I'm going to wait until after this Thursday to do a new Exploring Cairnvarthi post (so it will cover three sessions' worth of gaming), but there will be some cool new happenings to report on so stay tuned for that.
On Saturday I ran the Starter Set adventure, "The Lost Mines of Phandelver," as what was going to be a one-off game for some friends of one of my regular players. I changed it around a bit though, setting it in Mithgarthr and replacing the town of Phandalin with the town of Hilldale, in the kingdom of Karak.
The session when splendidly, and the folks playing meshed very well together. So well, in fact, that there's a change we may make it a regular-meeting group. If this occurs, we'll be finishing this adventure, which will then lead into Princes of the Apocalypse, which will also of course be modified to be in Mithgarthr. I'll make sure and keep posting notes and updates on how that goes, if it happens.
For now, let me share some pics!