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Before Phandelver - A Tutorial Adventure


Before Phandelver

A Tutorial and Alternate Start for Lost Mines of Phandelver

Before Phandelver is a tutorial adventure designed to help new players and DMs be better introduced to Dungeons & Dragons.  Crafted with best educational practices in mind and covering important details of preparation and mindset often overlooked, especially by new DMs, Before Phandelver will help the Lost Mines of Phandelver truly become the adventure worthy of inclusion in the Starter Set.

-Andrew Armstrong/DawnforgedCast
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August 11th, 2019
If you have ever played a video game where the first level taught you the controls then you know what to expect here. It has a little mechanics explanation wrapped up in a cute "job interview" scene that plays out before the main story. This [...]
December 22nd, 2018
I am teaching my daughters (10 and 12) D&D and we had purchased the Starter Set with Lost Mine of Phandelver. I was preparing for the game when I ran across this intro adventure. It takes place "Before Phandelver" and brings out the mech [...]
November 27th, 2018
I loved it. I played AD&D about 100 years ago, but I never DMed. This was a great way to ease into it. The kids loved it, and then we seemlessly transitioned into Phandelver. Thanks! [...]
August 23rd, 2018
It's a great start to the LMOP Adventure! I ran a new to DnD group using this tutorial for the Session 0, Its an awesome way to get them all excited for the first session while teaching them simple basics like Combat, DC Saves etc! [...]
July 17th, 2018
Great resource for Starting GM's or even anyone who starts Phandelver with new players and do not want to be part of the TPK list the modules has in its first chapter. [...]
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July 16, 2018
This title was added to our catalog on July 16, 2018.