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New Guides for the Last War

Wizards of the Coast announced today the release of Eberron: Rising of the Last War, a new D&D book detailing everything you need to play a pulp adventure story in a setting where magic is common and the world’s powers vie for control after a devastating continental war. In conjunction...

Zeroing in on Magic Items

Continuing from our previous article Zeroing in on Advancement (Admin Team note: This article has been temporarily made private while we revisit the topic), let’s discuss magic items. Just like advancement checkpoints, while treasure checkpoints, unlock lists, and magic item tables allowed us...

#VotePipyap, July 19 Update

In our last post, I spoke a bit about some of the details of the #VotePipyap event that we’re looking forward to and how we had hit a couple hurdles. If none of this makes sense or you just want to know more about this whole “#VotePipyap” weirdness, please check out the page...

DDAL Community Survey: Season 9 Feedback

Last month, we premiered previews of changes to the Adventurers League’s core documentation for Season 9, and now we’re asking for your feedback! To recap: 1st Preview — Season 9 ALPG & ALDMG Preview — APLG & ALDMG v9.x, with adjustments to Monetary Rewards &...

#VotePipyap, July 12 update

“This city’s really going to, you know…” Pipyap trailed off, letting the comment hang in the air for a moment. His tail twitched twice as he continued, “… that place. And I’m not sure that I’m ready for that big trip. Fai, it’s not my fault that...

And the 2019 ENnie nominees are…

Voting for the 2019 ENnie Tabletop RPG Awards has begun, and we are THRILLED to announce that D&D Adventurers League community members have been selected for four out of five nominations in the Best Organized Play category! Cypher Play Numenera Season 18-2: Building Amber Keep, Monte Cook...

Community-Created Content, v2!

Hi, all! It’s been, like, awhile since I’ve posted here – since moving in the Resource Management role with Claire Hoffman, we’ve had a TON of projects thrown our way. Today, one of the big ones goes live! We’re relaunching the Community-Created Content (CCC) program...

Zeroing in on Gold

Last week, we presented a draft of some of the changes we plan on implementing in the Season 9 Adventurers League Player’s Guide and Dungeon Master’s Guide. Among the changes we’re proposing for Season 9 is a change in how gold is awarded and accrued—changing it from a...

Season 9 ALPG & ALDMG Preview

Hello, adventurers! As we gear up for Season 9, the Admin team is revising and updating some of the League’s core documentation. Today we’re presenting draft versions of the S9 AL Player’s Guide and AL Dungeon Master’s Guide here for the community’s review. In about...

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...

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...