Lost Mines of Phandelver PDF Download

Lost Mines of Phandelver, part of the fifth edition of the popular D&D game, can now be played for free on D&D Beyond. Originally released as a stand-alone adventure, Lost Mines of Phandelver has since become one of the most popular of the D&D starter sets. Based in and near the city of Phandalin, Lost Mines of Phandelver offers players the opportunity to experience the story of a young gnome named Xanathorn. While adventuring throughout the mines beneath Phandalin, Xanathorn awaits rescue from an ancient evil. Along the way, he meets not only a lovely gnome named Sdeel, but also his own half-giant, Boadhagh, whom he has been forced to marry.

Lost Mines of Phandelver PDF Download

It wasn’t long before I decided that Lost Mines of Phandelver was going to be a game that I would play again. The graphics were excellent and the story was fantastic. What really sold me on it was the sheer scope of the game. Like a number of the earlier editions of D&D, this version includes a number of dungeons (which are also found in the original version of the game), as well as a number of wilderness adventures and mini-adventures. What adds the final touches is the inclusion of several miniatures – two in each of the dungeons and one miniature in the wilderness.

Lost Mines of Phandelver PDF Download

The miniatures are made from resin and are painted with Matt black paint. The miniatures are three – if you count the large ones – and a half inches in size. They are fully assembled and ready to use, though I wouldn’t recommend using them in a game where they will actually have a use. However, if you do want to use them then you have a lot of flexibility within the rules. You can move them at a moment’s notice, so that you can get more creative with where you place them. You can also rearrange the board so that you have more freedom and fewer corners.

If I had to pick a single moment in this game that I think is the strongest, I would choose the initial battle at the start of the game. It is after all a fight against the clock and you are really only given a couple of minutes to go and investigate the lost mines before they all collapse. The initial scenes are really quite boring, as the game drifts away from the story for the most part. It also starts off with the same backdrop – a dark forested mountain, with foggy, misty overcast days. But after about two-thirds of an hour, things start to get interesting as the miniatures start to sprout life.

The miniatures are drawn very realistically, and the natural lighting adds a wonderful sense of realism to the scene. For anyone who has played Baldur’s Gate or Pillars of the Earth, these scenes will feel very familiar. The storyline is told in third person, and although it is told through miniatures, the story is told with the voice of the narrator, which is done very well. The game is on a first person view and follows the storyline almost word for word. This means that you can jump to any time during the game that suits your needs, making it one of the best narrative games on the market.

The lost mines of Phandelver does have some minor bugs, but overall it is one of the best narrative games out there. The game benefits hugely from its great graphics and the well thought out storyline. If you like adventure games, especially those that are based in a fantasy world, then this one is definitely worth a look. It is not perfect, by a long way, but it still is one of the best adventure games that you could play.