5E Lost Mine of Phandelver campaign recaps (2019)

Nebulous

Hero
So I began a new starter set campaign with new players. All but one had never played D&D before, and he'd only played 12th+ to 20th level DnD, which is way out of my preferred scope of gaming. Anyway, this was new for him too, low level D&D and a bit of a learning curve. We are 13 sessions in now and I will post these sporadically as we advance. I thought this was a good head-start on the recaps. I think this second delve into Phandelver is better than the first, partly because I know the game better after 5 years and partly I know the adventure better and can foreshadow events and NPCs. I still think this is one of the best D&D introductory adventures ever put out. I can't wait to see how it ends...

Session #1 - A Goblin Ambush & Goblin Cave

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Rabbitbait

Explorer
Good fun. Is it just me, or are you playing on reversed versions of the maps? It's a while since I played this one, but my memory seems to be backwards.
 

Nebulous

Hero
You are putting a great amount of depth into this. I'm enjoying reading this being done well.
Thanks Rabbit. I really love this adventure, it's been a pleasure running it a second time. I'm adding some stuff from Icespire Essentials, so it's longer than the default starter set.
 
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Nebulous

Hero
Side Trek #1 - Hobbers & Gobbers & Much, Much More


This session actually took place in-between #6 and #7, I posted it out of order but it shouldn't matter too much.

I have a second Side Trek planned for when we are a few players down, but we haven't run that one yet. Should have, by now, but it didn't happen. I like Side Treks because it deepens the plot without players missing out on the core quest.
 

Nebulous

Hero
Yeah, just a Paizo map I modded. It had the same rooms, just the layout a little rearranged from the default map.
 

Nebulous

Hero
Session #11 - Neverwinter & The Tower of Storms

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Starting here is where our Lost Mine campaign starts to blur with Essentials. As I've said elsewhere, I wouldn't want to run Essentials stand alone, but I think it makes a fantastic supplement to LMoP.
 

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