The following scenario is the one I occasionally use to give a person a taste of the experience of a roleplaying game, specifically D&D, in five minutes or less.
More people should be roleplaying. If you agree with this statement then you should probably care, at least a little, about how to make more people into roleplayers. Here are my thoughts on the matter.
Here’s my editing process: What happens when and why.
Venture Forth is a card-based storytelling game in which you play the entire campaign in a couple of hours
The Three Suggestions series is meant to give players and GMs some interesting and roleplay-provoking ideas
The Mistborn Adventure Game is a wondrous achievement, accessible both to general RPG hobbyists and to fans of the series while presenting a clever and drama-enabling set of rules.
Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of is an excellent game of grim glory and deadly deeds.