D&D Adventurer’s League: Embers of the Last War

January 12, 2020
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Organizer:
Michael Wibberley

The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting. You can play D&D Adventurers League games literally anywhere. Players use the fifth edition rules to create a character and bring that character to games anywhere D&D Adventurers League play is happening.

Storyline

Embers of the Last War

Embers of the Last War is a twelve-adventure campaign that sees the characters face off against governments, criminal organizations, and dragonmarked houses while attempting to uncover a mystery that could reignite the Last War. The adventures take place in Eberron’s story-rich City of Towers, a place filled with magic, secrets, and shadowy thrills.

Adventure

DDAL-ELW01 Murder in Skyway

Level Range: 1-4 (optimized for 1st level)
Adventure Designer: Greg Marks
Adventure Description:  On a dark and stormy night, the characters discover a dead body in Sharn’s wealthiest district… just as the Sharn Watch arrives! To clear their names, the characters must hunt the real killer through the mean streets of the City of Towers.
Adventure Length: 2 to 4 hours

Event Information

  • We will be running one or more tables of the same adventure, at the same time.
  • We will have a limited amount of space, depending on the availability of Dungeon Masters. While we will do our best to accommodate everyone who wants to play, each table is must have 3-7 players, so if we only have 2 available DMs, our event capacity would be 14 players.
  • If we are running multiple tables, we will do our best to sort players based on the level of their character – i.e. have a 3rd level table and a 1st level table, if appropriate.
  • There is a $5 charge to play. This $5 is converted into store credit, which you can use immediately or save up for a future purchase.
  • Dungeon Masters get $5 of store credit for free, as a thank you for DMing, which they can also use immediately or save up for a future purchase.

Player Resources

  • You’ll need to be familiar with the Eberron Campaign Adventurer’s League Player’s Guide, which includes information about equipment and leveling up. However, the rules below will replace the rules in the attachment for character creation.
  • You’ll need to bring your own character (see below). All new characters start at level 1. Premade level 1 characters are available upon request, but we recommend you making your own.
  • You’ll need an Adventurer’s League Logsheet for your character. This document will track what adventures your character has completed and what rewards your character has earned. Bring it with you to every session!
  • You’ll need your own copy of the D&D 5th Edition rules. This can either be the Basic Rules or the Player’s Handbook. Make sure you bring this with you as you will be responsible for knowing what your character can do!

Character Creation

  • STEP 1: CHOOSE A RACE AND CLASS
    • Characters can choose race and class options from the Player’s Handbook and the Eberron: Rising from the Last War campaign sourcebook only (unless you possess campaign documentation providing additional options). You may select the Variant Human Traits option from the Player’s Handbook.
  • STEP 2: DETERMINE ABILITY SCORES
    • Your character’s ability scores are generated using one of the following methods:
      • Standard Array (15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 8)
    • Variant: Customizing Ability Scores (PHB).
  • STEP 3: DESCRIBE YOUR CHARACTER
    • Describe your character and choose a background.
    • Background. Choose or create a background using the Player’s Handbook or the Eberron: Rising from the Last War campaign sourcebook.
    • Alignment. Characters can be any alignment but evil (unless you possess campaign documentation providing additional options).
      Deities. Your character can choose any deity listed in the Eberron: Rising from the Last War campaign sourcebook. Clerics must worship a single, specific deity or an Eberron-specific pantheon, but aren’t limited to the Domains recommended for their deity/pantheon. Other characters are not required to have a deity.
  • STEP 4: CHOOSE EQUIPMENT
    • Your character’s class and background determine equipment and gold; you don’t roll for starting wealth.
    • Trinkets. You start with a trinket from the table in Chapter 5 of the Player’s Handbook or from the trinket tables in Eberron: Rising from the Last War—choosing one or determining it randomly (your choice).
    • Equipment. Your character can buy spell components and equipment found in the Player’s Handbook or Eberron: Rising from the Last War campaign sourcebook.

Dungeon Master’s Resources

  • Adventurer’s League Dungeon Master’s Guide: Rules and information aimed at Dungeon Masters for the Adventurers League story season, including what options and rules are allowed from D&D products, as well as information related to the adventures for the current season.
 
