I was arriving late to a friend's house for some gaming activities. It was a special day because I was joining them for the first time and it was being run by local author Cherie Priest, whom none of my friends know, that I'm aware of. It was a bit of an anxiety dream as I was late, unprepared (they luckily had a pregenerated character for me) and very little clue as to what I was doing. I compensated by throwing myself into the role-playing, but something tole me that Ms. Priest was none too impressed. The best part was the YuGiOh-like ability we had to actually project giant avatars of our characters to act out what was going on.