I'm considering running a D&D game for an upcoming party I'm hosting. Guests and I are all in our mid-to-late 30s and most of us have never played D&D (though I played in my teens).
My question is, does anyone have a suggestion for a one-off
D&D campaign that I can run at the party, which would be fun for people who've never played before? Something we could run start to finish in, say, two hours.
Note that this wouldn't be leading on ongoing campaign - this would just be a fun activity we haven't tried before, possibly to go on to other games for the next party.
I have some DM experience so I could do that, though I'd have to go out and buy the materials I'd need... it's been a long time since I had my old D&D manuals around.
BTW, I'm also interested to know if the answer is "don't do it" - i.e., if there just isn't an easy way to run a one-off quick D&D game for new players. I just thought that it might be an interesting game to try for people who've never had the chance to experience D&D.
P.S. I've already seen this
and this question
on AskMeFi and found them helpful for extra info, albeit for more advanced gamers.