Category Archives: Lost Mine of Phandelver

Examining Phandelver: Mine Minis

We played the final session of our Lost Mine of Phandelver campaign this weekend. It was a longer session than usual, which was devoted entirely to the exploration of the Wave Echo Mine. However, “longer” in my hands is still … Continue reading

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Examining Phandelver: Getting Back on Track

My latest session of Lost Mine of Phandelver found the player characters in the hills, having run out of clues and not sure of where to go next. Whenever a mystery needs to be solved for the plot to progress, … Continue reading

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Examining Phandelver: Side Quests

One of the excellent aspects of Lost Mine of Phandelver is that it includes a number of side-quests. These are quests which don’t advance the main storyline that you can get from NPCs you meet. Side quests allow a Dungeon … Continue reading

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D&D Review: D&D Starter Set

Many of my reviews are written as “capsule” reviews, which is to say, reviews where I’ve read the product but haven’t played through it. The sheer amount of product against the number of hours I have available to play games … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Lost Mine (Friday session 5)

The final session of my Friday campaign playing through Lost Mine of Phandelver was missing Adam’s wizard, but with everyone else present. It was also over a month ago; I’ve discovered I’m pretty good at writing session reports when the … Continue reading

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Lost Mine of Phandelver – Saturday session 5

The fifth session of Lost Mine was a fairly short session, delayed as we waited for people to return from dinner, and it was spent entirely in the confines of Cragmaw Castle as the group went through two rather big … Continue reading

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Lost Mine of Phandelver – Saturday session 4

As it turns out, running two groups through Lost Mine of Phandelver, each fortnightly and each offset from the other by a week is not entirely conducive to me remembering everything that happened in a session. These reports, therefore, are … Continue reading

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Lost Mine of Phandelver – Friday session 3

My fortnightly campaign of Lost Mine of Phandelver continued for my Friday group last week. We took up the adventure with the group resting in a room with a number of sarcophaguses – and not checking the nearby door which … Continue reading

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Ruffians of the Lost Mine – (Friday session 2)

I’m a bit late on writing this, so the details of the session are a bit fuzzy in my mind. However, I’ve now run two sessions of Lost Mine of Phandelver for my experienced Friday-night group. In the first session, … Continue reading

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The Lost Mine of Phandelver – Session 3

I was joined by seven players for this session of the Starter Set adventure. Djoran, Ben and Brian joined Tait, Jesse, Josh and Josh to make up the group for the adventure. This gave the group a combination of level … Continue reading

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