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The games are completely different and it would only mislead you. At most, you could get some flavour from the old 2e set, but enough has changed that even for flavour it would hinder as much as it would help. The new Starter Set is a very good introduction to 5e though, so there's no additional benefit you could extract from the old set anyway. Stick with ...


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As a summer camp counselor, I've had to introduce many many games to kids in the age group you are talking about. If you can't get everyone involved in playing, (which you often can't in a game like this) here's what you can do. Demonstrations! As with most games, D&D 4e is most easily understood by actually playing the game. To that end, we want a ...


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Make them really excited for the new system/setting Our group was in a similar situation several times these last years. On some rare occasions it actually worked out for someone to introduce new systems and/or settings which were then very quickly picked up by other players in GM roles (if not in the very first session they still got into GMing the new ...


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Run short demo games If people are only willing to play or GM in familiar games and/or systems, try running one to three session introduction games. This will take some of the burden of off you in running a full-scale campaign for every new system you want to try, and will give them a chance to experience a "preview" of the game that might get them more ...


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I've had similar challenges, both with getting group buy-in to try new systems and with getting people to feel comfortable GMing anything at all. My solution was a long-game process of changing the "landscape" of how people at the table viewed their role in the game. I didn't set out to deliberately address the challenges you're facing, but it's ...


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You could try having them watch others play a new system. As a player this has given me a taste of how the systems work and the tone of the game. There are a few twitch channels where people play RPG's, I've watched most of ITmejp's games which include quite a few different games/styles, most of which have been posted to his youtube channel as well. I'd ask ...


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You probably can't... they seem like they're all resistant to change. If you want a plan to try even though it might not be advisable: Find a system that your group hasn't played, and one of the guys that GM'd before would be interested in. If he's a horror western buff, Deadlands. If he liked Bladerunner, Shadowrun... Something that really jibes with what ...



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