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THE HIGH ROAD - Prologue to the Lost Mine of Phandelver



Prologue to the Lost Mine of Phandelver.

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On a chilly autumn night, a brittle copper lantern hangs from a pirate hook as it squeaks and rattles swaying in the dock-side breeze. The adventurers meet at Neverwinter’s most questionable tavern, The Old Lantern. This place serves anything it can get its hand on, locally and afar. Known for its cheap drink and heavy dock-side patronage of pirates, fishermen, seafarers, dockhands and alike, the tavern is scarred from years of bar fights and drunken vandals. With a job on offer, do the eager adventurers dare take it on, or succumb with fear and leave? 

This gripping and rewarding sixteen page adventure provides the needed prologue to the Lost Mine of Phandelver for Dungeon Masters and players who prefer a comprehensive introduction, or people new to Dungeons & Dragons. 

It impressively expands on the Forgotten Realms’ Sword Coast regions along the High Road, Neverwinter, Helm’s Hold, and down to the Triboar Trail, before the Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure begins in earnest. For the more seasoned Dungeon Master, or someone willing to take on a DM role, this rewarding campaign cleverly allows you to continue with your own fun-packed adventure at its end.

This campaign is cleverly designed to provide an immersive experience for player characters and Dungeon Masters, while providing a wonderful and in-depth overview of the Sword Coast region. 


-  Professionally edited by a former Penguin Randon House editorial member
-  Set-out in a D&D style
-  Detailed Dungeon Master notes before the campaign begins and throughout
-  Three much needed adventure flowcharts to extend the campaign’s usability, with the chance for players to expand on
-  The adventure is a full-colour printable PDF
-  For screen and tablet users, it has hyperlinks to the official D&D Basic Rules and character sheets
-  An in-depth map of the Sword Coast region
-  Nonplayer characters, with stat blocks, for the Dungeon Master to get immersed in
-  Activities and challenges for player characters to have fun with
-  Superbly written with an impressive overview of the Sword Coast region’s lands, cities and people.


This adventure might serves as a prologue or introductory to the Lost Mine of Phandelver campaign or other Sword Coast settings. Three much needed adventure flowcharts are provided to extend the campaign’s usability. The campaign offers players a chance to test their characters and get a feel for the anticipated tone for the upcoming Lost Mine of Phandelver softcover, or other ongoing adventures.


- If continuing with the Lost Mine of Phandelver after this campaign, it works well for 3 - 6 player characters, all or mostly at level 1
- This adventure can equally work well for 1 - 6 player characters at any level, before continuing with another campaign set in the area.


Moster Loot & Harvesting - Lost Mine of Phandelver.
This very affordable resource is a great companion to running the Starter Set adventure - Lost Mine of Phandelver. It adds depth and extra possibilites for the DM and PCs. It's an easy to use booket with everything pre-generated for the DM – saving you time.

Night of Deception.
It's a great 3 hour adventure set in Leilon, not far from Phandalver. This gripping and rewarding mini-adventure impressively expands upon the Sword Coast region of Leilon, only a few days' journey from the cities of Neverwinter and Waterdeep. It can be enjoyed as a stand-alone or added to other campaigns set around the area. Designed to provide a captivating experience for players, when adventurers stumble into unknown cult activity, deception, ambushes, roleplaying and survival. The three-hour adventure requires more than strong sword arms and flashy spells.

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Hakim A February 01, 2024 12:08 pm UTC
Hello, thanks for this product ! just to let you know there is a mistake on the statblock of Belthasar, it's written Multi attack instead instead of parry I think
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Simon L February 02, 2024 6:04 am UTC
Thanks for pointing this out. You're a champion! The file has now been updated.
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