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Detect Thoughts, Volume 1

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...

Next In Initiative: Your New Admin

Greetings, adventurers! We may have had the pleasure of meeting previously at DragonCon, Origins, Winter Fantasy, PAX Unplugged, or numerous other cons here in the mid-Atlantic states where I’ve worked as DM herder and player wrangler over the past few years (though my hair may have been a...

In Which We Talk About… Tasks (and Renown!)

The last six months have been an absolute madhouse. We’ve seen SO MUCH new content roll though our collective awareness: The Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron Waterdeep Dragon Heist Dungeon of the Mad Mage We’ve worked on massive programmatic updates, reworked those updates, reworked...

Final Liars Night Wandering Monsters

As Liars Night festivities comes to a close, we bring you one last wave of Wandering Monsters. Plus, don’t forget to enter the “costume contest” by sending [email protected] your D&D-themed costume pictures. We’ll be creating a Liars Night slideshow to...

Something Monstrous Wanders This Way

A special Extra Life announcement!! Liars Night celebrations – and candy corn hunting – are extended through Sunday, November 4, 2018, for any individuals who have donated to Extra Life in any amount by any means (e.g. the Extra Life fundraiser webpages, your local store’s...

Beware MORE Wandering Monsters!!

Liars Night festivities continue with more Wandering Monsters!! The ground quakes with the arrival of Wave 2… Wandering Monsters Wave 2 (PDF) The Rules Wandering Monsters can be inserted at tables that match their optimized Tier of play or, when notes for adjustment are included in the...

In Which We Talk About… Streaming Games

Since the launch of the D&D Adventurers League, we’ve sought to include the vibrant online gaming community into our standard tabletop gaming community. I mean, we’re all playing the same game, using the same rules, and experiencing variations of the same adventures,...

HARK! Wandering Monsters Approach!!

Happy Liars Night, adventurers! Proceed carefully for wandering monsters (wave 1!!) lurk where you least expect them… Wandering Monsters Wave 1 (PDF) The Rules Wandering Monsters can be inserted at tables that match their optimized Tier of play or, when notes for adjustment are included in...

Happy Liars Night 2018!

You see tendrils of fog grasping at your window at night. You hear a distant cackle. You spy restless shadows out of the corner of your eye. It can only mean one thing… HAPPY LIARS NIGHT, ADVENTURERS! Throughout October 2018, the Adventurers League is celebrating a spooky fall festival filled...

Get To Know The Authors: The Umbral Aristocracy Trilogy

The first trilogy of Season 8 have been released on the Dungeon Masters Guild! Learn more about the authors behind the Umbral Aristocracy Trilogy: Jay Anderson Jay H Anderson is one of the primary organizers and former local coordinator of D&D AL in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. He is a...

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...