My wife and I have always played computer games (we actually met on one) but it's been a lot of years since I did any table-top. A few months ago, we ran through a Tolkien-based book, which was a lot of fun.
For my birthday, she got me the Dungeons & Dragons 4E Player's Handbook, and we started talking about making some characters. She has an 85 on World of Warcraft, so the basics of RPGs are not lost on her, but for the most part table-top has a… negative stigma with her. It's entirely psychological, mostly due to the "don't people kill each other playing this?" propaganda. I had a chat with her and we reached an agreement: she'll play if we can find a suitable campaign.
In her definition, suitable means she gets to be a princess. At a ball. My first thought was "is the ball being attacked by goblins or something?" and then it occurs to me that there is of course much much more to D&D than just killing goblins. But, as I search for campaigns, I am finding great difficulty finding any that are low level (or even high level) that are more politics-and-princesses based rather than "let's go take out a dungeon!" based.
tl;dr Where can I find a couple "wife-friendly" adventures? She's willing to do a couple "husband-friendly dungeon crawls" for experience (both character and just playing the game) if it has a higher level adventure. That's what they're for anyway, right? :-)
If I can avoid making one, I'd like to. Or, perhaps some of you have been in the same boat and have had success with particular campaigns too, I'd be more than happy to consider those.
So, we've got ourselves a game plan:
Since we didn't finish the Tolkein book we were doing before, and she doesn't really remember it anyway, I'm going through it and converting the encounters and challenges from their systems to dnd's system. It's not a perfect correlation, but it doesn't have to be. After we run through that, we'll go though the one in the comments. Then I can write an encounter with input from her - once I'm back in the swing of things it shouldn't be all that hard to come up with some.
Thanks for all your input, even when I disagree!