The other Vampire thread kicked off a chain of thought...
I played in a few games of VtM back in the day. We always started with already "established" vampires (havens and all), which in retrospect kinda sucked (sic). Especially since the group was never very keen on threatening that establishment. Not something I'd like to revisit, personally, but whatever.
Anyway, I've been thinking and the book (if I remember correctly) opens with the story of someone who had just been turned into a vampire. And when I remembered that I slapped my forehead and said: "that's actually an awesome kicker!" It's really such an obvious thing I'm surprised I had not considered it before. And I don't know of anyone who has done it either.
"Ok you wake up and you're a vampire now, what do you do?" How do you deal with the fact that your phone is constantly ringing, and your mother is going crazy because you didn't come back from the party, and your boyfriend is god knows where, and holy shit you can't go in the sun anymore. All that stuff. And now there's this whole new world you don't know and new "people" you need to know and fear.
So, yeah, starting play with the actual event of being turned (or shortly before). Did anyone ever do that? Because I'm not familiar with any accounts of games like that (and we certainly didn't do it ourselves).