Hi all, new Burning Wheel-potential-GM here. I've been reading a friend's BW Classic book, and I'm hooked to the core rules of the game (not sure how different those are in the revised edition).
My main question is: how to make the transition from DnD 3e to BW as smoothly as possible? I'm not planning on converting a campaign, simply doing this after the current one is over. And in order to reduce the amount of potential responses and better narrow down what I'm looking for, I'll say it now: yes, reading the rules is one thing I can do, I know
What concerns me the most with the switchover is that BW seems to play differently than DnD in term of adventure structure: in DnD you generally have the hook, the quest, completing the quest (usually delving through dungeons, killing dragons), get your reward, then move on to the next thing. Or maybe the overarching save-the-world quest (which everyone in my group is tired of, myself included. It seems to be a short-term goal killer).
So... any suggestions in terms of how to change the style of adventures that the BW characters go through?
Additionally, any suggestions on how to start form the ground-up with the combat system? I'm tired of DnD's hour-long combats (and that's a regular combat), and I'm looking for something shorter, yet satisfying.
Any help is appreciated. Really!