Is it possible to do a one-night D&D (or similar) session in just a few hours with only three people? [closed]

My flatmate is big D&D fan, but we two other flatmates are not particularly interested (though not averse either.) Can we two inexperienced flatmates set up a role-playing game, have it be fun for all and also conclude in an evening? Ideally what I'm looking for is a pre-canned scenario so we can effectively not need an experienced DM (or even a DM at all.)

Don't mind buying books, materials etc as needed. Don't mind learning the ropes but we're not going to gain DM exp quickly so we still need help keeping this simple. I looked at how to plan a fun one off session but it seems we'd need to be more experienced to get the benefit of this advice.

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closed as unclear what you're asking by BESW, Brian Ballsun-StantonSep 10 '13 at 10:45

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what kind of game are you looking for? Fighty? Story? – Brian Ballsun-Stanton Sep 10 '13 at 10:12
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Probably story - adventure is good, can be absurd/humour though. Fantasy/sci-fi don't mind. Prefer not horror. – Ben Parsons Sep 10 '13 at 10:15
Great, I'll get on the chat and see if anyone wants to talk through this, thanks. – Ben Parsons Sep 10 '13 at 10:15
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