Well, I'm now a Dungeon Master!
As I mentioned on my post about Old School Essentials the arrival of Kickstarter loot has prompted me to run The Hole in the Oak.
Hole in the Oak is a sweet module to run for a novice DM. It's very well laid out and everything ties in neatly. I can't put it better than this review here.
Due to scheduling problems (and electrical problems at our favoured venue), I've not yet had a session with my regular gaming group. But the ad hoc group I put together 'to practice on' (henceforth The Home Group) have had two. And they claim to be enjoying it! I certainly am.
I'm not going to give any spoilers, but suffice to say that they went in a completely different direction than I expected (both literarily and figurately). The interaction have been great, and the way they are taking up 'clues' and plot hooks a pleasure. Not being one to waste effort, I place the location near a version of the setting of Heybrook that I drew up for my solo games, and the party have been merrily interacting with the inhabitants. And as the indications are that we're going to continue playing as a group, I've been planting the seeds for further adventures...
So, without question a positive experience!
Finally, two of the players are doodlers...