Downtime Activities

downtime.jpg Downtime activities and lifestyle maintenance are done when you’re not adventuring. They help to define adventurers outside their normally extraordinary adventures, and can have an impact on how others perceive them.

If you want your character to engage in a downtime activity between episodes or adventures, you have the following options available to you. More details on spending downtime are found in the basic rules or the PLAYER’S HANDBOOK.

  • Catching Up. You can spend 20 Downtime to level from 4 to 5 automatically, or 100 to jump from 9 to 10. This is useful if you missed several sessions and are falling behind the rest of the party.
  • Crafting. You can craft nonmagical objects and healing potions.
  • Practicing a Profession. You can use this downtime activity to maintain a lifestyle, effectively spending your downtime to keep a standard of living.
  • Recuperating. If you’re affected by a debilitating injury, disease, or poison and you haven’t found a way to get rid of it by the end of an episode or an adventure, you can use downtime to attempt to shake it off. If you don’t succeed, or if you don’t spend downtime days to rid yourself of the condition, you begin the next episode or adventure affected by it.
  • Training. You can spend downtime days to work toward learning a new language or set of tools.

NOTE: Members of the five factions that have achieved rank 3 have access to special downtime activities when adventuring in and around specific cities:

Downtime Awards

Downtime days are awarded at the end of each episode or Expedition. Characters can spend downtime only at the beginning or end of an episode, or when specified during the adventure, if applicable. Downtime can be saved for later use.

Renown for a character’s faction is awarded at the end of an episode. Each episode in Hoard of the Dragon Queen awards 1 renown point in a character’s faction.

Downtime Activities

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