Ok, so I will soon be running D&D 4th edition with a friend, for an indeterminate number of players, all of whom have never played before. I haven't played any RPG before, and neither have my friends. I've done research, and I understand that D&D is incredibly similar to videogames, and the contents of the box I've reviewed so far have convinced me that the rules are easy and combat-oriented, which, is ideal. I know all of you have some nerdy hate boner for D&D, which is cool, just don't touch me with it. I have Burning Wheel. I bought it. It is in my future already. What I'm going to ask now is: what do I do? What should I do to introduce the rules to players; and what should I do to make our real campaign? How feasible is creating a campaign from scratch? Do I need to buy the other supplemental materials? I know little. There is fan crafted content that people have posted- How difficult is it to do what they are doing? I may have more specific questions at a later date, possibly tonight.
I own the red box that comes with dice and has the manual that works like a choose your own adventure- and it does emphasize that it's an adventure and NOT an instruction guide.