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D&D for Beginners: The Lost Mines of Phandelver

D&D for Beginners: The Lost Mines of Phandelver

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Zoom

Price per player-session
You will be charged when a session starts



  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: None

Price per player-session

About the adventure

Enter the Forgotten Realms and play one of the best published stories on the shelf! Explore a defunct mine, battle insidious enemies, and carve a path to glory! This session will run for five weeks and take players through creation through level five.

Professional Game Master

Scott Wojtanik


3 years as a TTRPG player

1 year as a Game Master

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Additional Details

How to prepare

Players should have access to the most recent version of Zoom, a webcam, and microphone or headset. Players may use hard copy character sheets and roll their own dice offscreen or use Dndbeyond to build their characters and roll within the app.

What I provide

I bring music to set the mood for the scenes within a session.

Gameplay details

Before we enter the campaign we’ll introduce ourselves, go over personal goals for learning D&D 5e, and set ground rules for play. Each session will begin with player check in, giving everyone a chance to express how they are doing that day (in front of the table or private message to the DM), so we are all mindful of one another’s state of mind. Then we’ll recap last session and continue with the campaign. The last 10 to 15 minutes is reserved to player debrief, summarize their experience, address questions, and provide feedback to the DM for future sessions.

Content warnings


Safety tools used


How will character creation work

All players will begin at level one. Players may bring premade characters or build them during an individual session zero. All players will have a session zero prior to campaign kickoff.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: High
  • Puzzles: Low
  • Experience Level: None

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