Paper Minis for Lost Mine of Phandelver
Fairly new DM here. A while ago I tried running a campaign I was writing myself, and it failed completely. I had zero experience, had no idea what I was doing, and was completely unprepared. I tried again, this time with Lost Mine of Phandelver (which is fantastic), and it's going great! The one problem I ran into was minis. I knew I wanted some sort of representation of the battlefield, but really couldn't drop a bunch of money. So I just did some googling, found some images I liked, and through them together. I figured I'd share it here and some strategies to make sure the minis come out well.
I just printed them onto regular printer paper, cut them out with an exacto knife, and laminated them with non-thermal laminating sheets. I then cut them out of the laminating sheets and used binder clips as stands. I mostly put this together so new DMs would have all the minis they'd need for the the first two parts of the story.
If anyone has any pointers on how to improve these let me know!