Welcome to our online session running the Lost Mines of Phandelver introductory campaign to D&D 5th Edition. This adventure is designed to take you all from level one to five. Most of you are experienced players and I hope to run a fairly hands off game from a DM perspective. My goal is for you each to put yourself in the role of your character and inquire about your fellow companions. Heavy in character inter-party interaction is my goal.
We will be using any class, race, or feature that is listed in the players handbook. This includes any variant rules like feats and racial variants. As is it is a starter campaign, I would like to limit the races, classes, and features to those found in the PH. If all goes well and we move onto another game I will be more than happy to expand out to include the entire WotC line.
The PH states that the DM will be the only one who is able to hand out inspiration. I don’t feel that this leads to other players being as involved in each other’s backstories and roleplaying. I want to allow players to hand out inspiration as they see fit. If you feel that another player has done something particularly noteworthy please feel free to award them the inspiration point.
The adventure hook for your characters is the following:
Hailing from the city of Neverwinter your dwarf patron and friend, Gundren Rockseeker, hires each of you to escort a wagon to Phandalin. Gundren has left a few days earlier with a warrior named Sildar Hallwinter. Gundren stated only that he had to attend to business in the town while you delivered the supplies. Gundren has promised that the owner of Barthen’s Provisions will pay you 10 GP each when the wagon is safely delivered to that trading post in Phandalin.
Any additional backstory you would like worked into the campaign from my end please just let me know. Also, if the adventure hook isn’t to your liking for your specific character also just let me know and we’ll figure something out.
On a special note, if ALL characters are complete by start time of the first session there will be a rather significant reward.