I wanted to talk a little bit about Dungeon World as a first RPG. I’ve now used DW to introduce half a dozen new people to tabletop RPGs, with great success. One of those new players just emailed me to say how much fun she had, and how, after playing some other games, she realizes how awesome DW was as her first experience with a RPG. My current group consists of 3 brand new folks and 2 who haven’t played RPGs for 15 years or so. We’ve been playing a few short runs (DW, tremulus, a weird Barbarians of Lemuris/DW hybrid), but they voted last week to return to DW for a long campaign,which I think speaks to how much they enjoy the game.
So, what are other people’s experiences introducing new folks to our hobby using DW?