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The Lost Mine of Phandelver: a Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) Campaign for Beginners

The Lost Mine of Phandelver from the Dungeons & Dragons Starter is the perfect introduction to D&D as you journey to the town of Phandalin to rediscover an ancient mine lost thousands of years ago.
Grant Goodrich
104 total reviews for this teacher
12 reviews for this class
Completed by 42 learners
90 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does an “Ongoing” course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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🔥 This class is in high demand! 1 of 2 classes have sold out.

Next on Mon Aug 22

Meets Once per week
8:15pm - 9:45pm
Only 3 spots remaining
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Class Experience

Due to the vastness of options in Dungeons and Dragons, students will learn and exercise many skills, including the following:
-clear communication
-strategy and tactics
-collaborative storytelling
-critical thinking
-problem solving
-conflict resolution
-resolutions of ethical and moral dilemmas
-math and reading fluency
I have spent a great deal of time playing in and running Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. I also have much experience teaching D&D to new players. As far as teaching children goes, I've spent over a decade teaching ages 8-18 in the classroom in subjects ranging from Geometry and Algebra to Latin to Rhetoric, Literature, and Political Philosophy. I have served in many roles from Master Teacher to Head of Curriculum to Network Trainer to Academy Headmaster (all with Great Hearts Academies). 
Students will need a completed character which I will check before the first session (students who completed 102 with me have one but may create another manually or use Students would benefit from a copy of the Player's Handbook: . If they cannot purchase this, they can access a copy of the Basic Rules online for free:
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
Though there is combat in this game, it is described in words, not images. I will also ask and require students to be conscious of their descriptions, avoiding anything grotesque or inhumane.
To prepare and run this course, I will use my experience and knowledge of (as well as references to) "The Player's Handbook", "The Dungeon Master's Guide", "The Monster Manual", and the module "The Lost Mine of Phandelver".


Grant Goodrich
Lives in the United States
Inspiring through the power of Story
104 total reviews
79 completed classes

About Me

Greetings and welcome to to my classes where I cover all things Story, offering inspiration and fun through myths and legends retellings, Dungeons and Dragons adventures, creative writing courses, literary seminars, map-making, and more. If there... 
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