an Open from us.
Community Created Content (CCC)
Convention organizers may be approved to write their own adventures set in the Moonsea region of the Forgotten Realms. The adventures premiere at organizers’ conventions and later are required to be sold on the Dungeon Master’s Guild. A primer for the “CCC” program can be found here, and rules and procedures for creating Convention Created Content can be found here.
This program requires a strict nine (9) month development window. In order to ensure that appropriate guidelines are followed, please use the links above to prepare yourself for this process!
Conventions and game store events can request Fai Chen’s Fantastical Faire by filling out the request form at the end of this page. Fai Chen’s is a trading post that facilitates the trade of magic item certificates between players and offers a seasonal selection of magic items and trinkets for trade or for sale from Fai Chen (the event staff operating the trading post). There are event special downtime activities that aren’t available anywhere else!
“Limited edition” certificates available only during certain seasons – including pets, properties, and memberships to organizations in the Forgotten Realms – are a popular draw for the Adventurers League participants.
Please give two (2) months of notice if you are requesting the Fai Chen Fantastical Faire.
Conventions can request special guests from D&D Adventurers League campaign staff or from Wizards of the Coast. An event with a special guest unlocks Author-Only adventures (DDAO) run by admins, a special edition of Fai Chen’s Fantastical Faire, and other exclusive seasonal content. Click here to learn more about special guests.
Charity events can request past seasons’ D&D Epics and, approved on a case-by-case basis, in-game benefits available for purchase by event participants. Click here to learn more about how the D&D Adventurers League can support your charity event.
Code of Conduct (CoC) tips
Here are some things to think about (and some things we look for!) when creating your Code of Conduct:
- how can your attendees identify your event staff?
- how can incidents be reported?
- where can incidents be reported?
- when something is reported, what is expected of the event staff?
This isn’t an exhaustive list, but please consider them when making your CoC and submitting your requests.