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I would appreciate some advice based on everybody's experience here. I am a fairly inexperienced DM. I played a fair amount in High School back in the AD&D 2e days, then took a break until this year. The only local location for AL play is a great little shop, but our attendance is inconsistent at best. Sometimes we only have 5 players (there for AL play), while other times there we have to break into two groups and we are pushing the 8 person limit for play. I had never been a AL DM until one day we had 5-7 new players, plus our "usual" group that had another 6-8 players. I think I did okay considering, but I don't like just winging it when I'm the DM. Now I never know if I will be DMing that week or playing.

So in a long, rambling way I'm asking if anybody has advice on how they would approach this situation, as well as any advice on how to be "prepared" without wasting time each week that I don't have to be prepared.

Also, any tips on "I wish I had known or had that when I started as a DM" would really be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

In DDEX1-8 Tales Trees Tell, it says that Gaingle "had been sending letters and gifts to the elves and fey of the forest to no avail. Either his messages were not being received or they were being ignored."

How was he sending the letters and gifts?
Later, the characters meet the elves and fey (pixies and Jeny) but there's no further mention of the letters and gifts. Were the gifts not received? Or received and ignored?

My players love to investigate, so I can foresee they won't let this go. What should I tell them?
+Travis Woodall?

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Open Gaming Convention: An upcoming AL con

9 Northeastern Blvd, Nashua, NH 03062, USA
Open Gaming Convention (OGC) is an annual gaming convention whose goal is to have fun, play exciting and imaginative games for all. Every year we bring over 100 role playing, miniature, and board games to Nashua, NH. We are just over the border from Massachusetts, about 30 minutes from Boston, and are premiering two brand new Tier 2 CCC, designed by Garrett Colon, the former Senior Local Coordinator for Adventurers League.

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Are pteranodon flying mounts legal for small BM rangers in AL?

Forge of Fury map question: The crevasse in area 3...where does it go? I've got players that are flying/floating/climbing down and I'm not exactly sure where they'll wind up when we pick back up next session.

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Total Confusion 31: An upcoming AL con

181 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752, USA
One of the largest, and longest running, gaming conventions in the Northeast! With tables galore, Convention Created Content, and premieres and epics of the past, we are excited to have even more at the 31st running of this event.

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Nuke-Con: An upcoming AL con

3321 S. 72nd St. Omaha, NE 68124
We offer all kinds of games ranging from oldies-but-goodies like Yahtzee to the latest-and- greatest in board, mini, card and live-action events. Our schedule is driven by the people who have games they want to share.

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MEPaCon: An upcoming AL con

100 Adams Avenue Scranton, Pennsylvania
Three days of gaming in Mid-Eastern Pennsylvania. Featuring D&D Adventurers League with the premier meet-up of gamers of all stripes. From dedicated role-playing fans to the casual board game player, MEPACON delivers multiple tracts of entertainment for all ages. Experience three-days of jam packed entertainment with hosted gaming sessions, contests, game auction of new and vintage games, miniature painting and access to the latest and greatest games provided by on site vendors.

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