Unfortunately Gary was waylaid by errant rail travel but I still had willing victims, oops, I mean volunteers, in the form of Jon, Lee, Patrick and Pete; along with a young gentleman named Matthew who was meant to be playing a game of 40K but his opponent was running very late (when he did finally turn up, Matthew said he'd have to wait as he was actually enjoying the D&D and wanted to finish the session!).
The players chose from amongst the pre-generated characters supplied and so we had Jon playing an Elf Wizard, Lee a Human Archer, Matthew a Dwarf Priest, Pete a Human Warrior, and Patrick a Halfling Thief.
The game ran for about 3 hours with several highly comical moments and some great tactical thinking between the guys, but in the end only Jon and Pete staggered wearily out of the goblins hidden lair to load up the corpses of their companions on their cart and head to the relative safety of town.
It was a nice change of pace and I was more than pleased to share my favourite game (40K comes second I'm afraid) with a group of fellow gamers. Hopefully the lure of odd shaped dice may tempt some of them to try further games, who knows.