I had my first DMing experience yesterday and it was great! It was a short level 11 evil alignment quest with 3 players. I had them run through a dungeon with a bunch of traps and items, a smaller fight in the middle and a bigger fight towards the end.
I planned it as half exploration and half combat, or maybe a little more exploration, and I think in the end the balance turned out to be pretty good!
Big thanks to @dndmusings for the constant stream of inspiration and helpful sources!
Also, thanks to @gwynish for cutting down carefully designed NPC enemies from pretty much full health to a single digit of HP in one turn. Twice.
I’m definitely looking forward to DMing a few more short D&D quests soon, but also (hopefully) a bigger campaign for 7th Sea (once I get through the Handbook)!