So I'm currently listening to OoAK's Mage series and It's really making me want to play a WoD game - be it either mage or vampire - so much so that I'm acquiring the books for myself and coming up with character concepts in my spare time, even knowing that I won't be able to play a game any time soon. This made me think, surely I'm not the only one who gets super hyped about wanting to try out a system that's new to them, so-
How hype do you get when you come across a new game you want to try out? Do you make a half-dozen characters or scenarios in your head out of excitement? Do you, instead, delve into the mechanics of the system and make yourself intimately familiar with them? Or do you just call up a bunch of folks out of the blue and throw together a game?