Ran a game for two players this weekend that went really well. It was a Thief / Wizard con team. They moved from town to town cleverly parting people from their money with their traveling act.
The story began having been run out of one town, and on to the next, which just so happened to be hosting a Summer Carnival.
Funny moment of the night: They try to convince a young woman to be a part of their upcoming show that night by tempting her with fortune and fame…
Wizard: “You will have riches!”
WOMAN: Looks longingly into the sky
Wizard: “You will know fame!”
Thief: (whispering) “Fame.. faaame…. faaaaame…… faaaaaaame”
Wizard: “At this point, I make stars appear above her, spelling out her name” (Prestidigitation Cantrip)
ME: “Do you… know her name?”
Wizard: “Uh, crap… it says ‘YOUR NAME HERE'”
Thief: (whispering) “Your… name…. heeeeere…”
Anyway, 6 hour game, 2 combat encounters (brief) TONS of RP and and an amazing time. Neither had played yet, but both had been reading about it (having heard me talk about it more than a few times).