Looking for some inspiration!
I’ve got a small group of 2-3 (depending on who shows up) players who are really new to tabletop RPGs in general, but seem to love Dungeon World. I am certain at least the paladin and ranger will attend, the 3rd player will be new if she shows up.
I did a first session where they infiltrated a castle where a party was in progress, stole a coveted weapon and barely escaped with their lives. They loved that session.
The second session was more typical “hack and slash” encounters while they made their way home with that treasure, and while they felt OK (especially the ranger who rolled absolutly exception on all his rolls) they told me afterwards they felt it was less fun than the first session.
For the third session, they found they need to go find an ancient artefact.
What i’m looking for is interesting situations that one could find themselves in, trying to find a hidden and/or protected treasure, that don’t (neccesarily) involve combat. These guys really seem to like puzzeling / strategizing, more so than just murdering everything they see.