Well, I just finished the first session with a new group. A friend from high school surprised me by starting a board game night at his house a few months ago, and they asked if I’d run something tonight. So, I grabbed my new hardcover and introduced four people to the hobby tonight 🙂 After leading them through the rather enjoyable character creation, we ended up with a barbarian, druid, thief, and ranger.
I started actual play with, “You all wake up lying in a pile of bones; a long shaft extends upwards. Did you jump down here on purpose, or were you thrown down?”, and then went from there.
As these players were totally new to RPGs, this first session was mostly them exploring a small dungeon and getting used to the whole ‘playing as a character’ thing. One rope-bridge-turned-ladder later (their idea), we had a nice split party fighting off a horde of skeletons and a devourer.
Now that the players mostly understand how the game works, we’ll return next week to the party exiting the ruins, badly wounded but alive, ready to explore this world together.