Welcome to a special introductory edition of the Hoard of the Dragon Queen™ adventure, designed specifically for D&D Encounters™ (an official in-store play program) and the D&D Adventurers League™ (the official D&D organized play system).
This edition of the adventure is designed for 3rd-level characters, and is divided up into
three episodes of play. Characters who finish all three episodes should reach 3rd or 4th level at the end. Characters of 5th level and above cannot play in this D&D Encounters edition of the adventure, though they can pick up with episode 4 of the full adventure of Hoard of the Dragon Queen. Each episode should be played over multiple sessions of play. For D&D Encounters, the recommended session length is two hours. The full adventure contains additional play beyond this edition