Hey rpg folks, can you recommend good rpg selections for a group of three brand new roleplayers who aren't convinced they would enjoy rpgs as an activity or that they can be creative enough to make good contributions on the fly.
They generally like modern settings, mysteries, and upbeat capers, while they generally dislike violence, horror, and standard fantasy or scifi. Two are Harry Potter fans, but not the other one. The system should be mechanically simple enough to both pick up and conclude a satisfying one shot in 2-3 hours, but still have enough built into their character sheets to inspire creative character action.
Let your suggestions fly! A sentence about why your suggestion fits this context would be good for me too.