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COVID-19

To be as safe as possible during these unprecedented times, all participants are asked to adhere to the following rules:

  1. All players wishing to use the play area must abide by all public health orders at all times while inside Kingston Nexus.
  2. All players must wear a face covering.
  3. All players must sanitize their hands upon entrance to the play area. We also recommend sanitizing your hands frequently while inside our play area. Hand sanitizer and paper towels will be provided.
  4. All players must attempt to practice physical distancing to the extent that it is possible while in the play area. We recommend always staying on the opposite side of the table from your opponent.
  5. All players wishing to use the play area must register and provide their full name, email address, and phone number. This is done at the request of KFL&A Public Health to assist with contract tracing related to COVID-19.
  6. Capacity is limited so that we can all play our favourite games as safely as possible.
  7. All tables must be reserved in advance; drop-ins are not permitted. There is no cost to reserve a table, but we ask that you limit yourself to 1 table per week, so that others may also enjoy the space.
  8. Players will be assigned a table and a time slot. Please do not enter the play area before your time slot, or approach any table other than the one you are assigned to.
  9. When you are finished with your game(s), please leave the play area as quickly as possible. You may certainly socialize with the other players, but we encourage you to do it outside.
  10. No food is permitted in the play area. If you get hungry, please leave Nexus and eat outside.
  11. No spectators are permitted. Note that you are also considered a spectator if you have a table reserved and your game ends early and you hang around to see how the next table over is doing.
  12. No shared game pieces are permitted. Similarly, while in the play area, you may only touch any game pieces (i.e. dice, cards, figurines) that belong to you. If you are playing a game that might normally involve you touching another player's pieces, we suggest that you simply instruct them to perform the action on your behalf. Please bring your own dice, cards, measuring tapes, and whatever else you might need for the game you are intending to play. We will not be lending out dice or measuring tapes, and we ask that you do not borrow your opponent's.

Event Format

Pairings

Pairing system used: n/a
What are the pairing systems?
Swiss

A Swiss-system tournament is a non-eliminating tournament format that features a set number of rounds of competition, but considerably fewer than that of a round-robin tournament. In a Swiss tournament, each competitor (team or individual) does not necessarily play all other entrants. Competitors meet one-on-one in each round and are paired using a set of rules designed to ensure that each competitor plays opponents with a similar running score, but not the same opponent more than once. The winner is the competitor with the highest aggregate points earned in all rounds. All competitors play in each round unless there is an odd number of players.

Prizes

Prizes awarded: n/a
What is your prize policy?
Door Prizes

We strive to ensure that all participants find our tournaments enjoyable. We believe that this means an egalitarian prize distribution structure. That means that no matter how well or poorly you do at one of our tournaments, you’ll still have an equal chance to walk home with a prize!

At the end of each tournament, participants are all given some draw tickets, which they can put in the corresponding box for a prize they would like to win. Depending on the amount of prize support and the number of participants, we may have 5-10 prizes, ranging in price and variety. We will randomly draw one ticket to win each prize! However, it’s up to you how you want to allocate your tickets – you may have a harder chance winning the prize that everyone else wants. Note that prizes are not eligible for exchange or a cash refund – we suggest you put tickets in the box of something you actually hope to win.

Prize Support

Our philosophy at Kingston Nexus is that we want to run excellent tournaments with great prize support. We don’t have any costs associated with renting a venue, therefore, we are able to turn 100% of the ticket price into prize support. For example, if we run a Warhammer 40K tournament with 20 attendees and each attendee pays $20, that’s $400 of prize support. Actual prizes will be chosen by the tournament organizer from Nexus’ available inventory. For special prize requests, the tournament organizer should be in touch with Kingston Nexus well in advance of the tournament to ensure that they are available for the tournament.

Some tournaments already have prize support built in (eg. X-Wing tournament kits, Magic: The Gathering prereleases). The cost of any such tournament kits or supplies will be deducted from the total prize pool available for door prizes. So for example, if $400 were taken in from entry fees but there is a $50 tournament kit being used, the remaining $350 would be available for door prizes.

Location

Kingston Gaming Nexus
270 Bagot St.
Kingston Ontario K7L 3G5
(613) 546-2565
kingstonnexus@gmail.com

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