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Hey there party people of critical failures, I have recently been chosen to learn how to be dungeon master for a smallish group of my friends, and i am completely new to it. I played D&D with a group of friends years ago, but only vaguely remember how everything went, and i definitely wasn't paying attention to how my DM did everything (sadly).
So now I am faced with the task of learning all the rules, and starting a game with people who have never before played any tabletop game except for my boyfriend, and he hasn't played for years either.
So I ask you, wise and powerful leaders of games, to give me tips and advice, maybe things you wish you had known when you first started leading games. We'll be playing D&D using the 3.5 ruleset, but I would wager that general tips for how to keep a group of people (we're looking at 3-4 people) happy and entertained would apply to many tabletop games.
Also, any ideas for what my first dungeon for them to crawl through should be would be awesome. Any help you guys feel like throwing my way would be very much appreciated.