In two weeks my group is starting up a Burning Wheel game. This week, I was thinking of running a demo scenario. However, my explicit goal with our upcoming game is to learn the rules slowly, pretty much just using the Hub + Spokes for a short campaign (6ish sessions). Which is problematic for a demo scenario, as they all seem to be predicated on the idea of using at least one of the subsystems (I can’t see how you’d do Hochen without either a Fight!, a Duel of Wits, or both).
Is it possible to approach The Sword or Trouble in Hochen with the subsystems explicitly off the table?