[RPG] Adventurers League: What is downtime and what can it be used for


The Adventurers League DM gave me 5 days of downtime. I don't even know what it is for. What can I do with my 5 days of downtime?

I'd like some examples of things that can be done other than what is in the book, if there are other options.

Best Answer

Adventurers League Player's Guide (v9.2) page 3

You can use the downtime activities found in the Player’s Handbook or the following activities. Others can be used if allowed by other campaign documents

It only allows these three sources:

  1. Player's Handbook

    section Downtime Activities below the Between Adventures heading.

    Between trips to dungeons and battles against ancient evils, adventurers need time to rest, recuperate, and prepare for their next adventure. Many adventurers also use this time to perform other tasks, such as crafting arms and armor, performing research, or spending their hard-earned gold.

    These are the options provided in the Player's Handbook/Basic Rules:

    1. Crafting
    2. Practicing Profession
    3. Recuperating
    4. Researching
    5. Training

    Note : Practicing Profession and Researching are not used in Adventurers League game, as far as I've known.

  2. Adventurers League Player's Guide

    additional options for you to spend your downtime days:

    1. Spellcasting Services
    2. Catching Up
    3. Copying Spells
    4. Trading Magic Items
    5. Brewing Potions of Healing (Xanathar's Guide to Everything)
    6. Scribing Scrolls (Xanathar's Guide to Everything)
  3. Other campaign documents

For further details on each option, please consult their respective source (PHB, ALPG, or XGE).

Other than activities mentioned in these three sources, none are allowed.